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:
Police took a theft report in the 300 block of Clear Cove after someone stole copper pipes from a new home.
A woman called police to report a suspicious person at her residence described as a 17-year old female with brown hair who keeps ringing the doorbell attempting to talk to her son and throwing herself in the caller’s swimming pool. Police arrived and were unable to locate the suspect.
Police investigated a criminal mischief report after an evicted tenant trashed a rental house in the process of moving out. The home sustained water damage, and ketchup and trash were thrown on the floor.
A recently divorced woman called police after finding a piece of furniture in her driveway that was apparently dropped off by her ex-husband. She told police that as she was taking pictures of the furniture she noticed her ex-husband taking pictures of her. Police responded and the ex-husband left.
An Argyle police officer assisted Keller police with a low speed chase through Texas Motor Speedway. A female driver was apprehended.
Police broke up a verbal argument between a store manager and a customer who was throwing trash out of his vehicle in the Paradise Foods parking lot.
A Frenchtown Road resident said that someone keeps driving a sport motor bike up and down the road at approximately 80 to 100 miles per hour. Police were unable to locate the bike.
Someone stole a barbecue grill and an air conditioning unit from the yard of a model home on River Meadows Lane in Country Lakes.
An officer spotted a suspicious person on the roof of Argyle Intermediate School. Upon investigation, the subject was a contractor cleaning the school’s vent hoods.
Police responded to an animal complaint on Village Way after a homeowner spotted a large snake under a shed in his backyard. The homeowner and officer were unable to safely remove the 4 foot long snake and the homeowner was advised to contact the animal control officer.
A resident on Shenandoah Court reported the theft of her military ID and New York driver’s license by another occupant at the residence.
Police responded to a disturbance at Liberty Christian School between two select football teams after the losing team accused the winning team of cheating. The losing team members threatened to kill the winning team’s coach and a female physically attacked him. The visiting team left before police arrived. No injuries were reported and no charges were filed.
Someone stole a wallet out of a vehicle parked at the Shops of Argyle parking lot on Country Club Rd.
A Country Lakes resident called police to report that teenagers were inside a home under construction on Clear Cove. Police questioned three juveniles who admitted they were walking around the exterior of the house.
Police assisted Double Oak police with a vehicle accident at Whispering Oaks and Kings Road where a car ran off of the road and hit a tree. No one was around the vehicle when authorities arrived. The driver, a Lantana woman, later called police to say that she had gone out drinking with some friends, took a turn too fast and wrecked her car on the way to a house sitting job in Taylor Oaks. She was treated by medics for an injured ankle.
Someone dropped two puppies off at a residence on Crawford Road. The homeowner called police to see if someone could come pick them up.
A concerned neighbor on Rolling Acres Drive called police to report that the former owners of a foreclosed home on their block appeared to be renting out the house to another family. The caller explained that the bank forced the neighbors to move out in January and the family, who is leasing another house down the street, proceeded to rent the bank-owned house to someone else. Police attempted to make contact with the occupants of the foreclosed home but no one answered the door.
Two men in a black pickup truck approached a man working in a pasture off of FM 407 and attempted to give him a bunch of expensive equipment, including a large generator, power washer and water pump. The men then asked to be paid for one piece of equipment. The man refused their offer and the pair took off before police arrived.
Police assisted Northlake police with two intoxicated men at the Shell gas station. An attendant said that one man was passed out in a truck and the other one was out cold in the restroom. Both men were released to a responsible party.
Someone picked the lock of a workshop behind a residence on Old Justin Road and stole $200 worth of tools.
A Country Lakes resident reported a group of people in their 30’s fishing in the neighborhood pond, drinking alcohol and cussing loudly. Police responded and did not find anyone in the area.
Police responded to the Dry Creek Ranch apartments in Northlake to assist with a domestic disturbance. An officer met with a woman who said her boyfriend wanted to kick her out and she needed help with smoothing things over since she had nowhere else to go.
A resident on Old Justin Road arrived home from work one afternoon and found her glass door smashed. Police checked the house but did not find an intruder.
An off-duty DFW Airport police officer spotted several kids inside a home under construction in Country Lakes and also witnessed them tip over a Port-A-Potty. The toilet tippers were gone by the time an officer arrived.
Police responded to a criminal trespassing call at Cross Timbers Community Church after a security guard reported that a homeless man was hanging out on the church’s porch. An officer arrived and asked the man to leave the property.
A small tree was flattened in the front yard of a home on Country Club Road after a hit and run accident late one evening. Police found pieces of a white front bumper and fender in the yard.
Police responded to a solicitor complaint on Prairieview Court after a resident said two men were going door to door trying to sell furniture out of an 18 wheeler parked in the cul de sac. The solicitors left before police arrived.
A resident on East Hickory Hill Road called police after arriving home late one evening and discovering a man that he knew from years ago walking out of his garage. The man stated that he had run out of gas. The resident asked him to leave. About 45 minutes later, the resident heard the gate rattling at the back of his property and saw the same man coming over his fence holding a flashlight. He chased the man off the property and the suspect was last seen with two other men in a gray Lincoln Town Car.
A resident on Thorne Ridge Circle said that her boyfriend and his son were receiving threatening text messages from an unknown person.
The employees of a business on Trey Lane discovered two men burglarizing the establishment upon their arrival. The suspects jumped the fence after being spotted and got away before police arrived.
Someone drove their ATV through a front yard on West Pioneer Circle after dark and struck a tree, causing some of the bark to come off. A headlight and plastic parts from the ATV were left behind.
An officer informed a Manor Drive resident about the ordinance pertaining to shooting inside the town limits after he came upon the resident shooting a cannon in his yard.
Police investigated a suspicious vehicle report on Morning Dove Court after a resident reported a white Chevy Suburban parked in the woods behind his house. Upon arrival, an officer met with the vehicle’s occupant, an Argyle woman, who stated she wanted to find a quiet area to study and located the spot while driving around. The officer suggested that she utilize a public place, such as
the school playground, to continue her studies.
A Double Oak woman and her friend returned home late one evening and discovered the back door of her house was unlocked. They locked themselves in the bedroom and called police. The assisting Argyle officer did not find an intruder inside.
Police were called by a man on East Harpole Road asking for help with locating his missing donkey. He told the officer that his grey pinstriped donkey likes cows and may have found some cows to hang out with. He later located “Donkey Odie” at a neighbor’s house.
A concerned woman told police that she saw a postal truck drive by on Frenchtown Road towards Hwy 377 and heard what sounded like a child inside banging on the door screaming “Let me out!” A check of the area and a call to the Argyle Post Office turned up nothing.
Originally published in the September & October 2012 issues of The Cross Timbers Gazette