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Hattiesburg Police investigating rash of burglaries

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

With a recent rash of burglaries throughout the Hub City, Hattiesburg police are asking for the public's help.

Since March 1st according to the Hattiesburg Police Department, 21 burglaries have been recorded city wide.

The burglaries vary from auto, residential and commercial style burglaries.

Items ranging from game consoles to jewelry to power tools along with many other items have been reported stolen in the recent burglaries.

“We are out there changing our little tactics, we don't want to tell everybody what we are doing, but the big thing is we want to let everybody know if you see something suspicious out there please give us a call,” said Hattiesburg Police Lt. Jon Traxler.

In 2014 according to the Hattiesburg Police Department crime statistics, in March 2014 there were 61 burglaries reported. Breaking those March 2014 numbers down details:

Commercial Burglary- 20

Residential Burglary-15

Larceny-Auto Burgalry- 26

As far as a specific location for the 21 already recorded in the City of Hattiesburg, there really isn't one. They are wide spread across the city.

Traxler stressed that help from the community is vital to the success of apprehending suspects in cases like these.

“If you see somebody walking around late at night with a flash light pulling on door handles, we just had a call yesterday to Wal-Mart on that, we appreciate that, that's the kind of stuff we need,” said Traxler.

If you have any information on any of the crimes listed below, contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP or Hattiesburg Police.

List of recent burglaries:

3-4-15: On March 4, 2015 at approximately 1934 hours officers was dispatched to 401 South 23rd Avenue in reference to a residential burglary.

3-4-15: On March 4, 2015, a residential burglary report was taken on MillCreek Drive. Suspect was seen removing items from the residence. The incident occurred at 1358 hours.

3-4-15: On March 4, 2015 near the 2100 block of Weeping Willow Circle, a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu was broken in to. A purse was taken off the passenger seat of the vehicle.

3-4-15: On March 4, 2015, an auto burglary occurred on the 200 block of South 12th Avenue. No items were taken nor any forced entry.

3-4-15: On March 4, 2015 an auto burglary report was taken at the 100 Block of Brookwood Lane. Entry was made through an unlocked door of the vehicle. Items taken were (1) pair of Costa Delmare Sunglasses, Keys, (2) prescriptions, (3) flash drives, (1) Nike Computer Bag.

3-4-15: On March 4, 2015 at approximately 0130 hours in the 500 block of Bay Street there was a report of an auto burglary. The suspect made entry into a 2005 Chevy Yukon by breaking the front passenger window and stole an Ipad and U.S. Currency.

3-4-15: On March 4, 2015 at approximately 0130 hours on the 500 block of Bay Street there was a report of an auto burglary. The suspect made entry into a 2001 Chevy Impala by breaking the front passenger window and wallet.

3-4-15: On March 4, 2015 at approximately 0130 hours on the 500 block of Bay Street there was a report of an auto burglary. The suspect made entry into a 1993 Toyota Camry by breaking the front passenger window and stole U.S. Currency.

3-4-15: On March 4, 2015, in the 100 block of Mohawk Street, a report of a residential burglary was taken. No arrests have been made at this time.

3-3-15: On March, 3, 2015, at approximately 0830 hours, there was a call in reference to a commercial burglary on the 1200 block of West 7th Street, The Oasis Clubhouse. Entry was made through a locked window. An unknown amount of money was taken from a coke machine. No arrests have been made.

3-2-15: On March 2, 2015 at 12 Burketts Creek Dr - an unknown suspect gained entry through unlocked window and stole video game console, wallet, and U.S. currency on Monday between 0800-2000 hours.

3-2-15: On March 2, 2015 at 901 Hardy St - Exxon - an unknown suspect gained entry into an unlocked 2000 Nissan Pathfinder and stole purse with contents on Monday between 1830-1919 hours.

3-2-15: On March 2, 2015 at 212 Martin Luther King Ave - Francis St Apts - an unknown suspect gained entry by forcing window and stole U.S. currency on Monday between 1530-1640 hours.

3-2-15: On March 2, 2015 at 2102 Sunset Drive an unknown suspect gained entry through an unlocked door and stole power tools and jewelry between 1030-1430 hours.

3-2-15: On March 2, 2015 at 3310 W. 7th Street - Highland Square Apts - an unknown suspect gained entry by forcing door and stole jewelry and U.S. currency on Monday between 1030-1400 hours.

3-2-15: On March 2, 2015 at approximately 1341 hours, officers were dispatched to the 20 block of Jarvis Mims Road in reference to Auto Burglary. No arrest was made. There is no further information.

3-2-15: On March 2, 2015 at 1006 Southern Ave - an unknown suspect gained entry into an unlocked 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer and stole phone charger between Sunday 03/01 - Monday 03/02 at 2200-0745 hours.

3-1-15: On March 1, 2015 an auto burglary report was taken on the 200 block of Broadway. Suspect gained entry through unlocked door and stole a wallet.

3-1-15: On March 1, 2015 around 1000 hours in the 10 block of Gateway Drive an auto burglary report was taken. No signs of forced entry, items taken laptop computer, and jewelry.

3-1-15: On March 1, 2015 on Independence Drive, there was a report of a residential burglary. Jewelry and currency was stolen.

3-1-15: On March 1, 2015 an auto burglary occurred at approximately 0430 hours around the 800 block of Myrtle Street. Then window of a vehicle was broken and a cell phone was stolen from inside.

At the time of the reports, no arrests have been made in connection with the list of crimes.

If you have any information regarding any of these crimes, contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP or the Hattiesburg Police Department.

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