Denton police said a man kicked his way through a wall and ran into another motel room Thursday afternoon as he tried to get away from officers, according to a police report.

A police spokeswoman said a man was arrested and charged with criminal mischief at Knights Inn, in the 600 block of North Interstate 35E.

Officers said they were trying to get hold of him because another person told officers that the man had given him the key to a vehicle that police said was stolen, the report states.

When they arrived at motel, police said the man kicked through the wall and entered the next room. Officers found him in a bathroom, the spokeswoman said.

He was arrested and as of Friday afternoon had been charged only for criminal mischief.

Other reports

300 block of North Elm Street Police say one person is suspected of breaking vehicle and building windows at nine places on North Elm Street and one on North Locust Street between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. Thursday, according to a police report.

Interstate 35W and Crawford Road A woman was arrested Thursday night and charged with possession of a controlled substance after an officer, responding to a reckless driver call, pulled her over and found pills in the vehicle, according to a police report.


From 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday:

  • The Denton County Sheriff’s Office handled 1,187 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves.
  • The Denton Police Department handled 171 service and officer-initiated calls and made 10 arrests.
  • Denton firefighters responded to 36 medical calls and three vehicle crashes.

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

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