One of four arrested in nighttime theft from store on Clay

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 28, 2009

A Vicksburg teen was charged with burglary of a Clay Street store early this morning after passers-by reported seeing young people outside the building and possibly one inside.

The 16-year-old was arrested at Payless Shoe Source, 1500 Clay St., at 2:29 by patrolmen responding to the call, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

Patrolmen found one inside, who was arrested, and three others, one of whom ran north of Bodley Street. He was wearing a black T-shirt and shorts.

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The arrested teen was taken to the Warren County Youth Detention.

The burglary comes five days after four juveniles were accused of breaking into a T-shirt shop six blocks east on Clay and stealing more than $4,000 in clothing, jewelry, lighters, belt buckles and other goods.

No arrests had been made by this morning in the burglary of Maurice’s T-shirts at 2121 Clay, Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

In footage from a nearby surveillance camera, four juveniles were seen walking on Grove Street just after the burglary at Maurice’s. Some of the merchandise was recovered because it was dropped on a nearby street.

Stewart said this morning he did not know if the two burglaries were related.

Two people jailed in two shopliftings

Two people were charged Thursday with felony shoplifting in Vicksburg.

In one, Roxanne Hilderbrand, 26, 10510 U.S. 61, Vicksburg,  was arrested at Dillard’s at Pemberton Square mall. She was charged with third offense shoplifting, which is a felony, at 2:38 p.m., Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

Hilderbrand was being held on a $15,000 bond at the Warren County Jail.

In the other case, Robert Davis, 23, 105 Mainey Alley, Yazoo City, is accused of attempting to walk out of Walmart pushing a shopping cart filled with $610.46 in goods, Stewart said.

“Mr. Davis fled on foot down Iowa to Pemberton,” Stewart said. “Police found him on Pemberton walking.”

Davis was arrested near 3505 Pemberton Square Blvd. at 6:22 p.m., and all items were recovered.

He was in the jail on $10,000 bond.

City man arrested for stolen checks

A Vicksburg man was arrested Thursday for cashing two stolen checks.

Dewayne James, 37, 1411 East Ave., was picked up at 3:22 p.m. Thursday during a traffic stop at Cherry and West Pine streets. He was charged with cashing a $500 check at Regions Bank, 3405 Halls Ferry Road, on Aug. 21 and another for $500 at BancorpSouth, 820 South St., on July 17, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart.

“It is unknown how he obtained the checks,” said Stewart.

The checks were stolen from unrelated victims.

James was held on $20,000 bond at the Warren County Jail.

Car, DVD player missing in thefts

A car and DVD player were reported stolen in Vicksburg Thursday, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

A red 1992 Buick Regal with the tag number 360WBA valued at $2,000 was reported taken from a home in the 2800 block of Yerger Street at 1:12 p.m.

The owner thought a repair service had picked up the car and, when she called to check on it, she found out it had been stolen, Stewart said.

A Philips DVD player valued at $40 was reported stolen from a home in the 2400 block of Oak Street at 7:45 p.m.