December 13, 2007
Burglaries under investigation; man on ‘wanted’ list caught
The Holly Springs Police Department reported several residential break-ins and a business break-in last week.
O.P. White Jr., 34, of Holly Springs was arrested and charged with the breaking and entering of a residence in the 500 block of West Woodward on Tuesday, Dec. 4, according to chief Robert Pearson.
Entry was thought to have been made by kicking in the front door.
Another burglary of a residence the same day was reported in the 500 block of Govan. A refrigerator, washer and dryer, three wall heaters and a dog house were taken, he said.
On Thursday, Dec. 6, a homeowner reported theft of property at a residence in the 100 block of Gholson. The resident reported a bag containing a jewelry box with jewelry valued at $8,500 was missing, Pearson said.
The same day another residential burglary was reported in the 200 block of East Falconer. Boyce O. Waller, 36, of Holly Springs was arrested and charged with breaking and entering, Pearson said.
An auto theft was also reported Thursday. Pearson said a 2003 gold Nissan Altima was reported stolen in the 200 block of West Valley Street. The vehicle’s owner said the car was taken between the hours of 5:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
Holly Springs police and the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department arrested Wilbert Boyd Brown, 47, of Holly Springs, without incident. Brown was featured on “Mid-South’s Most Wanted,” Pearson said.
On Friday, December 7, an armed subject robbed a business in the 500 block of Van Dorn. The store clerk advised police officers that a black male subject came into the store, displayed a revolver and demanded money from the register, Pearson said.
After the subject was given money, he demanded more money and searched the employee and their purses, he said. The suspect fled on foot with an undetermined amount of money.
The suspect was described as a dark-skinned black male between the ages of 25 and 30 years wearing a black hooded sweat shirt, blue jeans and missing an upper tooth.
Another auto burglary was reported in the 200 block of Clarice Street. A 9 mm handgun was reported missing from the vehicle.
Officers responded to 20 activities for the week: driving while license suspended (3); no driver’s license (2); no proof of insurance (3); no tag/expired tag (2); careless driving (1); reckless driving (1); improper equipment (1); DUI (1); malicious mischief (2); shoplifting (2); and disturbing the peace (2).
Pearson provided the following tips for shoppers and party goers:
The Holly Springs Police Department wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season.
Anyone having information regarding any crime committed in the Holly Springs or Marshall County area is urged to report the crime to the Holly Springs Police Department at 662-252-2122 or to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169.
Callers do not have to give their name when providing tips and may be entitled to a $1,000 reward.
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