Paris police have busy weekend responding to 330 calls, arresting 23

Santa’s elves were not the only ones who were out and about over the weekend in Paris.

Over the 72-hour period from Friday through Sunday, Paris police officers responded to 330 calls for service and arrested 23 people, Police Chief Bob Hundley said.

Two men entered a home in the 1000 block of Southeast 17th Street and assaulted individuals living in the house, Hundley said.

Police Department SuburbanPolice officers took Thomas Oringderff, 24, and Jeremy Moon, 26, both of Paris, into custody after being called to the scene of a disturbance at that address. The two were charged with burglary of a residence.

Victims of the assault were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Also, two people were arrested at Wal-Mart for theft under $50.

Five people were arrested on public intoxication charges, and another person was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

Others were arrested on a variety of class C misdemeanor warrants, a parole revocation and an assault involving family violence, Hundley said.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra

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Charles Richards Charles Richards moved to Paris in 2004 after retiring from a 40-year career in journalism – the last 26 years as a news writer and sports writer with The Associated Press in Dallas and Washington, D.C. In mid-2004, The Paris News coaxed him out of retirement, and he began covering the police, court and regional beat for The Paris News. Then in early 2005, he was switched to coverage of a sharply divided Paris City Council. He was appointed by the City Council in 2006 to the 12-member City Charter Review Commission, which extensively rewrote the outmoded document. His writing awards include two first-place awards in statewide competition for feature writing. The most recent was his 2005 story on a Paris doctor’s startling use of leeches in a successful attempt to re-attach a man’s severed ear. Over his career, Richards’ interview subjects include Alabama Gov. George Wallace, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, David Koresh, Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and numerous other political and sports figures. He is an alumnus of Texas Tech, where he was editor of the school newspaper. He lives in Paris with his wife, Barbara, who is retired after 30 years as a teacher and high school counselor.