3 auto burglaries reported in county

Published 12:44 am Sunday, February 12, 2012

Three auto burglaries were reported in Warren County Friday, one involving a stolen item recovered by Vicksburg police, said Sheriff Martin Pace.

At 7:27 a.m., a 2009 Toyota parked in the 800 block of Burnt House Road was reported burglarized. Missing was a Sony PSP game system valued at $180 and six games, no value given. A purse had also been taken from the car and was found in a neighbor’s driveway, with cash missing, Pace said.

At 8:17 a.m., a 9mm handgun valued at $500 and a set of socket wrenches valued at less than $50 were reported stolen from a 2011 Chevrolet pickup parked in the 6000 block of Queens Point.

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At 8:24 a.m., a purse belonging to a resident of the 4000 block of Knights Lane was recovered by Vicksburg police in a stolen vehicle officers had recovered. The purse, which contained a Samsung cell phone and a small amount of cash, had been taken from a Hummer H2 parked in the driveway of the home.

Police Capt. Bobby Stewart said the recovered vehicle, a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado, was reported stolen around 7:30 a.m. Friday from a home on Maison Rue, off Wisconsin Avenue. The truck was found in the parking lot of the El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant, 110 Cypress Center Drive, about a mile away, around 8 a.m.

Pace said the owner of the purse was not aware it had been stolen from her vehicle until she was notified that police had found it. The cell phone and cash were not recovered, he said.

The auto burglaries are believed related, the sheriff said, because in each case a window on the passenger side was broken. Deputies and police investigators are working together and sharing information, he said.

The stolen Silverado, which had been left unlocked and with the keys inside, was not damaged, Stewart said.

2 Port Gibson men face theft charges

Two Port Gibson men were charged with possession of stolen property as they were trying to sell items at a salvage yard that had been reported stolen from a hunting camp, said Claiborne County Sheriff Marvin Lucas.

Henry Hedrick, 27, and Curtis Jackson, 21, street addresses unavailable, were arrested Friday around 10 a.m., Lucas said. The investigation was continuing and additional charges could be filed against the men, Lucas said.

Hedrick and Jackson being held without bond in the Claiborne County Jail pending an initial hearing.