A man fired one shot near two people who he said were attempting to steal a part from his truck Tuesday morning, according to a police report.

He was not charged with a crime, and police said they did not find the two alleged culprits.

The police report shows the man heard a commotion outside his home, in the 500 block of North Loop 288. He looked outside and saw the hood of his truck open and two people fiddling with it, so he stepped outside and fired one shot into the grass near the vehicle, the report shows.

The shot was apparently enough to spook the suspects, as they ran away from the truck without successfully taking anything, the report shows.

Other reports

400 block of Bryan Street A man was arrested Tuesday morning during a welfare check in which a friend told police the man was suicidal, according to a police report.

Police said the man had a warrant out for his arrest. While he was being booked into jail, police said they found methamphetamine on him, the report shows.

Police noted the man had injuries to his arm, but the man declined to be treated for the wounds, the report shows.

700 block of Schmitz Avenue Police took a report from a homeowner who said Tuesday evening that an aerosol can was found on a lit stove top, according to a police report.

The homeowner believed it was the doing of a person who days before was told to leave the property. The report shows the legal tenants of the residence allowed the person to stay there, but the homeowner asked the person to leave.

Police marked the case as a possible arson attempt.

3600 block of South Interstate 35E A 39-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance after multiple drivers called police to say the driver was swerving and even hit another vehicle on the road, according to a police report.

1500 block of South Loop 288 — Someone filed an online report that read only: “Someone smashed touchscreen” and listed an email address. That’s it; that was the report.


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

  • The Denton County Sheriff’s Office handled 1,036 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves.
  • The Denton Police Department handled 203 service and officer-initiated calls and made 10 arrests.
  • Denton firefighters responded to 35 medical calls and one structure fire.

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

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