On June 27, Howe Police Cpl. David Morris arrested a 35-year-old Howe resident at the police station on a charge of driving while intoxicated. Hudman said the officer saw the man drive onto the police station parking lot, off Haning Street, and then walk into the station to turn in property he had found. Upon meeting with the suspect, Morris reported smelling a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on the suspect, noticed the suspect’s speech was slurred, and that the suspect was unsteady on his feet. He had the suspect attempt a field sobriety test, which he failed, and Morris made the arrest. This was a third or more felony DWI offense, Howe Police Chief Carl Hudman added.


On June 22, at 1:35 a.m., a Howe Police officer arrested a 25-year-old McKinney man on a charge of driving while intoxicated. Hudman reported the officer stopped the vehicle on Haning Street because of a moving violation, the result of a call-in from someone who said it appeared a driver was intoxicated on Hwy. 75. The officer located the vehicle after it left the highway and was on the service road when the driver committed the traffic offense. The officer, while talking with the driver, smelled the distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage on the suspect and put him through a roadside sobriety test, which he failed, Hudman said.


On June 26, at about 11:45 p.m., a Howe officer arrested a 40-year-old Sherman suspect on a charge of public intoxication. He found the suspect on the parking lot of a residence on the Hwy. 75 service road. Hudman said police were called to the home because of a disturbance and Martinez found the suspect and another man were fighting, then determined the suspect was intoxicated.


On June 29, police arrested a 27-year-old Sherman woman on a charge of public intoxication, plus an outstanding warrant charging her with accident involving damage to a vehicle. After laying out her time on a $238 cash bail, she posted $500 bail with a surety bond and was released on June 30.


Van Alstyne Police


Since June 24, Van Alstyne police answered 265 calls for service, including eight incidents and six arrests, Police Chief Tim Barnes recently reported.


On June 26, officers stopped a vehicle on U.S. Highway 75 on a moving traffic violation. Barnes said the driver gave a fictitious name to the officer, who then discovered the driver was wanted on an outstanding warrant charging him in Dallas County with assault causing bodily injury. The officer arrested the suspect, a 22-year-old Dallas man, on that warrant and also charged him with failure to identify a fugitive by giving false information. Bail on the local charge is set at $2,500, but no bail amount shows on Grayson County Jail records and the suspect remained incarcerated as of Tuesday.


At 3:36 p.m. that same day, a traffic stop made at the corner of Shreveport and South Dallas resulted in the arrest of a 28-year-old Van Alstyne resident. Barnes said the officer found an outstanding warrant, issued in Dallas County and charging the suspect with two counts of lack of payment on fines after being found guilty of manufacture-delivery of a controlled substance. There was also a warrant in place charging the suspect as a parole violator. As of Tuesday, this suspect also remained in the Grayson County Jail.


On June 28, police jailed another suspect, age 53, on a Dallas County warrant charging him with theft over $20,000. This suspect has been transferred to Dallas County officials.


Barnes reported that another stop made on June 29 at Shreveport and South Dallas resulted in the arrest of a Mesquite man, age 55, on a third-degree felony charge of driving while intoxicated. This happened after a caller told dispatch about the vehicle being driven recklessly and the officer located the described vehicle. Bail has been set on this suspect at $15,000, payable in surety bonds, and the suspect remains in the Grayson County Jail.


At noon on Monday, police stopped a vehicle going south on Hwy. 75. The driver, a 44-year-old Richardson man, gave indications to the officer that there might be the need for a search of the vehicle. Police called for and received help in the form of a drug dog from a neighboring law enforcement agency. Barnes said they found cocaine in his possession and placed him under arrest on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram. Since his incarceration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement placed an ICE detainer/hold on the suspect and he remains in Grayson County Jail.


Also on July 1, an argument started at a convenience store at about 10 p.m., and the caller provided a description of the person involved in the argument, along with his vehicle. Police located the vehicle as it went southward on Hwy. 75. The driver was a 35-year-old Garland man. Barnes said officers arrested the suspect on a charge of DWI-second offense. At the jail, a magistrate set the suspect’s bail at $3,000 and he remained incarcerated as of Tuesday.