Thursday, February 3, 2011
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information in a number of burglaries and in the possible arson of hay stored in a barn, said sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
Suspects are being sought in the possible arson of 320 round bales of hay in a barn at Blackwater Creek Ranch at 2034 Blackwater Road, the sheriff said. An estimated $16,000 worth of hay was destroyed in a fire January 23 that was reported around 9:30 p.m.
Arson investigator Tracy Jeffries said the case is being investigated as an arson because it appeared someone had attempted to gain entry to another shed on the property and had failed to do so.
A substantial reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for the fire, Dickerson said. Anyone with possible leads is asked to call 662-252-1311 or Crime Stoppers at 800-729-2169.
Investigators are seeking information that will help solve a number of residential burglaries in the south end of the county in recent months and in the theft of a trailer taken from 160 Conner Avenue in Mt. Pleasant.
Suspects are taking flat-screen televisions, guns, and electronic games in residential burglaries, Dickerson said.
“Neighbors need to be especially alert to any suspicious activity and call 911 to report anything that looks unusual in the community,” Dickerson said. “If possible, taking note of the description of a vehicle, a license plate number or the description of a person driving will be helpful to investigators.”
The theft of a 16-foot rear dovetail trailer from the property of Sanford Hunsucker in the 100 block of Conner Avenue in Mt. Pleasant is under investigation.
The tandem axel trailer is painted red with a diamond plated floor. A generator is attached to the front along with a 9,000-pound wench. The trailer has Chevrolet Rally wheels.
Dickerson said investigators rely on tips from the public when they see or have noted suspicious activity in the neighborhoods to help solve these types of crimes. Individuals are encouraged to call the phone numbers above to report any information that may be helpful in solving these crimes or any other crime, he said.
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