During the period between February 4 and February 12, Van Alstyne police received 211 calls for service and investigated 11 incidents, reported Police Chief Tim Barnes.


February 4, police transported a 16-year-old Van Alstyne student to the county’s Juvenile Detention Center. Barnes said the young man is believed to have made an alarming threat, and, when school administration learned about this, they contacted police. The suspect is charged with terroristic threat.


February 7, police jailed a 35-year-old man on a charge of disorderly conduct/language. Barnes said they were called to a convenience store about 10 p.m. that evening because of an offensive man who may have been intoxicated. Grayson County Jail records show the suspect to be homeless, with his last known residence in Sherman.


February 9, police jailed two people on several felony charges. Barnes identified them as a 20-year-old Van Alstyne man now showing a Denison address on jail detail sheets and a 29-year-old Denison woman. Barnes said the two are suspected to have burglarized a vehicle, and that police were able to find them with the assistance of surveillance video. Officer MaryAnn Jones made the arrest and transported them to Grayson County Jail. The man is charged with possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) between 1-4 grams, possession of marijuana, burglary of a vehicle, and theft of property between $750-$2,500. His total bail is set at $16,500, payable in surety bonds.


The woman is charged with burglary of a vehicle, possession of marijuana, and theft of property valued between $750-$2,500. Her bail is set at a total $6,500 payable in surety bonds. As of Tuesday, both suspects remained incarcerated.


of property. Barnes said, too, that Jones located and recovered the stolen property and the drugs during the arrest


The suspect who escaped from Bells police on February 5, but was soon caught through the efforts of that agency with help from several assisting agencies, remains incarcerated on several felony charges, including escape while arrested, and on numerous outstanding warrants. Four of those warrants were issued by Van Alstyne PD, including failure to appear, failure to maintain financial responsibility, operating a vehicle without license plates, and speeding. Barnes said that the police department sent the Van Alstyne warrants to Grayson County Jail to be added to the charges. Collin County also had a protective order in place against the suspect, which was served on him at Grayson County Jail.