On Friday, June 2, 2023 at 10:56am; a victim reported to a Paris Officer that an $1100 dollar FN American Semi-Auto Pistol, equipped with a Micro Vortex Viper Red Dot, loaded with a 17-round magazine was stolen from his vehicle in the 2400 block of Clark Lane. An extra 21- round magazine was also missing. Paris Officer did not observed any forced entry. Prints were lifted. The victim will seek assistance from his surveillance-system provider to review the camera footage to assist police with the investigation.
On Friday, June 2, 2023 at 11:57pm; Paris Officers responded to an active burglar alarm in the 700 block of Graham Street. The plexi-glass in a front door had been broken. Officers conducted a security sweep. No one was located inside the store. A safe containing near $400 was missing. Camera footage identified a juvenile as the burglar. The safe and some of the money were recovered. The Burglary incident is under investigation.
On Friday, June 2, 2023 at 10:19am; Paris Officers responded to the 3100 block of NE Loop 286, where multiple people stated that a subject, inside a gray Dodge truck had a rifle barrel sticking out of his truck window and had chased an individual. Officers, behind cover, approached the subject from a distance. The subject complied with all of the commands and was detained. Officers retrieved a Spike Tactical ST-16 semiautomatic rifle, with 1 round chambered and the safety switch in off position. 2 Ruger 10-22’s were also located with no ammunition. The subject agreed to relinquish his firearms to the custody of the Paris Police Department for safekeeping and was released from the scene.
On Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 11:49am; a witness observed a subject driving a pickup, swerving through a parking lot in the 3800 block of Lamar Avenue. The subject parked the pickup, got out, leaned on the driver’s open door and urinated; as a beer bottle fell from the pickup to the ground. Paris Officers made contact with the subject and observed him to have unsteady balance and heavily slurred speech. 56-Year-Old Charles Owens Elms Jr. of Paris refused to perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. Elms’ criminal history had prior convictions and he was subsequently arrested and booked for Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More.
On Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 10:57pm; a Paris Officer was dispatched to the 2300 block of Maple Avenue in reference to an assault that occurred previously in the night in the 1500 block of Lamar Avenue. A father advised that his daughter had been assaulted by her mother. The daughter stated that her mother had physically assaulted her and had retrieved a broken beer bottle and had cut her knuckle with the beer bottle during the assault. The Assault with Deadly Weapon incident will be further investigated.
On Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 7:53am; an employee advised a Paris Officer that she arrived at work in the 2400 block of North Main Street and found the back door to be unlocked. As she entered inside, she observed the office to be in disarray and a safe had been broken into. She stepped back outside, notified the police and awaited the officer’s arrival. The building was cleared for entry. Over $4000 was missing. The video footage is implicating the involvement of an employee. The Burglary of the Building is under investigation.
On Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 8:06am; Paris Officers took a report of an Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon in the 1200 block of SE 15th Street to be investigated, wherein a victim stated that a suspect held a knife to her throat and told her to shut up.
On Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 2:06pm; a Paris Officer responded to a disturbance in the 300 block of Stone Avenue and took an Assault Family House Member Impeding Breath Report after the victim stated that her ex-boyfriend grabbed her by the arms, pushed her into the wall and began choking her.
On Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 10:09pm; a female called Paris Dispatch and advised that her husband had smoked meth three days ago and was now acting out of control. Paris Officers met the complainant in the 1600 block of Pine Bluff. 60-Year-Old William Mark Smith of Paris admitted to having smoked meth and was arrested and booked for Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine after meth was located in his vehicle.
On Monday, June 5, 2023 at 2:50am; as a Paris Officer was patrolling in the 800 block of Graham Street; he recognized 44 Year-Old Melissa Jean Thornburgh of Paris. Thornburgh was arrested and taken into custody for an active Paris PD Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon warrant, resulting from a January 2023 investigation.
Friday, June 2, 2023 through Sunday, June 4, 2023: The Paris Police Department responded to 218 Calls for Service, arrested 14 adult persons and made 40 traffic stops.