Thursday morning, officers responded to the 1600 block of Lamar Avenue, where a business owner stated that in December of 2022, a male subject selected a touchscreen stereo and other items to purchase, totaling $359.85, and completed the purchase with a check that later bounced and was reported as a hot check to the Lamar County Attorney’s Office. Police are now investigating it as a Forgery.
Thursday afternoon at 2:32, Telephone Reporting Unit took a call in the Police Department lobby of forged checks. The victim stated that her online bank statement showed that one check had been cashed and cleared in the amount of $3,900.00 at an ENT Credit Union in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and a second check in the amount of $4,000.00 had been mobile deposited into a Zing Credit Union account in Denver. The two counterfeit checks had the same numbers as unwritten checks still in the victim’s possession. The victim’s bank in the 300 block of Lamar assists with the forged investigations.
At 6:42, Thursday evening, officers worked a case where the female caller claimed someone had thrown her from a vehicle in the 100-block of NW 27th. Bohnam. She said her boyfriend physically assaulted her inside their residence. It continued outside and into the car. As the suspect drove down Bonham Street, the victim stated she jumped from the moving vehicle in the 2400 block of Bonham to avoid the further assault. Paris Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to Paris Regional Health Center. They are still looking for the known suspect.
The Paris Police Department responded to 65 calls for service and arrested two people on Thursday (Feb 23).