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Vicksburg PD incident reports: Rash of auto burglaries continue

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The rash of auto burglaries in Vicksburg continued last weekend as Vicksburg Police officers responded to four separate incidents from Friday, Feb. 7 through Sunday, Feb. 9. In three of the break ins, the thieves stole handguns.

Officers also responded to one call of a stolen vehicle and three calls reporting shots fired. Police did not find any evidence of suspicious activity at any of the shots-fired calls

Details of the incidents:

On Friday, Feb. 7, at 7:02 a.m. officers responded to the 100 block of Sherwood Drive in reference to a stolen vehicle. The victim reported someone took her 2001 Chevrolet Silverado.

Auto Burglaries

Officers responded to the 1300 block of Main Street on Friday, Feb. 7, at 11:56 a.m. where the complainant stated that someone broke into a 2007 Cadillac Escalade and stole a purse containing cash, credit and debit cards, checkbooks and a driver’s license.

On Saturday, Feb. 8, at 4:21 a.m. officer responded to Ameristar Casino, 4116 Washington St., where the victim stated that someone went into a GMC Sierra truck and stole a Glock 17 9mm handgun.

On Saturday at 9:13 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Elizabeth Circle where the complainant reported someone broke into a 2008 Ford Fusion and stole a Glock 9mm handgun.

On Sunday, Feb. 9, at 5:26 p.m. officers responded to the 2900 block of Park Avenue where the victim stated that someone stole a .380 Jimenez handgun from the center console of a 2010 Chrysler 300.

Shots Fired

Two shots-fired calls came in on Saturday, Feb. 8. The first, at 12:51 a.m., officers responded to Locust and Jefferson Street.

The second, at 11:33 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Alfred Drive. This was the same area where two suspects were arrested earlier in the evening for a shooting on Irene Drive. Officers circulated the area saw no evidence of shots fired.

A third call came in on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 4:15 a.m. from Fayette Street.

If you have any information on any of these incidents, please call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511.

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High speed chase ends in fiery crash

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(photo by David Day)

A high-speed chase Saturday evening that began near the Waffle House in Vicksburg has ended in a crash in Claiborne County and a vehicle in flames.

First reports indicate the incident began around 5:10 p.m. as an argument at the Waffle House at 4100 Pemberton Square Blvd. A man and woman left the scene and stopped at a Shell gas station on U.S. Highway 61 South where the man pulled the woman, who is pregnant, out of the vehicle by her hair.

The man, Bojara O’Quinn of Claiborne County, then fled, leading Vicksburg police officer Michael Battle on a high-speed chase south on 61 South. The chase exceeded 110 mph at times.

The chase ended just inside the Claiborne County line on Shiloh Road in a crash where the vehicle, reportedly a rental with Illinois plates, burst into flames. The crash occurred right at 5:30 p.m.

O’Quinn is in custody and received minor injuries in the crash. The woman involved received very minor injuries and is apparently safe.

Deputies with the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department, and troopers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol assisted in O’Quinn’s capture.

Bojara O’Quinn (photo by David Day)

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Woman in custody for Friday’s shooting over a parking space

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UPDATE: Akeyah Daniels, 26, of Vicksburg, appeared before Judge Penny Lawson on Saturday in Vicksburg Municipal Court. Lawson set her bond at $50,000 and bound her over to the Warren County grand jury.

Original story:

The woman is in custody in connection with a shooting that occurred Friday, allegedly over a parking space.

The shooting took place around 3:30 p.m. Friday at an apartment building at 2230 Grove St. in Vicksburg.

Akeyah Daniels, 26, turned herself in to Vicksburg police officers at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28. She was arrested at the police station.

Three men were also briefly detained and released in connection with the shooting, according to the Vicksburg police.

Daniels faces one count of drive-by shooting and is being held without bond until her initial appearance, which is taking place Saturday.

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Governor’s sign-language interpreter arrested

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Gregory Goldman, 52, was arrested Sunday in Madison County for aggravated domestic violence, WAPT reports.

Goldman, who frequently provides sign language interpretation for Gov. Tate Reeves during his news conferences, has also signed for Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. during major press events.

Goldman is employed by the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services.

There are few details available about the allegations that led to his arrest. Goldman was released on $1,000 bond Monday.

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