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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:

A home in the 400 block of Surrey Lane was ransacked and televisions were stolen during a daytime burglary. 

Both license plates were reported stolen from a pickup truck. The victim was not sure if the incident occurred at her house or at a casino in Oklahoma that she had recently visited.

A concerned bank employee said that someone was dropping off an elderly woman at the bank and leaving her there for hours at a time each of the past three days. The woman told the bank employee she thought someone was trying to steal her money and does not have a way to contact anyone to take her home nor could she provide her address.

Police investigated a forgery report after someone had used a man’s social security number to get payday loans.  

A resident on Johns Well Court reported a large bobcat prowling around in her front yard.  

An officer patrolling Hwy 377 around 2:30 a.m. spotted a suspicious man in front of the Argyle Business Center. Upon investigation, the subject was identified as the maintenance man who was in the process of turning off the sprinklers. He stated that he had fallen asleep and forgotten to turn them off earlier.

A homeowner on Forest Trail reported the attempted theft of his riding lawn mower after finding it sitting out in the street in front of his house. 

An officer responded to Country Lakes after receiving a call that four teenagers were in the pool after hours and one of them had pulled his pants down. The officer questioned the teens who said the only time their shorts may have fallen down is when they were getting out of the pool and their pockets were filled with water.

A woman at a business in Old Town Argyle called police to frantically report a snake in her office. The woman was unable to identify what kind of snake it was.

An officer responding to a fireworks complaint found no fireworks, but instead discovered a campfire with people around it roasting hot dogs.

Police assisted Northlake Police on a disturbance at the Motel 6 after a woman said that someone was trying to get into her room. The hotel manager said that the woman told him she was dating another female and found out that the female was also dating her boyfriend. He added that he’s not sure if anyone was really at her door or if she was just paranoid.

An officer spotted a suspicious person around midnight at Argyle Intermediate School.  Upon investigation, he found a woman who said she just wanted to get out of her house and write in her journal.

After being kicked out of his rental house by his landlord and physically threatened if he attempted to come back, a man asked police for help with retrieving his personal property. He was told that it was a civil matter.

A bank manager called police after a man known for suspicious behavior walked into the bank and exchanged a roll of quarters for cash. The man was previously seen taking pictures of other bank branches. 

Two teenagers were spotted drinking beer in the backyard of a house on Santa Fe Trail by a neighbor who said the homeowner was out of town. The teens took off before police arrived but left their beer bottles in the yard.

A woman was run off of the running track at Argyle High School by a Jeep full of screaming teenagers. Police checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.

Police took a complaint from a woman about the construction on Gibbons Road in front of the new fire station who stated that “unintelligent construction people” were directing traffic and causing issues by not stopping people fast enough. She went on to say that all the housewives are frustrated with the situation and are at the end of their ropes. An officer came out to observe the intersection but did not see any traffic problems. 

Originally published in the September 2013 issues of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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