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Paris police arrest 17 over Friday-Sunday weekend

Paris police suburban - CopyParis police officers responded over the Friday-Sunday weekend to 269 calls, resulting in the arrests of 17 individuals, police department spokesman Curtis Garrett said.

  • About 1:15 p.m. Friday, police officers were called to the 2000 block of Bonham Street regarding a burglary in process. Officers said they saw a man outside a shed talking to a man inside the shed, the doors of which were secured with a chain and padlock. Then the man inside threw a metal lamp shade through a hole in the roof. Cordell Dunbar, 46, was ordered to come out of the shed, at which point he was arrested and charged with burglary of a building. The incident remains under investigation.
  • At 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Cynthia Louise Jones, 51, of Paris was arrested after personnel of a business reported seeing her leaving the store without paying for items she was seen concealing on her person. She was taken to the police department, where it was discovered during the booking process that she had at least two prior convictions for theft, which enhanced Saturday’s offense to a felony.
  • At 10 p.m. Saturday, Paris police, EMS and fire personnel responded to the 2600 block of North Main Street, where a 51-year-old man attempting to cross the road was struck by a 2001 Dodge Ram pickup driven by a 22-year-old Sulphur Springs man. The pedestrian was taken by air ambulance to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, where he was reported in critical condition with multiple injuries. The driver was not injured.
  • Kevin Ray Kenemore, 35, of Paris was arrested after he attempted to leave Home Depot with a plumbing tool that set the sensor alarm off.  Store personnel reported seeing Kenemore attempting to enter a dark-colored SUV, but the driver of the SUV left the scene, leaving Kenemore on foot. Kenemore was gone when police officers arrived, Garrett said, but officers located him in the 3300 block of East Center Street. Garrett said Kenemore ran from officers but was caught after a brief chase. He was charged with theft and with evading arrest. Garrett said it was later determined that Kenemore was wanted on an outstanding warrant for a probation violation.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra

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