Lamar County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Lamar County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 125 Brown Ave, Paris, 75460 TX
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Lamar County Sheriff's Office is located at 125 Brown Ave, Paris, 75460 TX. The Lamar County Sheriff's Office phone number is 903-737-2400.

Lamar County Sheriff's Office News

The Sheriff's Office would like to take the time to thank all of the Veterans past, present and future for their service to this great country. Thank you to the Veterans here at the Sheriff's Office..US Marine Corps: Deputy Lt. Corey Edwards, Deputy Lt Johnathan Smith, Deputy Sgt.Joel Chipman, Detention Capt. Mike Hines, Detention Officer Ethan Vanderscaaf, Detention Officer Jose Ortega, Detention Officer Aaron Bates and Detention Officer Charles Landers ..US Army: Deputy Redgie Daus, Deputy Develon Scott and Detention Officer Stetson Henderson ..US Air Force: Detention Officer Sgt Brad Tafel.. US Navy: Reserve Deputy Sam Hurst. All gave some and some gave all!

The Sheriff's Office would like to wish Commissary Clerk Teresa Gray a very Happy Birthday! We hope you have a great day!!!

National Weather Service Fort Worth TX 326 AM CST Fri Nov 9 2018 ...A FREEZE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR EARLY SATURDAY MORNING ALONG AND NORTH OF A MINERAL WELLS TO DFW TO TERRELL TO EMORY LINE... .Canadian high pressure at the surface will settle across the area tonight. Temperatures late tonight and early Saturday morning will fall into the lower 30s and upper 20s for a few hours. Some patchy frost may also develop within the Freeze Watch area. TXZ091>095-100>106-116-117-091630- /O.EXT.KFWD.FZ.A.0003.181110T0900Z-181110T1500Z/ Montague-Cooke-Grayson-Fannin-Lamar-Young-Jack-Wise-Denton-Collin- Hunt-Delta-Palo Pinto-Parker- Including the cities of Bowie, Nocona, Gainesville, Sherman, Denison, Bonham, Paris, Graham, Olney, Jacksboro, Decatur, Bridgeport, Carrollton, Denton, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Plano, McKinney, Allen, Frisco, Greenville, Commerce, Cooper, Mineral Wells, Weatherford, and Briar 326 AM CST Fri Nov 9 2018 ...FREEZE WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING... * TEMPERATURE...Falling to between 27 and 32 degrees by sunrise Saturday. Temperatures will rise above freezing by mid-morning Saturday. * IMPACTS...Sensitive outdoor plants will be susceptible to the freezing conditions and should be brought indoors or protected. If sprinklers are left on, freezing of water on sidewalks and roads will likely occur. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Freeze Watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible. These conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation that remain outdoors. In addition, make sure outdoor animals have shelter from the expected cold temperatures Saturday morning.

Sheriff Scott Cass and the staff of the Lamar County Sheriff's Office send our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in the horrific shooting in Thousand Oaks,California. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Deputy Sgt. Ron Helus and the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

432 AM CST Thu Nov 8 2018 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for North and Central Texas. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight. Isolated thunderstorms are expected today and tonight generally along and south of the Interstate 20 corridor. A few storms may become strong, with small hail and brief heavy rain. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday. For areas along the Red River, the first freeze of the season will be possible Saturday morning with frost possible north of the I-20 and I-30 corridors. Isolated thunderstorms will possible Saturday night through early Monday, mainly east of Interstate 35 and south of Interstate 30.

