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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:

An officer investigated a report of a broken window at Argyle Intermediate School and found a brick lying on the ground nearby. 

A resident in the 400 block of Santa Fe Trail said an aggressive solicitor came to his door and requested a donation. After being told to leave, the solicitor said, “Ok, I will see you in an hour.”  The solicitor was described as having blond hair and multiple tattoos.  Police were unable to locate the subject.

Police assisted the sheriff’s department with a right-of-way dispute on FM 407 between a TxDOT employee and a landscaping company employee.

A Highland Village fireman driving his fire truck on FM 407 spotted a blue Mercedes driving recklessly and called Argyle police.  He continued to follow the vehicle as it swerved into oncoming traffic and was eventually able to get it to pull over.  He stated that the female driver had makeup all over her face and her rearview mirror was damaged.  It was suspected that the woman had a medical condition.

Someone cut the wiring in a house under construction on River Meadows Lane. 

Police were summoned to Liberty Christian School regarding a sick possum that was lying in the parking lot and not moving.  The officer determined the animal was not “playing possum” but was deceased and called animal control to remove it.

A motorist reported a pick up truck with three Hispanic males in it drinking and driving as they pulled into the Paradise Liquors gas station.  The caller said that one of the occupants had a big can of Natural Lite beer in his hand.  Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

Police assisted the sheriff’s department with a vehicle vs. cow accident on FM 156 after a
Ford Explorer driven by a mother with two small children in tow collided with a cow that had escaped from its pasture.  No one in the vehicle was seriously injured.

A woman in the 700 block of Charyl Lynn complained that her ex-husband was sending harassing text messages laced with profanity.

Residents along Skyline Drive and Sunset Ct. called police several times to report between 2 and 15 men, from teenagers to 30-years old, parking their vehicles along both sides of the road so they could skateboard down the hill. Police informed the men to watch for vehicles in the roadway and not enter any residential properties.

Someone stole a Nintendo Wii and custom air soft guns from a residence in the 700 block of Charyl Lynn. There was no forced entry into the house and the victim thought that a friend had some bandmates over and one of them took the items.

A 16-year old driver flattened a mailbox at FM 407 and Gibbons then drove off before police arrived.  The girl later came back to the scene to pay for the damage. She explained that she did not have a way to contact police so she went home and told her mother.

An Argyle homeowner reported over 30 guns missing from his house.  He thinks he knows who the culprit is and was told by his attorney that he would need to make a police report. 

A business owner in the 800 block of FM 407 reported a burglary after he arrived at his business one morning and a man approached him saying he was looking for a job.  The man was told that there were no openings available so he left.  The owner then noticed that someone had opened the doors of a truck parked on the lot and its contents were sitting outside.  He said he was going to check his security cameras to see if the incident was caught on tape. 

Two solicitors in the 300 block of Hidden Trail were stopped by an officer who advised them of the no soliciting law.  The men stated they were traveling across the country selling magazines.  One of them called their ride that dropped them off and both subjects were picked up within 10 minutes.

Police took a complaint from a resident in the 400 block of East Dallas Street about a young boy driving a go-kart up and down the street making lots of noise.  Police arrived and did not see or hear anyone operating a go-kart. 

A resident in the 500 block of East FM 407 stated that someone stole 4 to 5 of her lambs and she also reported a couple of dead adult sheep. 

Police responded to a domestic disturbance on Shadow Wood Drive between an elderly man with Alzheimer’s arguing with six family members and swinging his cane at them. 

A resident in the 800 block of Old Justin Road stated that he bought a car from some people who live down the street from him and now the sellers want the tires from his vehicle. He wanted to know if the sellers could legally take them.  He also asked the officer to not visit the sellers’ house because he didn’t want them to be mad at him.


Originally published in the May 2012 issues of The Cross Timbers Gazette

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