Yalobusha County Law Enforcement Report
Sheriff Lance Humphreys released the following law enforcement activity within Yalobusha County:
• Responded to the home of Deputy David Wallis on Aug 16. Two shots were fired in the driveway of his residence on CR 225. The incident is under investigation;
• Arrested a 17-year-old juvenile for domestic aggravated assault after she stabbed her mother. The incident occurred Aug. 18 in the 2100 block of Highway 315 South about four miles east of Water Valley;
• Took a report of simple assault Aug. 12 on CR 115;
• Responded to a drive-by shooting Aug 14 on CR 227. The suspect brandished a weapon and then fired five or six shots into the air from farther up the road;
• Investigated a petty larceny on CR 100 on Aug. 15. Charges have been filed;
• Made one arrest for disorderly conduct Aug. 15 on CR 432;
• Took a report Aug. 15 of uttering a forgery involving $10,000 in checks covering a five county area. The investigation is continuing;
• Investigated a burglary on Highway 330 Aug. 16. Two suspects were seen leaving the driveway. Stereo equipment was recovered from the home of one of the suspects and returned to the victim;
• Worked a vehicle crash with minor damage Aug. 16 on CR 436;
• Took a report of larceny Aug. 17 on CR 95. Auto parts were stolen;
• Investigated damage to a Yalobusha County Emergency Medical Services ambulance that hit the support cable on a utility pole on CR 170. The incident occurred during a call Aug. 17. A lens on the vehicle’s light bar was broken.
City of Water Valley Law Enforcement Report
WATER VALLEY – Police are investigating an auto theft that occurred Sunday on Church Street. The vehicle was recovered later that day on CR 48, but had been burned, according to Lt. Rick McCuan.
Lt. McCuan reported the following additional law enforcement activity within the Water Valley City limits during the past week:
• Made five arrests for driving under suspension;
• Made an arrest on a warrant from the Grenada P.D.;
• Made an arrest for possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle;
• Made an arrest for DUI first offense;
• Made an arrest for DUI second offense;
• Took a report of stalking;
• Took two reports of simple assault;
• Took a report of malicious mischief;
• Took a report of driving under suspension and resisting arrest;
• Issued 39 traffic citations.
Water Valley Police will join law enforcement agencies all over the nation for the “Over the Limit. Under Arrest.” drunk driving campaign that began this past weekend and will run through Labor Day, Sept. 1.
During the period, drivers can expect to see an increase in patrols and checkpoints, according to Lt. McCuan.
Of the 884 traffic fatalities during 2007 in Mississippi, 345 were alcohol-related. The program is an effort to lower these numbers. At the checkpoints, officers will be looking for seat belts, proper identification and any signs of impairment.