• 64°

Residents wake to car burglaries

NATCHEZ — Several Natchez residents woke up Monday morning to find their cars rifled through and items stolen.

The Natchez Police Department received 14 reports of the overnight burglary of vehicles.

Most of the reports came from South Union Street. Three vehicles were burglarized on South Pearl Street, and others were reported on South Commerce Street, State and Washington streets.

Natchez Police Chief Mike Mullins said while nothing was stolen from the majority of the vehicles, a .22 caliber Smith and Wesson gun, one Apple iPad and two Samsung phones are missing. He said one of the car owners found a Casio watch in his vehicle that did not belong to him.

Mullins said there is evidence that the suspect or suspects tried to unsuccessfully open the doors of one locked vehicle.

“These (burglarized) vehicles were open,” Mullins said. “It’s routine for us to work car burglaries where vehicles were not locked and items were left in the car.”

Mullins said the police department has a good idea of the suspect.

“We have evidence of who the suspect is from the scene of one of the attempted burglaries,” Mullins said. “We are trying to locate the suspect now. We believe he acted alone.”

Mullins said following the night of the burglaries, several people reported they heard dogs barking and unusual noises outside.

“We encourage people if they suspect something happening to call and have us check,” Mullins said. “If someone called, we might have been able to apprehend the suspect. We are looking for that kind of activity at night.”

Mullins encouraged the public to take valuables out of vehicles and lock car doors.

“If you have an expensive stereo or equipment, we recommend you buy an alarm system for vehicle,” he said. “We consistently work cases where vehicles are unlocked, and we encourage the public not to leave their vehicles unlocked.”

News

Natchez man killed in apparent home invasion in Moss Point

News

ACCS 8th-grader places first in state essay contest

News

Free breast exams in November yielded surprising results

News

Myers, 68, tries out acting in ABC’s ‘Women of the Movement’ series

News

CPSO investigators arrest man for stealing trailers, heavy equipment from multiple parishes

News

Officials present top priorities for legislative session in forum

News

Pascagoula native 1st female official to work a Super Bowl

News

Analysis: Transition turmoil splits Mississippi delegation

COVID-19

Sunday update: State health department reports new COVID-19 cases, deaths

COVID-19

State health department reports new COVID-19 cases, deaths

News

Merit Health nurse remembered for selfless nature

News

Florida couple start fundraiser to secure, restore historic home here

News

Two men arrested for theft, damage at old International Paper

News

Natchez projects awarded over $350,000 from MDAH grants

News

Sheriff’s office investigating shots fired in Adams County Wednesday night

BREAKING NEWS

Natchez police arrested teen in Wednesday night murder

News

More donate to Children’s Christmas Tree fund

News

Murder investigation of Natchez native now streaming on Discovery+

News

Harbor Freight Tools excited to be joining Natchez community

News

Supervisors approve contract for new engineering firm

COVID-19

State reports new COVID-19 cases, deaths

News

Adams County seeks study for new fire stations

News

Jackson State band to perform in Biden inauguration event

COVID-19

Bailey appointed interim tax collector until November special election