Crime of the Week

April 6 through April 12, 2014

Burglary of a Business


On March 10, 2014, Paris Police responded to a call of a burglary of Cullum Auto Parts in the 1400 block of N Main St. Paris Police discovered that an unknown suspect or suspects had pried the sheet metal back from an outside wall and had entered the building. Once inside, the unknown suspect(s) took several rolls of change.

If the information that you give leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 and you will remain anonymous. 

Persons with information about this, or any other felony crime can contact Crime Stoppers 4 different ways, 24 hours a day- 7 days a week and remain anonymous…

1. By phone – by calling (903)785-tips (8477)

2. By going online and logging onto and submitting a tip there. Persons can also get more information about other featured crimes.

3. By text message- send your message to “crimes” (274637) and by adding “tip120” in front of your message.

4. And now smart phone users can submit a tip by downloading and using our new mobile app called TipSubmit. Visit our website for details.


Armed Robbery

February 16th through February 22nd, 2014 

On January 18, 2014, an unknown black male entered Swaim Hardware and inquired about two handguns in the display case. As the clerk retrieved the second gun from the display case, the unknown male produced a handgun of his own and fled from the scene with the two handguns from the display case. The suspect is described as a black male in his mid 20’s, 6 foot tall, about 150 lbs., wearing a yellow hat, brown jacket, sagging blue jeans, and black shoes.




Crime of the Week

February 2 through February 9, 2014

Home Invasion / Robbery 

On January 8, 2014, Paris Policed responded to a call of a home invasion where it was reported that 2 black males had forced their way into the victim’s residence in the 1300 block of Bonham St. The victim advised officers that when he answered a knock at the door, the suspects pushed the door open which struck the victim and knocked him down. One of the suspects then removed the victim’s wallet and both fled the scene. 

Suspect #1 is described as a black male about 6’1 – 6’2 and probably weighed 140-150 lbs., salt and pepper goatee, a short haircut and very bloodshot eyes.  As for his clothing or anything that stood out, the victim said, the suspect was wearing a black vinyl type (not leather) coat, very light colored ‘ragged’ blue jeans with holes on both thighs and lime green tennis shoes. This suspect wore a silver colored ring on his right middle finger and he was 80% certain that the ring was a skull head. 

Suspect #2 is described as a black male about 5’7-5’8 and 210-220 lbs., very light skinned, clean-shaven and seemed nervous. This suspect’s clothing was described as dark colored jeans and a black or dark navy blue “pullover sweater”, not a hoodie.



Police need your help

Over the past six to eight months, large amount of truck tractor tires have been dumped in the northwest part of town. Currently we have located two dump sites. These are located in the 1000 block of West Garrett and the 1500 block of Northwest 10TH. If you know of anyone transporting  tires or if you see anyone transporting truck tractor tires, try to write down the license plate number of the vehicle and a general description of the driver. If you can get this information, call Crime Stoppers.


Crime of the Week

January 19 through January 26, 2014

Aggravated Robbery

The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in solving the following crime:

On Thursday, 01/26/2014, two women had just arrived at their residence in the East Post Oak community at app. 11:00 A.M. and as they walked up to the front door of their residence, a man came up behind them.  The man brandished a knife and robbed the women of cash money.  The man left on foot heading east on CR 44800, which leads to CR 1502, app. ¼ mile east of the women’s residence.  The man is described as a light skinned black or Hispanic male with tattoos on his neck and arms. He is app. 6 ft. tall and muscular.  He has short black hair, and either light or no facial hair.  He was wearing an orange shirt and dark pants.  Another person reported seeing a black male riding a bicycle on CR 1502 just off Highway 82, and heading in the direction of the East Post Oak Community earlier that morning.  If anyone has information regarding the suspect or person on the bicycle please call Crime Stoppers.



Crime of the Week

January 12 through January 18, 2014

Quadruple Homicide

Paris Police Detectives continue to investigate the October 9th murders of Brijonne Woods, Romello Steward, Devante Akins and Billy Carey.  Shortly before midnight on Wednesday evening, October 9, 2013, Paris Police Officers responded to a report of a shooting at 435 NE 6th Street in Paris.  Upon their arrival Officers discovered the bodies of these four men inside the residence.  The preliminary investigation and autopsies confirmed that all four men died as a result of gunshots.

Despite the three months since the murders, police have yet to make an arrest and are continuing to ask for the public’s assistance.  Confident that there are uninvolved parties who have knowledge of the person or persons responsible for these murders, Police are asking for your assistance.

