Double Oak Police Beat – November 2017

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Double Oak Police Chief Derrick Watson

We have seen an uptake in fraudulent activity/theft and wish to remind our residents of some basic crime prevention tips.

The Internal Revenue Service WILL NOT contact you by telephone to demand payment, via wire transfers and “green dot” cards, of back taxes. If you are contacted by a person claiming to be a representative of the I.R.S. please feel free to contact our police department immediately. We will be glad to help determine the veracity of the call. We understand that the callers can be quite aggressive, persistent and demanding to the point of threatening warrants and arrests. Unfortunately this fraud is often perpetrated on our senior citizens.

We all need to have work completed in our homes from time to time. Please don’t leave valuables in easily accessible locations and please DO NOT give unknown workers the freedom to roam your home.

When securing a roofing, or plumbing, or electrical contractor please check the companies’ references (preferably through referrals made by trusted neighbors). Please DO NOT pay the contractor up front for a repair. We have multiple cases now of “contractors” taking payment for a job and then doing either little or nothing for the homeowner.

It is extremely helpful for insurance claims and law enforcement purposes if you could take a moment and photograph jewelry, electronics (with serial numbers), lawn equipment and firearms (again with serial numbers). Taking a quick cellphone picture is far quicker, and much more accessible documentation than engraving or trying to find receipts and provide a description if your property becomes lost or stolen.

I know it sounds repetitive but dangit, let’s lock our cars, lock our homes, take valuables into the house, and don’t trust strangers who contact us by telephone or email.

It is of note that these offenses probably took place during the early morning and under the cover of darkness. Both vehicles were parked in their respective driveways and required that the suspect(s) approach the vehicles on foot.

This offense is currently under investigation. If you have any information that may be of assistance please contact Investigator C. Murphy at 972-355-5995.

Please report all suspicious activity to your local Police Department by calling 911.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve.

Recent Police Calls

09-27-17 – Suspicious Circumstances – 1000 blk. Copper Canyon Rd., Denton County – A witness reported multiple juveniles pull into a driveway and attempt to open doors at a vacant residence.  Officers made contact with the subjects and confirmed that one of the youth was a prior resident and was showing friends her old home.

09-29-17 – Noise Complaint – 100 blk. Chapel Hill Dr., Double Oak – An anonymous witness reported loud music at approximately 8:30 p.m.  Officer responded and didn’t locate the source of the noise.

09-30-17 – Suspicious Circumstances – 100 blk. Whistling Duck, Double Oak – Officer responded to a possible shots fired call at 11 p.m.  Officer was unable to locate the source of the noise.

09-30-17 – Assault – 700 blk. Cross Timbers Dr., Double Oak – Complainant reported having been assaulted by a known person.

09-30-17 – Accident – 100 blk. Royal Oaks Dr., Double Oak – A citizen flipped their all-terrain vehicle in a backyard and required assistance.

10-01-17 – Found Dog – 6200 blk. Kings Rd., Double Oak – A resident notified the on-duty officer that they had located a black lab and were driving around the neighborhood attempting to locate the owner.  Resident was provided with the information to Double Oak animal control.

10-01-17 – Street Blockage – 100 blk. Tanglewood Ln., Double Oak – Officer responded to a call in which a tree was blocking part of the roadway.  Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department responded and removed the tree from the roadway.

10-02-17 – Solicitor Complaint – 200 blk. Oak Trail, Double Oak.

10-02-17 – Theft – 100 blk. W. Carruth Ln., Double Oak – A homeowner reported the theft of a watch from their residence.

10-02-17 – Theft – 100 blk. Ridgebriar Ln., Double Oak – Complainant reported that lawn furniture had been taken from their yard.

10-03-17 – Animal Complaint – 400 blk. Whispering Oaks Dr., Double Oak – Officer received a report of an adult being bit by a relative’s dog.

10-04-17 – Suspicious Vehicles – 200 blk. Double Oaks Dr., Double Oak – A witness reported multiple vans in their neighborhood.  Investigation revealed that the vehicles were associated with work being done on a local home.

10-04-17 – Motorist Assist – 800 blk. McMakin Rd., Double Oak – Officer assisted semi-truck driver attempting to turn into a driveway on McMakin Rd.

10-04-17 – Suspicious Circumstances – 300 blk. Brown Cliff Ct., Double Oak – A resident reported a possible shot fired at approximately 9:24 p.m.  Further investigation revealed a transformer had blown and made a loud noise.

10-05-17 – Solicitor Complaint – 100 blk. Forest Park Ln., Double Oak.

10-05-17 – Solicitor Complaint – 200 blk. Meadowknoll Dr., Double Oak.

10-06-17 – Traffic Complaint – 700 blk. Simmons Rd., Double Oak – At approximately 6:07 p.m. a motorist reported two teen males intentionally jumping into traffic and making cars drive around them.  Officer was unable to locate the subjects.

