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Double Oak Police Beat – July 2017

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Double Oak Police Chief Derrick Watson

Thank you to the Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department and all the participants in the 4th of July annual parade and picnic. Our firefighters are invaluable community members who respond to every call for service be it a medical, fire, traffic or water leak emergency. They train every week, live next to their cellphone and radios and are willing to disrupt their personal lives out of a sense of duty to humanity. The annual picnic is a critical fundraiser for the DOVFD with all the contributions going towards providing services to the citizens of our town.

If you’re reading this article I would ask you to take a moment to remember the four Dallas officers and one Dallas Area Rapid Transit officers, who, a year ago, gave their lives protecting other people.  DPD Senior Corporal Lorne Ahrens; DPD Officer Michael Krol; DPD Sergeant Michael Smith; DPD Officer Patricio Zamarripa and DART Officer Brent Thompson are desperately missed by their families, friends, co-workers and communities.

I can’t do justice to the confluence of societal issues that ended with the atrocities committed in Dallas on July 7th, 2016. In my heart I do know that most people have good intentions, that the overwhelming majority of police officers are in the profession out of a sense of selfless service and that most of humanity understands, or at least supports, the role of law enforcement in society.

What I do ask is that next time you’re in Dallas let an officer know you appreciate their service to all of us. Their job is one of the most difficult in law enforcement and they need support, even if it’s just an uplifting comment.

What I do ask is that next time you talk or think about public policy step beyond an emotional conversation about who goes to the bathroom behind which door and truly consider the state of mental health care and addiction treatment services in Texas; proper funding for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (the state board that standardizes licensing and training for all peace officers – I am a supporter of their work); what we as a society truly want from our police – fair and impartial delivery of service is a good start; and how we all can make our State a better place to live.

Have a great summer and thank you for the opportunity to serve.

Chief Watson

Recent Police Calls

Ordinance Violation – 5500 blk. Chinn Chapel Rd., Double Oak – Officer stopped to speak with a citizen burning yard trimmings on a non-burn day.

Suspicious Activity – 100 blk. Chinn Chapel Rd., Double Oak – A teenage female reported being followed by a silver pickup truck. She pulled into a local business parking lot and called for the police. Officer was unable to locate the suspect vehicle and did escort the young driver home.

Forgery / Fraud – 100 blk. North Woodland Trl., Double Oak – A resident reported multiple fraudulent charges made using their credit card online and at various gas stations around Texas.

Suspicious Person – 100 blk. Meadowknoll Dr., Double Oak – An unknown woman was on the complainant’s property.

Animal Complaint – 400 blk. Cross Timbers Dr., Double Oak – Citizen reported a coyote roaming the neighborhood at 5:30 p.m.

Juvenile Complaint – 400 blk. Kings Rd., Double Oak – Report of juveniles flipping off passing motorists and making their mothers proud.

Assist Agency – 8900 blk. Sherman Trl., Lantana Denton County – Officer assisted with the investigation of a vehicle verses house accident at 1:48 a.m.  Unknown suspect drove away in a dark color sports utility vehicle and didn’t identify themselves.

Assist Agency – 200 blk. Redbud St., Argyle – Double Oak Officer assisted with an investigation into a family disturbance at 1:48 a.m.

Suspicious Vehicle – 200 blk. Meadowknoll Dr., Double Oak – Witness reported a loud, dark colored van. Officer was unable to locate the vehicle.

Speeding Vehicles – 300 blk. Meadowknoll Dr., Double Oak – Reports of vehicles racing up and down Meadowknoll.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – 400 blk. Simmons Rd., Double Oak – During the investigation of a traffic stop officer located drug paraphernalia and a citation was issued.

Forgery / Fraud – 200 blk. Valley View Trl., Double Oak – Suspect in a credit card abuse case arrested on a traffic stop. A search warrant for the vehicle resulted in the recovery of multiple items of personal identifying information not belonging to the suspect.

Motorist Assist – 8300 blk. Justin Rd., Double Oak – Truck loaded with mulch jackknifed and blocking traffic.  Officer assisted with traffic control while truck was untangled.

