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 took a complaint from a resident about a tow truck owned by a company on Stonecrest Road that frequently tailgates, run stop signs and blocks the road. The caller also said that the tow truck driver made an obscene gesture at her.
A woman called police to report that a man wearing a white T-shirt and blue boxer shorts was jumping out in front of vehicles on FM 407 near the Woods of Argyle subdivision around midnight. Police were unable to locate the man.
Police were called to the 700 block of Charyl Lynn after witnesses observed two men driving an old red sedan yelling “flirtatious phrases” at young girls in what was believed to be a possible attempt to abduct them. The men drove away before police arrived. Two days later, the car was spotted again and it was determined that the men were working on a nearby house. Police warned them not to talk to kids in the neighborhood.
A Good Samaritan called police to ask for their assistance in rescuing a horse that got tangled up in a blanket in the 300 block of East Harpole Road.
Police took a 19-year-old man into custody after he attempted to break into his parent’s house in the 400 block of East Collins St. and assault his younger brother.
A Country Lakes man called police after he heard a knock on his door and when he opened it, he found what he thought was blood splattered on his front porch, but it turned out to be dried up red paint. While he was on the phone with police, a painter showed up at his door. The man did not believe the two incidents were related.
An employee of Argyle High School called police to report a suspicious vehicle parked at the high school around 6:00 p.m. The driver was described as a dark skinned male who looked at the woman in a strange way when she passed by him. The man told a responding officer that he was just waiting for his son to finish basketball practice.
A woman in the 300 block of Willow Street filed a fraud report due to hail damage repair work she had paid for but it wasn’t completed.
The threat of a visit from the police made by a frustrated mother was enough to convince her 16-year-old son to unlock the door to his room and let her in after an argument had escalated.
A man in the 500 block of Primrose Court said that someone stole his new computer during the past month. He said that he purchased the computer and temporarily moved it upstairs while some work was being done on his house. The man called police back later to report that he found his computer. He said that he didn’t realize that the CPU was built into the monitor.
Police received a call from a Union Pacific employee who discovered that a man was riding underneath a train car coming through Argyle. Police detained a 29-year-old Hispanic male who said that he rode the train from Mexico looking for work. He carried no identification and had no belongings with him. A background check of the man did not show any prior offenses. Police contacted an agent with Union Pacific who said that no one was able to respond and take the man into custody. Argyle police took photos of the man and gave him a ride to a day labor site in Denton.
An officer stopped a golf cart full of teens on John Paine Road and warned them not to drive the golf cart on the street with so many passengers.
A caller in the 300 block of East Dallas Street reported a suspicious vehicle occupied by a Hispanic male who the caller described as “gang looking.” Police determined the car belonged to a roofer who is working on a nearby house.
Police took a report about a man with long hair and a full beard taking pictures of cars on Hwy 377 in front of Liberty Christian School. The caller waited over two hours before reporting the incident because she said that she did not have the police department’s non-emergency phone number.
A woman called police to find out what her options were after explaining that her 17-year-old son was recently kicked out of his father’s house and the father threatened him with a shotgun if he came back. She said that her son wanted his clothes back, but his father said he had already donated them to charity. The woman was told that it was a civil issue.
Someone broke into an SUV parked at Liberty Christian School and took a purse.
A woman in the 200 block of Redbud Street called police to report that her younger sister had used their deceased mother’s credit card to buy prescription medication in McKinney, TX.
Police and medics responded to the Snooty Pig after a woman came into the restaurant and started crawling around on the floor. Authorities found the woman lying on her back in the corner of the restaurant and transported her to a medical facility.
Originally published in the December 2011 issues of The Cross Timbers Gazette