Poplarville Police Department makes arrest in three separate burglary cases

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Poplarville Police Department recently made arrests in three separate burglary cases.

On Thursday, Feb. 5, Poplarville Police officers responded to a call concerning the burglary of two vehicles at Floss-n-Shine Car Detailing, located on 1614 South Main Street, according to a release from the Poplarville Police Department.

The release states that several personal items, including a bank debit card that belonged to the complainant, and a car stereo were taken from two different vehicles parked behind the business.

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Shortly after responding to the call, officers learned that someone attempted to use the stolen debit card at the First National Bank of Poplarville’s ATM, the release states. The bank allowed officers to use their surveillance equipment in order to establish a suspect and vehicle description.

Officers believed the suspect to be Daniel B. High, 37, of 1203 S. McGehee St. Lot 11 in Poplarville, and upon arriving at the address, officers observed that the vehicle parked in front of the house matched the vehicle description gathered from the bank’s video surveillance system, the release states.

An investigative interview with the suspect revealed, Tommy High, 32, of the same address and his brother Daniel High were both involved in the burglaries, the release states.

Poplarville Police Capt.Rossie Creel said the two suspects were in possession of a number of other stolen items that had not yet been reported.

During a search of the home and vehicle, items labeled “Property of Poplarville Athletic Association” were discovered, and further investigation revealed that there was no reason for either of the brothers to have them in their possession, said Creel.

Creel said the investigation determined, the suspects had other property stolen from Parish Tractor Company in Poplarville.

All of the alleged stolen property was returned to the owners.

Daniel and Tommy High were each charged with three counts of commercial burglary, and both men were released on $15,000 bonds set by Municipal Court Judge James H. Breland, the release states.

In a separate incident on Tuesday, Feb. 10, Poplarville Police officers responded to a call around 5:08 p.m. concerning a burglary in progress at 308 E. Magnolia St, according to the release.

Witnesses told officers that a black male had entered through the window of the residence and had not yet come out.

Creel said the suspect gained access to the residence by removing the window vent of an air conditioning unit and reached through the open space to unlock the window.

Officers could hear movement inside the home and set up a perimeter around the area, using a public address system in an attempt to talk the suspect out of the residence, the release states.

When the suspect did not exit the home, the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team was called and put on standby, the release states.

After speaking to a witness who allegedly knew the identity of the suspect, officers allowed a family member of the suspect to speak to him through the public address system. After hearing from the family member, the suspect exited through the front door of the residence, and was arrested without further incident, the release states.

Alrobert Reshi Henry, 25, of 131 Village Circle in Poplarville, was charged with one count of residential burglary and was booked into the Pearl River County Jail on a $10,000 bond, the release states.

On Friday, Feb. 13, Poplarville Police Officers learned that a suspect wanted by the department was staying in a cabin at the Haascienda Ranch just outside the city of Poplarville.

In 2013, the charge of commercial burglary was filed against the man, but he had apparently been in a Florida prison during that time, said Creel.

Poplarville Police Officers enlisted assistance from the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department in serving the warrant, according to a statement released by the Poplarville Police Department.

Officers arrested Christopher J. Edelman of #3 Haascienda Lane in Poplarville without incident, the release states.

Edelman was charged with one count of commercial burglary and is being held in Pearl River County Jail awaiting his initial appearance in court, the release states.

Creel said Edelman is on parole in Florida, but Florida law enforcement agencies will not be extraditing him.