Paris police responded to a theft of a vehicle in the 2100 block of Cedar St at 9:27 a.m. on Friday, Apr. 17. The victim reported that a 2011 Jeep had been stolen sometime during the night. The victim also reported that the keys had been left in the vehicle. At 1:57 p.m., the vehicle was located and recovered in the 200 block of NW 3rd St. The incident is still under investigation.
Then on Saturday, at 8:47 a.m. on Apr. 18, officers responded to the 2600 block of Lamar Ave in reference to a found property call, they were given a debit card, and other personal items. Officers made contact with the owner of the items and they reported that their 2012 Toyota Camry had been stolen sometime between 9 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday. The victim advised that they had not reported the vehicle as stolen due to being behind on payments and just figured that the vehicle had been repossessed. The vehicle was later found in the 2100 block of Bonham St. Paris police are still investigating.
Paris police responded to a burglary of a business in the 10 block of SW 2nd St at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday. The incident was reported by the owner to which someone had entered the business through a window and had stolen some tools that were left inside. The incident is under investigation.
A white 2017 Hyundai Elantra was reported stolen at 10:49 a.m. on Saturday from the 500 block of NE 34th St. The owner reported that the keys were left in the vehicle and the vehicle was unlocked. The vehicle was located later that day in the George Wright Homes complex. The incident is currently under investigation.
Police located 27-year old Justin Devante Ware, of Nashville, Arkansas, at 5:33 a.m. on Sunday, April 20, in the 3000 block of Clarksville St. Officers had responded to a disturbance when Ware ran from the officers. Ware was caught, arrested and was found to be in possession of a firearm. He was later found to have a felony conviction and was subsequently charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Ware was booked then transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to 246 calls for service and arrested four people over the weekend ending at midnight on April 19, 2020.