Police arrest man in stolen vehicle that he said he ‘borrowed’

Jose Oswald Lopez

Jose Oswald Lopez

The Paris Police Department arrested a man over the weekend from Tyler after he was found driving a vehicle that was reported stolen, which he said he’d borrowed from a man named James, according to police spokesman, Curtis Garrett.

The East Texas Auto Theft Task Force issued a report of the stolen vehicle containing a GPS tracking device that showed it to be in the Paris area. Paris police investigator, David Rowton, assisted the task force and located the vehicle in the 500 block of East Houston Street.

Officers made contact with 18-year-old Jose Oswald Lopez of Tyler, Texas. Lopez stated that he had borrowed the 2013 Nissan 370Z but couldn’t tell officers the last name of the man he’d borrowed it from, Garrett said.

Lopez was arrested and charged with theft of property (greater than $20,000). He was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.

Sheriff’s office increases charges on burglary suspect after locating stolen property

The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man last week allegedly responsible for two residential burglaries in southeastern Lamar County, where numerous property items were taken after the homes were broken into during daytime hours.

Loren Dean Jenkins

Loren Dean Jenkins

Over the last week, sheriff’s detectives investigated the burglaries and arrested Loren Dean Jenkins, 42, for burglary of a habitation. After a search of a residence where he was staying later in the week turned up numerous items of stolen property from one of the residential burglaries, the sheriff’s office gained two additional felony theft warrants on Jenkins, according to Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass.

Prior to the arrest last week, shortly after one of the residences had been broken into, a citizen gave sheriff detectives information on a white male observed carrying items from the residence and loading them into a red Ford truck. Detectives gained further details describing the truck and a BOLO (Be on the Look Out) alert was sent out to neighboring law enforcement agencies.

Shortly before midnight on March 25, a vehicle matching the description of the suspect truck was observed in the 3800 block of Lamar Ave. by an officer of the Paris Police Department. Sheriff deputies arrived to the scene and took Jenkins into custody for burglary of a habitation after information gained at the scene and property recovered from the vehicle matched the description of stolen items from one of the residential burglaries under investigation.

Following the arrest, detectives served a search warrant at a residence in the Howland community where Jenkins had been staying with family members. During the search, numerous property items were recovered that were identified by one of the victims from the other residential burglary under investigation. The two additional felony theft warrants were then gained, increasing the charges on Jenkins to felony theft of property (>=$1500 <$20K) and felony theft of a firearm.

In addition to searching the residence that Jenkins was staying at, sheriff detectives are also in the process of filing for seizure of the vehicle that was used in the commission of the crimes.

Sheriff detectives are asking anyone that has bought or received stolen property from this individual to please contact the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigation Division at (903) 737-2400.

“The sheriff’s office is also reminding citizens to be vigilant in their surroundings and report any suspicious activity to their local law enforcement,” Sheriff Cass said. “Citizen involvement in this case was instrumental in the apprehension of the suspect.”

Jenkins was arraigned and is being held in the Lamar County Jail on bonds for all three charges totaling $120,000.

Traffic stop leads to Paris man’s arrest on drugs and firearms charges

Nicholas Jordan Dawson

Nicholas Jordan Dawson

A traffic stop in the 2800 block of Graham Street led to the arrest Wednesday of Nicholas Jordon Dawson, 27, of 2023 Culbertson St. on drugs and firearms charges.

“During the traffic stop, it was found that Dawson was on felony probation and was in possession of two firearms,” said Curtis Garrett, spokesman for the Paris Police Department.

“Upon further investigation, Dawson was found to be in possession of methamphetamine,” Garrett said.

Dawson was booked into the Lamar County Jail about 9 p.m. Wednesday on two countsw of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra



Paris man arrested for failing to register as sex offender

Eduardo Terrell Hill

Eduardo Terrell Hill

A 39-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for failing to register as a sex offender after he moved from Paris.

Eduardo Terrell Hill was taken into custody about 9:45 a.m., police department spokesman Curtis Garrett said, “on a warrant stemming from an investigation where Hill had violated the requirements of registering as a sex offender.”

“The investigation showed that Hill had violated those requirements when he moved from Paris and failed to notify his registering agent of the move,” Garrett said.

Hill was booked into the Lamar Counthy Jail shortly before noon on Tuesday and was released about 40 minutes later after posting $8,000 bond.

Paris police responded to 102 calls for service on Tuesday, resulting in the arrest of six individuals, Garrett said.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra




Crime Stoppers seek public’s help in stolen boat

Crime Stoppers Logo. 300 dpiOn Monday, Paris police received a report of a boat being stolen sometime in the past month from the 900 block of Clement Road.

The boat was described as a white 2005 Tracker Marine Tahoe with green trim. It had a 150 horsepower Evinrude motor.

Anyone with information about the missing boat is encouraged to contact police, or the call can be made to Crime Stoppers and be kept anonymous.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra