Ball players’ cars hit while team is away

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 26, 2009

Six Vicksburg High School basketball players returned from a tournament in Jackson Wednesday night to find their cars had been burglarized in the parking lot at 3701 Drummond St.

Reports of the burglaries were taken at 10:30 p.m., Lt. Bobby Stewart said today.

CD players were stolen from each of the cars, four of which had passenger-side windows broken. The vehicles and makes of CD players included:

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* 2002 Honda Accord — Pioneer brand valued at $300

* 1997 Nissan Maxima — Pioneer, $300, plus 20 CDs valued at $400

* 2005 Dodge Neon — Pioneer, $200

*1996 Nissan Sentra — Sony, $175

* 2000 Ford Escort — Sony, $160

* 1995 Honda Accord — Pioneer, $200

The burglaries came on top of the team’s losing the basketball game and being eliminated from the tournament.

Three Ford F-350s hit; various items stolen

Burglaries to three Ford pickups were reported Wednesday and today, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

A 2000 F-350 parked at Pemberton Square mall, was reported burglarized at 8:27 p.m. Wednesday. Stolen were a Sony digital camera valued at $400, a Porter Cable air compressor valued at $200 and a Bostich nail gun valued at $400.

At 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of Warrenton Road, a Ruger 345 .45-caliber gun valued at $600 was stolen from a 2008 F-350.

Today at 6:44, a 2005 F-350 was hit in the parking lot of the Rodeway Inn at 2 Pemberton Place. Stolen was an SPL DVD player valued at $300 and two CD cases, one with about 40 CDs valued at $1,000 and one with 70 CDs valued at $1,000.

Florida man jailed for immigration violation

A Florida man was in Warren County Jail Tuesday  on immigration violation charges, jail records said today.

Rayan A. Wilson, 34, 4735 25th Place, Naples, was arrested by Warren County deputies at 3:30 p.m.

The same man had been arrested on a money-laundering charge Jan. 20, and he then used the alias Antonio Aviles and gave a Phoenix address, a sheriff’s office spokesman said this morning.

Wilson was turned over to agents from the Immigration and Naturalization Service.