Between May 19 and July 3, Van Alstyne dispatchers received 386 calls for police service. Of those, eight incident reports were taken, as reported by Police Chief Tim Barnes.


On May 26, police responded to a call of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The call came in at 6:35 p.m., Barnes said, and police responded to a residence in the 600 block of N. Henry Hinds, aka US 75 east service road. The suspect had left before police arrived and no arrests have yet been made. Barnes said that two men got into an argument over a woman and one took out a knife and threatened the other with it, but then fled. Police will follow up with appropriate charges.


June 26, about 9 a.m. the owner of a 2003 Ford Taurus called police to report that someone he knew had taken it from the home in the 1000 block of East Jefferson. The person who drove it away did not have the owner’s permission to use the vehicle. Barnes said the driver returned it later that same day. No charges have yet been filed. The suspect is a 30-year-old McKinney person.


A routine traffic stop made July 1 on U.S. 75 resulted in the arrest of a Sherman man, age 31, on a charge of driving while license invalid or suspended, which Barnes said is a misdemeanor violation.


Van Alstyne communication/dispatchers also answer calls for fire and ambulance service and, when city hall is closed, for public works emergencies.