An arrest regarding a suspicious person driving around the Georgetown subdivision, a pair of DWI arrests and recognition for a VAPD officer highlight this week’s Van Alstyne Police Department blotter.
A bit of recognition for a member of the Van Alstyne police force makes its way onto the blotter. Officer Gerald Smith received a commendation from the Howe Police Department for his work regarding a May 5 incident in which a man had barricaded himself in at the Westwood Manor apartments in Howe.
A call from a concerned Georgetown resident on the afternoon of August 15 brought police into the subdivision to investigate suspicious activity. According to VAPD Chief Tim Barnes, a man in a truck was driving alleyways in the subdivision and slowing down in front of open garage doors. Van Alstyne police stopped the driver who claimed he was selling electricity. The driver, Derrick Jackson, 27, of Whitehouse, was arrested for driving on a suspended license. Police noted that Jackson’s vehicle had no brochures or materials regarding electric service. Jackson was transferred to the Grayson County Jail.
A pair of Driving While Intoxicated arrests on Anna residents were made on consecutive days on Henry Hinds Expressway.
On August 18, 50-year-old Dana Taylor, of Anna, was arrested for DWI at 11:01 p.m. by VAPD Officer Jonathan Hunter. On August 19, 29-year-old Patrick Cecil, of Anna, was arrested on a DWI charge at 10:50 p.m. Both charges are misdemeanor B offenses.
Van Alstyne police responded to eight incidents and 228 calls for service over a seven day reporting period.