Van Alstyne Police Make Drug Busts, Recover Stolen Vehicle

Rodney WilliamsManaging Editor

It was an active seven-day reporting period for the Van Alstyne Police Department as officers made a pair of drug busts, a DWI arrest and recovered a stolen vehicle.

On Thursday, March 12 at 2:45 p.m., officers arrested 18-year-old Casey Williams, of Van Alstyne, for possession of marijuana under two ounces, a misdemeanor B offense. The arrest was made at F.M. 3133 and Industrial Parkway.

On Monday, March 16, officers responding to a reckless driver call on northbound Highway 75 ended up arresting 27-year-old Sean Rice, of Sherman. Rice will be charged with possession of a controlled substance (Black Tar heroin) 1-4 grams, a felony 3 offense. He will also be charged with possession of a controlled substance less than 28 grams of drugs in pill form, a misdemeanor A offense. A third charge will be added of possession of marijuana under 2 ounces, a misdemeanor B offense.

Driving while intoxicated charges could also be added pending results from a blood draw taken from Rice.

VAPD officers made a DWI arrest on Tuesday, March 17 at 11:17 p.m. in the 900 block of W. Van Alstyne Parkway. James Grisham, a 21-year-old out of Van Alstyne, was arrested for DWI 2, a misdemeanor A offense.

At 8:16 a.m. on Wednesday morning in the 300 block of Newport VAPD Officer Brandon Blair made a stolen vehicle recovery while calling on a city warrant violation. Blair was responding to a warrant violation concerning an inoperable vehicle parked at a residence in Georgetown with flat tires that had been stationary for a significant amount of time. When Blair ran the tags on the vehicle it came back as stolen out of Wylie.

Blair made a warrant arrest at the Georgetown home at which the car was parked. Wylie P.D. is investigating the stolen vehicle, while VAPD had the 2000 Ford Explorer towed to an auto yard to be held there pending results of the investigation.