On Tuesday, November 7, at 7:55am; a victim told a Community Service Officer that she had been defrauded out of $1000.00. She was late on a house payment and starting receiving calls from the lender. She later received another call from a male that had some information about the loan and account; leading her to believe that he was with the bank. The male advised her to pay $1025.00 to take care of the principal portion and instructed her to send the money through Western Union or a similar money service. The victim sent $1000.00 and has since learned the male was not associated with the bank.
On Tuesday, November 7, at 11:51am; a Community Service Officer took a report from a victim stating several unauthorized transactions had been made using her debit card information. The transactions were made through a Pay Pal account linked to her debit card from a Credit Union. Six transactions had been charged, totaling $1183, with other attempts being denied. The transactions showed that the money had been converted to AUD dollars. (Australian and Australian Territories)
On Tuesday, November 7, at 4:28pm; Paris Officers spoke with a victim in the 2200 block of SE 3rd who stated that his Salem Camper Trailer had been broken into over the weekend. The compartment that leads from outside to inside, running under the couch had been broken and kicked in. A compartment used for storage was opened; its latch was damaged and now inoperable. No items were reported missing.
On Tuesday, November 7, at 7:08pm; a youth pastor reported a church van; a 1999 light blue in color Ford Van stolen from the 5000 block of SE Loop 286. The van had reportedly been seen in Paris and Reno. Approximately one and a half hour after being reported as stolen; Northeast Texas Auto Theft Task Force Detectives located the van in a parking lot in the 500 block of Bonham Street. The van was processed and released back to the youth pastor. The Auto Theft Task Force will continue investigating.
Tuesday, November 7, 2023: Paris Police Department responded to 78 Calls for Service, Arrested 0 adult persons and made 16 Traffic Stops.