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 distraught woman called police to report that a phone solicitor has been calling her multiple times per day over the past three weeks in an attempt to schedule a roof inspection on her home and outbuildings. The solicitor falsely told the woman that the town of Argyle had approved the inspections. She said her roof was recently replaced and there is no reason why the solicitor would continue to call her incessantly.
Police received an anonymous tip from a caller at Argyle High School that a large party involving minors and drugs was being planned at a residence on FM 1830.
An officer was flagged down by a teacher at Hilltop Elementary who said that there were seven juveniles attempting to break in to the school. No offense was observed.
Police assisted Argyle medics with a 20-year-old man who was bitten on the finger by a snake while working in a yard on East Hickory Hill Road.
An administrator at Argyle High School requested an officer after one student went after another student with a pencil. The victim was treated by the school nurse.
Police responded to a criminal trespass in progress on W. Front Street after a man called for assistance with removing his girlfriend from the house. The 18-year-old woman refused to leave and threatened to harm herself. The man’s parents ended up driving the woman home.
The secretary for a local physician wanted to file a forgery/fraud report after someone hacked into the doctor’s email account, gained access to his bank information and kept changing his passwords.
A woman called police after witnessing a suspicious man picking up two young girls on the side of the road. She stated that she saw a 12-year-old girl walking along the road and the approximately 49-year-old man with black hair and pockmarks all over his face in a black sedan pulled up and offered the girl a ride. She accepted and the pair drove to a gas station where the man picked up another girl about the same age. He drove one block and let the girls out near an apartment complex on Hwy 377 in southwest Denton. The woman said the subject gave her a dirty look when he noticed her following him and was last seen heading south on 377 towards Argyle. Police were unable to locate the man.
Police assisted the Sheriff’s department with a call involving two men shooting pellet guns at ducks and geese in a pond off of Lake Trail Drive.
An officer questioned a man loitering in front of Paradise Liquors who explained that he and his wife had gotten into an argument over a girl flashing guys at Texas Motor Speedway. He said that he was waiting for a friend to come and pick him up.
A concerned motorist on FM 407 called police while following a vehicle occupied by a woman and a 7-year-old boy in the front seat that were arguing and slapping at each other. She observed the child attempting to open the car door while the vehicle was in motion. The car eventually turned into a driveway off of FM 1830 in the county.
A landlord called police wanting to file a criminal mischief report on her tenant who had flooded the second floor of her rental house. She stated that the tenant was three months behind on his rent and had abandoned the house but still sneaks back in to get stuff. The landlord also learned that her tenant has a lengthy criminal record.
Police took a criminal mischief report from an employee of Bowen Family Homes in Country Lakes after he noticed a broken upstairs window and found a golf ball in the backyard.
An attendant at the Shell gas station in Northlake reported a suspicious man at the store, described as a shirtless white male with a tattoo on his right arm that read, “Alex Real Big”. The man was sopping wet, according to the clerk, and was “falling all over the place” and “shaking real bad like he just got out of a river.” The attendant also stated that the man walked out of the gas station, leaving his wallet behind, and was “standing on a hill like Peter Pan.” Roanoke medics were called to have the subject checked out.
Originally published in the August 2012 issue of The Cross Timbers Gazette