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:
An unidentified man was spotted taking pictures of a house in the 300 block of Chisholm Trail around 10:00 p.m. by two teenage girls who were home alone and saw camera flashes coming through their window. The girls described the man as heavyset in his mid-40’s, and added that he looks a lot like one of their neighbors.
A coach at Liberty Christian School complained that students were jumping over a fence to access the batting cages. He also reported that someone had vandalized the baseball dugout with blue spray paint.
Police responded to a panic alarm at a model home on Creekside Trail in Country Lakes where they found the salesperson who explained that a customer’s child climbed up on a window sill and pressed the panic button on the alarm keypad.
A resident in the 200 block of Willow Street called police because he was concerned that his ex-wife was going to “tear up stuff in his yard” while he was at work. He told police she had been sending him text messages all day threatening to visit his house. Police checked the residence and didn’t find any damage.
Police responded to Harpool Middle School in Lantana after a parent began threatening a referee on the football field.
A Country Lakes homeowner alerted police about a solicitor walking through the neighborhood putting papers in mailboxes. It turned out to be the HOA president handing out flyers to residents.
A disagreement between a homeowner and a roofing company salesman in the 400 block of Meandering Creek Drive resulted in a call to police after the roofer demanded money and refused to leave the premises. The salesman disappeared before an officer arrived.
Police took a cell phone call from a breathless woman on Old Justin Road who said she was being chased by a skunk. She was worried that it may have rabies and could harm others. The case was referred to the Animal Control Officer.
A resident in the 1400 block of Rolling Acres Drive complained about heavy truck traffic speeding through the neighborhood thanks to a neighbor who owns a swimming pool company.
A hysterical Lantana woman called police saying that someone kidnapped her 3-year-old daughter after the girl disappeared from her driveway while the car was being loaded. The girl was found by a jogger three blocks away a few minutes later unharmed. It was determined that she had wandered off on her own.
Police investigated a suspicious vehicle report in the 700 block of Valley View Court after a resident said that there was a strange late-model car in her neighbor’s yard. It turned out that the woman’s neighbor had purchased a new car.
A homeowner in the 300 block of Redbud Street said that an unknown person was on their roof. The resident said he couldn’t get a good view of the prowler, but saw him jump into the front yard and leave in a dark colored car. Police could not find any suspicious people or vehicles in the area.
Police responded to a road rage incident on George Street in Lantana where two men got into a verbal and physical altercation after one of them accused the other of speeding.
A resident who lives across the street from a Williams gas well compressor on Jeter Road reported a loud noise and a strong odor coming from the site. Police and fire units responded, but the access gate was locked, there were no employees on the scene and no emergency contacts were listed on the signage in front. The fire department eventually activated the emergency shut off and the noise subsided.
Police took a burglary report at Argyle High School after someone took a digital clock from the field house.
A woman called police concerned that she may be a victim of a scam after she agreed to let some men fix her car. She said they approached her when she was on the way to a repair shop and offered to do the job cheaper. She added that they seemed legitimate and they said that they were trying to open their own shop. An officer checked on the woman and advised her to get identifying information from the men and to lock her doors and windows while they performed body work in her driveway.
Originally published in the September 2011 issues of The Cross Timbers Gazette