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Happy Ending: Curfew stop locates missing 78-year-old Picayune man

A Vicksburg Police Department officer stopped a white Nissan Rogue on Halls Ferry Road Thursday at 2:42 a.m. near Pemberton Square Boulevard as part of enforcing the city’s curfew. 

The vehicle was occupied by Robert Gerhart, a 78-year-old resident of Picayune, who had been reported missing by his family Tuesday.

Gerhart was the subject of a Silver Alert that had been issued by the Mississippi Highway Patrol. 

His family was notified that he had been located and was safe, and Gerhart was taken to Merit Health River Region for observation.

In other reports:

• Officers responded to the Circle K convenience store located at 3060 Indiana Ave. at 5:03 a.m. in reference to counterfeit currency. The complainant reported an unknown male tried to pass a fake $20 bill.

• Officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of Elizabeth Circle at 6:56 a.m. in reference to an auto burglary. The victim reported someone entered his 2004 GMC Yukon and took an Avon laptop, Sony desktop speakers, two iPhone chargers, a grey book bag and two bottles of prescription medicine. The vehicle had been left unlocked.

• Officers responded to the Purks YMCA, 267 YMCA Place, in reference to a burglary at 8:16 a.m. The complainant reported someone broke into their storage container and stole 25 reels of copper, two light fixtures and a wheelbarrow.

• Officers responded to an address in the 200 block of Starlight Drive at 8:59 a.m. in reference to an auto theft. The victim reported someone stole a 2009 Dodge Charger from their driveway.

• Officers responded to the area of Hamilton and Clay Streets at 2:03 p.m. in reference to shots fired. No signs of suspicious activity or shots fired were found.

• Officers responded to the area of Harrison and Martha Streets at 10:10 p.m. in reference to shots fired. No signs of suspicious activity or shots fired were found.