Police arrested a 31-year-old man around 5:30 a.m. Friday after he allegedly forced his way into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment in the 500 block of Texas Street while intoxicated, according to a police report.

A 21-year-old woman told dispatchers her ex-boyfriend had been sitting outside her apartment for more than an hour. The report states he was angry because he didn’t know where his belongings were. The two had been living together for about a month and the woman told police she was moving his belongings out of the apartment.

The man asked if he could go in for a glass of water around 5:30 a.m, according to the report. She opened the door to tell him she would bring him water but not allow him inside.

He allegedly forced the door open when she tried to close it, according to the report. The report also states he shoved her onto the couch, but she said it didn’t cause her pain.

Officers determined the man was intoxicated because he was slurring his words and his speech “was not making sense,” he had difficulty balancing, his eyes were red and bloodshot and they could smell alcohol on his breath, according to the report.

Police said he also refused to elaborate on how he got inside the apartment. The man only said he was “forceful,” according to police.

Police learned he had previously been in the Fry Street area, about a mile and a half away, and asked him how he got to the apartment. The report shows his response was “Like, I’m here, man,” and police believe he drove himself there.

The man told police he would grab his things and leave; however, the officer who wrote the report said he believed the man was a danger to himself or others based on his level of intoxication and the physical assault that had occurred.

He was arrested and charged with alcohol public intoxication.

Other reports

1200 block of East Hickory Street — A 25-year-old woman told police her estranged husband threatened to kill her, according to a police report.

Officers arrived at the residence and found the suspect, who said he was there to get some of his paperwork. A terroristic threat report was taken and he was cited for criminal trespassing.

1700 block of East McKinney Street — Police arrested a 33-year-old man on an assault charge Friday evening after his husband told police the man grabbed his neck and caused pain, according to a police report.

The victim, who is also 33, had scratches on his neck, the report states. His husband was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily injury family violence.

300 block of West University Drive — A business owner told police Friday morning an employee had stolen about $5,000 from the business, according to a police report. The investigation is ongoing and no arrests were made.


From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday, the Denton Police Department handled 166 service and officer-initiated calls and made 12 arrests.

ZAIRA PEREZ can be reached via Twitter at @zairalperez.

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