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Two arrested for Bump in Da Trunk burglary

Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department investigators arrested two men they say are responsible for stealing almost $15,000 worth of car audio and video equipment from the local business, Bump in Da Trunk.

Charged with burglary are Blaine Everette Burrell, 18, of Oxford and Kyle McGrath Rogers, 23, who has been living between Oxford and Water Valley in recent months.

 (December 22, 2010, Page 2)

Burglary forces audio business to close doors

For the second time this year, Arseniy Parshikov’s custom car stereo installment business has fallen victim to burglars who have stolen thousands of dollars in stereo equipment.

Sometime on Sunday, someone broke into Bump in Da Trunk, located on College Hill Switch, and stole $10,000 to $15,000 worth of electronics, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department investigator Scott Hill said. Because of the “insanity,” Parshikov said he has decided to close the doors to his car audio and video equipment businesses and become a mobile business. (December 3, 2010, Page 2A)

Break-ins expected to climb in country

Lafayette County Sheriff’s investigators were kept hopping last year as home burglaries increased rapidly throughout the holiday season.

Investigator Scott Mills said while less burglaries have occurred in the county compared to this time last year, he expects things to pick up quickly. Many of the recent burglaries show some signs of semblance, however Mills said he and the other investigators aren’t sure they are all related. (December 2, 2010, Page 1A)

Police: Suspects linked to several burglaries

Four Oxford men have been arrested and charged with committing several burglaries in the city of Oxford and Lafayette County.

On Oct. 5, a deputy responded to a burglary at a home off Old Highway 7 North, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Scott Mills said. While the deputy was interviewing the victims, he obtained information about the suspects and their vehicle.

A short time later, a Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper pulled over a vehicle that matched the description and searched the vehicle where he found stolen items from the burglary on Old Highway 7 North.

Arrested were Steven Obermeier, 19, Lee Earnest Liggins, 23, Shawntez D’Angelo Draper, 19, and Corey Terrell Moody, 21, all of Oxford. (October 28, 2010, Page 2)

Search widens for panty perp

Since July, a panty raider has been on the loose in the city of Oxford, breaking into young women’s homes and stealing their unmentionables. Now, the perpertrator has extended his unusual crime spree beyond the city by targeting Lafayette County women as well. (September 2, 2010, Page 1)

Increasing ways to communicate, increases ways to harass

Before cell phones, someone “crank calling” or “stalking” someone by calling their home phone over and over could get away with their identify easier before the invention of things like caller ID, phone tracking and voice mail and texting where the proof of the harassment is often recorded.

The OPD has investigated 117 reports of harassing phone calls in the last year. (August 31, 2010, Page 1)

Sheriff’s investigators nab several in burglary cases

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department have made several recent arrests of those they feel are responsible for area burglaries including a break-in at the Lafayette High School field house and several vehicle burglaries in Wellsgate. (August 25, 2010, Page 2)

Killer on the loose in county shooting

It’s been almost eight months and investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department are still racking their brains to come up with new evidence in the murder of Frank Bowie. Investigator Scott Mills said, “we’re just not getting that many calls. We know there’s got to be someone in the community that will help us — it’s just finding the right way to extract it.” (July 23, 2010, Page 2A)

Suspect arrested in beating death

A fifth suspect in the beating death of Lafayette County resident Derald “Pete” Connell has been arrested and charged with his murder.

Douglas Wayne Jones, 21, of Oxford was picked up by U.S. Marshals in Lousiana on Monday afternoon. (May 18, 2010, Page 1)

Wreck claims life

Scott Franklin, 35, was killed Monday night when he lost control of his pickup while traveling on County Road 143 off Old Sardis Road, according to Lafayette County Sheriff’s Investigator Scott Mills. Friends will remember his smile, good sense of humor and big heart. (April 27, 2010, Page 1)

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