Burglary and drug busts worked by PD, SO

Published 10:54 pm Monday, April 20, 2009

Two separate cases, one involving a burglary and the other involving drugs, were worked by local law enforcement agencies.

The first case was a residential burglary on South Beech Street iwithn the Picayune city limits, investigated by the Picayune Police Department.. Investigation into the matter showed that the suspect, Robert Shelby Hamilton, 19, of 104 Jenkins St., watched the home for the residents to leave. When they did, he drove away at the same time but circled the block, Det. Blaine Heath said.

Entry was gained to the home by Hamilton using a pet door installed in the garage door. Once inside, Hamilton used the front door to take about $3,000 worth of items, including a laptop computer, Xbox 360 game consoleand accessories and a shotgun, Heath said.

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The video game console and the accessories were sold by Hamilton to a local store, but recovered by the department. Heath said the remaining items were recovered in Hamilton’s vehicle and at an undisclosed storage point.

The police department is investigating if other suspects were involved in the incident.

Pearl River County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Quave found a large bag of marijuana as part of a traffic stop, said Chief Investigator Donnie Saucier. The stop took place Thursday in the Carriere area. When Quave noticed the vehicle driving in a careless manner, he pulled behind it and turned on his blue lights and sirens.

After Quave activated the lights and sirens, he saw the driver throw a large object out the passenger-side window. The vehicle continued to drive for a short distance before pulling over. Quave found Dewayne Lewis Robinson, 33, of 139 Byrd St., Carriere, behind the wheel. Robinson was secured in the patrol vehicle and Quave went back to the area where the object was discarded through the window.

A large bag of marijuana was found at that location. Robinson was charged with careless operation of a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, littering and a warrant for simple possession of marijuana, Saucier said.