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Posted on: June 22, 2022

In-Custody Death Under Investigation

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, June 22, 2022 – The Texas Rangers are currently investigating a Denton Police Department in-custody death that occurred Wednesday.

At approximately 11:42 p.m. Tuesday, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 600 block of S. I...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Woman Arrested for Murder

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, May 25, 2022 – The Denton Police Department has arrested a 30-year-old woman for Murder after detectives determined she fatally shot her husband last month.

Officers responded to a shooting in the 1100 block of E. Sherman Drive at 9:5...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Update: Suspect Charged with Murder Following Victim’s Death

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, May 10, 2022 – The Denton Police Department has arrested a 24-year-old male for a Monday night shooting that resulted in his family member’s death.

Officers responded to the 1500 block of Bolivar Street at 8:35 p.m. Monday a...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Monday Shooting Investigation Ongoing

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, May 10, 2022 – The Denton Police Department continues to investigate a Monday night shooting that left one critically injured.

At 8:35 p.m. Monday, officers responded to a residence in the 1500 block of Bolivar Street after a 911 call...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Drowning Victim Found After Search at Clear Creek

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DENTON, TX, April 27, 2022 – The Denton Fire Department (DFD) received a call for a Drowning on Tues., April 26, at 12:44 p.m. in Clear Creek, located inside the Clear Creek Natural Heritage area off Hartlee Field and Collins Roads.

The wife of t...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Second Arrest Made in Injury to a Child Case

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, April 5, 2022 – The Denton Police Department has made a second arrest today in connection to the death of a 7-year-old boy that occurred on April 1. 

As previously released, on April 1, at approximately 7:29 p.m., Denton PD a...

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Posted on: April 2, 2022

Injury to a Child Arrest

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, April 2, 2022 – A 7-year-old with significant signs of injury was declared deceased yesterday, and a man has been arrested in connection to the child’s death. 

On April 1, at approximately 7:29 p.m., Denton PD and D...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Denton PD Investigating Fatality Crash

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, March 31, 2022 — Denton PD is investigating a single-fatality crash that occurred early this morning after a passenger truck crashed into an 18-wheeler. 

Officers were dispatched to mile marker 467 of I-35E near Nort...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Officers Injured During Arrest of Wanted Sex Offender

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, March 24, 2022 — Two Denton PD Homeless Outreach Team Officers sustained non-life-threatening injuries late this afternoon after they contacted a sex offender with outstanding warrants.

At approximately 3:13 p.m., the Homeles...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

March 19 Murder Suspect Arrested

Denton Police Department Media Release

 

DENTON, TX, March 21, 2022 – The Denton Police Department has arrested 17-year-old Anshawn Phiffer in connection to the murder that occurred on Saturday, March 19 in the 1300 block of W. Oak Street. 

On March 19 at approximatel...

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Posted on: March 6, 2022

Structure Fire with Victim Found During Search

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DENTON, TX, Mar. 6, 2022 – The Denton Fire Department (DFD) received a call for a Structure Fire near the corner of E. Sherman Drive and Wellington today at 1:55 p.m. The house is a single-family dwelling located in the 2300 block of Royal Acres...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Fred Moore High School Student Arrested

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Feb. 25, 2022 – The Denton Police Department has arrested an 18-year-old student at Fred Moore High School after a firearm was found in his backpack on Friday afternoon.

A family member reported to school administration that Marquez R...

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

Barricaded Person Taken into Custody

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Feb. 22, 2022 – After hours of negotiations with an armed barricaded subject, officers were able to bring 39-year-old Gabriel Temba into custody without incident.

At approximately 8:42 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 21, office...

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Posted on: January 29, 2022

Suspect Deceased, Hostage Safe Following Officer-Involved Shooting

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Jan. 29, 2022 – A hostage is safe, and the Texas Rangers are continuing to investigate a shooting involving a Denton police officer early Saturday morning.

At approximately 1:30 a.m., Denton Public Safety Communications received a cal...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

Woman Arrested for Murder of Grandchild

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Jan. 24, 2022—Denton Police Department investigators have arrested 57-year-old Angela Downing for Murder after her 3-year-old grandson was declared dead on January 22. 

On Jan. 18, officers were notified by Child Protective S...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Denton Police Investigating School Threats

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Jan. 19, 2022 – The Denton Police Department continues to investigate threats against Denton high schools that led to campus lockdowns on Wednesday morning.

At 9:39 a.m., Denton Public Safety Communications received a call threatening...

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Posted on: January 1, 2022

Denton PD Seeking Community’s Help in Hit-and-Run Crash Investigation

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Jan. 1, 2022 – After a vehicle struck and injured a woman on N. Loop 288 Friday morning, the Denton Police Department is requesting the public’s help in identifying the suspect who left the scene. 

At 3:35 a.m. Friday, officers were di...

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Man Arrested for Murder After Fatal DWI Crash

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Nov. 8, 2021 – The Denton Police Department has arrested a Krum man for Murder after an investigation into a fatal, alcohol-related crash revealed he had multiple Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) convictions.

Investigators determined Damon Brown...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Denton Police Arrest Man for Murder

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Nov. 5, 2021 – The Denton Police Department has arrested 39-year-old Zeniff Rudd for the shooting death of Mindy Tenerias, 26, who was murdered earlier this year.

On March 6, officers were dispatched to a shooting at 12:57 a.m. in the...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Intoxication Manslaughter Investigation Ongoing

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Oct. 22, 2021 – An intoxication manslaughter investigation is underway following an early morning crash that killed one person.

At 2:17 a.m., Denton police officers were dispatched to a major, two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Jim Christ...

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