Vicksburg teen arrested in burglaries

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 21, 2009

A Vicksburg teen has been charged with two counts of business burglary and one count of grand larceny after surrendering to city police.

Derrick Stamps Jr., 18, 820 Grove St., was charged with breaking into U.S.A. Pawn & Jewelry, 235 Warrenton Road. Nothing was missing from that store.

In the second burglary, of the Sports Center at 3500 Pemberton Square Blvd., missing items included a .300-caliber Magnum rifle valued at $350, a Taurus 22 handgun valued at $250, a Taurus .38 handgun valued at $250, a Springfield 9 mm valued at $350, a Taurus .410/.45 handgun valued at $300 and another gun, which was not recovered.

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Both burglaries were reported on Sept. 13.

“We had received some information that he was possibly in possession of the handguns,” Stewart said.

Stewart said Stamps surrendered after officials contacted his father.

Stamps was released from the Warren County Jail on $20,000 bond.

Jackson woman nabbed for forgery

A Jackson woman was charged with uttering a forgery after trying to cash a stolen check at a conven-ience store, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

Courtney Ann Currie, 33, 1735 McDowell Road Apartment 2B, was arrested after attempting to cash a stolen $365.27 Basil’s Bellhaven LLC payroll check at Exxon convenience store, 3114 Halls Ferry Road, at 8:56 p.m. Saturday, Stewart said.

The check had been reported stolen on Friday, and Currie was arrested Saturday night. She was released from the Warren County Jail on $5,000 bond.

Guns hot items in weekend thefts

Guns and a laptop computer were among items reported stolen in Vicksburg during the weekend, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

A Smith & Wesson 9 mm handgun in a black case valued at $1,000, a Sony digital camcorder valued at $1,500, a Canon Rebel digital camera valued at $1,500 and a Mid-West test gauge valued at $1,000 were reported missing from a 2008 Ford F-250 in the 4400 block of East Clay Street at 7:17 p.m. Friday.

A 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, tag number 4Rosie, was stolen from Confederate Ridge Apartments, 780 U.S. 61 North, at 2 a.m. Saturday.

A Philips DVD player valued at $35, a hedge trimmer valued at $65, a pair of jack stands valued at $25 and three gas cans valued at $10 each were stolen in the 100 block of Kings Crossing at 5:20 a.m. Saturday.

A Dell laptop computer valued at $1,000, a CD case and CDs valued at $150 and clothes valued at $250 were stolen from a 2008 GMC Sierra in a parking lot in the 4300 block of South Frontage Road at 6:53 a.m. Saturday.

A wallet with contents valued at $125, a briefcase valued at $150 and a Walther PPK 380-caliber handgun valued at $600 were stolen from a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado at 6:53 a.m. Saturday.

A CD case with about 95 CDs valued at $200 and a Pioneer CD player valued at $2º50 were stolen from a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe in the 20 block of Orme Drive at 9:28 a.m. Sunday.

An Xbox 360 valued at $350, a Kodak digital camera valued at $150 and 50 Xbox 360 video games valued at $400 were stolen from a home in the 100 block of Eastover Drive at 9:35 a.m. Sunday.

Three people injured in weekend wrecks

Three Vicksburg people were injured in two accidents during the weekend.

Joshua Hampton, 19, 8570 Oak Ridge Road, was involved in a one-car wreck near 935 Tucker Road at 10:49 p.m. Friday.

Kevin Washington, 34, 1315 China St., and Velvet Hollowell, 38, 4813 Nailor Road, were involved in a two-car wreck at Fisher Ferry and Shady Grove roads at 9:33 p.m. Sunday.

All three were treated and released from River Region Medical Center, a spokesman for the hospital said.