In addition to the previously-reported shots-fired incident of Jan. 9, in which Van Alstyne police arrested several people and sent reports to Grayson County District Attorney for consideration of charges filed at large, Van Alstyne police answered 24 other incidents since Jan. 8 and had 426 calls for service.
Wrong-way driver jailed — Jan. 14. Van Alstyne police were helping Howe police with traffic and details of an arrest being made in the northbound lane of U.S. Highway 75 when, Chief Tim Barnes reported, a vehicle driving south in that northbound lane nearly struck a tow truck on the highway. Barnes said the driver, a 19-year-old from Pottsboro, also barely missed a police patrol car as well. That driver was jailed on a charge of driving while intoxicated. He posted bail in the amount of $1,500 in surety bonds the same day for his release.
There were two other men in the vehicle, both of whom were jailed on charges of public intoxication.
Assault-family violence — Jan. 17. About 9:58 p.m. police were called to a home in the 200 block of Echols regarding an assault. They found no victims needed ambulance transport for injuries and, Barnes said, have sent the completed report to the D.A. for consideration of charges filed at large. The suspect is a Bells man, age 24.
Arrest and recovery of stolen vehicle — Jan. 20. About 6:30 p.m., a motorist called V.A. dispatch to report a reckless driving on U.S. 75. Police found the described vehicle around County Line Road. When the officer ran the license plate, he found the vehicle had been reported stolen to Dallas police. Barnes said the driver, a 41-year-old Cedar Hill, Texas, man went to jail on charges of 2nd offense DWI and unauthorized use of vehicle.
Arrest – Jan. 20. Police jailed a Mounds, Okla., man on charges of DWI and of unlawfully carrying a weapon. The suspect posted bail of $4,000 in surety bonds later the same day.
Arrest — Jan. 21. Police received a call about a reckless driving going south on U.S. 75 just after midnight. Police jailed an Anna man, age 37, on a charge of driving while intoxicated. He, too, posted bail in the amount of $1,500 in surety bonds and was released.