Detectives working to identify suspect in pair of break-ins
Published 7:00 am Thursday, April 14, 2016
Detectives with the Picayune Police Department are attempting to identify an unknown suspect involved in break-ins at two Picayune businesses sometime between the close of business Friday night and Saturday morning.
According to reports filed with the department, investigators were called out to the area after a cleaning crew noticed the glass has been broken out of the back door to Gulf Coast Mental Health.
Detectives arrived to find the broken door also had blood on the inside door handle and there were cinder block pieces nearby. A check of the inside of the business found no one inside, and that nothing had been disturbed, the report states.
Further investigation found that a neighboring business, Barzé Place, also had glass broken out of the front window and several other places where the unknown suspect attempted to make entry. Items in the windows where the suspect attempted to make entry were also broken, such as lamps, but again nothing further inside the store had been disturbed or taken, the report states. Blood was also found in several areas where attempts were made to enter the buildings.
Officers also noted that some of the flowers in the pots along the sidewalk of U.S. 11 were removed and thrown on the ground in front of the business. The officer noticed blood on the flowers as well, the report states.
Several items taken out of a back room at Barzé place were found around the corner in a pile.
It appears the suspect was cut in the process of attempting to make entry into one of the businesses, and spread blood around the area, the report states.
Assistant Chief of Police Jeremy Magri said physical evidence was collected at the scene and is being processed to determine a suspect.
If anyone has information on this case, they are asked to call the police department at 601-798-7411.