Weekend auto burglaries, nearly all incidents involved unlocked vehicles

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Several vehicle burglaries were reported to the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department the morning of Sept. 17.
A total of nine unlocked vehicles between the 6600 and 6700 blocks of Highway 43 North were entered sometime between 11 p.m. Friday night and 3 a.m. Saturday morning, Chief Deputy Shane Tucker said.
The vehicles appeared to have been rummaged through and personal property was stolen, including two wallets, a tablet, a 9 mm handgun, a DVD player and some DVD’s, Tucker said.
The total value of the stolen items is estimated to be over $700, Tucker said.
The Washington Parrish Sheriff’s Department also received reports of vehicle burglaries during the same time frame, Tucker said.
Sometime after 7:20 a.m., one of their deputies stopped a vehicle leaving the area where a car alarm had gone off, Tucker said.
During the stop, deputies found evidence from burglaries reported in Washington Parish and Pearl River County, Tucker said.
Washington Parish deputies arrested Kristopher A. White, 29, of Bogalusa for felony auto burglaries in their jurisdiction, Tucker said.
The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department is obtaining a warrant to place a hold on White for the nine burglaries in the county, Tucker said.

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