Paris Police spoke with the victim of a fraud at 3:42 P.M. on January 17, 2023 in the 1300 block of NE Loop 286. The victim reported that two checks had been forged on their business account that totaled over $13,000. The incident is under investigation.
At 4:16 P.M. on January 17, 2023, Paris Police spoke with the victim of a credit/debit card abuse. The victim reported that a known person had obtained their debit card and had used it on at least three occasions to withdraw money from their account. The incidents are under investigation.
Paris Police arrested Shane Michell Cooper, 42, of Bogata, Texas at 7:06 P.M. on January 17, 2023 in the 3800 block of Lamar Avenue. Cooper removed items from the shelves of the store and returned them to the store as if he had purchased them. When the officer reviewed his criminal history, it was found that Cooper had at least one other conviction for theft so this charge was enhanced to a felony. Cooper was booked and later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to 84 calls for service and arrested 4 persons on January 17, 2023.