Paris police responded to a burglary of a vehicle in the 1800 block of Maple Ave at 8:02 a.m. on Apr. 21. The victim reported to officers that they possibly left the doors to the vehicle unlocked, which resulted in a handgun being stolen from the console. Police are continuing the investigation.
Then at 2:37 p.m. on Apr. 21, a victim reported a burglary of a residence in the 200 block of Stone Ave. It was reported that someone had forced open a door to a storage room and proceeded to steal some tools. The incident is still under investigation.
Later that night at 10:03 p.m., Paris police responded to a welfare concern in the 2600 block of Lamar Ave where a person had been asleep in a vehicle for over an hour. Officers made contact with the person and during the investigation, found that the person had some prescription medication on him that he did not have a prescription for. Jeremiah John Rater, 40, of Paris, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance of more than 1 gram but less than 4 grams. He was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to 77 calls for service and arrested one person on April 21, 2020.