Paris police investigate reports of stolen vehicles

Paris police suburbanSomeone picked on the wrong vehicle to steal Monday afternoon in Paris.

Shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday, Paris Police responded to the 800 block of Northwest27th Street, where an individual told officers he was visiting a friend and when he walked back outside, the vehicle was missing, police department spokesman Curtis Garrett said.

That’s the bad news.

The good news is, the car lot that the vehicle was being purchased from had a tracking device in the vehicle. The vehicle was stopped in Oklahoma and was found to have three subjects inside.

Another investigation continues after a four-wheeler was stolen from a business in the 2000 block of Northwest Loop 286 on Friday.

One or more persons reportedly their way into the business and took several items, Garrett said.

Officers were told that the four-wheeler was driven from the business to another location and loaded it into a vehicle.

Garrett said both incidents remain under investigation.

Over the holiday weekend from Friday through Monday, Paris police responded to 378 calls, resulting in 21 arrests.

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.