10-07-17 – Welfare Concern – 300 blk. Kings Rd., Double Oak – Officer located three teen girls walking on Kings Rd. at approximately 1:21 a.m.  Officer made contact with a parent who responded and picked up the children.

10-07-17 – Alarm – 8100 blk. Justin Rd., Double Oak – Officer responded to an alarm call at 6:48 a.m.  Upon arrival it was determined that lawn care personnel had inadvertently triggered the alarm.

10-09-17 – Arrest – 4000 blk. Cross Timbers Dr., Double Oak – Traffic stop resulted in the arrest of an adult wanted for multiple other agency warrants.

10-09-17 – Animal Complaint – 6000 blk. Chinn Chapel Rd., Denton County – Officer notified about a turtle in the roadway near Highland Village.

10-10-17 – Fraud Use / Possession of ID Information – 100 blk. High Oak Dr., Double Oak – Complainant reported that an unknown person had opened a credit card account in their name.

10-11-17 – Illegal Dumping – 8400 blk. Justin Rd., Double Oak – Complainant reported that a known organization had unlawfully dumped waste in their business trash container.

10-11-17 – Assist Fire Department – 200 blk. Simmons Rd., Double Oak – A property owner was burning brush on a non-burn day.

10-12-17 – Disturbance – 200 blk. Brown Cliff Ct., Double Oak – Dispute between a homeowner, a contractor and a subcontractor.  Dispute ended when subcontractor left the location and was told not to return.

10-13-17 – Fraud – 100 blk. Woodland Trl., Double Oak – A resident reported that an unknown individual made contact via telephone, claiming to be an agent for the Internal Revenue Service, and demanded payment for unpaid taxes.

10-15-17 – Suspicious Person – 100 blk. Ridgebriar Ln., Double Oak – Complainant wanted an officer to check a house that had hosted an estate sale.  Caller was concerned that the residence may have been broken into by a suspicious person they had met earlier in the week, during the sale.  Officer determined that the house was secure.

10-15-17 – Suspicious Circumstances – 100 blk. Chapel Hill Dr., Double Oak – A resident reported an unknown vehicle/person, parked in front of their house for approximately 30 minutes.  It was determined that the person in the vehicle lived in the neighborhood.

10-16-17 – Suspicious Circumstances – 200 blk. Meadowknoll Dr., Double Oak – Officer received an anonymous report of a truck backed up to a storage shed and loading items from the building into the vehicle.  Investigation revealed it was a homeowner loading the truck.

10-17-17 – Welfare Concern – 100 blk. North Woodland Trl., Double Oak – A concerned resident reported that their neighbor might need assistance.  Officers made entry through an unlocked door and found a resident in need of help.  Fire Department personnel were requested and the subject was transported to a hospital.

10-17-17 – Meet Complainant – 200 blk. Kings Rd., Double Oak – A caller requested assistance retrieving personal property from a residence.

10-18-17 – Agency Assist / Reckless Driving – Fort Worth Dr. and Brush Creek Rd., Argyle – Double Oak Officer assisted with investigating a reckless driver who was unable to maintain a single lane of traffic and kept driving off the roadway.  Further investigation revealed an adult having medical problems.  Motorist was transported to the hospital.

10-18-17 – Forgery / Fraud – 300 blk. Valley View Trl., Double Oak – Complainant reported purchasing football tickets online and receiving an application to transfer money from their bank account.  Money was transferred and the tickets were never delivered.  The subject who took the payment is unknown.

10-19-17 – Suspicious Circumstances – 200 blk. Forest Park Dr., Double Oak – A homeowner heard their front door open and became concerned that an unknown person had entered their residence.  Officers completed two sweeps of the house and didn’t find any evidence of criminal activity or persons.

10-19-17 – Disturbance – 100 blk. Victory Ln., Double Oak – A visitor became involved in a disturbance with a resident and was asked to leave their home.  Subject was issued a criminal trespass warning.

10-21-17 – Theft – 8500 blk. Justin Rd., Double Oak – Complainant reported visiting a local office and having jewelry taken, by an unknown person, without her permission.

10-22-17 – Accident – Lantana Trail at FM 407, Lantana – Officer assisted with a rollover accident in which multiple persons were trapped in a car.  One person was transported to the hospital.

10-22-17 – Meet Complainant – 100 blk. Ridgebriar Ln., Double Oak – Complainant requested assistance with a derailed garage door.

10-23-17 – Damaged Property – 100 blk. McMakin Rd., Double Oak – A motorist reported a downed stop sign.

10-23-17 – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – 100 blk. Hawk Rd., Double Oak – During a traffic stop the officer detected drug paraphernalia.  A citation was issued.

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