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VPD Crime Report – October 23, 2011

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Andrew Dustin James, 20, of 47 Timberbluff Drive in Lumberton, MS, has been charged with three counts of Auto Burglary. At 6 am on Saturday, October 22, 2011, Vicksburg Police responded to the 200 block of Berryman Road after receiving a call reporting burglary suspects were entering vehicles.  James was located in a vehicle he was burglarizing by a courtesy officer; he was held at gunpoint until police arrived. James was taken into custody and charged accordingly. A second suspect ran from the scene and was not apprehended. James is held in the Warren County Jail with no bond pending an initial appearance in Vicksburg Municipal Court on Monday October 24, 2011.  Vicksburg police are still searching for the other suspect in the case. Patrick Sean Baca, 34, of 2212 Hatteras Street in Hollywood, CA, has been charge with the burglary of a business. At 5:00 am on Saturday, October 22, 2011, Vicksburg Police responded an alarm call in the 3400 block of Wisconsin Avenue. On scene, police discovered a suspect had gained entry into Truly Ministries by breaking a window. Before the burglary, officers found Baca walking in the vicinity of the business; he was identified and allowed to leave. After the owner reported items missing from the business, officers recalled Baca having at least one of the items in his possession. Baca was located and arrested in the 3400 block of Halls Ferry Road; the reported stolen item was recovered from Baca. Baca is held in the Warren County Jail with pending an initial appearance in Vicksburg Municipal Court on Monday October 24, 2011.]]]]> ]]>

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Judge and son both dead after shootings in Moss Point

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Justice Court Judge Sheila Jackson Osgood (photo from her campaign page)

A Justice Court judge in Moss Point, Mississippi, was killed Wednesday. Her son, the suspect in her homicide, is also dead at the hands of police.

Moss Point police officers found long time Justice Court Judge Sheila Jackson Osgood, 65, murdered Wednesday. The man suspected of her murder is Gregory Jackson Jr. her 45-year-old son. Jackson was shot and killed by police officers.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Moss Point police officers were dispatched to the 3600 block of Davis Street for a welfare check. The officers checked the home but did not contact anyone there.

According to a press release from the Moss Point Police Department, officers were again dispatched to the residence about an hour later, this time for a disturbance. The officers heard gunshots after they arrived, and as they approached the door of the house, Jackson charged them brandishing a large knife. He did not respond to several demands from officers to drop his weapon and continued to advance on them. The officers shot Jackson, fatally wounding him.

Officers then entered the residence and found Judge Osgood laying on the floor, the apparent victim of a homicide.

The shootings are under investigation by the Jackson County district attorney’s office, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. In accordance with Moss Point Police Department policy, the officers involved have been placed on administrative leave pending a thorough investigation by an outside agency. The names of the officers will be withheld until the case is presented to the grand jury. No officers were injured during this incident.

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VPD reports auto burglary and car crash

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The Vicksburg Police Department reports the following incidents for Tuesday, Oct. 20, and Wednesday, Oct. 21.

On Tuesday at 12:44 p.m. an auto burglary was reported at the police station. The victim said the theft occurred four days earlier, sometime Friday, Oct. 16, while the vehicle was parked in the 2100 block of Clay Street. A 9 mm Taurus handgun was taken. The vehicle had no signs of forced entry.

In a separate incident, shortly before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, a Vicksburg police officer observed a white Cadillac Escalade traveling at a high rate of speed on North Washington Street. After losing sight of the vehicle, the officer continued traveling in its last known direction until he located it. The Cadillac had crashed near the intersection of North Washington Street and Highway 61 North. The driver was transported to Merit Health River Region for treatment.

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

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Early morning armed robbery on Speed Street Tuesday

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The Vicksburg Police Department reports that an armed robbery and assault occurred Tuesday on Speed Street.

At 3:24 a.m. Tuesday, a victim entered the police station at 820 Veto Street reporting that he had been robbed.

The victim said he had given a Black male who he knew a ride from the Kings community to an address on Speed Street. When they arrived, the male struck him several times on his head with a handgun, causing minor injuries. The suspect then fled on foot with the victim’s Glock handgun.

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

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