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Police report little 'calls for service' over the weekend, but more robberies reported

Police-Car“Calls for service hit an impressive low over the weekend with only 80 calls for service being answered by Paris police officers,” stated Police Chief Bob Hundley this morning.  “That low activity didn’t balance with arrests as 20 people were taken into custody over the weekend.”

Six of those people were arrested for municipal court warrants, four were arrested for public intoxication, one for DWI, one for mental evaluation,  two on drug related charges, two on theft charges, one for a parole violation warrant, one for disorderly conduct, one for evading arrest, and one for robbery.

According to Chief Hundley, the robbery charge was a result of a suspect stealing over $250 worth of property and then striking an employee while trying to elude capture.  Roger Lind, 22, of Paris, was charged with felony robbery.

Investigation into a robbery that took place near an ATM machine at a local bank is ongoing.  The victim reported that she withdrew money at the ATM and pulled forward to allow another vehicle access to the machine. When doing so, she was approached by an unknown subject who took her money.

The robbery took place around 4:30 PM Saturday afternoon and was reported to officers at 11:39 PM. The suspect was described a black male dressed in black clothing, 6 foot and 185 pounds.

In another robbery over the weekend, according to police, a business was burglarized at 3850 Lamar.  Unknown suspects forced their way into a rear door to gain entry into the business and removed cash from an office.  Investigation is continuing.

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