From News Director Tim Alsobrooks
Paris Police Search for Robbery Suspect
Paris, Tenn.- A report at the Paris Police Department stated that officers responded to John Lee Drive Sunday afternoon after a resident called to report a robbery that occurred Saturday night.
The report said the power went out at the home and the woman opened her back door to see what was going on outside and a man with a t-shirt pulled over his head forced his way into the home.
The report said she described the man as medium height and a little on the heavy side. The report stated she said it sounded like a black man talking, but that he forced her to get on the ground and close her eyes and he told her he was white.
The suspect asked the woman where the money was and she told him her purse. He found the purse in the dark and took her phone, some cash, and other items. He also took her home phone.
The next morning, the woman went outside and found the main breaker had been shut off, causing her power outage. Officers asked why she didn’t report the robbery earlier and she said she felt embarrassed after just reporting a robbery a few weeks ago.
Police have no suspect in the incident and are continued to investigate.
Winders' Brothers Do Well at Louisville Race
(Photo Credit: Johnathan Grooms)
Louisville- Henry County Cross Country competed at the Tiger Run in Louisville this past weekend. In the middle school 3K race, Silas Winders finished 6th overall with a time of 10:28. Silas competed with 320 other runners. Silas is ranked #1 in the middle school for Tenneessee on the 3K.
In High School action, brothers Winders Javan and Titus both competed in the Varsity 5K with 235 other runners. Javan finished 3rd overall with a time of 16:04 and Titus came in 29th overall with a time of 17:08. Both brothers are ranked in the Tennessee Mile Splits.com standings. Javan is ranked #1 among High School runners and Titus is ranked at #32.
41st Annual Piney Camper’s Fair
GOLDEN POND, KY – Piney Campground at Land Between The Lakes will host its 41st Annual Campers’ Fair September 17-21, 2014. The Campers’ Fair will showcase the newest in RVs, camping equipment, golf carts, and boats. The flea market will include arts, crafts, and other items for sale. The event is open and free to the general public on Saturday, September 20thfrom 8am-4pm, and on Sunday, September 21st from 10am-2pm. Guests can also enjoy a variety of entertainment, dancing, games, and music.
“Campers’ Fair is a great way to celebrate the end of summer,” said Derrick Washington, Piney Campground Manager. “Campers can come out and have a great time with fellow outdoor enthusiasts. If you're considering getting into camping or upgrading, Campers’ Fair provides the perfect event to check out the different types of gear available.”
Campsites and shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations can be made 24/7 atwww.landbetweenthelakes.us, or by calling 1-800-525-7077 Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm CST. Piney Campground campers will have access to the entire event all week, including live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
Piney Campground offers scenic lake front and wooded sites, capable of accommodating tents and large RVs, ranging from primitive to full hookups. Rustic camping shelters are also available. Hiking and biking trails, ball courts and fields, a playground, and a pavilion are also available to campers.
Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages more than 170,000 acres in western Kentucky and Tennessee as part of the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture’s public lands program. Land Between The Lakes offers outdoor recreation, lake access, land management, and environmental education to over 1.4 million visitors annually. The Friends of Land Between The Lakes works in partnership with the Forest Service providing program services, funds development, and volunteer support.
Shotgun Reported Missing
Paris, Tenn - A homeowner on Reynoldsburg Road reported to the Henry County Sheriff’s Department that an 870 Express Shotgun belonging to her son had been stolen. She informed officers that no other guns have been discovered missing yet, but that there were several other people staying with her a the time the gun was discovered missing. The value of the gun was placed at $275 and has been placed in the NCIC system.
High School Football team works with PFD
Paris, Tenn - Working along side the Paris Fire Department, the Henry County High School football team will be partners in a canvas of giving out free smoke alarms to those in need.
Patriots football coach, James Counce is working with those in the area that are in a high risk area and that are in need of smoke detectors. This event will happen on Saturday September 6th starting at 1pm.
Reports of Theft in Paris and Surrounding area over the Weekend
Paris, Tenn - A homeowner on 69 south in Paris reported to the Henry County Sheriff’s department regarding theft of property. When officers arrived, the homeowner explained to officers where the perpetrator entered the building and leaving tracks of a vehicle that was backed up to the door, along with footprints leading to and from the building in question.
The homeowner explained to Officer Tyler Norris that entry was gained through the door, by reaching in the broken window that had been broken prior to the theft. It was noted in the report that the building appeared to be ransacked, and that an estimated amount of items missing was placed at $2000.
Stolen Medication Reported in Henry
Henry, Tenn - A resident on Meadows Road in Henry notified the sheriff’s department that she had medication missing from her home. The resident stated that a lot of people had been in and out and didn’t know all their names. A total of 84 Amax and 50 Loratabs were reported missing.
Theft at Restaurant while Customer Inside
Paris, Tenn - Ptl. Mitch Gallimore of the Paris Police Department responded to Fresh Market on East Wood Street in regards to theft of property. After speaking with the owner of the vehicle in question, Gallimore learned that the owner was inside the restaurant eating when a CD Player and power tools were stolen from his jeep. The estimated value of the missing items was placed at $350. This case is still under investigation.
Another Paris resident also contacted the police department in regards to theft. The homeowner stated that upon arriving home, she noticed that 79.00 in cash was missing along with a few personal items, and that the home was locked when she left.
Identity Theft Reported in Paris
Paris, Tenn - Deputy Tyler Norris of the Henry County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call from the East Wood Street area in regards to identity theft. Upon arrival, Norris spoke with the victim whom stated that someone had activated a Verizon Wireless account using his name and social security number. The victim stated that he has never had an account with Verizon an this case is still under investigation.
Kiwanis Club Arts & Crafts Festival
Buchanan, Tenn - This coming weekend September 6th and 7th the Paris Lakeway Kiwanis Club will be having their Arts & Crafts festival at Paris Landing State Park. There will be vendors of all kinds from arts n crafts, food, to air brush t shirt designers, and that special novelty you may have been looking for. So be sure to come out the Arts & Crafts show this coming weekend September 6th &7th at Paris Landing State park.
News from past weeks here.