DENTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Monday evening, management The Ridge at North Texas released this statement.
Denton Police said Monday they had just one previous noise complaint in the last six months connected to a college apartment where a floor collapsed during a party early Sunday morning. More than a dozen people were injured in the collapse, but none of them seriously.
Police said the only call to the apartment damaged at The Ridge at North Texas was for a noise disturbance, September 24 at 2:08 a.m.
A representative for Asset Campus Housing, the management company for the property, said Monday the on-site manager had no previous record of complaints about noise from the apartment.
That differed from accounts of students who lived in the building, who said they had called police and management about crowds several times. Police did confirm residents were at the police station Sunday morning to make a complaint, just four minutes before the collapse was reported.
Property records show the complex was built in 1999. It’s owned by Texas Student Housing Authority, a non-profit that offers housing scholarships for students.
The City of Denton did not immediately provide inspection and code compliance records for the facility.
Monday night, residents of the damaged building were allowed back in to recover their belongings. Work crews were also bringing in plywood to board up windows and blowers to dry out water damage from broken pipes.