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VPD reports two burglaries and an auto theft Saturday

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On Saturday, Oct. 24, Vicksburg police officers responded to two burglaries, one residential and one auto, and an auto theft.

At 11:17 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Grove Street in reference to a residential burglary. The victim reported someone kicked his front door and stole a Craftsman miter box saw and a 150-pound air compressor. Total value of the missing items is estimated to be $550.

at 7:07 p.m. officers responded to Hobby Lobby, 3505 Pemberton Square Blvd., in reference to an auto burglary. According to the victim, someone entered her 1999 Toyota Camry and stole groceries, a pair of Air Jordan’s, a comforter bedding set and household goods. Total value of the stolen items is estimated to be $688.

At 6:57 p.m., officers responded to the Best Western, 2445 N. Frontage Road, in reference to an auto theft. The victim stated someone stole his 2012 Ford F-250 truck from the hotel parking lot. The vehicle had been left unlocked with the keys in the center console.

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

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Vicksburg police arrest a man on firearm charge

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Merle Kirkley (photo courtesy VPD)

Vicksburg police officers arrested a man Thursday for a firearms charge.

Officers stopped to investigate two suspicious vehicles near the Indiana Avenue and Interstate 20 intersection, Thursday around 8:29 p.m. and saw Merle Kirkley throwing a small caliber handgun out of the window of his vehicle as they approached.

They arrested Kirkley, a felon, for possession of a firearm by a felon.

Kirkley appeared before Judge Allen Friday, Oct. 23, in Vicksburg Municipal Court. Derivaux set his bond at $30,000 and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury.

 

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Father arrested for taking newborn from hospital

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Travis Hargrove (photo courtesy LSP)

Police have arrested the father of the newborn taken from a Monroe, Louisiana, hospital last week.

Travis Hargrove, 35, has been charged with cruelty to a juvenile for taking his newborn son, Travis Hargrove Jr., from the St. Francis Medical Center just after 11:20 p.m. Oct. 22, the night of the baby’s birth. Police say the father hid the infant in a backpack, but the baby’s security bracelet alerted the hospital to his leaving the premises.

Court records reveal that the mother, who has not been named, tested positive for THC and amphetamines at the time of the infant’s birth, which could result in the child being taken from the parents by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, KNOE reports.

The infant, who was found safe just a few hours after his father took him, needed to be monitored for possible withdrawal symptoms, according to hospital staff.

 

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Mass shooting in Greenwood leaves two dead among the 10 shot

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A mass shooting in Greenwood, Mississippi, Saturday claimed the life of two people among the 10 who were shot.

Siblings from Chicago died Saturday night as a result of being shot at a gathering after their grandmother’s funeral. They have been identified as Jonathan Pitts, 42, and his sister Katrina Pitts, 41, according to the Greenwood Commonwealth.

The shooter had fled the scene by the time police arrived, Greenwood Police Deputy Chief Marvin Hammond said.

The Vicksburg Daily News will provide additional information as we know it.

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