Residence was burglarized over Christmas break, student tells Paris police

Paris police suburbanParis police officers responded Thursday to a reported burglary of a residence in the 700 block of Southeast 19th Street.

Police department spokesman Curtis Garrett said a college student told officers he returned home from Christmas break to find a back window broken out and numerous items missing.

The victim also said a cash register was sitting in the kitchen floor, plugged into a wall outlet. He had no idea where the cash register had come from, he told officers.

The incident is under investigation, Garrett said.

Officers responded to 107 calls for service on Thursday, resulting in the arrests of 10 persons, Garrett 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.