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:
A woman in the 300 block of Old Justin Road told police that a truck dumped asphalt in her driveway without her permission and the driver is asking her to pay for it.
The manager of the Dry Creek Ranch Apartments in Northlake called for help after trying to stop three men from forcing open the door of the gym in the pool area after hours. He said that the men started cussing him out when he intervened and they told the responding officer that they were just trying to break in to play some basketball.
A motorist on I-35W told police that she saw something fall out of the sky, describing it as green in color and then it turned pink. Police checked the area and were unable to find the unidentified flying object.
Criminal trespass charges were filed against a man who allegedly broke into a home in the 300 block of Redbud Street where his girlfriend was staying with relatives.
A resident of the Creekside at Northlake Apartment Complex requested to speak with an officer about a note that was found on her vehicle about “hogging the good parking space.” The woman later discovered that someone took the gas cap off of her vehicle.
A woman in the 800 block of Caublestone Drive called police and said that her estranged husband was arrested and put in Denton County jail the night before and she wanted to know what happened to the family cat that was in his car at the time of the incident.
Police investigated a report that a group of teenagers from Old Town were throwing egg cartons onto the roof of Hilltop Elementary School. Police were unable to locate the teens.
A man called police to report that a girl, posing as her brother and grandmother on Facebook, posted negative comments directed towards his daughter. He did not want to press charges but wanted police to document the incident.
A security guard at a gas well site on Gibbons Road called police to report that people were taking pictures of the well site from the street, and this was the second or third time they had visited the site. The guard was advised that there was no law against taking pictures from the roadway.
An officer checking out a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the 700 block of Charyl Lynn learned that it belonged to a private investigator who was watching a home on the street. The PI told the officer that he would only be there for one day.
A woman in the 600 block of Hill Street found a stray dog that she described as a “starving, badly cut up large dog that looked like he fell from a plane.” The woman surmised that the dog may have been trained to fight.
A man in the 600 block of Primrose Court was upset because his neighbor’s horses kept damaging his wooden fence and one of his Great Danes was injured escaping through the fence to chase the horses. He told police that his neighbor refused to do anything to prevent the horses from getting to his fence. The officer advised him that it was a civil issue.
Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 8000 block of Watson Road in Lantana after a woman began arguing with her estranged husband as he was retrieving furniture from their home.
A woman in the 300 block of Redbud Street said that a neighborhood teenager was shooting at two Labrador Retrievers with a BB gun. Upon questioning, the teen admitted that he shot his BB gun at the ground towards the dogs because they were attacking his cats.
An officer was called to the 1000 block of East Harpole Road after a man phoned police to report that his mother was upset at him for staying up late drinking and watching a movie with his 14-year-old brother. The man, who had been jailed three previous times on alcohol-related charges and possession of a controlled substance, said he called police so that the argument would not get worse. No assault had occurred and no charges were filed.
A motorist on Crawford Road near Hwy 377 was concerned about a woman walking in the roadway after dark. She was described as a white female in her 40’s with blonde hair who was possibly intoxicated. The motorist offered her a ride, but she wouldn’t accept. Police were unable to locate the woman.
Alpacas being attacked by two stray dogs in the 700 block of Old Justin Road were rescued by a woman who threw golf balls at the canines and chased them away. The woman and an animal control officer could not determine where the dogs lived, so no citation was issued. She told police that this was an ongoing problem and several alpacas had been previously killed.
A man in the Chadwick Apartment Complex in Northlake advised police that a first date had gone terribly wrong and he needed their assistance. He said that he had just met the woman that night and they went out to dinner, then she came back to his place. But he said that it “got weird” so he asked her to leave. She refused and laid down on his bedroom floor crying and shaking, saying that he “promised to love her”.
Originally published in the January 2010 issue of The Cross Timbers Gazette