Former hospital vandalized

Published 12:30 am Saturday, November 2, 2019


NATCHEZ — Five juveniles face charges of burglary of a building and malicious mischief after police said they vandalized the old Community Hospital at 129 Jefferson Davis Boulevard on Wednesday night.

Police officials did not release the names of the suspects because they are juveniles.

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Natchez Police Chief Walter Armstrong said police and deputies from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office discovered the building had been damaged after receiving an anonymous call that four females and a male were seen walking toward the property.

“Officers did notice extensive damage to the building,” Armstrong said. “Officers of the Natchez Police Department encountered five juveniles that matched the description given by the anonymous caller.”

The juveniles were transported to the Natchez Police Department where they were interviewed with the parents and were charged with burglary of a building and malicious mischief.

“The juveniles were processed through booking and released to their parents,” Armstrong said. “The Natchez Police Department is still looking at additional suspects involved in the malicious destruction of the old Community Hospital. The police department wants to inform the public that the old Community property is privately owned and that anyone trespassing, burglarizing and or vandalizing the property could face criminal charges. The old Community Hospital is not a ‘haunted’ place to play around in.”