Paris police respond to 87 calls for service, arrest 6 on Monday

Cody Liles Porter, 27 (Police dept. photo)

Cody Liles Porter, 27 (Police dept. photo)

The Paris Police Department arrested six individuals on Monday, while responding to 87 calls for service, according to the department’s public information officer, Curtis Garrett.

Paris police responded to a call of a burglary of a business in the 900 block of NW 34th St. at about 8:19 a.m. on Monday, July 21. It was reported that someone had damaged a door to enter the business. Fingerprints were found at the scene. It is undetermined at this time what may have been taken from the business, but the estimated damage to the door was about $500. The investigation continues.

27 year old Cody Liles Porter, of Reno, was arrested at about 4:27 p.m. on Monday for possession of a controlled substance. Porter was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for a traffic violation. The driver was arrested when they were found to have outstanding warrants. A small zip-lock baggie was located inside the vehicle where Porter was seated, and the contents tested positive for methamphetamine. He was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.

Paris Police Department adult arrests on July 21

Police-DepartmentDaniel Joseph Blake, 28, Possession/Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia

Lanetta Yvonne Mason, 41, Open Container

Cody Allen Moore, 22, Disorderly Conduct

Cody Liles Porter, 27, Possession of Controlled Substance PG 1 <1g

Bridget Nicole Ray, 26, Expired Motor Vehicle Registration, Failure to Appear (Non-Traffic)

Lamar County Sheriff Bookings; July 21-22

sheriffHargie Smith; Delivery of Controlled Substance PG 1 <1g

Xavier Lee Montgomery; Fleeing Police Officer

Jerry Octabia Montgomery; Resisting Arrest/Search/Transport

Jack Howard Daniel; Motion to Revoke-Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon

Jason Thomas; Theft of Property >=$50 <$500

Justin Allan Rainey; Possession of Marijuana <2oz

Cody Liles Porter; Possession of Controlled Substance PG 1 <1g

Jose Martin Garcia; Driving While Intoxicated/Open Alcohol Container

Linda Gail Childres; Possession of Marijuana <2oz, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Four-week investigation into numerous ATV thefts ends with the arrest of two juveniles

A four-week long, multi-agency investigation into ‘a rash of ATV thefts in the Blossom and Cunningham communities’ — totaling almost $10,000 in property stolen — ended with the arrest of two teenage juveniles, according to Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass.

The investigation by the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, Lamar County Constable Precinct One, and the Northeast Texas Auto Theft Task Force concluded on Saturday, after receiving four reports of ATV thefts and one report of an attempted theft in the nearly month long investigation. All four of the stolen ATVs were recovered by officers.

Detectives find stolen ATVs in the woods (Sheriff's dept. photo).

Detectives find stolen ATVs in a wooded area of the Blossom community (Sheriff’s dept. photo).

On Saturday, July 19, the investigation led Lamar County Sheriff Deputies and Precinct One Constable Travis Rhodes to a residence in the Blossom Community, where the sheriff’s office was investigating a report of a runaway juvenile, as well as another reported stolen ATV in Blossom.

“Deputies located the said juvenile, along with another male juvenile who were both covered in mud,” the sheriff said. “Subsequently, officers spoke with the juveniles in reference to the recent ATV theft and were led to three stolen ATVs hidden in wooded areas of the Blossom Community.”

Sheriff’s deputies and Constable Rhodes recovered three confirmed ATVs reported stolen, after previously recovering the forth ATV in the Cunningham community, and had released it back to the owner.

“Both male juveniles, 15 and 16-years old, were also identified as the male subjects responsible for eluding deputies in the Deport area on stolen ATV’s on July 10,” Cass said.

Both juveniles were arrested and transported to Hunt County Juvenile Detention Center. No names are being released at this time.

The estimated value of the thefts was $ 9700.00 dollars.

Time Frame:

ATV thefts_02June 27, 2014 – ATV stolen out of the Blossom Community
July 6th-9th – ATV stolen north of Blossom, TX.

July 10 – Male subjects flee from Deputies on ATV’s in Deport Community

July 10 – ATV stolen out of the Cunningham community
July 10 – ATV attempted theft in the Blossom Community
July 19 – ATV stolen out of the Blossom Community

July 19 – two male juveniles arrested and detained for the thefts

39-year old Paris man arrested for theft

George Alexander Wells (Police dept. photo)

George Alexander Wells (Police dept. photo)

The Paris Police Department had a busy weekend, responding to 265 ‘calls for service’ and making 23 arrests, according to the department’s public information officer, Curtis Garrett.

One of the arrests was 39-year George Alexander Wells, who was taken into custody on a theft charge when he was observed trying to sell merchandise that he had not paid for, which he’d removed from shelves in a store.

When the police discovered that Wells had at least two prior convictions for theft, the would-be misdemeanor charge (theft of property <$1500) was enhanced to a felony.

He was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.