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Friday, May 22, 2015

Crime report

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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    Local man killed in Jackson

    Sherrod Vaughn, 22, was shot and killed in Jackson on Tuesday. The case is under investigation. (August 14, 2013, Page 2)

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      Reward offered to find missing man

      The Lafayette County Crimestoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that would help them find a local man missing for more than two weeks.
      Investigators say McKenzie Darrell Frierson, 27, has not contacted his family since Jan. 31.
      From the West Springhill community, he is black, 5-feet, 9-inches tall, 210 pounds, with a full beard and mustache. He was last seen in the Brittany Woods subdivision.
      Investigator Scott Mills said his department has been chasing down tips and leads, however none have panned out and Frierson, known as “Rell,” is still missing.
      “The Sheriff’s Department and his family are concerned he may have met with foul play with the time lapse being so long,” Mills said this morning.
      Mills hopes the reward will entice anyone with information on Frierson’s whereabouts to come forward.
      “If he’s OK we really want him to get in touch with his mother so she stops worrying,” Mills said.
      Anyone with information on Frierson’s whereabouts should call Crimestoppers at 234-8477 or the LCSD at 234-6421. (February 20, 2013, Page 2)

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        Drive-by shooting case resolved

        A 2011 drive-by shooting on Pegues Road and other local crime cases where settled during the January court term. Read how the shooting suspects and others were sentenced in today’s EAGLE. (January 31, 2013, Page 1, 5)

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          Shooting at West Springhill

          The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting that occurred last night in West Springhill where one man was injured. (December 13, 2012, Page 2)

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            Game day weekend keeps police busy

            Local law enforcement officers had little time to rest during the biggest SEC football home-game weekend thus far this season.

            The Oxford Police Department responded to more than 197 calls between 6 a.m. Friday and 6 a.m. this morning. (October 17, 2011, Page 1A)

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              Deciding who or what gets into the Crime Report

              Oxford Eagle Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, who covers courts and crime, receives lots of emails and calls asking why – or why not – something or someone made it into the daily crime report. Schnugg explains the newspaper’s policy and gives a bit of background for readers who might be wondering. (July 21, 2011, Page 4)

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                One charged in shooting incident

                An Oxford man has been arrested for allegedly shooting at a car at the Shell gas station on Highway 6.

                Kevin Dunn, 24, was charged with aggravated assault.

                Officers were dispatched to the Shell station in reference to shots being fired. Two cars were involved and shots were fired at or from both vehicles, according to the report. No one was injured. (January 26, 2011, Page 2)

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                  Bond denied for trio accused of murder

                  Three men arrested and charged in the murder of long-time Lafayette County resident Derald “Pete” Connell have been denied bond. (April 7, 2010, Page 2)

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                    Property owners put up $9K reward

                    The owners of The Gin, that burned down Saturday night, are offering $9,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved with the fire. (March 12, 2010, Page 2A)

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