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:
Someone stole a tankless water heater from a house in the 300 block of River Meadows Lane.
A resident on FM 407 reported an anonymous note in her mailbox threatening harm to her dog for excessive barking.
Police took a complaint from a business owner on Hwy 377 about numerous gun shots being fired in the area. Upon investigation, an officer found a nearby property owner in an unincorporated area shooting at targets with his Winchester 12 gauge shotgun. He was informed there was concern with nearby horses being spooked and agreed to shoot his .22 caliber rifle instead.
A homeowner in the 100 block of Redbud Street accidentally set his storage shed on fire after leaving a burning brush pile unattended for 20 minutes. The shed was fully engulfed in flames when the fire department arrived at the scene.
An officer stopped to assist a motorist that was pulled over on the shoulder of I-35W. The driver stated that she was trying to figure out how to work her satellite radio.
A woman called the police department and said that she had given her horse to a man who lives in Argyle three months ago since she did not have a place to keep it after she moved into an apartment and he is now refusing to return it. She had no idea where the man lived. The woman was told it was a civil issue.
Police responded to a suspicious person report in the 500 block of Primrose Court and found a man selling magazines without a permit. He was given a ride to Paradise Foods where he could be picked up by his supervisor.
A man in the 200 block of Redbud Street called about a suspicious vehicle at his deceased father’s residence across the street from his house and stated that it may be his sister who is not supposed to be on the property. While on the phone with police, his sister called him and told him she is going to break in and change the locks. The man said that he had filed a restraining order against her to keep her off the property but she had not been served yet. An officer responded and determined that no offense has occurred.
An officer assisted Bartonville Police with a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Dyer Road.
A resident in the 300 block of Santa Fe Trail asked to see an officer about his neighbor’s dogs barking constantly. The officer warned his neighbor to keep his dogs inside if they are barking and advised him of the Animal Nuisance ordinance.
Someone stole A/C condensers from two homes in the Argyle Town Village subdivision.
A caller said that her neighbor in the house behind her on E. Hickory Hill is shooting skeet and wanted to know if it was legal. An officer met with the neighbors and warned them that they could not discharge firearms inside town limits.
Police responded to a burglary in progress in the 300 block of Woodland Trail after a neighbor spotted two bicycles in front of a home under construction. The arriving officer found two male juveniles who stated that they were just looking around inside the house and did not remove or vandalize any property. The boys were warned that they would be contacted if anything was reported damaged or missing. Their parents were called to the scene to pick them up.
A man called the police department and wanted to know about a hat he may have lost at the Argyle Post Office. He was told to check with the Post Office’s Lost and Found.
Someone broke into a house in the 200 block of West FM 407 and took a TV, DVR and computers.
Police and paramedics responded to assist an intoxicated 24-year old female who had passed out in a vehicle on East Hickory Hill Road.
A resident in the 1300 block of Rolling Acres Drive reported that someone had knocked over a concrete deer in front of her house and took off with the other one.
Police and medics treated a bicyclist that was sideswiped by a pickup truck at FM 407 and Ben Boyd Road. The bicyclist suffered a possible broken elbow after making contact with the side mirror of the truck.
A Country Lakes Resident on Parkplace Dr. stated that she heard a cat make a loud “yowling type sound” and heard what appeared to be chanting and kids screaming down the roadway as well as a vehicle with a loud muffler traveling toward John Paine Rd. around 9:45 p.m. Police responded and were unable to locate the disturbance.
An officer responded to the 600 block of Sunset Court after a woman reported her 1993 PT Cruiser was stolen from in front of her house. She stated that she had gone inside to get the garbage and when she came out the car was gone. She said the only key to the vehicle was in her possession at the time. The woman stated that she bought the vehicle from a dealership several years ago and was maybe a week late on her payment.
Police broke up a group of aggressive solicitors that were collecting donations for a church from motorists at the intersection at FM 407 and I-35W. The solicitors were standing in the middle of the interstate exit ramp knocking on car windows. One of the solicitors had several warrants out for his arrest.
An officer investigating a noise complaint on Stonecrest Road contacted a man who said he was testing a stereo that he just installed.
A resident in the 600 block of Primrose Court called police to report that a Hispanic man came to his door after dark and said that his phone was not working and asked to come inside to use the resident’s phone. The resident did not let him in and the man left before police arrived.
An officer paid a visit to a man in the 300 block of Santa Fe Trail after his neighbor complained about incessant barking coming from dogs inside his house. The officer advised the man that this was the third time they were called on a barking dog complaint and he was warned that barking in excess of 15 minutes is a noise ordinance violation.
Police responded to a hold up alarm at Paradise Liquor. Upon arrival the employees said that the panic button was stuck and if police get further alarms they should disregard them.
A loud party with a live band upset several neighbors on Stonecrest Road. An officer told the neighbors that the town ordinance allows for music to be played outdoors until 11 p.m. One irate neighbor was advised that he could file a formal complaint with the town court the following Monday morning if he wished.
A Country Lakes resident said that he heard 5 to 6 rounds of gunfire south of his house. The investigating officer learned from neighbors that the source of the noise was fireworks.
Police responded to a domestic disturbance between a couple in the 800 block of Frenchtown Road. The woman stated that her boyfriend was at their residence trying to get his belongings but she did not want him there due to a heated argument. The two agreed to settle their property issues the following morning and the boyfriend agreed to spend the night at a hotel.
Police were called to assist Northlake officers with an unruly guest at the Sleep Inn Hotel that was disturbing hotel guests and residents of a nearby apartment complex. The man, described as Hispanic wearing a white tank top, was reportedly yelling at the top of his lungs out of his window at anyone passing by. He yelled and cursed at the hotel’s front desk agent after she called his room asking him to quiet down. Police took the man into custody.
Originally published in the March & April 2012 issues of The Cross Timbers Gazette