Fraud reports prompt new investigations

Paris police on Monday responded to a fraud call at 9 a.m. in the 3800 block of Lamar Avenue, where it was reported to officers someone had passed counterfeit $20 and $50 bills. Police said the investigation was ongoing.

In the early afternoon, officers responded to another fraud call in the 2700 block of Hubbard Street. The complainant told police his bank account had been compromised, and someone used his debit card to make several purchases from Google during a 48-hour period. 

The total amount spent was $336, police said. The investigation remained open this morning.


Police charge man with felony assault

Paris police on Saturday arrested 44-year-old Eduardo Terrell Hill at his residence on a felony assault charge.

Police said they were called to the residence after Hill allegedly choked a woman, then would not allow her to leave.

Hill was taken to the Lamar County Jail, from which he bonded out Sunday, jail records indicate.


Police: Friday collision caused by failure to yield

The Friday collision of a 2002 Ford Focus and a 2009 Lincoln MKZ on NW Loop 286 happened when the Focus failed to yield, Paris police said.

Police said the Focus, driven by a 30-year-old Deport man, was making a left turn when it crossed in front of the Lincoln in the 1500 block of NW Loop 286. The Lincoln’s driver, a 71-year-old Brookston man, and his passenger were taken to Paris Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries. Police later said the driver was admitted to the hospital, but listed in stable condition, while the passenger was treated and released.

The Focus driver was cited for failing to yield.


Investigations span stolen money order to burglary

Paris police have opened several investigations during the weekend, including one into a complaint of a stolen money order.

Officers met with a complainant in the 1700 block of North Main Street after the man reported the money order for his rent had been stolen from a dropbox. He said the money order was then cashed.

Another investigation was opened in the 800 block of 10th Street NE when an elderly complainant reported the theft of three gold and diamond rings. The rings were valued at $3,600.

A third investigation started at 3:37 p.m. Saturday after police said they were told someone forced their way into the front door and stole a television and digital camera. The complainant said they were out of town when the burglary took place.


Oklahoma man jailed on probation revocation

Paris police said they arrested John Paul Hagger Jr., 23, of Fort Towson, Oklahoma on Thursday as Hagger was wanted on a probation revocation warrant.

Police said Hagger was originally charged with assault family violance by impeding breathing.

Hagger was taken to the Lamara County Jail, where he remained Monday afternoon without bond, jail records show.

CALLS FOR SERVICE: Paris police responded to 257 calls for service and arrested 26 people over the weekend. Officers responded to 70 calls Monday and arrested two people.

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