Power outage last week may have been result of criminal mischief

Police Department Car_sliderOn November 27, 2013, Paris Police met with the area manager of Oncor at the Police Station in reference to a criminal mischief and a theft. The manager stated that he was investigating the power outage that had affected 1300 customers on November 26, 2013. The Manager said that someone had cut a lock off of the air switch in front of 617 East Houston St. The unknown suspect had flipped the switch causing a power surge and damaging the inner components of the electrical equipment and power pole. The manager estimated the damage to be approximately $7,500.

Other police activity over the holiday weekend included the arrest by Paris Police of 54 year old Lorenzo Ramirez-Felipe in the 1200 block of SE 16th Street on November 28th. He was arressted for aggravated assault, after stricking a victim  in the head with a five foot long stick in an altercation. Both subjects were intoxicated.  On December 1, 2013, at about 4:27 P.M., 36 year old Tisha Dianne Cooper of Paris was arrested when officers responded to a disturbance in the 500 block of S Main St. Officers were advised by a 34 year old victim that she had been cut with a knife by her girlfriend during an argument. Cooper was later transferred to the Lamar County jail.

At about 7:45 A.M. on December 1, 2013, Paris Police responded to the 3800 block of Lamar Ave in reference to a disturbance with a possible weapon involved. Paris Police located 51 year old Michael Louis Ferguson, Jr. who appeared to very agitated. When the officer attempted to speak with Ferguson to find out what the disturbance was about, Ferguson began cursing at the officer. The officer attempted to place Ferguson under arrest, Ferguson resisted and began fighting with the officer. Ferguson was then arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, public intoxication, and assault on a public servant. The officer was not injured during the altercation.

Starting on November 27, 2013, and through the holiday weekend ending on December 1, 2013, Paris Police arrested 30 persons, while responding to 467 calls for service. Of the calls, there were 2 reports of burglary of motor vehicles, 4 reports of burglary of residences, 4 calls for shoplifting with only 2 arrests and 7 reports of thefts.

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