PARIS, Ky. (WKYT) - Paris Police Chief Kevin Sutton says his detectives began working several burglaries around town more than a year ago.
"It's a bad situation all around," Sutton said.
In most of the cases, Sutton says, the burglars looked for easy targets.
"If they found something that they had to do forcible entry to, they would move on to someplace else were they could just walk in the home," Sutton said.
In some cases, he says the burglars actually went through people's bedrooms while they were sleeping.
"The suspect came in through an open window and actually ransacked the bedroom while they were laying in bed asleep. It's very upsetting to know that you're in your home and someone has been in there, in one case in the same exact room that you were sleeping," Sutton said.
Over the past few weeks, police made five arrests they say are related to some of the burglaries. Police charged Kendal Morris and Rondall Hollingsworth with receiving stolen property and charged Jonathan Conkright and Anthony Sexton with burglary. They say Aaron Davis already pleaded guilty to six counts of burglary and was sentenced to twelve years.
"Maybe we can make residents feel a little bit safer right now," Sutton said.
Police said they were able to recover several purses.