At 4:58 p.m. Friday, May 1, Paris Police responded to the 300 block of Bonham St in reference to an assault. It was reported that a known suspect had stolen some medication from the victim. The suspect also threatened to assault the victim before running away with the medication. The incident is still under investigation.
Paris police later attempted to stop a vehicle in the 1100 block of Fitzhugh Ave at 10:33 p.m. Friday night. The driver was recognized by the officer and the vehicle also had a defective tail lamp. The driver then sped away attempting to evade officer’s who then observed the vehicle making several turns before losing sight of it. The vehicle was eventually found abandoned two hours later. The incident is still being investigated.
Paris police responded to a theft in the 1800 block of Clarksville St at 1:25 p.m. Saturday, May 2. It was reported that a black female had entered the store while wearing a PPE mask and was later observed by store personnel removing over the counter medication from the packaging. The female in question then left the store without paying for the medication and when fleeing the scene, entered a vehicle that nearly struck a pedestrian. Paris police are still continuing the investigation.
Paris officers then responded to a burglary of a residence in the 300 block of W Neagle St at 2:01 p.m. The victim reported that she had left the residence to take some friends home and upon her return, found that someone had kicked the front door in. The only thing that the victim could find missing was some cash money. The incident is currently under investigation.
Officers responded to a disturbance in the 500 block of NE 12th St at 1:41 p.m. Sunday, May 3. It was reported that a black female had struck a man and his vehicle with a broom. The 71-year old victim told officers that he had been “side-swiped” by the female in the 2400 of Lamar Ave and followed her to NE 12th St location. The victim started taking pictures of her vehicle when she approached him, striking him with a broom. Officers arrested 31-year old Shambreka Denise Mathis and charged her with resisting arrest as well as aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Mathis was booked into the city jail and is waiting to be transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Later that night at 11:16 p.m., Paris police responded to the 200 block of SW 29th St in reference to a disturbance. Once on scene, a 29-year old victim reported that an ex-boyfriend had forced his way into the house and assaulted the victim. The victim reported that the suspect had used a folding knife to threaten them during the assault. The victim was able to flee from the residence and summoned help from a neighbor. The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived. The incident is still being investigated.
Paris Police responded to 261 calls for service and arrested three people over the weekend ending at midnight on May 3, 2020.