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 fight broke out between football players from opposing teams at Liberty Christian School. Police were called to assist campus security personnel and patrol the parking lot while spectators left the stadium.
With the help of nearby police agencies and a tip from a resident, police apprehended two men shortly after they had broken into Paradise Foods in the middle of the night and attempted to steal $7,500 worth of cigarettes.
A resident in Country Lakes reported that her mailbox had been damaged by an unknown person. Her neighbor said that he had heard a loud crash and saw a red Mustang with a young man in it driving away from the scene. Police later located the driver and issued a citation for reckless damage.
Someone spray painted the tailgate on a pickup truck parked in the 300 block of Willow Street. The owner said that he thought he heard some kids outside the previous evening, but did not get up to look and see what they were doing.
Police received a call from a concerned resident reporting two “very stoned” teenagers hanging out in the parking lot at Johnny Joe’s. The caller said that one of the teens was “so stoned he had a swollen face” and the other teen almost fell out of his truck trying to exit the vehicle to purchase cigarettes. Police took the two teens into custody and called their mothers.
A woman in the 500 block of East FM 407 reported that her pickup truck had been stolen. Police later spotted the truck during a theft in progress call in the 900 block of East FM 407, pulled it over and apprehended two Hispanic males at gunpoint.
A resident in the 300 block of Old Justin Road said that two black men came to his house carrying clipboards saying they were from Dish Network. The man said that he called Dish Network and they told him that they do not send salespeople to that area. The solicitors left before police arrived.
Police responded to a fight between two students at Argyle High School. The students were separated when police arrived, with one in the principal’s office and the other in the nurse’s office.
Someone called police concerned that a stray dog was attempting to gain entry into the Argyle High School gym during a basketball tournament. The responding officer noted that the Blue Heeler was not aggressive and several people were observed petting the dog.
A Union Pacific employee asked police to check on two stowaways sitting on a mattress in an open rail car of a freight train that had stopped in town. Upon investigation, police located one man who was transported to the Salvation Army.
Police took a call from a Country Lakes resident complaining about solicitors described as two white females – one adult and one child – wearing short skirts going door to door wanting to talk about the Bible.
A man holding a yard sale at his home near the intersection of FM 407 and Hwy 377 received an unexpected visitor when a rabid cat showed up in his garage, hissing at him and foaming at the mouth. An Animal Control Officer was called to the scene.
An Argyle woman called police to report that she was receiving harassing messages from her biological mother via text messaging and Facebook.
A man was arrested in the Johnny Joe’s parking lot on an outstanding warrant out of Travis County, TX after he visited two neighboring businesses and acted suspiciously enough to prompt the respective business owners to call police.
Police were called by a motorist who witnessed a man driving in the wrong direction on I-35W. An officer spoke with the 68-year-old driver, who stated he did not remember going southbound in the northbound lanes of I-35W but did remember going northbound in the southbound lanes and once he realized it, he pulled onto the inside shoulder and attempted to turn around but was stopped by a Sheriff’s Deputy. The man’s wife arrived with his son-in-law to escort him home.
Originally published in the June 2011 issues of The Cross Timbers Gazette