Between Oct. 16 and Nov. 6, Van Alstyne police were called to 40 incidents and had an average of 31.7 calls for service per day, for a total of 665 calls.
Police Chief Tim Barnes reported on the following incidents, which are all Class B Misdemeanors or more serious offenses.
DWI arrest — Oct. 16, Police arrested a 42-year-old Oklahoma man after an officer stopped his vehicle on U.S. 75 on a moving violation. The suspect refused to take a breathalyzer test, and so the officer obtained a judge’s warrant and took him to a local hospital for a blood draw.
Vehicle stolen — Oct. 18, police investigated the theft of a vehicle, reported as stolen from behind a business on West Van Alstyne Parkway. It was an employee’s vehicle, Barnes said. Five days later, on Oct. 23, they located the vehicle at an apartment complex in the city, with the keys in the ignition. Barnes said it appears the thief took it for a joy ride, then abandoned it.
Stolen vehicle recovered — Oct. 18, police located a 1995 Fiat that had been stolen in Calera, Okla. Barnes said officers answered a call of a suspicious person on U.S. 75. The driver was walking away from the parked vehicle. Barnes said that they found the vehicle before its owner had reported it stolen, and they turned it all over to Calera Police. Van Alstyne PD will file at large on the suspect, a 41-year-old Calera man, with a charge of unauthorized possession of a vehicle.
DWI arrest — Oct. 22, police were called about a reckless driver on SH 5 (Waco Street). They found the described vehicle and got the driver stopped, and determined the driver, a 30-year-old from The Colony, was intoxicated. It again took a warrant and a blood draw to be obtained before taking the suspect to Grayson County Jail on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
Theft — Oct. 22, Police investigated the theft of an air compressor from the front porch of a house in the 400 block of Gilcrest St.
Vandalism — Oct. 24. Police are working with Grayson County Sheriff’s Office regarding the throwing of rocks at vehicles, both inside and outside the city limits, causing damage to several along FM 121 east.
Theft — Oct. 25. Police took a theft report regarding two tool boxes taken from property in the 300 block of north Dallas. Barnes said this is still under investigation.
Marijuana arrest — Oct. 26. A traffic stop on a moving violation on U.S. 75 about 9 p.m. that Thursday resulted in the arrest of a 23-year-old woman from St. Louis, Mo. She was jailed on a charge of possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces.
DWI arrest — Oct. 28. A motorist called Van Alstyne police about 20 minutes past midnight, because of a vehicle driving recklessly. Again, the officer found the driver to be intoxidat3ed and jailed the 37-year-old Denson resident on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
DWI arrest — Oct. 29. Police jailed a 43-year-old Van Alstyne man on a felony charge of driving while intoxicated. This, again, was a traffic stop on U.S. 75, and again the officer had to go through the process to have a blood draw taken to confirm the intoxication.
Assault with injury — Oct. 30. Police were called to an apartment complex on Henry Hynds, but upon arrival the victim nor anyone else wanted to file charges. Barnes said there injuries, but none that required medical attention,.
Accident — Nov. 1. About 8:55 p.m., Police were called to an accident on Redden Road, The responding officer jailed one suspect, a 29-year-old Princeton man on a 2nd DWI offense
Narcotics arrest — Nov. 6. A traffic stop made for a moving violation on U.S. 75 resulted in the arrest of a Dallas woman, age 28, on a charge of possession of controlled substance. Barnes said police found narcotics inside the vehicle, which field-tested positive as methamphetamine.