Undercover investigation nets cocaine sale arrest

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Vicksburg man was arrested Tuesday by Vicksburg police, charged with selling cocaine.

Charles Dewayne Mays, 31, 1905 Grove St., was arrested at 3:50 p.m. at Bowmar and Letitia streets on a warrant issued after an undercover investigation, police crime analyst Suzan Ebeling said.

Mays was being held without bond pending an initial hearing today.

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Thousands in jewelry missing in county

Jewelry and a car radio were reported stolen in Warren County Tuesday and today, the sheriff’s department records show.

At 6:22 this morning, six rings with a combined value of $8,000 were reported stolen from a residence in the 4700 block of Nailor Road. These included an 18-carat yellow gold band, an antique white gold and ruby ring, a white gold and diamond ring, a white gold and diamond anniversary ring, a white gold mother’s ring with garnet, diamond, aquamarine and blue topaz stones, and a yellow gold ring.

In an auto burglary, a flip-down Pioneer radio valued at $300 was reported stolen Tuesday from a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer parked at LeTourneau Technologies off U.S. 61 South.

Truck found running, unoccupied; returned

Residential, auto and business burglaries were reported in the city, police crime analyst Suzan Ebeling said today.

At 1:44 this morning, a 2004 white Toyota Tacoma pickup was found unoccupied with its motor running in the 1600 block of North Frontage Road. The owner of the truck, found to be registered at the Relax Inn at 1300 Walnut St., was unaware the truck had been taken, Ebeling said. The truck was returned, and the case was being investigated.

At 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, Haden Hardware reported a burglary at the company’s building at 2431 Clay St. Stolen were tension wire valued at $150, black vinyl valued at $150, seven chain-link gates valued at $70 each, chain-link wire valued at $16 and eight chain-link fence posts valued at $10 each. Ebeling said the property appeared to have been found at a residence in the 2200 block of Grove Street, where it had been used to make a dog pen. No arrests had been made.

At 7:41 a.m. Tuesday, a residential burglary was reported in the 200 block of Buena Vista Drive. Stolen were silver coins, jewelry, a sleeping bag and a pocket knife. No value was given.

At 3:25 a.m. Tuesday, a residential burglary was reported in the 900 block of Bowmar Avenue. Stolen were a laptop computer valued at $380, a diamond ring valued at $1,000 and a diamond cluster ring valued at $600.

Monday, two auto burglaries were reported. At 2:37 p.m., an iPod valued at $200 was reported stolen from a Ford Escape, no year given, in the 1900 block of Grove Street.

At 5:01 p.m., an HPI Racing “Savage X” vehicle and gas-operated truck frame, no value given, were reported stolen from a Chevrolet Tahoe pickup in the 2900 block of South Frontage Road.

Car taken from Spring found on Bodley Street

A vehicle reported stolen Sunday was recovered Tuesday by Vicksburg police.

A green 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass taken from the 1500 block of Spring Street was found in the 1600 block of Bodley Street, police crime analyst Suzan Ebeling said.

The car had front-end damage and a missing radio, Ebeling said.