A rash of burglaries over the weekend and a woman shooting into a car with two women inside have police arresting the alleged shooter for attempted aggravated assault and developing a suspect in one of the burglaries and then making an arrest.
Clarksdale Assistant Chief Vince Ramirez has asked anyone with information about these incidents, or any crime in the community, to please call the Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or simply dial 911.
All calls remain anonymous and cash is paid to those providing information that leads to solving a crime.
Attempted Aggravated Assault
Police were called to the 800 block of Cuyahoga Street about 4 p.m. Sunday, June 6, after two women riding in the area had their vehicle shot into by a third woman.
Jameshia Hooper and Breanna Thomas told police they were riding on Cuyahoga Street when Cherry Holmes allegedly stepped into the street and shot into Holmes’ vehicle. Police reports indicate a bullet struck the hood and disabled the vehicle.
Holmes was arrested for attempted aggravated assault.
Aggravated assault is defined as injury or threat to a person to make them fear for their life. It is punishable by up to 20-years in prison and a $10,000 fine. An adult who assaults a juvenile can find the penalty enhanced to 30-years in prison.
The case was assigned to investigator G. Johnson.
Booker T. burglarized, again
Police were called to the 1800 block of Sunflower Avenue at 7:29 a.m. Friday, June 4, after Booker T. Washington Elementary School was burglarized and vandalized.
Officer spoke to Brenda Miller at the school and she said the burglary was discovered when employees came to work. Glitter and glue were poured on the floor and a computer in a couple of classrooms. A duffle bag was also reported stolen.
This is the second time Booker T. Elementary has been burglarized. Thieves broke in late May and stole several items.
Anyone convicted of breaking and entering a building, and even if at the time the building is not occupied, with intent to commit a crime, shall be placed in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections for not less than three years nor more than 25 years.
The crime is enhanced if they person has a previous burglary conviction.
The case has been assigned to Investigator L. Grimes.
House burglarized on Holly Street
Clarksdale Police were called to the 1500 block of Holly Street shortly after noon Friday after a home was broken into.
Police spoke with Lisa Runnels who said she was moving and when she went to check on her residence she noticed some had broken the glass on a storm door and taken two televisions, and a Wi-Fi box.
Bullet lands in Maple Street kitchen
Catherine Jones was sitting in her house on Maple Street about noon Thursday, when she heard a noise in her kitchen.
Jones said she found a bullet had come in the window of her kitchen and she found a bullet hole in her floor.
Jones went to the Clarksdale Police Department to report the incident and officers investigated and recovered the bullet.
In a Facebook post, Jones said her cats normally sit on that window sill and the bullet landed near her refrigerator, a spot she stands in every day.
“I did not move to an unsafe neighborhood four years ago,” said Jones. “Whoever is in charge, get a handle on this town. Everything outside of the downtown section is quickly going downhill.”
The case was assigned to Investigator L. Grimes.
Armed robbery reported, gun taken
The Clarksdale Police were called to the park on Sycamore Street about 6 p.m. Wednesday on an armed robbery that occurred in broad daylight.
Police reports said Freddie Ragland that he and Jaydon Glasper were at the park and a man came up while they were sitting in the car, pulled a gun and took a gun from inside their car and ran off.