VPD confiscates guns, ammo

Published 7:02 pm Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Vicksburg police Wednesday evening executed a search warrant on a residence at the Azalea Trace Apartments, 320 Fisher Ferry Road, seizing at least seven guns “and a lot of ammunition,” and taking six juveniles into custody, police Sgt. Johnnie Edwards said.

He said no charges had been filed pending further investigation.

Edwards said the warrant was the result of a tip from a citizen who said the juveniles had been talking to people about selling the weapons. He said one of the weapons recovered was reported stolen in the Tuesday burglary of a home in the 200 block of Azalea Lane.

The homeowner reported about 9:29 p.m. that three AR-15 rifles, an M&P .223-caliber rifle with a bump stock, a Remington 12 gauge shotgun, a 7 mm rifle with a bump stock, a .30-caliber carbine, two Ruger 10/22 .22-caliber rifles, a Marlin .17-caliber HMR rifle, a .22-caliber revolver with a 7-inch barrel, a Glock 43 9 mm handgun, a Smith & Wesson .38 special, two knives and a custom rifle stock were taken from the home.

Edwards could not say which weapon from the theft was recovered.

Earlier Tuesday, at 7:39 p.m., Edwards said a Bosch home drill, 750 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition and a safe containing an unknown amount of .357 Magnum and .38-caliber ammunition were reported stolen from a storage shed at 43 Fisher Ferry Road Suite G.

“We believe the juveniles we have in custody are connected to both these burglaries,” he said.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511 or Crime Stoppers 601-355-TIPS (8477).

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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