One man held for five auto burglaries, car theft

Published 12:10 pm Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Vicksburg man was arrested Tuesday in a string of auto burglaries and an auto theft earlier in the day on Baum, Chambers and Cherry streets.

Henry Armstead, 27, 2418 Halls Ferry Road Apt. 2, was arrested at 12:13 p.m. at his girlfriend’s house on Yerger Street, Lt. Bobby Stewart said. “We received information that he was in possession of some of the stolen items,” Stewart said.

Armstead was charged with five counts of auto burglaries and an auto theft.

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Three of the burglaries were reported between 7:38 and 8:57 a.m. in the 1300 block of Baum Street. In the same block, at 12:13 p.m., a 1992 Jeep Cherokee valued at $8,000 was reported stolen.

Two other car burglaries were reported, in the 1300 block of Chambers — a block from Baum — at 8:57 a.m., and in the 2200 block of Cherry, also a block from Chambers and Baum.

Missing on Baum from a 1985 Mercedes was an Alpine CD player valued at $200; and, from a 1991 Ford Probe, a gold necklace valued at $50. The owner of a 2004 Ford pickup reported the truck entered, but nothing missing.

On Chambers, a Pioneer CD player valued at $350 was taken from a 2000 Honda Accord, and a Sony Xplod CD player and remote valued at $400 were reported missing from a 2000 Dodge Caravan on Cherry.

The vehicles were all unlocked, Stewart said.

The Jeep Cherokee was recovered abandoned nearly two hours after it was reported missing at Dot and Marcus streets, a few blocks from where Armstead was arrested. Most of the stolen items also were recovered.

Armstead was in the Warren County Jail on a $90,000 bond.