City man sought in theft of running car
Published 12:00 am Monday, June 22, 2009
Vicksburg police are looking for a Vicksburg man who stole a vehicle from a gas station on U.S. 61 South at 1:44 p.m. Saturday.
Police are looking for Sam Stampley, 27, 211 Ridgeway Drive, who fled after police stopped him during a traffic stop in the 400 block of Locust Street nearly five hours later, said Lt. Bobby Stewart of the Vicksburg Police Department.
Stampley is accused of taking a 2004 Nissan Titan from the Kangaroo Express, 745 U.S. 61 South, after the owner left his vehicle at the gas pump to go inside and pay, said Stewart.
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Vicksburg man held for crack possession
A Vicksburg man remained in jail today charged with possession of cocaine.
Michael Davis, 31, 2583 Franklin St., was found by police with three rocks of crack cocaine, street value of $100, at 2:35 p.m. Friday, said Lt. Bobby Stewart.
He was arrested at Bowmar Avenue and Drummond Street after nearby residents reported they suspected drug activity there, Stewart said.
Davis is being held on a $5,000 bond at Issaquena County Jail.
Seven burglaries reported in city
Seven residential burglaries were reported in the city and county during the weekend.
• An LG 10000 BTU window air conditioner valued at $125, a Zenith window unit valued at $200 and two Whirlpool window units valued at $700 total were reported missing at 8:55 a.m. Friday from a home in the 1200 block of Second North Street.
• A portable air compressor valued at $250, a Stihl chainsaw valued at $300, a Yard-Man lawn mower valued at $300 and a Craftsman leaf blower valued at $250 were reported missing at 10:08 a.m. Friday from a home in the 400 block of Chapel Hills Drive.
• A .30-06 Browning rifle valued at $400, a 12-gauge Winchester shotgun valued at $200 and $12 were reported missing at 12:08 p.m. Friday from a home in the 1600 block of Military Avenue.
• A 19-inch Emerson TV valued at $299, an iPod valued at $180, a Nintendo DS valued at $150 and a Dell laptop valued at $800 were reported missing at 2:55 p.m. Friday from a home in the 2100 block of South Frontage Road.
• A General Electric 32-inch TV valued at $200, a Sony stereo valued at $198, a PlayStation valued at $199 and $3 were reported missing at 1:49 a.m. Saturday from a home in the 1500 block of Ethel Street.
• A 40-inch custom grill valued at $500 was reported missing at 11:50 a.m. Friday from a home in the 2200 block of U.S. 80.
• An orange Mongoose bike valued at $150 was reported missing at 8:15 p.m. Sunday from a home in the 300 block of Still Drive.
Separately, two C-Caterpillar batteries valued at $400 and a spot light valued at $100 were reported missing at 7:21 p.m. Saturday from a field in the 6900 block of Piper Road.
Radio, computer missing from cars
Two auto burglaries were reported in the city and county during the weekend.
• A Toshiba laptop valued at $900 was reported missing at 11:18 a.m. Sunday in the 1800 block of Eisenhower Drive.
• An XM radio display valued at $150 was reported missing at 4:31 p.m. Friday from a vehicle in the 100 block of Fairways Place.
Separately, Vicksburg police recovered a 1996 Chevy 3500 pickup in the 2000 block of Floyd Avenue Sunday afternoon. It had been reported missing Tuesday from the Super Junior convenience store on Fisher Ferry Road and Nailor Road.
Idaho biker injured in wreck on 61 South
An Idaho man was in good condition this morning at University Medical Center, a hospital spokesman said, after a motorcycle wreck Sunday afternoon on U.S. 61 South at Warrenton Road.
Thomas Drewien, 64, 375 River St., Whitehead, was taken to River Region Medical Center before being transferred to UMC for injuries he received after his 2002 Harley-Davidson struck a 2009 Dodge Neon, driven by Levette Burnham, 28, 735 Johnson Road, who was attempting to turn onto Warrenton Road, said Lt. Bobby Stewart of the Vicksburg Police Department.
Neither driver was cited for the wreck, but Burnham was cited for no proof of insurance, Stewart said.