Arrest made for Scooter’s break-in

By Gary Henry
Posted 8/9/22

An early morning break-in Monday, Aug. 8, kept some patrons from getting their coffee at the new Scooter’s drive through facility on Jasper Street.

The suspect in the case had only a few …

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Arrest made for Scooter’s break-in

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An early morning break-in Monday, Aug. 8, kept some patrons from getting their coffee at the new Scooter’s drive through facility on Jasper Street.

The suspect in the case had only a few hours of liberty before Paris police officers placed him under arrest.

“They (the officers) did a great job and put him in jail almost immediately,” said Terry Rogers, Paris Police Chief.

Rogers confirmed William Pinkston, 18, Paris, was arrested and is facing multiple charges related to the break-in. He was transported to the Edgar County Jail, but court records do not indicate if he has made an appearance yet.

Rogers said the police department was notified of a possible burglary at the Scooter’s location at 4:58 a.m. Monday when employees arrived to get ready for the start of business. Police officers responded to the location and confirmed a crime scene existed.

They secured the scene, and the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigation unit was summoned to assist. ISP personnel arrived later in the morning.

“Meanwhile, our officers secured the evidence, reviewed the video security, canvassed the area and developed a suspect,” said Rogers.