Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:42:13 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Dewayne Thompson, wanted in the wounding and kidnapping of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, has been captured by Jackson Police. He was taken into custody around 5:45 in west Jackson near where Beard's vehicle was found earlier today.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
Ottawa Hills Police want to raise awareness and have people pay closer attention to activity in their neighborhood.
On Thursday, police say they received two reports from two separate home owners, about copper downspouts being stolen from their property. In one case, Detective Carl Reuther says it's likely the homeowner was inside at the time of the crime, when two 12-foot sections of copper downspouts were carried away.
"When someone's home and they're bold enough to go into a driveway and take a downspout from a garage or a home, that's pretty bold," said Reuther.
Reuther says it's a crime of opportunity for a would-be thief, or thieves, to prey on a house for a quick "scrap metal score" if they believe nobody is home and nobody is watching.
"Any type of scrap metal that has value, and that would include aluminum, they would be inclined to perhaps take it if they have the opportunity," explained Reuther.
Reuther is urging people to keep a closer watch for any suspicious activity, especially if they know a house in their neighborhood is not occupied.
"A home if they're not home, the house is vacant, the house is for sale, if at all possible, contact us immediately," said Reuther.