Noise Complaint – 100 blk. Royal Oaks, Dr., Double Oak – Multiple reports regarding a loud humming noise.  Further investigation revealed a pool pump that was malfunctioning.  Homeowner was aware of the problem and turned it off until repairs or replacement could be accomplished.

Suspicious Activity – 3900 blk. Chapel Ct., Double Oak – A witness reported a white Chevy SUV parked in an empty lot that had been foreclosed upon. Further investigation revealed two adult males, who were representatives for the bank, checking on the property.

Animal Complaint – Cross Timbers Dr. at Tanglewood Ln., Double Oak – Report of a coyote in the caller’s front yard at 12:41 p.m. Coyote ran upon approach of the officer.

Disturbance – 800 blk. Cross Timbers Dr., Double Oak – Verbal disturbance between family members. No offense committed.

Assist Agency – 200 blk. Country Lakes Blvd., Argyle – Officer assisted Argyle officer with an investigation into drug paraphernalia.

Welfare Concern – Justin Rd. at Chinn Chapel Rd., Double Oak – A witness reported concerns about an adult male’s welfare as he walked along Justin Rd. Officer spoke with the male and determined he needed assistance. Subject was transported to a residence by the officer.

Solicitor Complaint – 100 blk. Highland Dr., Double Oak – A witness reported an adult male, going door to door, attempting to sell steaks. Officer made contact with the solicitor.

Forgery / Fraud – 100 blk. S. Woodland Trl., Double Oak – Unknown person opened a fraudulent credit account in the complainant’s name charging over $2,000.

Assist Agency – 400 blk. Oakwood Dr., Bartonville – A complainant reported an unknown person repeatedly honking a horn outside his residence at 12:17 a.m.

Burglary – 100 blk. Thornhill Circle, Double Oak – A resident reported that during the night an unknown person had entered multiple vehicles and their garage without permission. Missing items include a laptop and a cellphone. This offense is currently under investigation. If you have any information that may be of assistance please contact Detective Clint Murphy at 972-355-5995.

Suspicious Circumstances – 300 blk. Waketon Rd., Double Oak – A resident reported receiving a letter containing gibberish and language that didn’t make much sense. The letter was placed into the evidence room and a report was completed.

Criminal Mischief – 200 blk. Whispering Oaks Dr., Double Oak – A resident reported damage to the front window of their home. Further investigation revealed that the home had not been entered.

Assist Agency – 8200 blk. Justin Rd., Denton County – Welfare concern report about an adult male laying in the grass next to a building. Upon further investigation subject was determined to be homeless.

Criminal Trespass – 100 blk. Willow Oak Ct., Double Oak – A resident found an unknown male sleeping inside his courtyard. Officers made contact with the adult male and determined that he was probably hung over and disoriented. Subject was given a criminal trespass warning and then transported back home.

Animal Complaint – 100 blk. Twin Lakes Dr., Double Oak – Concerns about a coyote laying in the roadway.

Criminal Mischief – 200 blk. Simmons Rd., Double Oak – Complainant’s mailbox damaged by apparent blunt instrument.

Animal Complaint – 100 blk. Simmons Rd., Double Oak – Sick/injured coyote reported by public works director. Officer located the coyote on the side of the roadway and dispatched it with a rifle shot. Animal control collected the coyote that was elderly and riddled with mange.

Suspicious Vehicle – 200 blk. Valley View Trl., Double Oak – A caller observed a white truck parked in front of their house, at 9:40 p.m. and occupied by two individuals. Further investigation revealed it was occupied by two teenagers who were talking, one of which was a Double Oak resident in a nearby house.

Animal Complaint – 100 blk. Meadowknoll Dr., Double Oak – A resident reported a copperhead snake on their property. Snake departed prior to officer arrival.

Fraud – 300 blk. Brown Cliff Ct., Double Oak – A homeowner paid a suspect $100 to wash windows. Suspect left with the money but didn’t complete the job.

Found Property – 200 blk. Shady Hill Ln., Double Oak – Officer helped a senior citizen find her lost purse.

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