A Paris Police Detective Sergeant was following up on a previously reported fraud in which a suspect had purchased a vehicle at a local dealership while using a victim’s identification. The Detective located the suspect in the incident who confessed to the crime and presented a false drivers license. The suspect, Vladimir Chavelas Alvarez, was located in the 2600 block of N. Main and had used false statements to obtain the vehicle as well as using the false ID. He was charged with False Statement to Obtain Credit and Fraudulent Use of Identifying Information, both Felonies. He was arrested and the vehicle was taken into evidence.
Officers responded to the 3200 block of N. Main St. in reference to a fraud in progress. They met the manager of the business who advised that they had been warned of the suspect, Roman Ralnyk, had been going from store to store with fake receipts returning items for cash. It was confirmed that Ralnyk had a false receipt in his possession and that he was attempting to commit the crime. Evidence showed that he had already committed the same crime at other locations that day. Ralnyk was arrested on scene and processed without incident.
Officers responded to the 300 block of N. Main to a burglary of a business. Suspects forced entry into the business and stole a cell phone and earbuds. Physical evidence was recovered at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.