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Vicksburg Police arrest shooting suspect; respond to theft, burglary and another shooting

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William Taylor. Photo from the Vicksburg Police Department.

Vicksburg Police officers arrested William Taylor today, Dec. 10, 2019, on a warrant issued as a result of a Nov. 9 shooting on Letitia Street.

Taylor is charged with possession of a weapon by a felon and discharging a firearm in the city limits.

He will be housed in the Madison County Jail overnight and brought back on Wednesday, Dec. 11, for his arraignment.

The Vicksburg Police Department also reported the following incidents:

Grand Larceny: Monday, Dec. 9, officers responded to the La Quinta Inn, 4160 South Frontage Road, for a report of a theft. The complainants reported someone stole their U-Haul trailer, which contained military equipment, a Datson vacuum, clothes, a safe, a 1-kilo bar of silver, a gold ring, and personal papers.

Business Burglary: Monday, Dec. 9, officers responded to the YMCA, 267 YMCA Place, in reference to a theft. The complainant stated that someone broke into his office and stole his safety harness vest and safety rope.

Simple Assault by Firearm: Monday, Dec. 9, officers responded to the Emergency Room at Merit Health River Region, 2100 U.S. Highway 61 North, for a reported gunshot victim. The victim stated he had been shot in his right arm while walking on Military Avenue.

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

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Vicksburg PD arrest woman for aggravated assault; incident report for Jan. 23

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Vicksburg Police officers charged Nakeisha Blue, 34, of Vicksburg, with one count of aggravated assault as a result of the altercation that occurred on Meadowvale Drive on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

As reported yesterday, the victim in the case had injuries consistent with blunt force trauma. She was transported to Merit Health River Region for treatment.

Blue is being housed in the Madison County Jail and will appear in Vicksburg Municipal Court on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.

Crescensio Mejias

The Vicksburg PD also reported the arrest of Crescensio Mejias, 27, of Tallulah, La. Mejias appeared in Vicksburg Municipal Court on Wednesday, Jan. 22, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine. He received a $5,000 bond and was bound over to the Warren County Grand Jury.

Other incidents reported for Wednesday:

At 3:29 p.m., officers responded to a report of a residential burglary in the 1100 block of Fayette Street. The victim reported that three televisions, two computers and jewelry were taken.

At 5:10 p.m., officers responded to the area of Letitia Street in reference to a report of shots fired. When the officers arrived on the scene, they found no evidence of shots being fired.

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

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Vicksburg PD reports a shooting into an unoccupied vehicle, theft from a business, shots fired and aggravated assault calls

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The Vicksburg Police Department reported the following incidents for Tuesday, Jan. 21, and Wednesday, Jan. 22.

On Tuesday at 9:02 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of Railroad Alley on a call for a vehicle that had been shot into. The complainant reported that they had found a bullet hole in the rear passenger side door of their 2014 Nissan Rogue.

Tuesday at 3:38 p.m., officers responded to Divine Donuts, 1405 Clay Street, for a report of a theft. The complainant stated that two juvenile males stole a donation jar from the counter of the restaurant. Officers located the offenders and returned the stolen money.

Tuesday at 11:08 p.m., officers responded to the area of Clark Street and Patton Street in reference to shots fired. When the officers arrived on the scene, they found no evidence of shots being fired.

Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 5:30 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Meadowvale Drive for a report of an aggravated assault. The victim had injuries consistent with blunt force trauma and was transported to Merit Health River Region for treatment. This case is still under investigation.

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

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Dogan, wanted for auto burglary, is in custody

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Shortly before 3 p.m. today, an alert resident notified Vicksburg Warren 911 that they had seen Cody Dogan in the Oak Ridge Community.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office was holding an active auto burglary warrant for Dogan.

The caller gave a vehicle description, and within minutes, Dogan was spotted by Sgt. Silento McMorris in the 2400 block of Oak Ridge Road.

McMorris stopped the vehicle and took Dogan into custody. An unidentified female was in the vehicle with Dogan and was also taken into custody.

Sheriff’s Investigators are en route to process the vehicle in relation to other suspicious activity.

Dogan has been transported to the Warren County Jail.

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