Press Release May 28, 2019
Paris Police responded to a burglary of a business in the 2300 block of Bonham St. at 8:55 A.M. on May 24, 2019. It was reported that sometime during the night, someone cut the padlock off of the gate leading to the receiving doors of the business, and then cut the padlock off of the receiving doors to gain entry into the store. Once inside, 2-2.5 gallon jugs of DEF fluid was taken. The incident is under investigation.
At 6:50 P.M. on May 24, 2019, Paris Police responded to a burglary of a residence in the 300 block of NW 12th St. The victim believes that entry was made from an open back window. Taken was an X-BOX game system and cigarettes. The investigation continues.
Officers responded to a welfare concern in the 200 block of W Plum St at 7:05 P.M. on May 24, 2019. It had been reported to CPS that children had been present when drugs were being used. Paris Police arrested Michelle Louise West, 46, of Paris, when she was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. She was later placed in the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to a theft of a vehicle in the 800 block of NW 14th St at 4:30 A.M. on May 27, 2019. The victim advised that someone had stolen their 2013 Dodge Journey sometime after midnight. Another officer located the vehicle in the 1400 block of N Main St at about the time that the vehicle was being reported as stolen and stopped the vehicle for not using any headlights. Officers found 7 juveniles inside the stolen vehicle. Two were arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The others were released to their parents or guardian.
Officers responded to the 2400 block of Clark Lane at 11:43 P.M. on May 25, 2019 in reference to a possible burglary. The owner of the residence advised that no one was supposed to be at that location. Officers made contact and arrested 32 year old Brittney
Juanita Mathis (aka Ingram) inside the house and she was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. She was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest. She was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police were called to the 3800 block of Lamar Ave at 8:52 P.M. on May 26, 2019 in reference to a possible accident. Officers located a 2006 Lexus vehicle that had run off the roadway and into a residential yard. The driver, Eric Michael Patterson, 31, of Paris was found passed out sitting behind the steering wheel. He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Patterson was also found to have an outstanding felony warrant out of Johnson County, Texas charging him with sex offenders duty to register. He was later placed in the Lamar County Jail.
Stephen Dejuan Coursey was arrested at his residence at 11:14 P.M. on May 26, 2019 on a parole violation warrant. He was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
At 4:10 A.M. on May 27, 2019, officers responded to and found a 1996 Kenworth dump truck sitting in the roadway at the intersection of SW 19th St and Bonham St with its hazard lights on. No one was around the truck. It was later discovered that the truck had been stolen out of Lindale, Texas. The investigation continues.
Paris police received a report of a burglary of a residence in the 700 block of SW 25th St at 1:22 P.M. on May 27, 2019. It was reported that the victim works out of town and believes that a family member that does not live at the residence is taking items from the residence. The investigation continues.
Paris Police responded to a theft of a vehicle in the 2900 block of Church St at 7:42 P.M. on May 27, 2019. It was reported that the victim left his vehicle (a 2013 Chevy Cruz) unlocked and running on the parking lot as he went inside. Surveillance footage shows a white male in his 40’s getting into the vehicle and driving away. The investigation is continuing.
Paris Police arrested Justin Case Lindsey, 21, in the 600 block of Bonham St at 3:56 P.M. on May 25, 2019 on a felony warrant charging him with injury to a child/elderly/or disabled person causing bodily injury. The warrant stemmed from a case on April 12, 2019 where Lindsey had assaulted his mother and brother in the 10 block of SW 23rd St. He was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to 377 calls for service and arrested 17 persons over the holiday weekend ending at midnight on May 27, 2019.