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 arrested a Corral City man after investigating the accidental shooting of his girlfriend. The 53-year-old woman claimed she shot herself in the hand and shoulder while trying to clean her .44-caliber Ruger Vaquero. An officer spoke to her boyfriend, who gave the same story but was extremely nervous and smelled of alcohol. The man eventually admitted that he accidentally shot his girlfriend during an evening of drinking when the couple was doing “quick draws” on each other, unaware that the gun was loaded. The officer reported that the woman had been lying in a large pool of blood all night long. Police took the man into custody for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Police assisted the Sheriff’s Department at a behavior treatment center with a 34-year-old male patient who was screaming, cursing and threatening suicide.
A Northlake resident spotted a suspicious white pickup truck backing out of his driveway and began to follow the truck around the neighborhood. The resident confronted the driver who said he was looking through trash cans and also volunteered that he was a county employee.
An officer questioned a Denton man sitting in his pickup truck in the elementary school parking lot around 9 p.m. who explained that he was trying to stay away from his wife for a little while so she could cool off after they had an argument.
A concerned resident on Village Way reported that a group of boys in a pickup truck were driving around shooting pumpkins with a rifle.
Police took an Animal Complaint report from a resident on FM 407 who said she witnessed a bobcat attack and carry off her 12-pound dog the previous night. The animal control officer was notified.
A 15-year-old girl home alone sick from school called police after she thought someone was trying to break into her house. She said the doorbell rang and she didn’t answer it and then heard someone try to open the door. She locked herself in her father’s room to wait for police. An officer arrived and found an invoice from Orkin Pest Control on her front door and determined that no offense had occurred.
Police assisted the Northlake Police department at the Chadwick Apartment Complex after a tenant complained about loud noise and the smell of marijuana coming from a neighboring unit. Police took three people into custody.
A resident on River Meadows Lane chased off four high school-aged kids vandalizing his Christmas lights. The man said that they had an ongoing issue with this type of activity in the neighborhood.
A woman called police and said that her cousin agreed to store her son’s bike at her ranch on Robin Lane and is now refusing to give it back. She said she did not know the exact address of the ranch.
Someone passed off a counterfeit $50 bill to a woman at an Argyle High School football game.
A man walking his dog reported passing by a house on Cypress Street and hearing yelling and “hitting noises”. An officer made contact with the homeowner who explained that she and her son were playing soccer in the house and it was getting loud.
Someone called police to report a reckless driver on Hwy 377 described as a female with blonde hair in a red VW Jetta. The caller suspected that the woman was on drugs because she was driving with no clothes on. Police were unable to locate the woman.
Originally published in the February 2013 issue of The Cross Timbers Gazette.