Blotter

A man was arrested Tuesday afternoon in the 800 block of North Ruddell Street after allegedly pushing down his brother and punching him, according to a police report.

Right before police got that call, a caller from a store in the 1500 block of East McKinney Street reported that a man had stolen some beer.

Officers eventually concluded that the same man who had assaulted his older brother had also stolen the beer.

Police said Wednesday that officers found the man in the 300 block of North Wood Street. Police said the two brothers were reported to have been in a fight. Police said the suspect, a 30-year-old man, pushed the 37-year-old man to the ground and “began to strike him with his fist,” the report shows.

Officers observed swelling and lacerations on the victim. They charged the younger brother with assault family violence.

After reviewing security camera footage back at McKinney Street gas station, officers charged the man with theft as well.

The 30-year-old man was taken to the Denton City Jail.

Other reports

2400 block of Louise Street A man was injured Tuesday morning when his ex-boyfriend broke into his apartment and punched him, according to a police report. The victim also told police the man threatened to kill him.

700 block of Hercules Lane Police are investigating a report saying three debit or credit cards were used in fraudulent charges in the past two weeks after the cardholders got gas at Keno’s gas station, according to a police report filed Tuesday, according to police report.

Police said an investigator searched five of six gas pumps at the station and did not find any card skimming devices. Police noted, however, the investigator could not inspect the sixth pump because, the report reads, “The business owner informed a DPD investigator that the lock on the pump had been damaged for some time and that the credit card machine on the pump did not work.”

Roundup

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

  • The Denton County Sheriff’s Office handled 1,104 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves.
  • The Denton Police Department handled 176 service and officer-initiated calls and made seven arrests.
  • Denton firefighters responded to 34 medical calls and seven vehicle crashes.

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

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