Argyle Police Blotter – Oct. 2014

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The following is a summary of incident reports recently made to the Argyle Police Department as compiled by the staff of the CTG:

Police were called to a burglary in the 200 block of Sam Davis Road by a resident who said his front door had been kicked in and televisions were taken from the home.

Argyle police were called in on an agency assist to check out a report of three men at a model home in Lantana. Upon arrival, police determined the men were the cleaning crew.

Police were called to the intersection of North Gibbons Road and East Harpole Road on a report of criminal mischief. The caller stated they saw a mailbox struck by a truck driven by two girls, who stopped but then drove away. The mailbox was badly damaged. Police say the vehicle should damage on the right front portion of the truck.

A man called the Argyle Police Department asking questions about putting a tracking device on his son’s cell phone.

A man in the 1400 block of Rolling Acres called police to report he had shot a rabid skunk that had been very sick and wanted to know what he should do next.

Police assisted a stranded motorist at the 77 mile marker on Interstate 35W. The caller asked police to take him to get oil. He then called police again saying he was out of gas and needs another officer to come out and take him to get the gas.

A woman called police at Frenchtown Road and Caublestone Hill, asking them to take a report on two dogs attacking her dog.

A resident in the 200 block of Forest Trail called police about a 14-year-old boy riding up and down the street on an all-terrain vehicle carrying a BB gun and shooting at chickens.

A woman called police about a small injured dog she found at FM 407 and Ben Boyd Road, asking whom she should contact. After a referral, she called to tell police the individual would charge a fee to offer any help. She indicated she has the dog at her residence but could not keep it because she has other animals. Police also contacted another resident in the 200 block of Forest Trail to let her know about the found dog. Police later called the woman back to let her know the dog that was found was not the dog she had reported missing.

A woman from the 600 block of Forest Trail reported someone called her about being behind in taxes. When she questioned the caller, the person hung up. She called the number back and spoke to two other individuals. They both told her someone was en route to arrest her. She told police the men had Middle Eastern accents. She indicated that she had reported the incident to the Internal Revenue Service scam department and wanted to file a report with the Argyle Police Department. A second woman from the 900 block of Stonecrest Road reported a similar call regarding non-payment of taxes. The woman reported she was told to get cash over $1,000 within 45 minutes or she would be arrested for fraud against the U.S. government. The woman said she was concerned for her safety after telling the caller her address.

A woman from the 300 block of Boonesville Bend called police to report that high school students were cutting through her new neighborhood and “flying up and down” the street both mornings and afternoons.

A caller in the 400 block of Santa Fe Trail reported someone banging on the wall but believed it might be a joke. The caller, who had stepped outside to look around and did not find anyone, asked police to have someone check the area.

A caller reported seeing a coyote in front of First Baptist Church, thinking it was dead. Upon passing again the next morning, the caller said it was facing another direction and believed the coyote might be suffering. Police located the coyote, which was dead.

A caller reported to police that a man with multi-colored hair was skateboarding down the middle of the road at U.S. 377 and FM 407.

A resident in the 100 block of Country Lakes Boulevard returned home from vacation to find three shrubs cut down in their front yard. The resident notified police but also indicated the next call would be to the utility company.

Argyle police assisted Denton County sheriff’s deputies on a call at a business in the 1300 block of Lakeside Court regarding a truck with teens, indicating the teens are usually smoking pot and drinking beer. Police arrived on the scene to find a 15-year-old teen having trouble standing unassisted. The teen indicated he was under the influence of prescription drugs and marijuana. Fire department emergency medical service personnel were called to the scene though two individuals refused treatment. 

Police spotted an abandoned red Jeep parked off the roadway at the 76 mile marker on Interstate 35W. Upon walking up to the vehicle, the officer spotted a written note stating the owner planned to return to pick up the vehicle the next day.

Police were called about a group of young men throwing things, believed to be liquids, at passersby while traveling in a pickup truck in the 100 block of Country Club Road.

A caller reported a dresser left in the roadway at East FM 407 and East FM 1830 near a curve. The dresser was removed from the roadway.

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