Janice Reed

Janice Reed

Police responding to a 3:22 p.m. Saturday theft call in the 1300 block of Clarksville Street were told a woman had placed packages of bacon inside her purse and was attempting to leave the store without paying for them. 

The woman was later identified as 50-year-old Janice Reed of Hugo, Oklahoma. As an officer attempted to place Reed under arrest, she pushed the officer and attempted to flee in a vehicle. 

Reed fought with the officer again, police said. She was arrested and charged with theft, resisting arrest and evading arrest with a previous conviction. 

Reed was later taken to the Lamar County Jail. The officer was injured with a few minor scrapes and abrasions.

Police: Lawn mowers taken in burglary

Paris police responded to a burglary in the 500 block of Fitzhugh Avenue at 9:06 p.m. Friday. 

It was reported someone had entered a garage and stole a Lawn Boy lawn mower. Two other lawn mowers also were reported missing from the side of the residence. 

Police said the incident is under investigation.

Calls for service: Paris police responded to 224 calls for service and arrested eight people during the weekend.

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