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Man arrested in Millard, accused of stealing motorcycles

A man was arrested in Millard on Dec. 15 after arriving to an appointment with his parole officer with a stolen motorcycle in the back of his truck.

On Dec. 3, the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department received a call from a resident on Guy Penton Road in Carriere concerning stolen property, said Chief Deputy Shane Tucker.

Tucker said two 2014 Honda Motorcycles were taken from the homeowner’s back porch sometime between Nov. 25 and Dec. 2. The exact date the burglary occurred is unknown because the victim was out of town and did not immediately notice the absence of the motorcycles upon returning home, said Tucker.

The motorcycles were entered into the National Crime Information Center as stolen, and while the definite time of the burglary could not be pinpointed, Tucker said that one of the motorcycles was sold in Assumption Parish in Louisiana on Nov. 30.

After investigating the individual discovered to be in possession of the motorcycle in Assumption Parish, officers in that jurisdiction determined he was unaware the motorcycle had been stolen when he bought it. The man in question was able to show proof of purchase and provided detectives with valuable information, said Tucker.

On Dec. 15, Kanan Renshaw of 5 County Road in Oxford, reported to his parole officer, said Tucker. Renshaw’s meeting with his parole officer was scheduled to take place in Millard, located adjacent to the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department. The detective working the case saw a motorcycle in the back of Renshaw’s truck matching the description of the one that was stolen, said Tucker.

The vehicle identification number was clearly visible, and after running it through the system, the officer determined it was the stolen motorcycle, said Tucker.

At that time, Renshaw was taken into custody and charged with receiving stolen property, said Tucker, who added that additional charges could be forthcoming.

Both motorcycles were recovered and returned to the owner, said Tucker.