Crime reports: Officers arrest one for a stolen firearm and respond to church burglary
A Vicksburg man faces a felony firearms charge after a traffic stop late Sunday.
Just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday, officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 1000 block of Stadium Drive observed a dark-colored Honda leaving the area.
Officers stopped the vehicle and as they made contact with the occupants of the vehicle, officers noticed a strong smell of marijuana. A resulting search of the vehicle revealed a Springfield .45 caliber pistol that had been reported stolen from an address on Cain Ridge Road on Aug. 3.
Jeremy Johnson was taken into custody and charged with possession of a stolen firearm.
During his initial court appearance Monday, Johnson received a $75,000 bond from Judge Angela Carpenter who bound Johnson’s case over to the grand jury.
In other reports:
- On Friday, at 10:45 a.m., officers responded to Plaza Self-Storage, 3207 Plaza Drive, in reference to a burglary. The victim reported someone cut the lock off his storage unit, stealing an Echo chainsaw valued at $500 and an Echo trimmer valued at $350.
- On Saturday, at 6:34 a.m., an officer patrolling the area of 1117 Clay Street noticed the door of Mt. Heroden Baptist Church had been kicked in. A church official reported that the church’s public address system was missing.
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