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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 man in the 100 block of Joyce Lane called police after a verbal argument escalated between him and his 25-year-old daughter over custody issues with his grandson. The man said that his daughter, who has a history of drug use, kicked in his back door, pushed him and his wife, and yelled at them. An officer asked the woman to leave the residence for the evening.

Police took a theft report at Argyle High School for missing photography equipment.

A man in the 300 block of Redbud St. said that two people he did not know were arguing with him. He stated that a female was cussing him out and a man had pushed him. Police arrived and separated the parties.

An employee of a bistro in Old Town told police that a man she met at a Superbowl party was harassing her at work. The man, described as approximately 50-years-old with red hair and wearing a tracksuit, came to the business on two occasions and attempted to talk to the woman. After being rebuffed, the man ordered coffee and talked to other employees and customers about the woman. She was told to contact police dispatch if the man returns so that a criminal trespass warning could be issued.

Police were called to Argyle Intermediate School after a parent became irate over calls a referee was making at his daughter’s basketball game and then refused to leave the gym at the referee’s request. After police arrived, the man agreed to stay outside until the game was over. 

A Denton man came to the police station to report that his brother’s pickup truck was stolen the night before by his son, who he believes is on drugs.

The parent of an Argyle High School student asked to file an assault report after her son was involved in a fight at school earlier that day. The boy’s mother called police from a Highland Village dentist, where her son was getting his teeth fixed.

A woman in the 900 block of Stonecrest Road told police that her 18-year-old son was breaking things in the house and yelling at her. The boy had left the house before police arrived, and was thought to be hiding in the woods.

An officer responding to a panic alarm at a business on Hwy 377 discovered that the manager’s 3-year-old daughter accidentally triggered the alarm by pressing a button on the keychain remote.

Police responded to a domestic disturbance at Argyle High School where a woman said she was hit in the face by her estranged husband during her daughter’s softball game.  The man allegedly threatened the woman with further harm after the assault and left the scene before police arrived.

A customer at Paradise Liquors was denied the opportunity to purchase alcohol because he appeared to be intoxicated. A store employee told police that the man was seen running into counters, tripping over his own feet and had slurred speech. He left the store before police showed up.

An officer broke up a loud argument in the 200 block of Redbud St. between a brother and sister over allegations that the brother was using drugs.

A resident in the 800 block of East FM 407 reported a loud electrical buzzing noise coming from outside. Police later determined that the racket was emanating from a septic tank at a nearby vacant home.

Police took several calls from concerned motorists about a woman walking along Hwy 377 talking to herself and carrying a paper bag. Upon investigation, police learned that the woman was homeless and en route to Denton. An officer gave her a ride to the Denton city limits.

A train conductor was verbally threatened by frustrated motorists after his train broke down and was blocking Frenchtown Road. 

Police responded to a burglary in the 300 block of Redbud St. after a homeowner heard noises outside and discovered his shed had been broken into and several items were taken.

A motorist in the 300 block of Creekside Trail reported that a teenager who was hiding behind a parked car shined a green laser pointer at her while she was driving.  The boy’s parents were notified and no charges were filed.

A maintenance man at the Paradise RV Park called police and said he was having problems with a female resident who was “outside in her panties again”.  The woman’s mother was called, along with medics who transported the woman to Denton Regional Hospital for an anxiety attack.


Originally published in the May 2011 issues of The Cross Timbers Gazette

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