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Crime Report

By Jack Gurner

WATER VALLEY – While the investigation continues into several home burglaries in Water Valley in recent weeks, two juveniles were arrested in an unrelated matter Tuesday morning after allegedly breaking into Crawford Sports Complex.

    Police Chief Mike King said the teens, age 15 and 16, were stopped by an officer around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning.

    “The officer noticed they were driving after curfew,” King reported.

    During the stop, officers noticed loose change, candy bars and condiments in the vehicle. A subsequent investigation quickly revealed the bounty had been taken from the sports complex.

    The juveniles confessed, according to King, and will be referred to Youth Court Conselor Stephanie Holly.

    In an unrelated event, King also reported some property from previous burgalries had been recovered after a tip was reported to Crime Stoppers.

    “We anticipate some arrests in the near future,” King said. The chief also asked anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the police department or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-933-TIPS or by email to

Crime Stoppers does not want your name, just your information. All contacts will remain in the strictest confidence and none can be traced. Tipsters may be able to collect up to $1,000 for your confidential information.

Lt. McCuan reported the following additional law enforcement activity within the Water Valley City limits during the past week:

• Police arrested Freddie E. Hervey of Water Valley for no driver’s license, failure to yield right of way, and no proof of insurance during the investigation of a crash Saturday, June 28, at Wise St. and the Hwy. 7 bypass. Hervey was headed west on Wise St. when he struck a vehicle that was southbound on Hwy 7.

Five people were reported injured in the accident. Three were transported by ambulance and two by private vehicle. All were treated and released, according to police.

• Made two arrests for driving under suspension;

• Made two arrests on Grand Jury warrants;

• Made an arrest for simple domestic assault;

• Made an arrest for public drunk;

• Investigated a burglary in the 1000 block of Alley St. which occurred sometime between June 24 and 25. Taken were various items of electronic equipment.

• Investigated an attempted burglary of Big Al’s Pawn Shop on South Main St. which occurred late on June 25 or early June 26.

• Issue a citation for disturbing the peace, loud music in a motor vehicle;

•  Took a report of disorderly conduct;

• Took a report of stalking;

•  Took a report of leaving the scene of an accident;

•  Took a report of petty larceny;

•  Issued 14 traffic citation;

•  Investigated two crashes.

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