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Vicksburg Police Department reports four burglaries occurred Thursday

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The Vicksburg Police Department reports four burglaries occurred Thursday, Sept. 3.

At 9 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Washington Street where the victim reported someone had stolen a Ruger LCP .38-caliber pistol valued at $350 from inside the residence.

At 11:40 a.m. officers responded to Medical Associates of Vicksburg, 2080 South Frontage Road, in reference to an auto burglary. The victim stated that someone went into a 2008 Honda and took a wallet. The vehicle was unlocked.

At 4:31 p.m., officers responded to a reported burglary in the 100 block of Athens Avenue. The resident reported someone broke into the home and took two Sony PlayStation 4s valued at $200 each, and two controllers valued at $15 each.

At 5:15 p.m., officers responded to a job site in the 800 block of Queen Street in reference to a theft. The victim stated someone stole a power saw, a chop saw, an air compressor with two nail guns, two chandeliers, a ceiling fan, two extension cords and a Redmax weed eater. Total value of the missing items is $1,899.

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

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Mangham, Louisiana, police officer shot; suspects in custody

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A Mangham, Louisiana, police officer was shot after making a traffic stop Saturday shortly after 1 p.m.

Two suspects have been taken into custody.

The injured officer has been airlifted to a medical facility.

The incident is under investigation by Richland Parish authorities and the Louisiana State Police.

The Vicksburg Daily News will update this story as additional information becomes available

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Car theft Friday at Circle K

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The Circle K convenience store at 4150 Washington St. in Vicksburg was the site of an auto theft early Friday.

Police officers responded to a call there just after midnight Friday.

The victim reported someone had driven off in his 2000 Toyota 4Runner while he was inside the store.

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

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Williams tied to a third burglary in Vicksburg

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Vicksburg police investigators have tied Felix Williams, arrested earlier this week for two burglaries at the Vicksburg Mall, to another burglary that occurred in September.

Investigators identified Williams as the individual who robbed the BG Junior convenience store, 4110 Clay St., Sept. 12.

Williams, 30, appeared in Vicksburg Municipal Court Friday for his arraignment on one count of armed robbery and one count of possession of a weapon by a felon. Judge Angela Carpenter set his bond at $80,000 and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury.

For the mall burglaries, Williams was charged with four counts of business burglary and one count of grand larceny. Monday, Carpenter sent his bond for those charges at $400,000.

Williams was also on probation on another felony charge with the Mississippi Department of Corrections. VPD arrested him for possession of meth in May.

He remains in custody in the Warren County Jail.

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