At approximately 04:00 hrs, an officer was dispatched to a Security Check in the 700 block SW 1st Street to a second call of an individual, later identified as Randle Watkins, reporting persons were in his yard threatening him. Upon meeting with Watkins, he advised the officer that he had used illegal narcotics earlier in the evening and then produced the narcotics from inside his residence. Watkins was arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance, taken to the Paris Police Department and processed without incident. The narcotics were tested and seized as evidence in the case.
Officers responded to a theft call in the 2400 block of N. Main. A white female had entered the business and had stolen in excess of 5000.00 in assorted tools then fled the store. It is believed the suspect has committed prior thefts at the same location. The investigation is ongoing.
Officers made 16 traffic stops, 3 arrest, and answered 135 calls for service on April 17, 2023