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:
Wayward goats got the goat of a resident who spotted them wandering near Cross Timbers Church on Hwy 377. The county animal control officer was called to assist with the roundup.
Someone damaged a mailbox in the 700 block of Old Justin Road.
A suspicious vehicle was reported in the 400 block of Frenchtown Road. Upon investigation, an officer found a truck parked at the end of a driveway with its flashers on so that the wrecker en route could find the residence easier.
Police lent a hand to the Argyle Fire Department on a small electrical fire at a home in the 300 block of Old Justin Road.
A military family travelling from Indiana to Ft. Hood was transported by an officer to a hotel in Northlake after their U-Haul truck broke down during a snowstorm.
Someone reported a stolen trailer in the 400 block of Ben Boyd. Police determined that no theft occurred when the trailer was discovered parked in the driveway of the residence.
A resident on Walnut Street reported an odiferous houseguest. The town’s animal control officer was contacted to remove a skunk from the premises.
Police assisted the Denton County Sheriff’s Department on a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of Indian Trail that resulted in an arrest.
A solicitor selling magazines in the 100 block of Courtney Bay was asked by police to either leave the area or obtain a permit.
An officer followed a trail of wet cement to the 1100 block of Thornridge Court, where a cement truck had lost part of its load.
A student’s iPod was reported stolen at Argyle High School.
Police investigated a disturbance during a basketball game at Hilltop Elementary School.
A person wearing a black and red jacket was spotted by a motorist riding their bicycle northbound on I-35W. Police could not locate the foolhardy pedal pusher.
Police assisted the Denton County Sheriff’s Department on a report of a prowler in the 6600 block of Oak Ridge. The suspect was not located.
A suspicious person was reported in the 600 block of Country Club. It turned out to be a limo driving waiting for his customer.
An officer saw a car sitting on the train tracks during a snowstorm and discovered an elderly woman driver with a history of dementia from Rowlett. The officer was able to get the train to stop five minutes before its arrival in Argyle and coax the woman from her car.
Originally published in the March 2010 issue of The Cross Timbers Gazette