Sheriff’s Dept. works burglaries

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department worked several burglaries over the past week.

The first case was reported on Aug. 8, where deputies responded to the 2000 block of Highway 26, said Chief Deputy Shane Tucker.

Deputies arrived to find the driver’s side window to the victim’s vehicle had been broken, Tucker said.

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Further investigation showed the suspect allegedly used a glove from the outside of the home and a piece of wood to break the window, and while nothing was missing it appeared the car had been rummaged through, Tucker said.

Evidence collected during the investigation including fingerprints and DNA, which will be sent to the crime lab to help establish a suspect, Tucker said.

On Aug. 9, the department was called to the 1000 block of Rock Ranch Road in reference to another burglary. Tucker said deputies spoke with the victim, who told them that a couple of guns had been taken from his house and it appeared a side door to the home had been forced open.

A shotgun and handgun were taken, and his house had been searched, Tucker said.

On Aug. 11, the department was sent to the 100 block of Broad Ridge Dr., where the victim reported he came home to find his door locked, which was unusual since he always left it unlocked because he did not have a key, Tucker said.

After climbing through a window to gain access to his home, the victim noticed his 32-inch flat screen television and some miscellaneous clothing had been taken, Tucker said.

Evidence collected at the scene will be used to establish a suspect in that burglary, Tucker said.

Also on Aug. 11 deputies were sent to a home located on Shelton Pearson Road where the victim reported a number of tools, such as socket wrenches, a hammer and an impact wrench, were taken from a workshop at his home, Tucker said.

Deputies noted there were no doors on the workshop.

Tucker said the department is currently working a lead to establish a suspect or suspects.

Anyone with information about these burglaries is asked to call the department at 601-795-2241.