Police Reports ending 4.12.21

| April 14, 2021 | Reply

During the period between March 27 and mid-April, Van Alstyne police officers made five arrests, all of which were for either illegal drugs or alcohol abuse; answered 517 calls for service, took 18 police reports and 10 offense reports.

During this same time frame, the Grayson County District Attorney’s Office investigated a theft and arrested the Van Alstyne suspect.

That arrest, according to Grayson County Jail Records, was made on April 5 and was a state jail felony charge of theft between $2,500-$30,000. According to documentation supplied by the D.A.’s office, the offense happened on May 8, 2020. The suspect is accused to taking metal building materials without the owner’s consent.

The suspect posted $7,500 in surety bonds for his release after his book-in April 5.

Police also located a Van Alstyne youth who had been reported as missing and returned him to his home. Police Sergeant Steve Hayslip said they received the call on March 27, with the reporting party saying the teen had run away. Immediately, they entered all the information about him in both the state and national databases and began an intensive search based upon multiple leads they were given, and which included help from other law enforcement agencies. They located the runaway on April 1, unharmed.


April 2 — A Van Alstyne woman, age 61, went to jail on a charge of driving while intoxicated. This happened about 1:30 a.m. when officers made contact with a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of Jefferson. They determined the driver was intoxicated and made the arrest. Bail was set at $1,500, which she posted in surety bonds later the same day.

April 7 — A McKinney man, age 50, was jailed on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. His bail of $10,000 was paid in surety bonds and he was released on April 9. The arresting officer made a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 75, and soon discovered the man was in possession of methamphetamine in an amount of between 1-4 grams.

April 7 — That same day, officers jailed an Anna resident, age 46, on a charge of possession of controlled substance between 1-4 grams. Hayslip reported that this happened on U.S. 75, also after making a traffic stop, and that the drug found on him was also meth, between 1-4 grams. Bail was set in this instance at $10,000 and the suspected posted that on Feb. 9.

April 9 —  At about 11:30 a.m., officers responded to a reckless driver call on U.S. 75. The caller told dispatch that he/she had seen the vehicle being driven erratically, weaving in and out of its lane of travel, and constantly changing speeds. Police located the car and stopped the driver. They discovered the driver was intoxicated.

April 12 — It was a reckless driver call that led police to locate the vehicle after it stopped and parked vehicle. Upon contact, they arrested the driver on a charge of not having a valid driver’s license and his passenger for public intoxication. The two suspects were from Dallas and Richardson. The driver laid out his jail fine of $214, and the passenger paid her fine of $292 for her release.


A two-vehicle wreck in the Industrial Park happened on April 10, and Van Alstyne EMS transported both drivers to Baylor Scott & White in McKinney for treatment of minor injuries, Hayslip said.

There were also several other wrecks during this time frame, but none with major injuries, Hayslip added.

Police talked with juveniles who were seen and called as running with a possible long gun (rifle or shotgun). They determined the gun was an air soft gun, described online as “replica toy guns used in airsoft sports.”



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