Series of burglaries reported in County

Published 7:00 am Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating two burglaries that were reported last week and arrested suspects in relation to a third burglary reported the same week.

Chief Deputy Shane Tucker said that an incident reported on June 11, led to investigation into a break in at a home on the 300 block of Cesar Road led to the arrest Manuel Lumpkin, 55, and Dana Brecheen, 32, both of 393 Caesar Road. The two were arrested after officers were informed that they had broken into a mechanic shop office took the keys to a 2002 BMW and fled the scene in the car to go to the store. Upon further investigation, Lumpkin and Brechen were arrested for commercial burglary and conspiracy to commit commercial burglary and the vehicle was recovered the same day, Tucker said.

In a separate incident, a burglary was reported on June 15 on the 1100 block of Dupont-Harts Chapel Road in Poplarville, Tucker said.

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The complainant reported that someone broke into a utility shed on the property and stole a lawnmower, a chop saw, a weed eater and a tent. The door to the shed had been forced open, causing damaged to the door, Tucker said. Investigators are currently working to identify the suspects involved.

On the same day, another incident was reported at a barn located on L.C. Davis Road in Poplarville. Tucker said it was reported that someone had broken into a barn and took pots and pans, jewelry, home décor, paintings, two televisions and a gas can. Tucker reported the door to the barn was unlocked at the time of the incident. Investigators are working to establish identities of the suspect or suspects.