City women arrested on counterfeit charges

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 7, 2008

One Vicksburg woman remained jailed and another was released on bond following their arrests on counterfeit charges.

LaWon Evans, 23, 1214 W. Magnolia St., was being held on a $30,000 bond after being arrested Friday  on five counts of conspiracy to commit a crime and five counts of possession of counterfeit instruments.

Separately, Cretonia Nickson, 34, 320 Fisher Ferry Road No. 45, was released on a $15,000 bond after surrendering at the Vicksburg police department for possession of  counterfeit bank notes and instruments and for uttering forgery.

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In a separate case, a third woman was arrested at the police station and charged with uttering a forgery.

Natasha Blackmore, 21, 309 Spring Ridge Road, was being held in the Issaquena County Jail on a $15,000 bond, said Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams.

Authorities were investigating if the cases were related.

Two cars stolen; one found on Clark

Two cars were stolen and one was found Sunday and Monday.

A 2007 white Toyota Tacoma, tag number 7H1364, was reported stolen at 12:44 p.m. Sunday from the 1200 block of Harrison Street. The owner had left the keys in the ignition while he went inside his house.

A 2008 dark silver Chevrolet Impala with tag LFJ364 was reported missing at 4:19 a.m. Monday at 4330 S. Frontage Road. The car was registered to National Car Rental in Jackson.

A car reported stolen in Louisiana, a Mercury Sable, was found by Vicksburg police abandoned on the side of Clark Street Monday.

No arrests were made.

Clothes among items missing in burglary

Ten shirts valued at $70, six pairs of jeans, two DVDs valued at $30 and a car title were stolen from an apartment at Confederate Ridge in the 700 block of U.S. 61 North.

The front door was forced open and the items were stolen.

• A 42-inch Hitachi Plasma television valued at $850 was reported missing Sunday after a rock was thrown through a window at Rent-a-Center, 2200 A Clay St.

• Two Apple iPods valued at $200 each and $20 were reported missing at 7:02 a.m. Sunday from the 200 block of Cashman Drive. The victim at Riverfront Park saw a man running from her vehicle and when she got to the vehicle, she found the items had been stolen.

• A window was reported broken at 8:28 p.m. Monday at USA Pawn Shop, 4119 Washington St., but nothing was reported missing.