Paris Police met with the victim of a fraud in the 600 block of Clarksville St at 10:43 A.M. on September 16, 2022. The victim reported that two checks were cashed on their account totaling over $7,900. The incidents are under investigation.
At 10:00 P.M. on September 16, 2022, Paris Police met with a person in the lobby of the Police Department who was turning themselves in on warrants. Rachel Barlow (West) was found to have two outstanding Municipal Court warrants and a Lamar County probation violation warrant on a manufacture or deliver a controlled substance of less than 1 gram conviction. Barlow (West) was booked and was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police were dispatched to the area of State Hwy 19/24 at 11:56 P.M. on September 16, 2022 due to a vehicle travelling into Paris that was swerving on the roadway. Officers located the vehicle and followed it onto SE Loop 286 and observed it to swerve across the white line near the shoulder of the roadway. Officers stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver, 35 year old Aroan Tekeleab, of Dallas. During the investigation, officers observed marijuana particles inside the vehicle. Tekeleab admitted to smoking two blunts a few hours earlier. During a search of the vehicle, officers located two pounds of marijuana inside the trunk and a package labeled “White Bubblegum Gelato” was found in the cab of the vehicle. The package read that it contained cannibus. Tekeleab was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana of more than 4 ounces but less than 5 pounds and possession of a controlled substance of more than 4 grams but less than 400 grams. Tekeleab was booked and later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to a burglary of a residence in the 3100 block of Pine Mill Rd at 8:55 A.M. on September 17, 2022. The victims reported that when they returned home from camping, they found his ex-wife inside the residence. When they confronted her about taking a firearm, she denied doing so and fled the scene. The investigation continues.
At 12:39 A.M. on September 18, 2022, Paris Police responded to a theft in the 2400 block of Lamar Ave. The 28 year old victim reported that he was walking with headphones on and did not hear anyone approach him but felt someone grab his wallet out of his back pocket. When he turned around, he observed a white/Hispanic female running away with his wallet. The incident is under investigation.
Paris Police arrested 34 year old Robert Allen Berry, of Paris, in the 2500 block of Bonham St at 7:20 A.M. on September 18, 2022. Berry was found to have an outstanding felony Lamar County warrant charging him with theft of less than $2,500 with at least two prior convictions. Berry was booked and later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to a burglary of a vehicle in the 3200 block of Robin Rd at 2:15 P.M. on September 18, 2022. The victim reported that they believe that when they arrived home the previous evening, their child did not close the back passenger door of their vehicle and someone entered the vehicle during the night and stole a pistol. The investigation continues.
Paris Police responded 261 calls for service and arrested 9 persons on September 18, 2022.