AMERISTAR EMPLOYEE HELD FOR EMBEZZLEMENT

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 6, 2000

An employee of a Vicksburg casino was arrested by city police early today on embezzlement charges.

Latarsha Stamps, 32, 309 Bayou Blvd., was charged with two counts of embezzlement by Patrolmen David McCleod and Mike Bryant at 1:37, said Beverly Prentiss, community relations officer. Stamps was in the Warren County Jail without bond this morning pending arraignment today.

Prentiss said the charges involved shorting the till at Ameristar Casino.

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CD PLAYER MISSING ON BOVINA CUTOFF

A resident of Bovina Cutoff Road reported the theft of a CD player Tuesday evening.

Jay McKenzie, chief of detectives at the Warren County Sheriff’s Department, said the resident of the 7500 block of Bovina Cutoff Road told Deputy Richard Jordan someone had broken into his car and removed a Pioneer CD player valued at $130.

CHAMPAGNE GLASSES, JAGUAR REPORTED MISSING

Thieves responsible for two thefts reported to the Vicksburg Police Department had expensive tastes.

The owner of Anchuca Bed and Breakfast Inn, 1010 First East St., told police at 10:23 a.m. Tuesday that 12 Campese table mats valued at $480 and four Waterford champagne glasses valued at $220 were missing from the antebellum home.

The owner of a white, 1989 Jaguar XJ6, valued at $20,000, told police at 10:09 p.m. Tuesday he parked the vehicle in the parking lot of Pemberton Square mall. It was gone when he returned.

The car has Louisiana tag HQE973.

BIRD TREATIES VIOLATIONS BEING INVESTIGATED

Federal wildlife officials are working on a case involving violations of bird treaties, but said they are not able to release details.

Reportedly, arrests were made or citations were issued in the Kings Point area during the weekend, the first of Mississippi’s first dove season.

Robert Oliveri, a law enforcement officer with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said agents from the department were “working a case involving violations of the migratory bird treaty” but that he has not received the reports from the agent working the case and said any release of information must come from Assistant U.S. Attorney John Dowdy.

Dowdy said he had not received any information and if he had, he would not be able to confirm or deny such a case existed.