A 36-year-old man was arrested Monday morning and charged with evading arrest/detention after police attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a vehicle in the 900 block of Industrial Street, according to a police report.

Police observed the vehicle speeding and said it lacked headlights and functioning taillights, according to the report.

After the officer’s initial attempt to stop the vehicle, according to the report, the man kept driving, then quickly stopped outside a home and ran inside.

Officers had to kick down the door after the man blocked the door to keep officers from entering, according to the report. Police said the man admitted to evading arrest because he had outstanding warrants.

In addition to the evading arrest charge, Terrance Stansberry was arrested on outstanding warrants from Denton police for multiple misdemeanors and from the Collin County Sheriff’s Office on a charge of driving with an invalid license with a previous conviction.

The incident was reported at about 1:25 a.m. Monday.

Other reports

500 block of North Loop 288 — A business reported Monday morning that a customer used a fraudulent credit card account number to make an online purchase for thousands of dollars worth of flooring tile, according to a police report.

The caller realized the credit card was not valid after the order had already shipped, according to the report.

The tile is worth $5,239.

1400 block of Fort Worth Drive — A man called police to report his two pickups were stolen Monday morning.

The Chevrolet Silverado and Dodge Ram, both white, were estimated to be worth about $50,000, according to a police report.

1300 block of Kerley Street — A handgun, worth about $600, was reported stolen from a vehicle at about 9:10 a.m. Monday, according to police.

North Bell Avenue and McKinney Street — A 55-year-old man was arrested Monday afternoon on outstanding warrants and a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia after police conducted a traffic stop for a suspected stolen vehicle, according to a police report.

Police said the man was arrested after officers found a syringe needle inside the vehicle while conducting a search, according to the report.

Police contacted the vehicle’s owner, who declined to press charges against the man, the report states.


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

  • The Denton County Sheriff’s Office handled 960 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves.
  • The Denton Police Department handled 178 service and officer-initiated calls and made seven arrests.
  • Denton firefighters responded to 27 medical calls.

RYAN HIGGS can be reached via Twitter at @HiggsUNT.

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