A 17-year-old patient at Universal Behavioral Health of Denton was taken to a hospital with soft tissue injuries and claimed an employee assaulted him, according to a police report.

The Denton Police Department is still investigating the assault. The report says the employee denied the assault Tuesday and said he didn’t assault the patient in any way.

The patient at the psychiatric hospital at 2026 W. University Drive told officers the employee grabbed and shoved him. According to the report, he was taken for evaluation at a hospital and he had soft tissue injuries.

An investigation is ongoing.

Other reports

6400 block of Saddleback Drive — Several windows of a man’s home were broken out early Tuesday and he found a brick near one of them, according to a police report.

Officers were dispatched to a suspicious activity call around 3:01 a.m. after the resident heard a commotion. He told police he checked and saw his window was broken and saw someone running away.

The report says he heard another window break upstairs soon after and saw a brick next to that window. He told police he didn’t know who would do this and that it would cost $1,500 to fix or replace his windows.

He wanted to press charges and an investigation is ongoing.

500 block of Mulkey Lane — Police may issue a warrant for a man who said he was stealing copper from an air conditioning unit Tuesday, according to a police report.

A 911 caller said it looked like someone was stealing their neighbor’s AC unit around 12:52 a.m. Tuesday. Police arrived and saw a man reaching into the unit of a residence and detained him.

The report says he admitted he was stealing copper from the unit and that he could get about $80 from doing so. Police saw several pieces of aluminum copper had been cut. The woman he was with claimed she didn’t know what he was doing, according to the report.

Police couldn’t reach the homeowner, so they didn’t have a victim to talk to, a spokesperson said. The case is still active and an arrest warrant may be issued later on.


From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, the Denton Police Department handled 322 service and officer-initiated calls and made 11 arrests.

From Tuesday to Wednesday, 29 people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

ZAIRA PEREZ can be reached at 940-566-6882 and via Twitter at @zairalperez.

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