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Argyle Police Blotter

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The following is a summary of incident reports recently made to the Argyle Police Department as compiled by the staff of The Cross Timbers Gazette:

A girl in the 300 block of Oak Drive notified police that her mother was using methamphetamine again.  She said that she had also alerted Child Protective Services and they were going to follow up on the situation as well.

Police took a complaint from a man in the 900 block of Skyline Drive who said that his neighbor’s dogs had been barking all day long and the neighbor will not answer his door.

A homeowner accidentally called 911 after misdialing while trying to connect to a conference call.

A young man in the 200 block of Colonial Ct. accepted a friend request from an unknown female on Facebook and the two have been texting back and forth and tried to meet up, but he suspects she is not who she says she is, so he did not meet her. An officer contacted the boy and advised that his new friend’s behavior is unusual and he needs to be careful on social network websites.

Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 4300 block of Meadowview Drive after a woman said she was physically assaulted by her sister’s husband while visiting their house. She said that the man has been drinking and was now in the backyard yelling something about stabbing someone.  Police took the man into custody.

A man found a suspicious pile of trash in front of his house and flagged down an officer. The refuse turned out to be empty prescription bottles and paperwork from S&J Pharmacy.  It was later determined that the items were stolen from the pharmacy’s dumpster earlier that day.

A woman in the 300 block of Redbud St. called police and said that her 16-year-old son was not listening to her and that she had slapped him but to no avail. The argument started after she would not give her son a cigarette. The boy was advised by police to listen to his mother. He said he would and that he just needed some space.

Someone kicked in a side door of an abandoned house in the 1000 block of Prairie Trail, causing damage to the door and deadbolt lock.  A next door neighbor thought that the vandals may have tried to take an old steel bathtub or some light fixtures from the structure. 

A man in the 300 block of Redbud St. reported that his girlfriend, who he said was cheating on him, is trying to kick him out of the house and has thrown all of his things out in the yard. Police responded and advised the young woman that her boyfriend could not be issued a trespassing violation without an eviction notice since he lives there.

Police took a suspicious person call in the area of Frenchtown and Stonecrest Roads. A juvenile was spotted by an officer walking down the street holding a bag of ice. The young man told police that he was returning home from seeing an ex-girlfriend and the bag of ice was for his shoulder that he had hurt while playing football.

A woman in the 800 block of East Pioneer Circle reported that a German Shepherd was following her and being aggressive. She said that this was the same dog that had followed her previously.  Animal Control was called.

A staff member of Argyle Intermediate School said that there was a reddish colored cow grazing on the school’s playground.  The cow had escaped from a neighboring farm through a fallen down fence. 

Police were contacted by an emergency room nurse tending to a man from The Colony who said that he was scratched by a dog while attending a party in Argyle.  The man stated that he had reached down to pet the dog and scared it and the dog jumped up and scratched him.  He added that he has very thin skin and it was not the dog’s fault.  The man did not need stitches.

Originally published in the February 2010 issue of The Cross Timbers Gazette

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