Thursday, February 19, 2009
Police respond to burglaries
Holly Springs police officers investigated several reports of burglary and an auto theft for the week ending February 17, according to chief Robert Pearson.
A 1995 dark green Infiniti 130 was reported stolen from the 100 block of West Woodward on Tuesday, Feb. 10. The vehicle’s owner said it was last seen Monday, Feb. 9, around 11 p.m. Tuesday morning he awoke and noticed the car missing.
Officers investigated an attempted burglary in the 800 block of Highway 178 East on Tuesday, Feb. 10. An employee reported to work to find a window broken out and the building not secured. Nothing was found to be missing.
A building in the 200 block of East College Street was reported burglarized Wednesday, Feb. 11. Upon reporting to work, the director found the building had been entered through a window and a Verizon cell phone was missing.
An auto burglary was reported on Stewart Street Friday, Feb. 13. The owner discovered his 1992 Oldsmobile had been broken into and his Pioneer radio was missing.
Officers responded to these additional activities last week – driving while license suspended (3); no proof of insurance (4); no tag/expired tag (1); speeding (2); malicious mischief (1); stalking (1); and trespassing (1).
Holly Springs police rely on tips from persons in the community to help with investigating crimes in the Holly Springs and Marshall County area. Anyone who has information regarding any crime is asked to contact the Holly Springs Police Department at 662-252-2122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169. Callers do not have to give their name when reporting a crime and may be entitled to a reward of up to $1,000 if a crime reported is solved based on a tip to Crime Stoppers.
Knife safety is very important for people of all ages. Accidental injuries may happen quickly and may be quite severe if proper attention and care is not used while handling knives.
Never try to grab a falling knife. If the knife is falling, move away from it and let it fall. Make sure you are far enough away from it. Trying to catch a knife that slips may be a reflex but it can be very dangerous and may actually be worse than letting the knife fall to the floor.
Always cut away from your body or slice away from your body rather than towards your body.
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