Nine vehicles stolen in city, county|[05/16/08]

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 16, 2008

CRIME & FIRE * From staff reports

Nine vehicles were reported stolen in the city and county Wednesday through today.

At 1:58 a.m. today, a tan and white 2005 Ford F-250 was reported missing from the parking lot at DiamondJack’s Casino, 3991 Washington St. Vicksburg Police Lt. Bobby Stewart said the vehicle’s Mississippi tag number is 2AE766.A 2007 Cadillac DTS reported stolen from Horizon Casino, 1310 Mulberry St., at 8:26 p.m. Thursday was recovered in Jackson about 3 1/2 hours later, Stewart said.At 2:59 p.m. Thursday, the Warren County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a black 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt missing from a home in the 600 block of Stenson Road. The vehicle was valued at $16,000.Six vehicles, valued at a total of $8,350, were reported stolen from private property on Dana Road. The sheriff’s department received the report at 9:03 p.m. Wednesday. Reported stolen were a 1972 Ford station wagon, a 1968 Ford station wagon, a 1979 Chevrolet van, a 1979 Volkswagen bus, a 1970s Volkswagen and a 1976 Ford 3/4-ton truck.

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City woman held on forgery charges

A Vicksburg woman was in the Warren County Jail this morning facing forgery charges, police said.

Lakeisha Dorsey Patton, 28, 629 U.S. 80 Apt. 16, was arrested at 3:11 p.m. Wednesday at the Vicksburg Police Department. Her charge stems from an offense that occurred March 8, at Rite-Aid at 2310 Clay St., Vicksburg Police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

Her bond was $5,000.

Three burglaries reported in city, county in day

Tires, rims and lawn mowing equipment were among the items reported stolen in three burglaries in the city and county Thursday.

At 11:39 p.m., Vicksburg police received a report that an Xbox 360 and Halo 3 video games were missing from a home in the 3000 block of Wisconsin Avenue. The total value was $350.Two sets of American Eagle tires and two J-10 Jeep rims, $700 in total value, were reported stolen from a home in the 100 block of Hoxie Road. The Warren County Sheriff’s Department received the report at 4:36 p.m.At 3:45 p.m., the sheriff’s department received a report of a Snapper push mower, a weed trimmer and a blower missing from a home in the 100 block of Abraham Drive. The total value was $520.

Californian arrested here not charged

A California man arrested in Vicksburg two months ago for a parole violation was not charged for a juvenile sexual battery or the Oakland homicides in which he was wanted for questioning.

Conti Lashawan Tillis, 33, of Richmond, was picked up March 20, following a three-day investigation by local law agencies and the U.S. Marshals Service. He was located in a home in the 8600 block of U.S. 61 and arrested without incident.

California police had notified the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Jackson that Tillis was thought to be in the Vicksburg area. The federal agents contacted local law agencies to initiate a joint search for Tillis, who had been on the run from California authorities since the end of February, a Richmond police spokesman said.

Authorities said Tillis had violated his parole and, at the time, was wanted for questioning in “more than one homicide in the Oakland area” and a sexual assault of a minor.

However, California law enforcement and Tillis’ attorney, Byron Thompson, said Tillis was never charged in any of the crimes.

Also, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said no charges will be filed locally against anyone who might have aided the fugitive.