Police Detectives encourage anyone with any degree of knowledge about these murders or knowledge of the person or persons responsible to contact Lamar County Crime Stoppers. All tips received through Crime Stoppers will forwarded to the detectives, and tipsters will not be asked for their name.

 Crime of the Week

Burglary of a Business

January 5 through January 11, 2014

Lamar County Crime Stoppers is asking for your help in solving the following Felony crime.

Sometime between 8:22 P.M. on December 29, 2013 and 5:49 A.M. on December 30, 2013, someone entered the O’Reilly Auto Parts Store in the 2000 block of Lamar Ave. and removed over $1300 from the floor safe. The suspects tampered with the phone lines and the alarm system and caused over $1000 damage to the floor safe. If you know who may be responsible for this burglary or if you happened to see a vehicle in that area that you know did not belong to that area at that time and can describe that vehicle, Paris Police need that information.


Red River County



Crime Stoppers and the Red River Sheriff’s Department need your help in solving a home burglary that occurred on December 23, 2013 between 6:30 am and 8:30 am in a residence located in the 40 block of Farm Road 1159 in Clarksville, Texas. Once inside the residence the suspect or suspects stole a large sum of currency and left the scene.

If you have information about this or any other criminal activity please contact Crime Stoppers at 903-427-TIPS (8477), on-line at,  send  a text message to “crimes” (274637)  and  add “tip120″ in front of your message  or if you have a smart phone, you can use our new mobile app by downloading TipSubmit.

If you submit a tip that leads to the arrest of a suspect, or the recovery of stolen property and/or drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000 and your identity remains anonymous.


Crime of the Week


December 19, 2013

The Lamar County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an arson in the Pattonville area where several school buses were set on fire sometime between 9 P.M. and 11:30 P.M. on November 23, 2013. The buses were parked on the back parking lot just to the west of the football field at Prairiland School. If you have any information regarding who may be responsible or if you may have seen any vehicle or person acting suspicious around the listed times, you are urged to contact Crime Stoppers with that information.


Identify these men and be eligible for a reward

Paris Police are needing your help in identifying the two men in the attached photos. These two men are suspects in a theft case where the loss of property totaled more than $3,300.00. If you can identify these men, you are urged to contact the Police Department. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can give that information to Crime Stoppers.

Suspect 2

Suspect 1 and 2


Crime of the Week

Theft and Criminal Mischief

December 13, 2013

Paris Police need your help in solving a theft and criminal mischief call in the 600 block of E Houston St. On November 27, 2013, Paris Police met with a representative of Oncor who advised that at about 1:40 P.M. on November 26, 2013 someone cut a brass padlock off of an air switch which was attached to a utility pole. The unknown suspect or suspects then pulled the lever down on the air switch which destroyed components to the electrical equipment and caused a power outage in a large area. The representative advised that approximately 1300 customers were victims of the power outage. The suspect or suspects then took the lock from the scene. The damage to the electrical equipment was estimated at approximately $7,500.00.

If the information that you give leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible for a cash reward and you will remain anonymous.

Can you Identify this person?

Reno Police are needing you to identify this suspect in a recent string of burglaries of coin operated machines. if you can identify the person in this picture you will be eligible for a reward. Click on the “Submit a Tip” link above to give that information and remain anonymous.







Crime of the Week

September 27, 2013


Lamar County Crime Stoppers is asking for your help in solving the following Felony crime.

Lamar County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating a homicide. The deceased person, Tramaine Kellum was reported to Paris Police as being a missing person on June 10, 2013. The Lamar County Sheriff’s Department located the body of Kellum in creek bed underneath a bridge on FM 2122 near an old church building on June 13, 2013. The Sheriff’s Department has ruled this case as a homicide. Lamar County Crime Stoppers is asking for information leading to the arrest and or indictment of the person or persons responsible for this death. Law Enforcement is also needing information as to the whereabouts of Kellum’s vehicle which is a 1995 silver Mercury Grand Marquis bearing Texas license plate number BX8P511 and donned with 24” rims, tinted windows and a black front bumper.  The investigation has found that Kellum was last seen at about 10:00 P.M. on June 8, 2013 in the 500 block of W Campbell St. If you have knowledge as to whom he may have been with on that evening, or if you may have seen Kellum sometime after that time, Investigators need that information as well.

If the information that you give leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible for a cash reward and you will remain anonymous.




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