During the two weeks ending on April 3, Van Alstyne police responded to 10 incidents, three of which were classified as Class B Misdemeanor level or higher offenses. The others resulted in information reports taken and filed, said Police Chief Tim Barnes. They answered more than 300 calls for service during that time frame.
Arrest — March 21, at 11:46 p.m., dispatchers received a call of a reckless driver going north on U.S. 75. An officer responded and stopped the vehicle at Exit 52. Barnes said that the driver, a Sherman man, age 26, was intoxicated and placed him under arrest. An inventory search of the vehicle resulted in finding several handguns. Barnes said they jailed the suspect on charges of driving while intoxicated-second offense and of unlawfully carrying weapon, both Class A Misdemeanors. Barnes explained that a person cannot be intoxicated and possess a firearm. “When you are involved in another offense, Class B Misdemeanor or higher, you cannot carry a gun,” he said. The suspect posted $4,500 bail in surety bonds and was released two days later.
Arrest — March 23, 7:59 p.m., police stopped a northbound vehicle on U.S. 75 because of a driving infraction. Barnes said that they found a warrant against the driver, a 23-year-old Duncanville, Texas, man. The warrant charged him with probation violation. The officer jailed the suspect on the warrant. Records show that the suspect was on probation for aggravated robbery and that three days later, he was transferred to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.
Threat — March 28, 11 p.m., police were called to a location in the 600 block of North Henry Hines (U.S. 75 service road), where they were told a 38-year-old person threatened physical harm to a 31-year-old. There were no arrests yet made, the incident is under investigation, Barnes said.