Since Oct. 1, Van Alstyne Police officers have answered 529 calls for service and investigated in 29 incidents, Chief Tim Barnes reported.
On Oct. 7 and Oct. 13, Van Alstyne Police investigated three incidents of burglaries of motor vehicles. These happened in the 100 block of West Umphreys, where loose cash and a hoodie were taken. That same day, another resident called police regarding his vehicle having been broken into. That was on Newport and a laptop computer was taken. Then, on Oct. 13, a third vehicle was burglarized. This was in the 700 block of Rigsby, and again, it was cash that was stolen. To date, police have not identified any possible suspects or people of interest.
Barnes asked that people remember to lock their vehicles before leaving them unattended; and he asked, also, that anyone with information regarding these burglaries please share that with police by calling 903-482-5251.
On October 13, police were called about a reckless driver on Van Alstyne Parkway. An officer found the described person, Barnes said, and determined the driver was intoxicated. The suspect posted $1,500 cash bond the next day for his release from Grayson County Jail.
That same day, at about 5 a.m., police were called to a possible motorist assist. Instead, they found both occupants intoxicated and jailed them, then had the car impounded, Barnes said. The first, a 25-year-old Garland woman, was jailed on a charge of public intoxication and posted $238 cash bond for her release. The second, a 24-year-old Lancaster woman, went to jail on a driving while intoxicated charge. Jail staff said Monday evening that she was no longer incarcerated there.
On Oct. 14, police jailed an Arkansas man on two arrest warrants charging him with indecent exposure and resisting arrest. He has since been released to the Arkansas agency.
Other incidents resulting in arrests were on charges of public intoxication.