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Denton police allege a woman who had just hit another vehicle after veering into another lane started punching the other driver once they pulled over Monday afternoon near Interstate 35E and Fort Worth Drive.

Police said the woman caused the crash when she moved her vehicle into the other lane without having the right of way. The woman told police the man driving the other vehicle sped up as she was trying to merge, a police report says.

Police said the woman began punching the man, who did not hit back at her, the report says. Officers gave the woman a citation for disorderly conduct and changing lanes when unsafe, the report shows.

Other reports

100 block of West University Drive An employee at Natural Grocers told police Monday night that her vehicle was stolen and her wallet and keys were missing from her purse, which had been sitting inside the business, according to a police report.

About two hours after the thefts were reported, officers found the vehicle running at the nearby Hillcrest Baptist Church, the report shows. Someone had called to report a suspicious vehicle in the church’s parking lot.

Officers found it running but did not find the woman’s purse, the report shows. Police said there was no damage to the vehicle.

3100 block of Peninsula Drive Five unlocked vehicles were burglarized overnight Sunday, according to a police report filed Monday morning.

The vehicles were located on Peninsula Drive, Camino Real Trail and Wharfside Place, the report shows.

3300 block of Gardenview Circle Police said a man called 911 about 11 times Monday morning before officers arrived and arrested him for allegedly having methamphetamine, according to a police report.

Police said among the things he reported to dispatchers was that someone was going to “get him.” Officers arrived at the residence, and the homeowners allowed them to search the place, the report shows. Officers found meth, which the man admitted to having smoked, police said.

The man was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and making a false police report, records show.

Roundup

From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:

  • The Denton County Sheriff’s Office handled 1,014 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves.
  • The Denton Police Department handled 157 service and officer-initiated calls and made nine arrests.
  • Denton firefighters responded to 32 medical calls, a vehicle crash and one vehicle fire.

DALTON LAFERNEY can be reached at 940-566-6882 and via Twitter at @daltonlaferney.

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