Crime Report

Published 12:38 pm Thursday, October 8, 2015

TV theft leads to foot chase

A man allegedly trying to steal a TV led Oxford police officers on a chase down West Jackson Avenue Wednesday.

According to the Oxford Police Department, Michael Moore, 31, and Tikeyra Sims, 26, both of Oxford, were at the Oxford Walmart Wednesday where they were trying to steal televisions when they were spotted by Walmart employees.

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Moore was pushing a TV out of the store when he noticed Walmart employees approach him. He ran away on foot. OPD officers spotted him running down Jackson Avenue and pursued on foot. Metro Narcotics agents apprehended him on Hathorn Road.

While officers were dealing with Moore, Walmart employees stopped Sims who was also attempting to go outside with another television. Investigators found another stolen TV in her car.

The two were taken to the Lafayette County Detention Center where Moore was booked on a $1,500 bond and Sims on a $2,500.

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Sexual battery reported

The University of Mississippi Police Department is still investigating an alleged sexual battery that was reported Monday to officers.

The alleged victim said that on Sept. 12, a male suspect raped her at Kincannon Hall. No arrests have been made. The case is under investigation and no other details were made available by UPD.


— Wednesday


Oxford Police Department


2 speeding and possession of drug paraphernalia

1 speeding, suspended driver’s license and DUI

1 failure to yield and DUI

1 public intoxication

3 shopliftings

1 no driver’s license and expired tag


4 alarms

2 auto burglaries: The Mark and 800 Van Buren Ave.

3 motorist assists

1 careless driver

3 welfare concerns

1 petit larceny

1 fire department assist

2 suspicious activities

2 ambulance assists

1 malicious mischief

1 animal complaint

34 traffic citations

10 wrecks



Sheriff’s Department

(Tuesday and Wednesday)


Child support warrant

Identity theft warrant

Disorderly conduct and resisting arrest

Writ to take into custody


1 simple assault

4 alarms

3 disturbances

4 service calls

1 suspicious activity

1 vandalism

1 transport

1 civil matter

3 wrecks

2 alarms

1 animal complaint

1 commercial burglary (CR 443)

1 domestic violence

1 harassment

4 service calls

1 suspicious activity

1 transport

3 civil matters



University Police


1 vandalism

4 wrecks

2 larcenies

3 service calls

1 housing offense

1 citation for possession of fake ID and EMS requested for intoxicated person


How you can help

To report information about a crime, call Crimestoppers at 662-234-8477.



Oxford Fire Department

At 1:49 p.m. responded to 513 County Road 202 for a wreck with entrapment.

At 9:11 p.m. responded to Boneheads (1801 West Jackson Ave.) when an employee accidentally hit the fire alarm in the kitchen.

At 9:35 p.m. responded to The Village Bldg. 108 Apt. 3 when spraying bug spray activated the smoke detector.


Lafayette County Fire

Responded to a wreck on County Road 202 around 1:30 p.m.

At 9:45 p.m. Wednesday had a grass fire at 630 Highway 30 East and it was extinguished.

At 1:11 a.m. Thursday had a grass fire at the intersection of County Roads 354 and 325 and it was extinguished.


Lafayette County EMS

12 ambulances