Crime Stoppers’ ‘Crime of the Week’ is burglary from auto parts store in Paris

Lamar County Cri9me Stoppers logoLamar County Crime Stoppers is seeking help from the public in the investigation of a burglary at Cullum Auto Parts in the 1400 block of North Main Street in Paris.

On Monday, March 10, police responded to a call from a company official who said someone pried sheet metal off an outside wall over the weekend and entered the building.

The company official said several rolls of change were missing.

Anyone with information on this or any other felony crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers. KIf the information leads to the arrest or indictment of whoever is responsible, the caller could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Anonymity is assured.

To contact Crime Stoppers, do one of the following at any hour of the week:

  1. By phone at (903)785-tips (8477)
  2. By going online and logging onto www.785-tips.com and submitting a tip there. Persons can also get more information about other featured crimes.
  3. By text message- send your message to “crimes” (274637) and by adding “tip120” in front of your message.
  4. By downloading and using Crime Stoppers’ new mobile app called TipSubmit. Visit the Crime Stoppers website for details.

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.