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VPD incident report: burglaries and a juvenile taken in for a stolen handgun

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The Vicksburg Police Department reports the following incidents occurred Friday, Aug. 7, to Sunday, Aug. 9.

Friday at 6:33 p.m., officers responded to an address in the 1900 block of North Frontage Road in reference to a burglary. The items reported stolen include a generator, two pressure washers, a push mower, a lawn blower, a silver toolbox, two weed eaters, a vacuum cleaner, extension cords and an air compressor. The total value of the items elevates the crime to grand larceny.

Saturday at 9:13 a.m. officers responded to a motor vehicle accident in the 2200 block of Grove Street. The driver, a juvenile, had a stolen Ruger .22-caliber pistol in the vehicle. The driver was placed in custody for possession of a stolen firearm and transported to the Warren County Youth Detention Center.

Sunday at 6:19 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 1700 block of South Street for a residential burglary. The victim reported someone stole a Dell laptop, headphones and a Pit-bull microphone, all valued at $825.

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

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Vicksburg police make a drug bust after brief pursuit

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James Morris (photo courtesy VPD)

Vicksburg police officers arrested a man Tuesday on drug charges after a brief pursuit.

James Morris, 30, of Vicksburg was arrested shortly after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, on U.S. Highway 80 just outside the city limits. The officers found that Morris was in possession of crack cocaine.

Charged with one count of possession of cocaine, Morris appeared Tuesday before Judge Angela Carpenter in the Vicksburg Municipal Court for his arraignment. Carpenter bound him over to the Warren County grand jury on a $30,000 bond.

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Williams arrested for two separate burglaries at the Vicksburg Mall

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Felix Williams (photo courtesy VPD)

Vicksburg police arrested Felix Williams, 30, of Vicksburg, for two separate burglaries at the Vicksburg Mall.

For a break-in Sunday, Oct. 11, into the mall and Jordan’s, Williams was charged with two counts of business burglary. Williams was also charged with two counts of business burglary and one count of grand larceny for the Oct. 2 burglary at the Sports Addition.

Monday, Oct. 12, Judge Angela Carpenter in the Vicksburg Municipal Court set Williams bond at $400,000 and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury.

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Felon arrested for firearm possession after brief chase

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Marquette McCroy (photo courtesy VPD)

A Vicksburg police officer arrested Marquette McCroy, 38, of Vicksburg after a brief chase Sunday.

McCroy failed to stop the vehicle he was driving and led the officer on a brief chase. After he stopped, the officer found that he was in possession of a handgun. He arrested McCroy shortly after midnight Sunday and charged him with possession of a firearm by a felon.

McCroy appeared before Judge Penny Lawson in Vicksburg Municipal Court Sunday, where she gave him a $75,000 bond and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury.

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