Van Alstyne Police Chief Tim Barnes reported that between Nov. 20 and Nov. 28, officers responded to six incidents and received 126 calls for service, which he explained are calls that don’t always result in crimes or arrests, but that police officers do check out. These reported are offenses of Misdemeanor B through felonies.
The most dangerous police report to both law enforcement and the public was the stand-off at the apartment complex on the east U.S. Highway 75 service road, which is included in a separate Van Alstyne Leader article.
Stolen vehicle — On Nov. 21, the owner of a 2014 GMC black truck reported it stolen from the 400 block of S. Grayson. The keys were not left inside it, Barnes said the owner told police. The owner valued it at $44,000. Barnes said the crime has been entered into the National Crime Information Center, which gives all officers across the country the information, should any of them come upon the stolen vehicle.
Theft of firearm — Police were notified on Nov. 27 about the theft of a firearm, taken from a vehicle. The owner said he is not sure where the car was parked when the gun was taken, but normally is parked in the 200 block of E. Van Alstyne Parkway. Barnes said this crime, too, has been entered into NCIC.
DWI arrest — On Nov. 25 at about 11 p.m., a driver reported to the Van Alstyne police that there was a reckless driver going south on the highway. Police found and stopped the vehicle and determined the driver, a 42-year-old Lewisville man, was intoxicated. Police jailed him on a charge of driving while intoxicated. The suspect posted $1,500 bail in surety bonds for his release the same day.