Mid-city Fostoria neighborhood hit again

Published 12:30 pm Thursday, July 1, 2010

City burglaries reported Wednesday include homes in and near a Drummond Street area from which residents told police this week that they live in fear because of break-ins and drugs.

A 2001 Honda Accord in the 2500 block of Drummond was reported burglarized at 8:07 a.m. Missing was an XM2Go radio valued at $40, Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams said.

The block is within the Fostoria Homeowners Association neighborhood where police met Tuesday night with residents after burglaries and other crime had been reported for weeks. The area encompasses 64 homes in an area bounded by Drummond, Cherry, Harris and Bowmar.

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A residence in the 3000 block of Drummond, four blocks from the Fostoria neighborhood, was reported burglarized at 8:35 p.m. Missing was a Toshiba laptop valued at $665 and $50 in coins, said Williams.

Also reported Wednesday, at 3 p.m., was a residential burglary in the 100 block of Athens Avenue. Missing was an Xbox game console valued at $200, a PlayStation 2 system valued at $200, a Sony DVD/VCR valued at $100, a 42-inch Panasonic flat-screen TV valued at $400 and a pair of Nike Jordan basketball shoes, size 2, valued at $90, Williams said.

A residence in the 600 block of Speed Street was reported burglarized at 10:05 p.m. Missing was $900, a 32-inch Vizio plasma TV valued at $500, two watches, one valued at $75 and the other at $60 and an HP laptop computer valued at $900, Williams said.