LCSO Looks for Help in Solving Burglaries

The Lauderdale County Sheriffs Department is asking for your help in the search for suspects wanted in a rash of burglaries.

In a month,four convenience stores in have been burglarized. Of those, three occurred in the past six days.

Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun said the burglaries seem to be related.

"They're gaining entry to businesses by breaking out glass windows or doors. And then stealing mainly cigarettes or tobacco-related items, as well as some alcohol, I believe, in one instance," said Calhoun. "So we're asking that anyone in the community that has any information, if they would contact us, we would greatly appreciate it. And if they contact Crimestoppers, they would certainly be eligible for a reward. Many times in these businesses, these individuals do more damage to the building and to the glass than actually what they take. We want to get this stopped and we'll need the community's help to do it."

If you have any information about these burglaries, you're asked to call
Crimestoppers at 601-485-1860.

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  • by LeaninSideways on Nov 8, 2009 at 07:22 PM
    To respond to 'Law Enforcement Supporter'. Yea we may become 'friends' w the calhoun if a break-in occurs BUT.....some of us have friends already waiting in the house and their names just happen to be SMITH.......and WESSON!!!..."Doin hundud on the highway"
  • by J.R. Location: Meridian on Nov 8, 2009 at 05:28 PM
    I completely agree with "Supporter". Some people must think all "ward" needs to do is get in his car, drive straight over there to the house with "BURGLAR" clearly marked in large flourescent letters on the mailbox, and make the arrest. Right, it's that easy, isn't it?
  • by Blue on Nov 8, 2009 at 04:29 PM
    Thanks supporter! CSI can rot the brain. Hey folks why not come on down and sign up for a ride along? It's free and will really open your eyes to what really happens instead of the drivel Hollyweird trys to sell you.
  • by Law Enforcement Supporter! on Nov 6, 2009 at 11:23 PM
    The previous posters seem to have all the answers. I think we should swear them onto the force and let them *try* to solve a case. It's not done in 30 minutes like on your tv shows. The sheriff's office and the Meridian Police have more to do than you'll ever dream. Sit in on Grand Jury just once and you'll be absolutely astounded at the sheer number of cases they have to deal with; and it grows every day. If these burglars start breaking into your house, by the way, I'll bet you'll be wanting to make friends with "ward" really quickly. I don't want to depend on law enforcement to keep my community safe. If I see something, you bet I'm calling them with information. I want my neighborhood to be safe for my kids. I'd like them to be able to go to the store without having to worry that they could be an innocent victim because some no-good wants a smoke and a beer. Keep up the good work, guys, you don't get nearly enough encouragement from citizens. And thank you!
  • by LeaninSideays on Nov 6, 2009 at 09:40 PM
    I smoke, I drank-Im suppose to stop but I cant.........I agree. LCSD and MPD, do your freakin jobs. You think you suppose to just wear a uniform, sit in chairs and eat doughnuts all day?!?!.....Sometimes I wonder if we have real cops are pretenders and wannabes
  • by Someone who knows Location: meridian on Nov 6, 2009 at 05:02 PM
    Calhoun believes they took the items. Make up your mind. did they take them or not. Typical. get out there and do your job ward. stop depending on others to do it for you...
  • by Anonymous on Nov 6, 2009 at 03:14 PM
    Now really somebody needs to be calling in cause I know yall recognize those jackets and I'm sure he has tried to sell you some cigarettes...
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