Make your voice heard...go out and vote!! Below are the polling locations for Lamar County. Election Day: November 6, 2018, 7:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m. General/Special Election - November 6, 2018 - Polling Locations 1A3B Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church 3300 Clarksville St., Paris, Tx 75460 2G Brookston Baptist Church 259 CR 24760, Brookston, Texas 75421 1A5A First Baptist Church 207 S Church St. Paris, TX 75460 3C7G Ramseur Baptist Church 3400 Lamar Avenue, Paris, Texas 75460 1B Taylortown Community Center 10187 FM 1498, Paris, Texas 75462 3D Chicota Community Center 7238 CR 36550, Arthur City, Texas 75411 1C First Pentecostal Church 3197 FM 1497, Paris, Texas 75460 3E Sumner Methodist Church 9603 FM 79, Sumner, Texas 78486 1D Reno City Hall 160 Blackburn St., Reno, Texas 75462 3F Tigertown Community Center 10684 FM 38 North, Paris, Texas 75460 1E Blossom Methodist Church 315 Faucett St., Blossom, Texas 75416 3G Hopewell Volunteer Fire Department 993 FM 2820, Paris, Texas 75462 1E7C The Paris News 5050 SE Loop 286, Paris, Tx 75460 3H3C ZULU Internet 2820 NE Loop 286, Paris, Texas 75460 1F Pattonville Community Center 212 FM 196, Pattonville, Texas 75468 3I Powderly Church of God 9715 Hwy 271 N., Powderly, Tx 75473 1G First Baptist Church 804 Monroe, Deport, Texas 75435 4A6E Calvary United Methodist Church 3105 Lamar Avenue, Paris, Tx 75460 1H Biardstown Community Center 164 CR 13685, Paris, Texas 75460 4B Powderly Volunteer Fire Dept. 100 CR 44112, Powderly, Texas 75473 1I First Baptist Church 12567 FM 196, Cunningham, Tx 75434 4C Novice Baptist Church 13796 FM 195, Paris, Texas 75462 2A1A Red River Valley Fair Grounds 570 E. Center St., Paris, Texas 75460 4D Blossom City Hall 1240 W. Front St., Blossom, Texas 75416 2B2A First Presbyterian Church 410 W. Kaufman St., Paris, Texas 75460 4E Faught Community Center 25 CR 44105, Paris, Texas 75462 2C3A Oak Park United Methodist Church 2515 Bonham St., Paris, Texas 75460 4F Canaanland Church of God 7055 Lamar Rd., Reno, Tx 75462 2D Roxton Community Center 102 Harrison St., Roxton, Tx 75477 4G Providence Baptist Church 4680 FM 195, Paris, Texas 75462 2E Howland Baptist Church 39 CR 24134, Paris, Texas 75460

336 AM CST Mon Nov 5 2018 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for North and Central Texas. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight. There will be a potential for isolated thunderstorms, mainly east of Interstate 45 and south of Interstate 20 through this evening. A strong cap aloft will limit any severe weather threat across this area. However, a brief strong storm with gusty winds and hail cannot be ruled out by this evening. Any significant severe weather threat is expected to remain well east of North and Central Texas through tonight. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday. Low thunderstorm chances return to Central Texas in the mid to late week period, while rain chances will become widespread on Thursday with the arrival of a slow-moving upper trough. The severe weather threat will remain out of North and Central Texas, with lightning as the main threat.

Sheriff Scott Cass and the staff of Lamar County Sheriff's Office extends it's heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers to the family of Deputy Loren Vasquez and the Waller County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Loren Vasquez was 23 year's old and was en route to do a high water rescue due to flooding when her wreck occurred. Please keep Deputy Vasquez's family, the Waller County Sheriff’s Office, and all law enforcement officers in your thoughts and prayers. Rest easy Deputy Vasquez......

Atmos Energy to Perform Routine Pipeline Maintenance in Lamar County HOWLAND, TX (October 31, 2018) - Atmos Energy crews and contractors will oversee a controlled release of natural gas on Friday, Nov. 2 between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the intersection of Lamar County Road 24200, just west of FM 1184. The controlled release of natural gas from the pipeline allows employees to work on the pipeline safely. People in the area may smell the odor of natural gas and hear a noise during the controlled release. Atmos Energy employees will be on-site to monitor the process as natural gas is vented into the atmosphere. Atmos Energy customers will not be affected while the maintenance work is being performed. The Lamar County Sheriff’s Department, Volunteer Fire Departments in the area, 911 operators, city and county officials have been advised of the controlled release.

The Sheriff's Office wants everyone to have a great and safe Halloween! Here are a few safety tips: -Welcome trick-or-treaters with your porch lights and any exterior lights on. -Report any suspicious or criminal activity to your police department immediately. -Exercise extreme caution when driving a vehicle. Be on the alert for excited youngsters, whose vision may be obscured by masks, darting out into traffic. -Trick-or-treaters should always be in groups so they aren't a tempting target for real-life goblins. Parents should accompany young children -Try to get your kids to trick-or-treat while it's still light out. If it's dark, make sure someone has a flashlight and pick well-lit streets. -Do not eat any treats until parents have inspected them. Whatever you and your family choose to do Halloween night be safe! There are a few events going on Halloween night that may be an alternative to trick or treating in neighborhoods: Paris Town Center will be handing out candy from 6-7:30 pm. Downtown's Annual trick or treat will be from 5 pm to 7 pm. Lamar County Sheriff’s Office will be handing out candy from 5 pm until all the candy is gone. Paris Police Department will have Candy with a Cop from 5 pm to 7 pm. Several area churches are having their annual Trunk or Treat festivals that are free to the public and serve as an alternative to trick or treating.

