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WCSO Crime Report (02-18-11)

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At about 9:30 yesterday morning Michael Parker 26, 40 Ironwood Drive, was stopped for a traffic violation near the intersection of Highways 27 & 80.  A subsequent check of his drivers license revealed that his license was suspended. Constable Glenn McKay heard the radio traffic and advised deputies to detain the subject as he had outstanding warrants from Justice Court for contempt of court. These warrants resulted from payment arrangements on fines not being honored. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed about 20 Hydrocodone tablets. Parker was then charged with possession of hydrocodone – which due to the amount in question is a misdemeanor. While being booked into The Warren County Jail, a detention officer discovered a small amount of crack cocaine on Parker’s person. He was subsequently charged with possession of crack cocaine as well. He will make a court appearance later today to answer to the charges levied against him. In relation to the drug interdiction efforts referenced in the VPD Crime Report, Sheriff Pace wanted to stress that the Adcock case emphasizes the severity of the methamphetamine problem in our society. Meth labs are extremely dangerous and the chemicals used to manufacture the drug are, more often than not, extremely flammable and inherently unstable.  Law enforcement officers are trained in methods to protect themselves and the public when they encounter these manufacturing operations.  The “shake and bake” meth lab, which is a very portable operation, is becoming a more common occurrence.  These labs are usually located in the rear of a vehicle and are extremely volatile.  Imagine traveling to dinner with your family and pulling up next to one of these vehicles at a red light. Sheriff Pace encourages the public to call the Warren County Sheriff’s Office or the Vicksburg Police Department to report any activity that you believe might be related to the manufacture or distribution of methamphetamines, or any other controlled substances.]]]]> ]]>

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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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