A 32-year-old man told police he nailed two pieces of plywood to his roommate’s door, trapping him and his dog in the room, during an argument between the roommates Sunday evening, according to a police report.

Prior to that call, police received two calls from the residence in the 2300 block of Wildwood Lane. The first call consisted of the 32-year-old saying he wanted his roommate to leave the house, police said.

The second was from the roommate who was later trapped, reporting they were arguing. The third call was the trapped roommate reporting that his roommate “nailed a sheet of plywood” over his door, the police report shows.

So officers showed up again at the residence, this time arresting the 32-year-old roommate and charging him with unlawful restraint. Police spokeswoman Allison Vetere said the man admitted to police that he nailed the wood to the door.

Officers pried the two 4-by-8-feet sheets of plywood off the victim’s door, freeing the man and his dog from the room, the report shows.

Other reports

300 block of West Eagle Drive A man was given a criminal trespass warning and taken to jail on a criminal trespass complaint all on the same call Sunday evening at a convenience store, according to a police report.

A manager told police the man was loitering at the store. Officers arrived and gave the man a warning and told him to leave the property. After talking with the manager inside, officers walked outside the store to find the man was back on the property, according to the report.

Officers arrested him and charged him with criminal trespassing.

600 block of North Bell Avenue Police arrested a man Sunday morning and charged him with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a marijuana as well as driving while intoxicated, according to a police report. An officer had pulled over the driver for failing to use a turn signal.

Police said they found about 1 ounce of marijuana in his vehicle and a vape cartridge in his pocket, the report shows. Police also determined the man was drunk, the report states.


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

  • The Denton County Sheriff’s Office handled 2,545 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves.
  • The Denton Police Department handled 473 service and officer-initiated calls and made 42 arrests.

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

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