Vehicle burglarized on Crockett Avenue

A GPS unit, a Sirius radio and change were taken in a vehicle burglary last week on Crockett Avenue, the authorities said.

Police Investigator Fredesz Moore said the holiday season has seen a rise in vehicle burglaries in the city in recent weeks.

The door was apparently left unlocked on the car parked at a residence on Crockett Avenue when it was burglarized Thursday shortly after 6 p.m., Investigator Bobby Patillo added.

Last week the owner of a car parked in the 1100 block of Golf Course Road reported finding the passenger side window broken and a purse missing.

This is the most recent in a series of vehicle burglaries which included incidents near Mississippi 16 west and at Grace Baptist Church.

Moore said that an unnamed suspect is being sought for the Mississippi 16 burglaries where a watch, purse and ax were taken.

In addition, authorities are still investigating five additional car burglaries which occurred on Nov. 6 in the parking lot of Grace Baptist Church.

Back windows were broken out and purses taken from each of the cars during church services between 6 and 6:50 p.m.

No arrests have been made in any of the incidents.

Moore expects to see a rise in vehicle burglaries during the holiday season.

"People are out shopping more and will leave their purchases in their vehicles," he said.

He advises all citizens to not leave items in their vehicles but if they must to keep them out of sight.

Man sought in aggravated assault

A woman was struck in the head with a bottle over the weekend outside of a restaurant on west Beacon Street, the authorities said.

The woman was injured at the Huddle House at 1028 West Beacon St., when a man struck her in the head with a bottle around 4:30 a.m., Investigator Bobby Patillo said.

She was taken to Neshoba County General Hospital and received stitches for her injuries, he said.

The identity of the alleged assailant has not been released.

The case has been labeled an aggravated assault, Patillo said.

Nothing taken in shed burglary

A burglary at a shed was reported on Dec. 20.

The owner of the shed, at the 10000 block of Road 383, reported returning home after being gone for a month to find his shed door kicked open, Investigator Bobby Patillo said.

Nothing was reported missing, he said.

Over $700 in fraud reported

A Philadelphia woman reported over $700 in credit card fraud over the weekend, the authorities said.

Investigator Bobby Patillo said the woman discovered two separate charges to her account in Alexandria, La.

They were for $382.58 and $362.76, he said.