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 stopped an ice cream truck driver in the Settlers Point subdivision for soliciting without a permit. The driver told the officer that he was test marketing his ice cream products in the area and that it was the end of his season. He was given a verbal warning.
Someone was shooting sporting clays near a residence in the 1400 block of Rolling Acres.
A woman called the police station to report an ongoing dispute between her and her estranged husband over the family dog.
Police responded to a suspicious vehicle call in the 200 block of Country Lakes Boulevard about a truck with a trailer attached, parked between two houses. Upon investigation, it was discovered that the owner of the truck had just returned from a deer lease and was unloading equipment.
Several teenagers dressed in black were stealing Christmas decorations in the 8400 block of Tyler in Lantana. Police were unable to locate the suspects.
A woman in the 700 block of Harpole reported that a blue sedan occupied by several Hispanic men stopped in front of her house and stared at her children who were playing in the front yard. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.
Two school employees observed a man doing doughnuts on a four-wheeler on the high school practice field. They followed the suspect to his house in the 200 block of Westover and called police, who issued the man a citation for trespassing.
A caller in the 600 block of Johns Well Court said that an unidentified man came to her front door and then fled when she would not open the door. Police were unable to locate the man.
An officer on patrol in the 900 block of East Hickory Hill Road noticed a van parked off of the roadway. The driver of the van attempted to drive off when the officer’s patrol car approached. After stopping the vehicle, the officer noticed that both occupants were undressed and the windows were fogged up. The pair said that they met at Applebee’s in Denton, then came to Argyle and parked. The driver was cited for driving with a suspended license.
A woman came to the police station and said that someone withdrew $4,000 from her Bank of America checking account from several different bank locations.
Police responded to a home invasion burglary in the 100 block of Eagles Nest Circle in Canyon Oaks. The suspects had already left the scene.
After being stopped by police on Hwy 377 for swerving all over the road, the driver explained that he was looking in his rearview mirror a lot because he was afraid that the bag of cans in the bed of his pickup was going to fall out. He was told that he needed to pay more attention to his driving and secure his load better in the future.
A caller in the 100 block of Pecan Acres said that someone banged on the front door and then ran away.
An Oklahoma man who was found sleeping in his pickup truck in the Paradise Foods parking lot was arrested for outstanding warrants and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A man came to the police station with a letter he received from the American Family Sweepstakes Commission out of New York stating that he had won a drawing for $146,000. A check for $2,860 was also enclosed and he was instructed to deposit it into his account and wire the money to a female in Canada to cover taxes and fees for the grand prize. The man had already deposited the check into his account, but did not wire the money. He was advised by an officer that it was more than likely a scam.
Originally published in the January 2010 issue of The Cross Timbers Gazette