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Double Oak Police Beat – Oct. 2014

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On Tuesday, Oct. 7, communities across Texas observed National Night Out by hosting neighborhood parties, turning on front porch lights, meeting with their local police officers and taking a positive stance against crime.National Night Out was introduced in 1984 to promote involvement in crime prevention, police-community partnerships and to send a message that neighborhoods are fighting back. National Night Out culminates annually in Texas on the first Tuesday of October. (http://natw.org/about).  

This year the Town of Double Oak hosted its third National Night Out event at John B. Wright memorial park with bounce houses, a professional police dispatcher and 9-1-1 simulator for the kids to practice calls, Double Oak Police equipment on display and a visit from Sheriff Will Travis and constables from Denton County Precinct 4. Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks were provided courtesy of volunteer team members from Target.

We are welcoming the return of former reserve Cody Leinweber as a full-time police officer. Officer Leinweber grew up in Flower Mound and was a police explorer with us during high school. During his many years of employment, as a manager in the retail business world, he served with Double Oak as a reserve/unpaid police officer. Cody has spent the last two years working as a patrol officer with the City of Lake Worth police department gaining invaluable experience in a high-call patrol community.

Thank you to the Town of Flower Mound Police Department for reaching out to their regional law enforcement partners and offering jail services. Double Oak now has a local detention facility available to house misdemeanor offenders, a dispatch center to enter class “c” misdemeanor warrants and the ability to have regional warrants confirmed 24 hours a day and then transported to a local jail. It is hoped that regional participation in jail operations will help pay for staffing at the Flower Mound detention facility, increase compliance in payment of traffic and other misdemeanor offenses and enhance local law enforcement working relationships.     

Thank you for the opportunity to serve.

Recent Police Calls

Suspicious Circumstances – 200 block of Simmons Road, Double Oak – A witness reported two unknown persons sleeping in a car. Officer was unable to locate the vehicle.

Fire Alarm – 200 block of Kings Road, Double Oak – Residential owner accidentally triggered a new alarm system.

Disturbance – 3000 block of FM407, Bartonville – Double Oak Officer provided cover to Bartonville Officer during investigation of a rolling vehicle disturbance.

Disturbance – 1800 block of Knight Street, Argyle – Double Oak provided cover to Argyle PD for investigation of a disturbance later determined to be verbal only in nature.

Alarm – 1600 block of Barrington Hills Boulevard, Bartonville – Double Oak assisted Bartonville PD with alarm. Residence was found to be secure.

Assist Agency – 100 block of East FM407 Argyle – Double Oak Officer assisted Argyle with a traffic stop investigation. 

Animal Complaint – 400 block of Country Court, Bartonville – Reports of a horse loose from a pasture. Officer was unable to locate.

Assist Agency – Copper Canyon Road, Denton County – Double Oak and Bartonville units assisted Sheriff’s Department with investigation into a possibly intoxicated motorist attempting to leave the scene of an accident. Officers cleared the scene once deputies had the area under control.

Agency Assist – 11500 block of Lantana Trail, Lantana – Officer responded to an alarm call.  Further investigation revealed persons using a weight room after hours and they left when requested. No further action was taken.

Alarm – 7000 block of Hawk Road, Bartonville – Residential alarm triggered for unknown reason. Residence appeared secure to responding officer.

Disturbance – 1000 block of Cardinal Drive, Bartonville – Reporting person claimed that an intoxicated person was attempting to gain entrance to the residence. Upon arrival of police both parties separated and agreed to remain apart for the night.

Accident – 2900 block of FM 407, Bartonville – Officer drove up on a one-car accident involving a car and a deer. The motorist reported that he swerved to miss a deer and accidentally struck a small tree. Officer worked the accident and remained on scene until arrival of a wrecker.

Traffic Complaint – 300 block of Waketon Road, Double Oak – Officer responded to citizen concerns about a possible bike race.

Alarm – 1600 block of Barrington Hills Boulevard, Bartonville – False alarm.

Identity Theft – 300 block of Waketon Road, Double Oak – A resident reported that an unknown person had assumed their identity and was trying to file for unemployment.

Assist Fire Department – 100 block of North Forest, Double Oak – Assisted Fire Department on a medical call.

Criminal Mischief – 500 block of Cross Timbers, Double Oak – Unknown person knocked over the complainant’s mail box.

Alarm – 100 block of Twin Lakes Drive, Double Oak – Officer responded to the scene and determined that house was secure.

Missing Juvenile – 400 block of Wolf Run, Bartonville – Double Oak officer participated in searching for a missing juvenile.

Open Door – 100 block of Fox Trot, Double Oak – A witness reported an unsecure residence. Contact was made with the homeowner and it was determined that the door was accidentally left open.

Disturbance – 800 block of West Woodglen, Copper Canyon – Double Oak Officer assisted Sheriff’s Department with detaining an involved party until the arrival of a deputy.

Found Property – 100 block of Twin Lakes Drive, Double Oak – A witness flagged down an officer and turned over a backpack. Further investigation revealed that the backpack had been stolen at Grapevine Lake around Aug. 9, 2014. Owner was located and the property was returned.

Civil Standby – 7700 block of Justin Road, Double Oak – Officer was flagged down and requested to conduct a civil standby regarding disputed property. Officer cleared the scene once the property had been exchanged.

Disturbance – 200 block of Country Court, Bartonville – Dispute was determined to be verbal in nature. Disturbance was quelled when one party agreed to leave the residence.

Vehicle Complaint – 300 block of Whispering Oaks Drive, Double Oak – A witness reported speeding vehicles in the evening time. Officers were briefed about the traffic complaint.

Fireworks – 100 block of Trailing Oaks Drive, Double Oak – A witness reported what was believed to be multiple gunshots. Upon further investigation by responding officer, it was determined that fireworks were being discharged. Three juveniles admitted to setting off the fireworks and a parent was notified.

Assault Bodily Injury – 100 block of Lake Trail Drive, Double Oak – A resident reported having been assaulted, by a family member, with a closed fisted punch to the face. Suspect fled the scene but was later arrested for misdemeanor assault.

Barking Dog – 300 block of Meadowknoll Drive, Double Oak – A resident reported a neighbor’s dog that had been barking for over two hours. The dog’s owner was contacted and they were unable to respond to the scene but did offer to contact the person who was supposed to be watching the animal. The dog was secured in the backyard.

Agency Assist – 11500 block of Lantana Trail, Lantana – Double Oak assisted Denton County Deputy on a traffic stop involving three vehicles.

Disturbance – 100 block of Lake Trail Drive, Double Oak – Known person was breaking windows on a residence, attempting to gain entry and causing a disturbanc
e. When subject was told he was under arrest, he fled on foot. Officers chased and apprehended the suspect. Arrestee was charged with Criminal Mischief (damage $50 to $500, misdemeanor B) and Evading Detention (misdemeanor A).

Solicitor Complaint – Kings Road, Double Oak – A witness reported two door-to-door solicitors without permits. Officer was unable to locate the subjects.

Assist Agency – Bluestem Drive, Denton County – Double Oak provided assistance to Deputies with searching for a car involved in a hit-and-run offense in Flower Mound. 

Barking Dog – 300 block of Thornhill Circle, Double Oak – A resident reported their neighbor’s dog barking for hours. Officer heard the loud barking and attempted to contact the homeowner face to face and then by phone. No one answered the door or telephone call. Complainant put in ear buds and went back to bed.

Medical Assist – 100 block of Knob Hill Lane, Double Oak – Officer responded to a medical call and remained on scene until Fire Department arrival.

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