Thursday, November 10, 2005

Police investigate rash of burglaries, shooting

Staff Writer

Holly Springs police are investigating almost $83,000 worth of stolen goods taken in six different incidents last week. They also made an arrest in a shooting.

More than half of the burglaries involved auto break-ins, while the biggest single theft was an 18-wheeler.

The incident report for the week ending November 6 included:

  • Four auto burglaries and one burglary of a residence on Nov. 2.
    • An auto burglary in the 100 block of Heritage Drive – The victim reported that a stainless steel Smith and Wesson .357 valued at $450 was taken from the vehicle.
    • An auto burglary in the 100 block of Brooks Road – The victim said several cameras and equipment valued at $40,500 were taken from the vehicle.
    • An auto burglary in the 100 block of Brooks Road – The victim said a TiVo valued at $200, two briefcases containing personal documents, a DVD/VHS recorder valued at $400, a Kodak camera with charges and SD cards valued at $500 were taken.
    • An auto burglary in the 100 block of Brooks Road – A cell phone valued at $200 was taken from the vehicle.
  • A house burglary in the 500 block of Robindale – The victim said approximately $600 worth of clothing was taken from the residence.
  • Nov. 3. An auto burglary at Park and Maury Streets – The vehicle sustained damage to the window and dash and a speaker was taken.
  • Nov. 4. A grand larceny in the 100 block of E. Gholson Avenue – The victim’s purse was taken along with several credit cards and vehicle keys.
  • Nov. 5. A house burglary in the 100 block of Rust Avenue – No items were reportedly taken during the incident.
  • Nov. 6. An auto theft in the 600 block of Highway 7 South – A white, 1997 Freightliner tractor/trailer rig valued at $40,000 was taken from the location. The owner of the vehicle said the rig had “MLG” on it and “834” on the left side of the hood. It also contained a GPS tracking device.

In a separate incident, a Holly Springs man has been charged with aggravated assault following a shooting November 3 on College Avenue near Chesterman Street, according to Detective Elijah Wilson with the police department.

The victim, Eddie Brown, was in stable condition Monday at the Memphis Med, he said.

Wilson said Brown and the suspect, Jereco Mitchell, 19, were riding in a van with a female juvenile just prior to the incident.

Brown and the juvenile allegedly got into an altercation and Brown stopped the van.

“Allegedly, Brown struck this juvenile female after stopping the van,” Wilson said. “Jereco Mitchell allegedly pulled a weapon - a small caliber gun - and Eddie and Jereco were fighting over the weapon and it went off. According to the doctor it was a single bullet to the head.

“The men drove the van to Alliance HealthCare System where Brown was tested and it was determined a bullet was lodged in his face. He was in critical condition and was airlifted to the Med.”

Anyone having any information regarding any of these incidents is urged to contact the Holly Springs Police Department at 662-252-2122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169. Crime Stoppers wants your information, not you name.

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