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Double Oak Police Beat – October 2017

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Double Oak Police Chief Derrick Watson

On behalf of the Double Oak Police Department I would like to thank every citizen who attended the September 11 memorial gathering and the participation by our Fire Department and Denton County Constable’s Office Precinct 4.

This past month we witnessed some of the worst nature had to offer in the form of Hurricane Harvey. We also witnessed the best in humanity as our community immediately rallied to assist fellow Texans.

Between the dates of August 29th and September 4th, 2017 Captain Robert “Bob” Bowen and Lieutenant William “Bill” Welch, of the Double Oak Fire Department, voluntarily responded with Task Force 121 to assist the Texas cities of Webster and Port Arthur with recovery from Hurricane Harvey. While deployed our firefighters provided emergency medical services, responded to motor vehicle accidents, structure fires, fuel tank explosions, established landing zones for helicopters, searched houses door to door and participated in water rescues. Their work was done in a hazard filled environment that included downed power lines, high water, driving rain, a devastated infrastructure and distraught citizens. They served with firefighters they had never worked with, caring for people they’ve never met, all in the spirit of service to their fellow Texans. Thank you for your hard work Captain Bowen and Lieutenant Welch.

Between the dates of August 31 and September 4, 2017 Officer Brett Bourgeois and Officer Brian Shults of the Double Oak Police Department, voluntarily responded to a request for police assistance from the Texas Department of Public Safety Region 2 Headquarters in North West Houston. In a law enforcement milestone Officer Bourgeois and Officer Shults were the first municipal police officers, in the history of TXDPS, to team with troopers on patrol answering emergency calls for service, deterring looting and securing flooded communities so that rescue workers could perform their tasks. Their work was accomplished in a hazardous environment that included downed power lines, high water, a devastated infrastructure and distraught citizens. When called to duty both officers responded to Houston in less than a day and were working twelve to fourteen hour shifts immediately upon arrival. Thank you for your service Officer Bourgeois and Officer Shults.

Thank you to Constable Tim Burch and Deputy Robert Kubicek who voluntarily left their precinct to assist Victoria, TX for over two weeks. They helped distribute food and water, secured the community, answered calls, lived in primitive conditions and left their families for a significant period of time to serve their fellow Texans.

Thank you to the citizens of Double Oak who donated food, water, hay, animal care items and their labor to help their neighbors on the Gulf of Mexico.

A reminder about suspicious behavior. If you observe an unknown person(s) in your neighborhood late at night walking up driveways, looking in car windows, and/or carrying lawn care equipment, that is all suspicious activity. Please contact dispatch via 9-1-1 (preferable if the person or vehicle is still in your neighborhood) or 972-434-5500 so the on-duty officer can investigate. A description of the person(s) to include clothing and their location is extremely helpful as well as a description of any vehicles you see in the area associated with the suspicious person.

Recent Police Calls 

08-22-17 – Credit Card Abuse – 100 blk. Kings Rd., Double Oak – An unknown suspect used a resident’s credit card to make purchases without the complainant’s permission.

08-22-17 – Assist Fire Department – 200 blk. Kings Rd., Double Oak – Police Department responded to assist with a medical call.

08-22-17 – Criminal Mischief – 6100 blk. Plantation Lane, Double Oak – Officer responded to a criminal mischief call to document damage to a rental property.  The owner of the property explained that an unknown person had intentionally left the water running in the house to cause physical damage to the property.

08-24-17 – Fraud/Credit Card Abuse – 200 blk. Waketon Ext., Double Oak – A resident reported that an unknown person attempted to open a credit card account, without permission, using the complainant’s personally identifying information.

08-27-17 – Assist Agency (Bartonville PD) – 500 blk. Stonewood Blvd., Bartonville – Disturbance between two related persons at a residence.

08-29-17 – Assist Agency Arrest (Bartonville PD) – 200 blk. Waketon Ext., Double Oak – Bartonville PD requested assistance with serving a felony warrant for an offense that is alleged to have occurred in their jurisdiction.  At approximately 10:06 p.m. Eliah Felix Warren was taken into custody for a Sexual Assault of a Child warrant and transported to Bartonville PD.

08-31-17 – Theft – 100 blk. Chapel Hill Dr., Double Oak – Complainant reported that a portable generator had been stolen from their driveway.

09-01-17 – Credit Card Abuse – 100 blk. Oak Trail, Double Oak – Unknown person obtained a credit card using the complainant’s personal information.  Suspect(s) ordered merchandise utilizing the fraudulently obtained credit card.

09-03-17 – Assist Agency (Corinth) – 4000 blk. Barton Creek, Highland Village – A Corinth PD Officer requested assistance for a vehicle search.  A small baggie of marijuana was located in the vehicle and an adult male was taken into custody by Corinth PD.

09-05-17 – Criminal Trespass – 8100 blk. Justin Rd., Double Oak – A representative for a local property owner requested police assistance with notifying an adult male that he was no longer welcome on their acreage.

09-09-17 – Criminal Mischief – 900 blk. Cross Timbers, Double Oak – An unknown person cut the hasp off the complainant’s shed.  The property owner was unable to determine if anything was missing from the building.

09-09-17 – Burglary of a Building – 300 blk. Valley View Trail, Double Oak – An unknown person(s) cut the lock off the complainant’s shed and removed a portable generator and lawn equipment.

09-09-17 – Hit and Run – 8500 blk. Justin Rd., Double Oak – A motorist reported that another driver struck their car and then left the scene of the accident without providing identification and insurance information.

09-09-17 – Driving While Intoxicated (Third or more – a felony) – 900 blk. Cross Timbers Dr., Double Oak – At approximately 11:46 p.m. a Double Oak Officer observed a white BMW commit multiple traffic infractions.  During the conduct of the traffic stop the investigating officer became concerned about intoxicated driving.  Standardized field sobriety tests were administered and the officers became convinced that the motorist was operating a vehicle while intoxicated on alcohol.  Mckinsey Scott Maynard, 40 years old, was taken into custody for suspected drunk driving and transported to a local hospital where an evidentiary search warrant was obtained for a blood sample.

09-10-17 – Burglary of a Building – 100 blk. Oak Grove Circle, Double Oak – A resident reported that over the previous week an unknown person had cut the lock off of their shed and taken tools.

09-13-17 – Arrest (Outside Agency Warrant) – 500 blk. Waketon, Double Oak – A Double Oak Officer observed a vehicle speeding in a school zone.  During the conduct of the traffic stop officer determined that the motorist was wanted by Roanoke PD.  After the driver, Grant Lee Walker, 18 years old, was taken into custody the officer also located alleged drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

09-18-17 – Criminal Mischief – 700 blk. Cross Timbers Dr., Double Oak – A resident reported that an unknown person had cut the lock off of their shed.  Complainant noted that nothing from the shed was missing.

09-18-17 – Fraud/Credit Card Abuse – 300 blk. Waketon Rd., Double Oak – A resident reported an unknown person using their credit card without permission.

09-21-17 – Fraud/Telephone – 200 blk. Fox Trot Lane, Double Oak – A resident had an unknown person call their home telephone and vaguely identify himself as working for a State commission out of Kansas. The caller claimed that our resident had made some large money transfers and they needed more information. The complainant contacted the Banking Commission of Kansas and determined that this was attempted fraud by telephone.

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