Crime Reports

Published 12:00 pm Tuesday, January 12, 2016


Man arrested for alleged restaurant burglary

The Oxford Police Department arrested an Abbeville man Monday and charged him with commercial burglary for allegedly breaking into Soul Food Kitchen.

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Investigators say Kendrick Mathis, 37, was identified by witnesses after breaking into the restaurant. He was picked up Monday and taken to the Lafayette County Detention Center where he was booked on a $10,000 bond; however, the bond was revoked due to Mathis being out on a bond on an unrelated felony charge.

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Oxford Police Department


5 suspicious activities

3 alarms

6 disturbances

1 simple assault

1 credit card fraud

1 petty theft

2 welfare concerns

1 improper parking

1 animal complaint

40 traffic citations

2 wrecks



1 warrant served

1 no seatbelt, suspended driver’s license and no insurance


Sheriff’s Department


2 wrecks

3 simple assaults

1 alarm

1 animal complaint

2 residential burglaries (CR 251 and CR 401)

3 disturbances

1 harassment

16 service calls

2 welfare concerns

4 transports

1 follow-up

1 traffic complaint





University Police


1 wreck


How you can help

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Oxford Fire Department

At 2:55 p.m. at Oxford Diagnostic Center after someone using a torch activated a smoke detector

At 12:36 this morning at McDonald’s on University Avenue after burned food activated the kitchen heat duct detector


Lafayette County Fire

At 10:42 a.m. to 44 CR 204 after called reported the small of smoke but no cause was found.

At 3:12 p.m. at 3005 Villa Cove for a fire alarm but no cause was found.


Lafayette County EMS

12 ambulance calls