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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Crime & Courts

Crime Report


Neighborhood Watch

A listing of local burglaries supplied by law enforcement agencies to warn residents to take extra security precautions:

— The Oxford Police Department reported a vehicle burglary at the 200 block of South 18th Street.

— The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department reported one residential burglary on Highway 9.


Oxford Police

Officers investigated six wrecks, issued 33 tickets, and made six arrests on the following charges:

— Two for domestic violence with simple assault

— Careless driving, possession of drugs and DUI

— Careless driving, one headlight and DUI

— Speeding and possession of drug paraphernalia

— Expired tag, driving while license suspended and no insurance

Officers investigated the following reports:

— Three alarms

— Three for shoplifting

— Two petty thefts

— Two suspicious activities

— Suspicious vehicle

— Ambulance assist

— Missing dog

— Trespassing

— Lost property

— Civil matter

— Abandoned vehicle

— Malicious mischief

— Vehicle burglary (See above)


University Police

Reports unavailable this morning.


Sheriff’s Department

Deputies investigated two wrecks and the following reports:

— Three alarms

— Animal complaint

— Residential burglary (See above)

— Petty theft

— Seven service calls

— Vandalism

— Scam

— Four traffic complaints

— Follow-up report


Oxford Fire Department

No activity to report.


Lafayette County Fire

No activity to report.


County EMS

Six EMS calls were reported in the county.

 (February 25, 2015, Page 2A)

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    Man to serve 12 years for assault

    A man was sentenced to 12 years for aggravated assault after a June fight where the victim wound up in a coma. Read more about this case and all felony criminal cases settled during the January court term. (February 19, 2015, Page 1A, 12A)

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      28 successfully complete drug court

      The Third Circuit Drug Court held its biannual graduation Tuesday with 28 graduating from the program that takes about three years to complete. (February 11, 2015, Page 1A)

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        Fire tower area off limits

        Several “explorers” have been arrested for trespassing recently near the old fire tower off Old Taylor Road.

         (January 29, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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          Oxford Police Department: Quiet NYE holiday

          New Year’s Eve was an overall quiet night for local law enforcement officers with no serious wreck reported and five alcohol-related arrests made on Wednesday and Thursday. (January 2, 2015, Page 1)

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            Cops and cameras

            The state Legislature will be considering a bill to mandate body cameras for law enforcement officers. Local police officials discuss the possible new law.

             (December 15, 2014, Page 1, 12)

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              Crime time

              Local law enforcement agencies will be beefing up patrols in neighborhoods around the holidays and are asking neighbors to watch out for each other as well. (November 28, 2014, Page 1)

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                Murder charge dismissed

                An Abbeville man charged with the murder of a Water Valley man in June 2013 won’t have to stand trial after prosecutors dismissed the murder charge during the October court term. (November 25, 2014, Page 1, 12)

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                  UPD arrests man for stealing wallet

                  The University Police Department arrested a Kentucky man Saturday for allegedly stealing wallets and purses inside the Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium. (November 4, 2014, Page 3)

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                    Several violent crimes reported over weekend

                    The Oxford Police Department is investigated several violent crimes, including robbery and rape that occurred over the weekend. (October 21, 2014, Page 3)

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