The Sheriff's Office would like to wish Deputy Andrew Wahlquist a very Happy Birthday! We hope you have a great day!

The Sheriff's Office would like to wish Deputy Lt. Cole Sain a very Happy Birthday! We hope you have an awesome day!

The Sheriff's Office wants everyone to have a great and safe Halloween! Here are a few safety tips: -Welcome trick-or-treaters with your porch lights and any exterior lights on. -Report any suspicious or criminal activity to your police department immediately. -Exercise extreme caution when driving a vehicle. Be on the alert for excited youngsters, whose vision may be obscured by masks, darting out into traffic. -Trick-or-treaters should always be in groups so they aren't a tempting target for real-life goblins. Parents should accompany young children -Try to get your kids to trick-or-treat while it's still light out. If it's dark, make sure someone has a flashlight and pick well-lit streets. -Do not eat any treats until parents have inspected them. Whatever you and your family choose to do Halloween night be safe! There are a few events going on Halloween night that may be an alternative to trick or treating in neighborhoods: Paris Town Center will be handing out candy from 6-7:30 pm. Downtown's Annual trick or treat will be from 5 pm to 7 pm. Lamar County Sheriff’s Office will be handing out candy from 5 pm until all the candy is gone. Paris Police Department will have Candy with a Cop from 5 pm to 7 pm. Several area churches are having their annual Trunk or Treat festivals that are free to the public and serve as an alternative to trick or treating.

On 10-01-2018 a Theft of three 4-wheelers occurred on FM 38 South in the Brookston,TX area. This theft was believed to have occurred in the early morning hours of 10-01-2018. The description of the four wheelers is listed below: White Honda 250 four wheeler with black trim Small Pink Camouflage 125CC four wheeler Small Blue 125CC Four wheeler If you have any information in regards to this incident please contact the Lamar County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division,or the Lamar County Crime Stoppers at 903-785-TIPS (8477).

On 10-11-2018 a Theft of a four-wheeler occurred in the Petty, Tx area on FM 137. The theft was thought to have taken place between 10-05-2018 and 10-09-2018. The fourwheeler was taken from the back yard of the victim. The Description of the Four-wheeler is a 2005 Green Suzuki Eiger 400 ATV. If you have any information in regards to this incident please contact the Lamar County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division,or the Lamar County Crime Stoppers at 903-785-TIPS (8477).

On 09-03-2018 a Burglary of a Habitation was reported in the 12000 Blk of US Hwy 82 W. This burglary was thought to have occurred between 08-31-2018 and 09-03-2018. The items stolen from this residence are listed below: American Tactical AR-15 with Red Dot Scope/w Anderson Lower Receiver Marlin Model 60 / .22 cal Rifle Remington Model 870/ 12G Pump Shot Gun Ithaca Single Shot 20G Shot Gun New England Firearms .410 shotgun Marlin Model 336 / 30-30 Lever Action Rifle Clerke Products .22 cal revolver Rohm .22 cal Revolver .22 cal Derringer If you have any information about this incident please contact the Lamar County Crime Stoppers 903-785-TIPS (8477), or the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 903-737-2400.

The Sheriff's Office would like to wish Lt. James Shanahan a very Happy Birthday. We hope you have a great day!

This subject has been apprehended. Thank you for the shares and tips!!

448 AM CDT Fri Oct 26 2018 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for North and Central Texas. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight. Patchy fog this morning will be more likely along and west of the I-35 corridor. The visibility may fall below 1/2 mile, particularly west of the Highway 281 corridor, resulting in hazardous driving conditions. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday. Thunderstorm chances will return Tuesday night when a cold front enters the region. More widespread thunderstorms are expected Wednesday and Wednesday night. Strong storms may occur across Central and East Texas on Wednesday, but the bulk of the thunderstorms will occur after the front has passed. Heavy rain will also be possible during the event. The storm chances will taper off on Thursday.

The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office will conduct its monthly test of the Emergency Warning System on Friday, October 26th, 208 at 10:30 AM. The testing will include the emergency warning sirens in the Powderly, Roxton and Pattonville areas. Testing will be conducted if weather conditions permit. Alternate Testing Date: Monday, October 29th, 2018 @ 10:30 AM Note: If maintenance is necessary, there may be a need to perform repeated activation of the Emergency Warning System in order to troubleshoot and/or repair any system problems.

