A caller who said they heard gunshots actually heard the sound of fireworks, according to a police report.

The resident called police Thursday night and said they heard several gunshots in the 1700 block of Teasley Lane. When police went to investigate, they observed a suspicious vehicle with two people inside and approached them.

The two people inside said they had been shooting off fireworks before police arrived and the driver, who officers observed smoking marijuana, also told police there was more marijuana in the car, according to the police report.

After searching the vehicle, police confiscated marijuana and fireworks found in the vehicle. The driver was given two citations — one for possession of drug paraphernalia and one for discharging fireworks within city limits, according to the police report.

The passenger was not given any citations.

Other reports

Intersection of Teasley Lane and Robinson Drive — Police arrested a man Thursday night on a charge of public intoxication after a caller said he was sleeping in the driver’s seat of his car and causing a traffic hazard, according to a police report.

Before police arrived, the caller called again and said the man had woken up, driven to a nearby parking lot in the 4000 block of Teasley Lane and paramedics observed him entering a store.

Police arrived as the man was about to open his car door after exiting the store, observed signs of intoxication and performed a field sobriety test, which determined he was intoxicated. Paramedics on the scene also cleared the man before he was arrested, according to the police report.

Because he was not in his car when police arrived, he was arrested on the public intoxication charge. A family member came to pick up the car.

2200 block of South Interstate 35E — A woman called police Thursday evening to report credit card abuse after three unauthorized purchases were made with her missing card.

The woman’s lost wallet was returned by a couple of people without one credit card, and she later discovered the unauthorized purchases.

The purchases were made July 4-5 and totaled nearly $700, according to a police report. It is unknown whether the people who returned her wallet were involved in the theft. An investigation is ongoing, according to the report.


From 6 a.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, Denton Police Department handled 152 service and officer-initiated calls and made five arrests.

From 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday, Denton County Sheriff’s Office handled 1,153 service and officer-initiated calls for service for the agencies it serves.

LIZZY SPANGLER can be reached via Twitter at @LizzySpangler.

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