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Shambreka Denise Mathis, 25, Criminal Mischief >$50 <$500
James Earl Stuart, 47, Unlawful Possession of Firearm Involving Family/Household
Amy Nicole Dunken, 32, Theft of Property >$50 <$500
Jerry Lynn Woods, 58, Credit or Debit Card Abuse
Robert William Applegate, 47, Theft of Property >=$20K <$100K
Brenda Gail Bivens, 48, Theft of Property >=$50 <$500
Sharon Jean Briscoe, 49, Disorderly Conduct (Vulgar Language)
Pomposo Martinez, 28, No Driver’s License (When Unlicensed)
Cordess Frazier, 24, Burglary of Building
Kaugena Bills, 34, Theft of Property <$1500 2/ More Previous Convictions
Jeffrey Martin, 53, Indecent Exposure
Amanda Lynn McBride, 31, Credit or Debit Card Abuse
Jessie Ray Buxton, 27, Violate Promise to Appear (Uniform Act), Driving w/ License Invalid
Ignacio Fernandez, 43, No Driver’s License (When Unlicensed)
Matthew Shane Freelen, 25, Harassment
Jeffery Dale Chapman, 47, Credit or Debit Card Abuse
Kimberly S. Bridgeforth, 49, Resisting Arrest/Search/Transport, Theft of Property >=$50 <$500
A Paris police officer was injured over the weekend when a police car inadvertently knocked him to the ground.
Officers had responded to a report about a man with a gun in the 1300 block of Price Street. The first officer on the scene found that he didn’t have a gun, but a bat that he was holding in a menacing fashion.
As the officer was ordering the man to drop the bat, a backup unit arrived directly behind the officer, department spokesman Curtis Garrett said.
“As the backup officer was exiting the patrol vehicle, the vehicle started moving forward, evidently not being placed in park,” Garrett said. “The backup officer jumped back into the vehicle to step on the brake and stepped on the accelerator instead.”
The vehicle struck the first officer from behind, knocking him to the ground with the right front wheel coming to rest on the officer’s right ankle.
“He was transported to the hospital by EMS. Preliminary examination revealed nothing broken, but possible ligament strains in the knees,” Garrett said.
The man with the bat was disarmed and taken into custody at the scene.
DMV reports decrease in Texas auto crime
PARIS, TEXAS — The Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA), part of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV), reports that auto theft in Texas has decreased 61 percent since 1991.
There were 163,837 vehicles stolen in Texas in 1991, when ABTPA was formed, and the latest figures from 2011 show that auto theft has dropped to 63,379 stolen vehicles, according to the Texas Uniform Crime Reports.
“While this is a significant decrease, Texans should not be complacent,” said Charles Caldwell, director of ABTPA. “Auto crime accounts for millions of dollars in economic losses and is a bridge to other serious crimes.”
In 2008, ABTPA added auto burglary to its purview. ABTPA also reports that auto burglaries have decreased by 14.8 percent between 2008 and 2011. Auto crime includes burglaries (stealing the items inside a vehicle) and theft (stealing the entire vehicle).
In Paris, between 2009 and 2012 there has been an almost 50% decrease in reported burglary of motor vehicles, and a 4% decrease in reported unauthorized use of motor vehicles.
Think Like a Thief is the campaign message Texans will see and hear around the state during “Watch Your Car Month” this July. ABTPA will use various forms of advertising as part of this educational effort. Ads will appear on gas stations TVs and at movie theaters, as well as on radio and the Internet.
“We are asking Texans to use Watch Your Car Month to evaluate whether or not they’re doing all they can to reduce the likelihood that they’ll be a victim of auto crime,” said Caldwell.
ABTPA offers these tips:
About the Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority
ABTPA oversees the impact of auto theft in Texas and provides financial support to fight it. ABTPA supports a statewide network of law enforcement agencies through administering grants, theft-reduction initiatives and public awareness and education.
About the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
TxDMV is charged with overseeing the state’s motor vehicle services that provide consumer protection, assist motor vehicle-related businesses and raise revenue for the state.
Shambreka Denise Mathis, 25, Criminal Mischief >=$50 <$500
Patricia Ann Fisher, 56, Criminal Mischief, Open Container, Failure to Appear (Non-Traffic), Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication
Camie Lashell Wooton, 31, Theft of Property <$50 w/ Previous Conviction(s)