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 received a frantic call for help from a woman at a ranch on FM 407 who requested their assistance with freeing her horse’s hoof that was caught between two metal bars.
A fed up Skyline Drive resident called to complain about the ongoing issue of skateboarders parking their vehicles along the street and skateboarding down the steep hill.
Police were called to quell a domestic disturbance on Oregon Trail after a worker reported a husband and wife were involved in a heated argument in their front yard over the custody of their daughter. Police determined no assault had occurred and both parties separated.
While patrolling, an officer saw a vehicle driving erratically on Woodland Trail. Upon further investigation, the officer learned that the motorist was practicing driving a manual transmission vehicle.
A Country Lakes resident called police to report that she caught a possum and wants it picked up. She was referred to the Animal Control Officer.
Police assisted Northlake police with a disturbance call at the Dry Creek Ranch apartments involving a resident, reportedly a police officer, screaming at two women demanding his keys back. A caller also said the man punched his own vehicle and put a dent in the hood. Officers took the suspect into custody.
A motorist on I-35W reported seeing a red pickup truck with a man inside flashing a gun. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.
Police investigated complaints from the Country Lakes subdivision of juveniles ringing doorbells and running off. An officer spoke to the kids and advised them to stop the ding dong ditching.
A woman called from her residence on Skyridge Drive just after dark to report that someone was pounding on her back door and her yellow Labrador retriever was starting to freak out. An officer arrived and found a stray dog near the house that was apparently causing the ruckus. The stray was reunited with its owner.
A Flower Mound woman called police to report that a student at Argyle High School was harassing her daughter via Facebook. She was advised to call Flower Mound Police to file a report and notify the high school.
An officer on patrol noticed a suspicious vehicle parked on the shoulder on FM 407 in Corral City at 5 a.m. and stopped to investigate. The driver stated that she just pulled over to finish her breakfast.
Police investigated a report of a woman driving a pickup truck up and down Whispering Trails Drive around midnight with a passenger wielding a flashlight and going through trash cans.
Police assisted the Parker County Sheriff’s Department with locating an 83-year-old man who was suffering from dementia inside Paradise Foods in Corral City. The man’s wife was called and officers stayed with him until family members arrived to pick him up an hour and a half later.
A woman and her two daughters suffered minor injuries from dog bites after the family’s dogs attacked each other inside the house.
An officer patrolling the area of Old Town Boulevard after dark observed a Honda parked behind a building with the windows fogged up and two people in the back seat. Both subjects told the officer that they have known each other since the third grade. The officer advised them against “parking” behind a building at night and the couple left the area.
Originally published in the March 2013 issue of The Cross Timbers Gazette.