October 20, 2005

Local News Briefs

Holly Springs police report larcenies, robbery, more
Three breaking and enterings, two larcenies, a burglary, a robbery and a possession were reported for the week of October 10-15 by the Holly Springs Police Department.

  • Oct. 10 — A tool pouch, 300 keys, a black cordless drill and a green cordless drill, a Canon EOS digital camera, a cell phone, a Cisco cordless phone, a ZR70 video camera, two other video cameras and three other digital cameras were reported stolen following a breaking and entering in the 800 block of Highway 178 east October 10. Entry appeared to have been made by breaking out a window.
  • Oct. 11 — An attempted breaking and entering was reported in the 900 block of Highway 311 with nothing reported taken. A second breaking and entering was reported in the 100 block of Williams Avenue, with a computer and television missing from the business following the break-in.

    The same day a larceny was reported in the 100 block of Memphis Street. Seven cases of beer were reported missing from a vendor’s delivery truck at the business.
  • Oct. 12 — A larceny was reported in the 300 block of West Street. The victim said a check card and credit card were taken from the residence.

    In a separate incident, police arrested Steven Thomas, 22, of Holly Springs. Thomas was charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute and with felony escape.
  • Oct. 14 — A robbery was reported in the 300 block of Walthall. The unknown male suspect in a green Pontiac Grand Am took $150 from the victim.
  • Oct. 15 — A vehicle in the 800 block of West Street was reported burglarized. Missing from the vehicle was a woman’s purse.

Anyone with information regarding these or any other crimes are asked to call the police department at 662-252-2122 or Crime Stoppers at 800-729-2169.

Harvest Fest set for Oct. 29 on Holly Springs courtsquare
The third annual Harvest Fest on the square in Holly Springs will be held Saturday, Oct. 29.

There will be gospel singing, arts and crafts, food vendors, pony rides, merchant open houses and more.

All businesses surrounding and near the square are urged to participate by decorating windows with a fall or Halloween theme, having sidewalk sales, giving away a prize that will require customers to come in and register, contributing toward a grand prize to be given away in a special 5 p.m. drawing.

For more information, contact Lisa Cole at 252-8855 or the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce at 252-2943.

Oct. 28 barbecue to benefit Friends of the Library
A Friends of the Library fund-raiser is set for October 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.

Barbecue plates by “JBs” will be $10 each. Walk-ins are welcome.

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