A call about an unconscious person Wednesday morning near Joyce Lane and Gardenview Street turned out to be a man with a pistol sleeping in the driver seat of a car that was not in gear, according to a police report.

Officers put the car in park and grabbed the pistol. They said the man was intoxicated, the report states. And during a search of the vehicle, officers found cocaine, methamphetamine and pills, the report says.

The report did not note what the man said he was doing with the gun.

“He didn’t say much,” a Denton police spokeswoman said Thursday.

Police arrested the man and charged him with unlawful possession of a firearm, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and driving while intoxicated, the report shows.

Other reports

1500 block of May Street A woman told police Wednesday morning that someone flattened two tires on her grandmother’s vehicle, according to a police report.

4000 block of Atlas Drive A woman told police Wednesday afternoon that a man pointed a gun at her while she was driving past in what police described as a “disagreement on a possible theft,” according to a police report. Police also said they could not verify the man pointed the weapon at the woman.


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

  • The Denton County Sheriff’s Office handled 925 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves.
  • The Denton Police Department handled 148 service and officer-initiated calls and made 10 arrests.
  • Denton firefighters responded to 34 medical calls and one vehicle crash.

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

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