Search crews are currently underway looking for a man in his early 30s that was reported missing since Friday evening on Lewisville Lake.
Game Warden Daron Blackerby said a call came in Friday around 9:15 p.m. about a man and woman having difficulty on a stratus style bass boat on the Lake Dallas side of the lake.
Lewisville Fire Department rescue crews were able to assist in helping the woman to safety, officials said, but the man- believed to be from Little Elm- was already missing.
The boat had already started sinking, Blackerby said, and the woman was able to make her way to the top part of the boat where she was found.
“We have been out searching since 7 this morning and now more boat traffic is out so it’s making things a bit difficult,” Blackerby said.
The Denton County Sheriff’s Office and the Lewisville Fire Department are assisting in the search that’s taking place anywhere from north of the old dam to the shoreline to the Westlake Park boat ramp to north of the area known as “party cove”, officials said.
“It’s a large search area,” Blackerby said Saturday afternoon.
This would be the first drowning related death on the lake this year. Last year, Denton County officials said there was nine drowning related deaths linked to being found in a lake body.
The missing man, officials said, was reportedly not wearing a life jacket.
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One man remains in critical condition after being stabbed outside a club on Eagle Drive early Saturday morning, officials said.
Officers were dispatched at 2:16 a.m. to a stabbing outside of Club Heat, located at 801 Eagle Drive, after a 35-year-old Hispanic male received a laceration to his throat.
Police said the altercation started inside the club and then escalated outside into a parking lot.
The 35-year-old was transported by the Denton Fire Department via ambulance to Denton Regional Medical Center where he still remains in critical condition.
The male suspect, police said, was located at a nearby apartment complex with the help of witnesses. The man, who remains unidentified, was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault, police said.
The accident remains under investigation.
A homicide investigation is underway after a weekend stabbing left a 34-year-old Denton man dead.
Gainesville police said officers were dispatched at 9:12 p.m. Friday to the 700 block of Harvey Street in regards to a stabbing and upon arrival, discovered Johnny Terrell Smith seriously wounded.
He was transported to North Texas Medical Center before he was airlifted to Plano for further treatment, but died from his injury, according a news release issued Sunday from the Gainesville police.
Victor Manuel Martinez, 43, was taken into custody Sunday in connection with Smith’s death, officials said. He is currently being held on a murder charge.
Police said investigators are still talking to witnesses to determine the motive for the stabbing death.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Gainesville Police Department at 940-668-7777 or on Facebook Facebook.com/GTPolice. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call the Crime Tips Hotline at 940-612-0000.
Two suspects are on the loose after robbing a jewelry store inside Vista Ridge Mall around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Initial reports came in as shots fired in the 2400 block of S Stemmons Freeway,but Capt. Jay Powell said those reports were untrue. No shots were fired and nobody was injured, Powell said.
Police said the two suspects entered a jewelry store and confronted the employee before stealing jewelry from the store and running out of the mall.
Powell said at least one suspect was armed. During their escape Tuesday afternoon, they were involved in a hit and run crash on Round Grove Road. No injuries were reported.
The duo was last seen in a red, four-door sedan that’s missing the passenger side rear view mirror.
Police ask anyone with information on the robbery or hit and run to contact the Lewisville Police Department’s Tip Line at 972-219-TIPS (8477) or Denton County Crime Stoppers at 800-388-TIPS (8477).
An investigation is underway.
A man struck by a train was killed instantly late Monday night.
Officer Orlando Hinojosa, spokesman for Denton police, said a man on the railroad tracks near Dallas Drive was struck and killed by a Union Pacific Railroad train.
The man, believed to be Hispanic and in his late 20s to mid 30s, has not yet been identified.
The call came into dispatch at 10:19 p.m., Hinojosa said.
Denton Fire Department assisted in locating the man’s body that was found nearly 50 yards south of Dallas Drive.
Union Pacific Railroad investigators were called to the scene and will be heading up the investigation, police said.
No further details are immediately available. An investigation is underway.
Watch Sheriff William Travis speak about narcotics in the county below:
In the video, filmed at the Argyle Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Tuesday, Travis gave attendees an overview of the current drug problem in schools.
A husband and wife remain at Denton Regional Medical Center after they were involved in a multiple-vehicle accident on southbound Interstate 35E at the Loop 288 exit Saturday afternoon.
The witness called police at 1:52 p.m. Saturday to report that the driver of a semi-tractor trailer truck lost control after the vehicle blew a tire and struck several vehicles on I-35E.
Police arrived to find the truck, a Chevrolet Suburban and two Toyota vehicles involved in the accident.
The Chevrolet Suburban was traveling in the right lane of southbound I35-E approaching the South Loop 288 exit ramp as the semi was in the left lane passing.
The driver of the suburban attempted to change lanes into the left lane and struck the semi, according to police. The Suburban bounced off the semi, back across the right lane and into the exit lane striking a Toyota Crossover SUV that was stopped waiting to exit, according to a press release issued by the Denton Police Department Saturday evening.
Officer Shane Kizer, spokesman for Denton police, said the semi also lost control and veered into the exit lane striking a different Toyota Crossover waiting to exit. The semi continued across the grassy area of the roadway and finally came to a stop on the service road.
The couple was in the Toyota that was struck by the semi. The 67-year-old man was driving, and his 66-year-old wife was in the passenger seat. They were taken by Denton Fire and Rescue ambulance to Denton Regional Medical Center.
Kizer said the extent of their injuries is unknown at this time, but the couple will remain in the hospital Saturday evening for further treatment.
The accident remains under investigation.
Deputy Constable Ken Fuller, Pct. 1, remains in critical, but stable condition after a car crash in Montague County Saturday night.
Constable Jesse Flores, pct. 1, said that he didn’t have many details surrounding the incident other than his new hire crashed while driving his personal vehicle off-duty somewhere after 8 p.m. in Montague County.
“Right now, I am asking for thoughts and prayers for him and his family,” Flores said during a phone interview shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday. “I am hoping he is going to be okay.”
Flores said Fuller had to be transported by air ambulance to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth because of his injuries.
“Due to HIPPA law I can’t say much else, but he is in critical but stable condition and his family is with him,” Flores said.
Fuller, officials said, was hired on back in July and appointed as a new deputy for the constable’s office.
“He is a good, hard worker and I will be checking in on him,” Flores said.
Further details aren’t immediately available, but Flores said the accident is under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Sgt. Jeremy Ray Varnell was located about 7 a.m. in Lantana, Ramona Lopez, spokeswoman for San Antonio police, said.
“He is fine and his family has been notified.”
Varnell, a 19 year veteran with the Flower Mound Police Department, had been missing since Sunday after he ran a marathon in San Antonio.
Authorities have been searching for a Town of Flower Mound police officer who has been missing since running a marathon out of town this weekend.
Sergeant Jeremy Varnell has been with the Flower Mound Police Department for 19 years and was reported missing by his family Monday in San Antonio, officials said.
Flower Mound Capt. Wess Griffin said Varnell is an experienced marathoner and has several medals from various marathons on his desk at work.
“The Flower Mound Police Department has sent two detectives to assist San Antonio police with their investigation in any way they can,” Griffin said in an email Tuesday.
Griffin said the department is deeply concerned for Varnell’s welfare and hopeful that he will safely return to his friends and family very soon.
Varnell has been working for law enforcement in Denton County for 22 years, officials said.