Police reports 3.12.14: Maybe keep your iPhone in your pocket

My wife once had her iPhone stolen at the LIBRARY. The heck. (AP photo)
My wife once had her iPhone stolen at the LIBRARY. The heck. (AP photo)

We’ve got another batch of police reports for you on this fine Wednesday. Several folks reported their iPhones being stolen, and in one case the thieves cranked up the creepiness factor. (Tip: If someone wants to closely examine your hair, they’re probably up to no good.) (Another tip: Be especially mindful of phone thieves in Mexican restaurants and malls, and Mexican restaurants located inside malls.)

There’s also a horse on the loose, Girl Scout cookie shenanigans, and a family frame job.


Lee County Sheriff’s Office

• A Guntown woman reported her brother took her truck without permission.

• A County Road 885 woman reported she was outside her home when she saw a horse in the middle of the road. She said it was not the first time she has seen that horse in the road.

• A County Road 359 man reported someone took two John Deere wagons from his shed.

• A Highway 178 woman reported someone stole her three-month-old American bulldog from her backyard.


Tupelo Police Department

• A woman reported someone took her cell phone from D’Casa on West Main Street.

• A woman reported more than $400 stolen from her vehicle while she was in a McCullough Boulevard gas station buying cigarettes.

• A man reported losing his Samsung Galaxy S4.

• A Girl Scouts employee reported J’s Mart on West Main Street was selling Girl Scout Cookies for a profit.

• A woman was charged with DUI after failing to give a sufficient breath test and then failing multiple field sobriety tests at the Lee County Jail.

• A man reported his Ruger gun lost or stolen.

• An employee of Dancing Bear Technology in The Mall at Barnes Crossing reported one customer distracted him while another took his iPhone 4G.

• A woman reported that while stopped at the Livingston and North Green streets intersection a woman opened her passenger side door and struck her in the head with a closed fist.

• A Barley Court woman reported a guest in her home stole her Xbox 360, controller and game.

• A woman reported her cousin used her identity during a traffic stop which led to the woman being arrested for her cousin’s crime.

• A woman reported someone took two televisions and her iPhone from her home while she was away.

• A woman reported she was eating in The Mall at Barnes Crossing food court when two people began asking her about her hair. She said one of the women got uncomfortably close to her and then left. She then noticed her cell phone was gone.

• A man reported someone took his silver iPhone 5S while he was working at the D’Casa in The Mall at Barnes Crossing.


Anyone with information on any of these crimes is urged to call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at (662) 841-9041 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 773-TIPS.

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