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 resident in the 100 block of Pecan Acres Lane said that a black male selling cleaning products started screaming for someone to come to the gate and then became upset after the resident refused to let him in. The solicitor left the area before police arrived.
After accidently striking a deer with her vehicle on Old Justin Road, the driver asked the responding officer if she could keep the deceased buck. A game warden was called to the scene.
A man in the 1800 block of East Hickory Hill Road asked to speak to an officer about his ex-wife coming over to take his daughter, which conflicts with his visitation paperwork stating that he is supposed to have her at that time. He was advised that it was a civil matter.
Police responded to Argyle High School and took a student into custody after he threatened to shoot the assistant principal and go over to the principal’s house and beat him with a baseball bat.
A resident in the 1000 block of Stonecrest Road reported hearing a female screaming in a white, late model construction van at the end of the driveway. The van drove away before police arrived.
Police took a complaint from a motorist about a squad car parked on Hwy 377 in front of the police station. The man said the officer was sitting in a dangerous spot and he almost hit the cruiser when he was following another vehicle. The dispatcher explained that the officer was safely parked off of the roadway and on the shoulder.
A woman in the 600 block of Stonecrest Road was concerned about a homeless person wandering up and down the street because she said her neighbors typically leave their doors unlocked and sometimes the wind blows them open.
Several pieces of jewelry was reported missing by a resident in the 200 block of East FM 1830, who suspected that a former maid may have taken them. A theft report was filed.
A UPS driver reported seeing at least two people in a red Dodge Stratus firing a sling shot at other vehicles and a construction crew on the side of the road. The vehicle left town before police could locate it.
A woman in the 300 block of Redbud Street told police dispatch that her neighbor had come over to her house and was calling her names. She stated that she is about to move out of the area because she is fed up with her neighbor’s behavior.
Police were called to the 600 block of Stonecrest Road after a car full of day laborers looking for work paid a visit to a resident who complained that they ignored his “No Soliciting” sign.
A man came to the police station to file an Auto Theft report after his employee took a company vehicle and he was unable to locate the employee or the vehicle.
Police responded to a domestic disturbance at a party in the 4300 block of Meadowview Drive where a man reportedly assaulted a woman. Medics attended to a 26-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man.
A man in the 600 block of Stonecrest Road filed a police report after discovering several unauthorized ATM withdrawals and multiple charges to his bank account from the same 7-11 convenience store in Plano.
A woman in the 400 block of Ben Boyd Rd. called police to complain that her neighbor has been videotaping her daughters from his front porch. She said when her husband confronted the man, he ran into his house and would not talk to him. Upon questioning by police, the man stated that “things happen on the street” and he takes pictures “in case something happens.”
An employee of Paradise Foods reported that a customer drove off without paying for $50 worth of gas. The employee could not provide a description of the suspect or his vehicle, but noted that the man had left his debit card on the store’s checkout counter.
A resident in the 200 block of Timberview Court arrived home to find his workshop door pried open during an attempted burglary.
Police were called to the 400 block of Santa Fe Trail in Country Lakes after a resident saw five camouflage clad suspects out his window attempting to get into his neighbor’s Jeep. They scattered between houses when the man knocked on his window and police were unable locate the suspects.
A man staying at a residence in the 300 block of Redbud Street told police that he believes someone poured sugar into his gas tank after he noticed his truck was running poorly and wouldn’t accelerate above 40 mph. He also stated to police that he tasted the gas and it was “sweet”.
An Argyle man contacted police after a secret shopper company threatened to call the FBI on his 19-year-old daughter about $3,000 in money orders she received and had not cashed. The company instructed the woman to deduct $300 as her compensation and wire the balance to another secret shopper in order to evaluate the service. She told police that she wanted to make sure the money orders were authentic before proceeding and was advised by an officer to take them to the post office for verification.
Someone stole $10,000 worth of roofing shingles from a custom home under construction in the 600 block of Manor Drive.
An employee of a repo company asked for police assistance with repossessing a trailer from a resident on Rolling Acres Drive. The man said that there were large dogs on the property and he wanted an officer to verify if the trailer was the correct one he was looking for. He was told that the officer could not get involved in a civil matter.
A parent reported that his son’s cell phone was stolen out of his locker at Argyle High School. The school’s principal told the student that an employee had done it and the school had fired the person.
A verbal altercation led to property damage after a woman in the 900 block of Stonecrest Road asked a commercial truck driver to stop blocking her driveway. The woman said that the driver called her names and began to tear up her asphalt with a tractor bucket. She told police that she was worried he would return later and cause more damage.
Police investigated a report from a mother in the 500 block of FM 407 E who could not find her 7-year-old daughter. The girl was eventually found safe with her uncle, who does not have a cell phone and did not leave a note saying that he had the child.
A resident in the 1800 block of Hickory Hill Road called police and said his dog was missing. The man later reported that he had found his dog – it was locked in the garage all day.
Police were called by an Argyle woman who said that her 11-year-old son was having a fit because she didn’t buy him a game that he wanted. When the officer responded, the boy had calmed down and the officer gave his mother some suggestions on how to deal with such issues in the future.
Originally published in the March & April 2011 issues of The Cross Timbers Gazette