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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:

Police responded to a prowler call at a residence on Johns Well Court after a grandmother who was home alone reported hearing noises and said the TV came on by itself. An officer arrived and found no signs of criminal activity.

Someone stole items out of a pickup truck parked in a driveway in the 700 block of Charyl Lynn.

Police responded to a burglar alarm at a business in the 1300 block of Stonecrest Road and found a broken door handle. The business owner said that they have had problems with break-ins lately. 

The yoke was on a motorist driving along FM 407 near Lantana after her car was egged by someone in a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. Police were unable to locate the egg tosser.

A Country Lakes resident complained about two aggressive Rottweilers roaming loose in his neighborhood preventing him for going on a run. An Animal Control Officer responded to investigate.

Police assisted the Denton County Sherriff’s Department with a call for help from a 25-year-old man who said that his car broke down on FM 407 at Branch Crossing and he had been hit by the side mirrors of two passing cars after getting out of his vehicle. He refused medical treatment. 

A woman called police to ask for help with removing her horses from where they were being boarded in fear that the stable owner would lock her out because she accidentally ran over the owner’s dog. Police later received a call from the stable owner who said that the woman had not paid her boarding bill and was concerned that she would try to come onto the property after hours to get her horses out.

Police responded to a criminal mischief call after a man reported that his pickup truck was struck by a Dr. Pepper bottle thrown from the truck in front of him on I-35W. Both drivers pulled into the Argyle Water Supply parking lot where the two motorists angrily glared at each other while waiting for police to arrive. An officer gave them a verbal warning.

A disagreement between a father and son over gas money escalated into a domestic disturbance call in the 400 block of West Front Street. The son agreed to leave the residence voluntarily and said he will come back tomorrow after his father calms down.

Police made two visits on the same day to a family in the 300 block of Redbud Street for an auto theft in progress and a verbal disturbance call.

Argyle Police assisted the sheriff’s department with a disturbance in the Stonecrest Mobile Home Park after a woman called asking for help with her tenants who had not paid rent on their trailer for the past four years. The woman said that her tenant threatened her and stated he had a criminal record for stabbing someone.

Police assisted Northlake Police at the Creekside at Northlake Apartments after a woman reported that her neighbors who lived downstairs jiggled her doorknob and tried to enter her apartment after midnight. She confronted them to ask why they were trying to get inside and they said they thought no one was at home. She suspected that they were high on marijuana and said she could smell it on them.

A man in the 100 block of East FM 1830 reported seeing a coyote running around with a milk jug on his head. The same coyote with the jug still on his head was spotted again several days later near Hilltop Elementary School. The Animal Control Officer attempted to catch him, but he ran off into the woods near the Settler’s Point subdivision.

Police received a call from a man on a cell phone with a slurred voice saying that someone burglarized his house on Rolling Acres Dr. but was unable to provide an address. Police located and questioned the man, who stated the house is under construction and it had changed, so he got scared. No offence had occurred.

A Country Lakes man called on behalf of his wife who was home alone to report that someone had been ringing his doorbell and knocking on the door then running off. 

Police assisted Northlake Police after the employee of a gas station off of I-35W called for help with an unruly person. The caller stated that a woman she has never met before who works at the Subway sandwich shop next door came into the gas station yelling and threatening her. The caller and a customer locked themselves in the back room until police arrived.

Police dispatch took a call from a young girl around 4 or 5 years old who said that she was scared of the dark and wanted their help. She said her parents were home but hung up the phone after being asked to speak with them. The dispatcher called back twice but got voicemail.

Originally published in the January 2013 issue of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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