report rash of thefts
By SUE WATSON
The Holly Springs Police Department reported
several incidents that took place over the last week. In the main, incidents
reported were burglaries, breaking and entering of vehicles and stolen
- December 17. A homeowner in the 500 block of Swaney Drive reported
the theft of a four-foot tall polar bear yard decoration. The bear
has a red neck scarf, sky-blue skis and candy cane ski poles. The
decoration was taken between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
- A vehicle was broken into in the 100 block of South Market Street.
The victim reported an Inspiron laptop, valued at $2,000, taken while
the vehicle was parked on South Market Street.
- A burglary was reported at a business in the 500 block of Craft
Street. Police reported the arrest of Ollie Lesure, 50, of Holly Springs,
who was charged with the burglary. Lesure is being held at the Marshall
County Jail pending arraignment on charges at a December 21 court
- The owner of a vehicle reported the breaking and entering of his
1991 Mercedes in the 100 block of Rust Avenue. The victim stated that
thieves took a dual CD/DVD player with flip screen valued at $480.
- The owner of a blue 2006 Hyundai reported the breaking and entering
of a vehicle in the 100 block of Rust Avenue during the night of December
13. Entry was made by breaking a rear window. The victim reported
a missing TV/CD/DVD and Ipod, a radio valued at $600, an amplifier
valued at $300 and two speakers valued at $100 each.
- An owner discovered items in his vehicle in disarray when he checked
his vehicle between 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Friday. The vehicle was
parked in the 100 block of Gholson Avenue. Approximately $3 was taken
from the ashtray.
- Two vehicles were reported stolen last week.
- The owner of a gray 1984 Oldsmobile reported the vehicle stolen
from the residence in the 700 block of Martin Luther King. The
battery cable was reported disconnected at the time of the theft.
- A 2002, gold and gray Ford Mustang was reported missing in
the 300 block of Rolfing Road. The victim stated the vehicle was
taken from the driveway between 10:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. The vehicle
which had chrome wheels was valued at $26,000.
The Holly Springs Police Department reminds
everyone to be safe while shopping or partying during the holiday season.
The following reminders are provided to help you keep yourself and your
- Select well lit parking lots to park your vehicle. Keep your vehicle
locked and holiday gifts out of sight inside your vehicle to deter
thieves from breaking into your vehicle.
- Ladies are advised to keep purses close to their person and to
carry as little cash as possible. Use credit or debit cards for purchases
when possible. Do not lay purses, wallets or credit cards down on
counters or the checkout counter while shopping. Avoid walking alone
or in deserted parking lots. Stay aware of your surroundings.
- When away from home during the evening, leave outdoor and indoor
lights on. Keep gifts in a non-visual area of your home to help deter
possible break-ins by would be thieves.
- Retail businesses are urged to watch for counterfeit money. Managers
are encouraged to make several small deposits each day rather than
one large deposit.
Anyone with an information regarding
any of the incidents in this report is asked to call the Holly Springs
Police Department at 662-252-2122 or Crime Stoppers at 800-729-2169.
The Holly Springs Police Department
wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season.
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