Two teenagers injured in shooting on Urban Court

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 1, 2008

Two Vicksburg teens were treated and released Sunday after being shot in the early-morning hours.

Shameka Valentine, 19, was driving with a 17-year-old female passenger in the 1000 block of Urban Court near the 2100 block of Drummond Street around 1 a.m. when a single shot shattered the rear windshield of Valentine’s 1995 Nissan Maxima, said Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart.

Valentine then pulled over the vehicle on Drummond Street, at which point she was shot in the left foot and her passenger was grazed in the head by a bullet, said Stewart.

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Stewart said the suspect is described as a white man aged 17 to 18.

Lawn equipment, TVs among missing items

A number of residential and auto burglaries were reported in the city and county over the holiday weekend, including: 

• On Thursday at 11:08 p.m. a theft was reported in the 100 block of Hilda Drive. Missing was a John Deere L100 riding lawn mower valued at $1,999 and a Homelite leaf blower valued at $89.

• Three TVs were reported missing from a residence in the 200 block of Cain Ridge Road following a burglary on Friday at 12:49 p.m. A 40-inch Sanyo TV DVD/VCR combo valued at $699 was missing, as well as a 32-inch Emerson TV valued at $450 and a 13-inch Phillips TV valued at $189.

• TVs, computers, a camera and a flute were reported missing from a residence in the 100 block of Katherine Street on Friday at 4:49 p.m. A 19-inch Sanyo TV valued at $100, 27-inch Panasonic TV valued at $300, Dell laptop computer valued at $1,200, Acer laptop computer valued at $900, Sanyo digital camera valued at $90 and a flute valued at $1,300 were all missing.

• An RCA stereo valued at $125, RCA 5-disc CD changer valued at $180 and a Gateway desktop computer valued at $1,000 were all reported missing following a residential burglary in the 1400 block of 2nd North Street on Sunday at 11:42 a.m.

• $2,000 and a Glock model 2240 calibre semi-automatic pistol valued at $600 were reported stolen from an unlocked 2002 Chevrolet Suburban on Saturday at 10:22 a.m. in the 1400 block of Baum Street.

• A gold and silver colored iron gate valued at $250 was reported stolen from a residence in the 4200 block of Redwood Road on Sunday at 11:42 a.m.

Two city men jailed on shoplifting charges

Two Vicksburg men were in the Warren County Jail this morning on shoplifting charges.

Matthew Dill, 26, 114 Hawkins St., was held on a $5,000 bond for his third offence shoplifting charge, at F&G Beverages, 1707 Washington St., on Wednesday afternoon, said Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart.

Charles Johnson, 20, 1304 Speed St., was being held without bond after being arrested Sunday at 10:29 p.m. and charged with his fifth shoplifting offense, Stewart said.

Johnson is accused of attempting to steal a DVD player from Wal-Mart SuperCenter, 2150 Iowa Blvd., and was to be arraigned today, Stewart said.

Buckle-up roadblocks yield arrests, citations

Vicksburg police said 51 misdemeanor arrests were made and 80 citations were issued during a Click It or Ticket roadblock campaign Wednesday through Saturday.

Sgt. Jackie Johnson said the roadblocks were set up at two locations in the city and resulted in the arrest of one person for driving under the influence.