Student charged with vehicle burglaries on PRCC campus

Published 7:00 am Friday, March 18, 2016

The Poplarville Police Department, in conjunction with the Pearl River Community College Campus Police, solved a string of vehicular burglaries that occurred on and off campus.
On March 10, Poplarville police officers were dispatched to West Pearl and South Strahan Streets in response to reports of an automobile burglary, Poplarville Police Chief Butch Raby said.
“The doors were unlocked and the suspect rooted around and stole several items from two vehicles,” Raby said.
On March 11, Raby received a call from Doug Rowell, PRCC’s Campus Police Chief.
“He asked if our department had received any calls about burglarized vehicles in the last day or two, because they had had several on campus,” Raby said.
Raby said Rowell and campus police officers apprehended the suspect at 10:30 p.m. on March 10, later identified as 22-year-old Donovan Mixon of 160 E.T. Poole Road, Poplarville.
“He was a student there and PRCC’s officers had been investigating him,” Raby said.
Raby interviewed Mixon at the Pearl River County jail and during the interview; the department received more calls about vehicles being burglarized on South Strahan Street, East Smith Street and West Beers Street, Raby said.
The Poplarville Police Department charged Mixon with six counts of burglary of a vehicle.
Calls to Rowell were not returned by press time Thursday.

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