Tipster leads Petal PD to auto burglary suspect

The Petal Police Department has arrested an auto burglary suspect thanks to an anonymous tip from Metro Crime Stoppers, the organization announced Wednesday.

Markitta Janay Scott, 19, was arrested in connection with at least one auto burglary in the Petal area.

"All the credit goes to Det. Guy Gavin, the Petal Police Department, as well as all of the local law enforcement agencies who teamed up to make this arrest.  They work very hard to keep our community safe and I'm glad Crime Stoppers could help out, we're here to assist our local law enforcement in any way we can," said Diane James, Metro Crime Stoppers Coordinator.