Theft suspect ‘didn’t plan,’ police say|[07/14/08]

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 14, 2008

CRIME * From staff reports

A Vicksburg man who was arrested Sunday night for stealing a Vicksburg Police patrol car locator “obviously hadn’t planned out his crime very thoroughly,” Vicksburg Police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

“All we had to do was track down the device with our computer and it led us to his home,” Stewart said of 37-year-old Jimmie Walker, 2958 Valley St., who was arrested at 6:28 p.m. at his home.

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Stewart said the Nextel Automatic Vehicle Locator, which was valued at $300, had been stolen from a patrol car earlier in the day.

“We tracked it down, went there and made the arrest,” Stewart said. “It was pretty simple.”

Walker was being held in the Issaquena County Jail this morning on $5,000 bond.

City man arrested after day on the run

A Vicksburg man was picked up at a pizza restaurant Friday night for eluding law officers the day before, police said.

At about 8:15, police went to Pizza Inn at 4102 Clay St. and arrested Derrick Hall, 27, 2816 Drummond St. Vicksburg Police Lt. Bobby Stewart said Hall’s warrant stemmed from Thursday, when he sped off in a vehicle after police attempted to make a traffic stop, and he later abandoned his vehicle on Pierce Street.

Stewart said Hall had also violated his probation. Hall was being held without bond in the Issaquena County Jail this morning pending his initial appearance in court today.

Stabbing victim treated; suspect named, sought

A Friday night stabbing that sent one to the hospital has authorities in search of a suspect, police said.

Teresa Odom, 29, 121 Pemberton St., was taken to River Region Medical Center after being stabbed in the back at the Smoke Break, 1215 Cherry St. She was treated and released.

Police are now looking for 30-year-old Sholonda Williams, who could face aggravated assault charges, Lt. Bobby Stewart said. No address was available for the suspect.

Money boxes broken, cash missing from buses

Three NRoute buses were burglarized Sunday, with a total of $2.25 stolen, Vicksburg Police said.

The buses were broken into while parked in their garage at 1500 Walnut St., Lt. Bobby Stewart said. The money boxes were pried out of each of the buses.

In other burglaries in the city and county during the weekend:

A JVC flat-screen TV and a Dell computer were reported stolen from the 2700 block of Alcorn Drive Sunday. The total value was listed at $3,000. Vicksburg Police received the report at about 7:30 p.m.

At 9:01 a.m. Sunday, a residential burglary was reported in the 700 block of Johnson Street. Missing was a GE window air-conditioning unit, a Murray 24-inch mower, a 6-foot fiber glass ladder and assorted hand tools. The total value was listed at $515.

Nearly $1,000 in firearms and tools were reported stolen from a home in the 3100 block of Washington Street Saturday. Missing from the home was a Springfield .22 rifle, a Remington .22 model 12 rifle, a bow, a kerosene heater, a Dewalt grinder, a Craftsman saw and Makita grinder. Vicksburg Police received the report at 12:31 p.m.

At 12:53 a.m. today, a business burglary was reported at Speed Mart, 2320 Washington St. Reported stolen were 16 cartons of Newport cigarettes valued at $528, and a $24 box of Swisser Sweet cigars. Stewart said entrance was gained through a window.

About $7,000 in property was reported stolen from a home in the 1000 block of Redwood Road Sunday. Missing were gold and jewely, a .25-caliber semi-automatic pistol, two PlayStation 2s, other games, an unknown amount of collector pocket knives, a microwave, a 1200-Watt generator and various old U.S. and foreign coins and paper money. The Warren County Sheriff’s Department received the report at 10:31 p.m.

A checkbook was reported stolen from a home in the 800 block of Redwood Road at 11:18 p.m. Sunday.

A dozen pairs of Nike football cleats were reported stolen from the Warren Central High School’s football field house. The total value of the shoes was $840. The sheriff’s department received the report at 7:42 a.m. Saturday.

Two cases of Bud Light, which was valued at $40, and $20 in Marlboro cigarettes were reported stolen from Oak Ridge Grocery, 10600 Oak Ridge Road. The report was received at 5:49 a.m. Friday.