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The Paris Police Department responded to 304 calls for service and arrested 15 persons over the past 72 hour period ending at midnight on July 27, 2014. Several reported crimes remain under investigation.
At about 10:35 A.M. on July 26, 2014, Paris Police responded to a report of a burglary of a business in the 1400 block of Clarksville St. It was reported that someone had entered the business through the back door and had taken numerous items including clothing, jewelry and the cash register. The incident is under investigation.
Also on Saturday, July 26th the Paris Police responded to a report of criminal mischief. Apparently, someone had shot an arrow into the roof of a house in the 1000 block of Cardinal Lane. The owner advised that the arrow appeared to have come from a westerly direction althought the arrow was sticking nearly straight up from the roof. The incident is under investigation.
On Friday, July 25th, at approx. 11:15pm Paris Police responded to a call of a property damage in the 2600 block of Lamar Ave. It was reported that a man inside his apartment picked up his pistol and it accidentally discharged. The bullet traveled through a wall into an adjoining apartment. The resident in the second apartment was not at home at the time of the incident. No injuries were reported and no charges are being sought at this time.
Paris Police were dispatched to an intoxicated driver call on NE Loop 286 on Sunday evening.
It was reported that the suspect vehicle had run an 18 wheeler off the road and into a ditch.
Officers located the described vehicle and observed that the vehicle was driving erratically.
29 year old Tina Chancellor of Paris was found to be intoxicated and arrested at about 7:24 P.M. on July 27, 2014 in the 5200 block of SE Loop 286.
Chancellor was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
23 year old Cam Aaron Preston, of Paris, was arrested at about 3:39 A.M. on July 26, 2014 when he was observed in the immediate area of where Paris Police were dispatched to a possible burglary call that was in progress.
When officers attempted to talk with Preston, Preston ran from the officers. Officers caught up to Preston behind a residence and allegedly found Preston to be in possession of an illegal knife and drug paraphernalia.
Officers also reportedly found a small baggie of methamphetamine where Preston was detained.
Preston was charged with the possession of the narcotic, the illegal knife and the paraphernalia.
“Officers were advised by the clerk of the store that a black male, approximately 20 years old, wearing a red ‘hoodie’, came into the store and brandished a small handgun and demanded cash from the register and other money under the counter,” Garrett sad. “The clerk complied with the demands and the suspect left the store on foot.”
Authorities say that no one was injured or assaulted during the incident, but it is unknown at this time how much cash was taken.
If you have information that leads to an arrest or indictment of this suspect, you are encouraged to contact the police department with that information. To remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 903-785-TIPS.
In other business, Paris police responded to 104 calls for service and arrested 9 persons on Wednesday.
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.
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