438 AM CDT Thu Oct 25 2018 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for North and Central Texas. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight. Morning patchy fog and drizzle may result in reduced visibility below 3 miles. This may become problematic for those commuting. Additional fog will be possible tonight across all of North and Central Texas. Visibility may fall below 1/2 mile mainly west of the US Highway 281 corridor, resulting in hazardous driving conditions. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday. Morning fog is expected on Friday. Visibility may be reduced down below 1/2 mile for locales across the Big Country and western North Texas, resulting in hazardous driving conditions. There will be a risk for a few thunderstorms on Wednesday across most of North and Central Texas. Severe weather does not appear likely at this time.

With the weather change, we know many of you will be or have lit your pilot lights and turned on your heaters. Please check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and those of you elderly family or friends. Below are some smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm tips. Stay warm and safe! For more tips on preparedness visit: https://www.redcross.org Stay warm and safe!! If you have a fire, smoke alarms can cut nearly in half your risk of dying in a fire. Smoke alarms sense abnormal amounts of smoke or invisible combustion gases in the air. They can detect both smoldering and flaming fires. In new homes: The National Fire Alarm Code (NFPA 72) requires hard-wired, interconnected smoke alarms with battery back-up on every level of the home, outside each sleeping area, and inside each bedroom. Alarms must be wired together so that if one sounds, they all sound. In existing homes: If smoke alarms are not already in place, at a minimum install them on every level of the home and outside each sleeping area. If a fire occurs inside a bedroom, dangerous gases can cause heavier sleep. For the best protection, install interconnected smoke alarms in each bedroom and throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound. To prevent nuisance alarms, vacuum cobwebs and dust from your smoke alarms monthly. Never disable a smoke alarm, even if you experience nuisance alarms while cooking or showering. Instead, use the alarm’s “hush” button. If nuisance alarms are a persistent problem, look for a different type of smoke alarm and ensure they are installed in correct areas in the home. Use the test button to test your smoke alarms at least monthly. The test feature tests all electronic functions and is safer than testing with a controlled fire (matches, lighters, cigarettes). If the manufacturer's instructions permit the use of an aerosol smoke product for testing the smoke alarm, choose one that has been examined and tested by a third-party product testing laboratory, and use it in accordance with the product instructions. If you have battery-powered smoke alarms, replace the batteries at least once a year. Some agencies recommend that you replace batteries when the time changes from standard to daylight savings each spring and then back again in the fall. "Change your clock, change your batteries." Replacing batteries this often will not hurt, but fresh batteries typically last at least a year, so more frequent replacement is not necessary unless the smoke alarm begins to chirp. If your local area does not observe daylight savings time, pick an easy-to-remember anniversary, such as your birthday or a national holiday, as the day to change the batteries each year. Replace the batteries in your carbon monoxide (CO) alarms at the same time you replace your smoke alarm batteries. Replace your smoke alarms every 10 years. This is the recommendation of the National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Smoke alarms become less sensitive over time. Be sure to install smoke alarms in areas where pets are and in other buildings that house animals where humans can hear them. Install carbon monoxide alarms to alert your family to this invisible, odorless, colorless gas before it’s too late. Carbon monoxide is created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. Even a small amount of carbon monoxide can poison or kill a person if it is breathed in over a long period of time – such as overnight while sleeping. Install carbon monoxide alarms in central locations on every level of your home and outside sleeping areas. If the carbon monoxide alarm sounds, move quickly to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door. Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area.

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for North and Central Texas. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight. Areas of rain will continue across much of North and Central Texas today. Heavy rainfall is the main threat, especially in an area from near Comanche to the southern parts of the Metroplex to near Canton. Flooding of low-lying areas, creeks, and streams is likely through this evening. Main stem river flooding will also be possible. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday. Rain chances will continue through much of the week, which may aggravate any flooding of low-lying areas, creeks, and streams. Main stem river flooding will likely persist as well.

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for portions of north central Texas and northeast Texas, including Lamar County through this evening. Showers and thunderstorms will bring heavy rainfall to North Texas through this afternoon. Rain will end from west to east this evening. Rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches with isolated amounts to 4 inches will be possible through this evening. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy rain which may lead to flash flooding. You should monitor the latest forecasts from the National Weather Service and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued for your area.

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for North and Central Texas. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight. Widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected today and into tonight. The main threat with any activity will be occasional cloud to ground lightning strikes. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday. A few strong to severe storms will be possible across parts of Central Texas Saturday afternoon, primarily south of I-20 and west of I-45. The main threats will be from damaging wind gusts, but a tornado or two can't be discounted. Thunderstorm chances will continue Saturday night through the middle of next week due to the passage of a cold front and upper level disturbance. The primary hazard will be flooding from locally heavy rainfall.