Police investigate shooting, shoplifting, burglaries



The Clarkdale Police Department is investigating a Sunday night shooting, the shoplifting of three TVs and a breaking and entering with the alleged burglars caught inside.

The July 19 shooting occurred about 2:27 a.m. when police were called to the 700 block of Cherry Street where Demarjae Fields said he had been shot in the leg.

Fields told police he and a friend were walking on Cherry Street when they heard two shots and Fields was hit once in the left thigh. Police were able to determine the location where the shots were fired, but no suspect was listed in the report.

Pafford ambulance crews transported Fields to Le Bonheur Hospital in Memphis.

The case was assigned to Assistant Chief Vince Ramirez.

Felony shoplifting

Somebody with a mask on walked out of Walmart with three televisions about 6 p.m. Friday.

Police were called to the Clarksdale store on South State Street at 5:50 p.m. July 17 and spoke with employee Sandra Moore who said an unknown subject took three 65- or 75-inch TVs from the store.

The suspect is believed to have left in a green Chrysler with Bolivar County plates.

The case was assigned to Assistant Chief Fernando Harris.

Home invasion

Police were called to the 800 block of Lynn Street at 4:45 a.m. Saturday July 18 with police saying they arrested three people inside the house after they allegedly broke in.

Reports filed by police said Jakevious Anderson, 18, Santavious Hickman, 19, and a 16-year old African American juvenile were arrested without incident

Anderson and Hickman are scheduled to appear before Judge Derek Hopson Thursday. Both were placed in the Coahoma County Jail. The juvenile was turned over to juvenile court authorities.

The case was assigned to Assistant Chief Ramirez.

Auto burglary

An auto burglary reported July 18 has alleged a long-gun was stolen from a vehicle in the 400 block of Corbin Street.

Police responded to the call at 1:50 p.m. Saturday when Debrisha Whitehead said someone broke into her car parked on her carport and stole a rifle behind the seat.

Fingerprints were taken at the scene and the case was assigned to Investigator Hawkins.

Residential burglary

Police called to the 100 block of Ninth Street about noon Monday July 20 where the occupant said someone stole a variety of items from his home.

Police believe entry to the home was made by taking an air-conditioner from a window. Police were told a 75-inch TV, two 40-inch TV’s, a PlayStation 4, HP laptop and three window air conditioners were stolen from Timothy Daniel.

The case has been assigned to Assistant Chief Harris.

Clarksdale Assistant Chief Vince Ramirez has asked anyone with information about these incidents to 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 this crime.

The community is reminded to call police immediately if they spot something suspicious in their neighborhood and officers will respond.

Residents are also reminded that while Clarksdale no longer has a blanket curfew, juveniles are not to be out from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. and parents or guardians or adults with them can be fined for curfew violation of youth in their care or in their car.



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