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Of the seven, there were three residential, one business, and three automobile burglaries reported to police in the past 24 hours, according to Paris PD Public Information Officer Curtis Garrett.
At 5:14 P.M. yesterday, Paris Police responded to a complaint of a Burglary of a residence in the 1800 block of E. Cherry Street. The victim advised that he had found that someone had taken his television and Playstation III. A neighbor observed 20-year-old, Christopher Blaine Stafford, enter the residence and then exit with the property.
Stafford was confronted by the investigating officer and admitted to taking the property. The property was recovered and Stafford was arrested for burglary of a residence.
In another burglary call, Paris Police responded to the 500 block of SE 33rd Street, where it was reported that the victim’s residence had been burglarized for the second time on the same day. The victim told officers that after reporting the first burglary, she had straightened everything up and left the residence. Upon her return, about 9 hours later, she found that someone had entered the residence — again — and thrown some things onto the living room floor. Luckily, she was unable to locate anything missing from the second invasion. Both incidents are under investigation.
On January 28th, a woman reported that she had been the victim of an attempted robbery in the 1200 block of Lamar Avenue. The victim told police that an unknown male had entered her vehicle and asked her for a lighter to light his cigarette. The male then struck the victim in the face and attempted to take her wallet from her. After a brief struggle, the male fled on foot. The incident is under investigation.
Paris Police responded to 72 calls for service on Wednesday, January 30, while arresting 12 persons on class C misdemeanor violations and one for burglary of a residence.