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 on Old Justin Road had his gate vandalized and reported that five trash cans were missing from his property.
A new homeowner in Country Lakes reported that someone stole his refrigerator from the garage of the home he was in the process of moving into.
Police took a forgery/fraud report from a resident on Morning Dove Court who stated that someone was using his social security number to get payday loans.
A resident on Old Justin Road reported that she heard her neighbor’s dogs barking and when she looked out her window she saw three mules and one horse running loose in the roadway. Their owner was contacted and came out to collect the animals.
An officer on patrol during the overnight hours spotted a camper parked next to Argyle High School. Upon investigation, the officer learned that it was recently restored and the owners were camping out in it.
A man that leases a pasture on FM 407 spotted an unauthorized truck driving on the property and suspected that the trespassers were deer hunters. Police responded and were unable to locate the truck.
Police took a theft report from a resident on Skyline Drive after yard equipment was reported stolen from the victim’s barn. There was no sign of forced entry.
A woman on East Collin Street said that her neighbor was sending harassing emails to her about parking her vehicle in the community parking lot. She did not wish to file a report but wanted to make they were aware of the situation. The woman was advised by police to tell the neighbor to stop emailing her.
An officer was called out to Ben Boyd Road to check the status of door to door salespeople selling carpet cleaning services that were not in possession of a town solicitor’s permit.
A resident on Johns Well Court reported seeing a white pickup truck with its engine running parked on the street with a teenager sleeping in it. An officer arrived and called the teen’s parents who responded at the scene to pick him up.
Police investigated a reckless driver report made by a concerned citizen about a car constantly speeding on Frenchtown Road and traced it to a student at Liberty Christian School. The school cooperated with authorities and made contact with the student.
An officer responded to a burglar alarm on Manor Drive after the homeowner stated that someone attempted to come through her front door. The officer determined the alarm was set off by high winds.
Argyle police assisted the Northlake Police department with suspicious activity at the Velero gas station on I-35W after an employee reported three teenagers loitering near the restrooms for an extended period of time and sticking their hand up into the ATM machine slot.
An officer on patrol spotted a female in full military fatigue walking down Hwy 377. She explained that she was out training and would be walking 15 to 20 miles.
An officer assisted the Northlake Police Department on a welfare check at the Chadwick Apartments after a maintenance worker discovered a 3 year-old child alone in an apartment. The child told the man that his dad was asleep so he waited for five minutes and made lots of noise but no one came to the door. He told police that there was a pit bull in the apartment as well.
A concerned motorist at FM 407 and I-35W reported seeing a 10 year-old boy digging up telephone cables. The boy was described as Hispanic and wearing a blue jacket with blue jeans holding up a telephone cable that was lying on the ground and his other arm was stuck in a hole in the ground. An officer responded but was unable to locate anyone.
Originally published in the March 2014 issue of The Cross Timbers Gazette.