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Vehicle burglarized while at Crawford Street United Methodist Church



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While he was attending church services this morning at the Crawford Street United Methodist Church, Jay Ehrgott’s gray Silverado had items stolen out of the truck bed near the corner of Cherry and Crawford streets.


Ehrgott’s gray Z71 Silverado was parked in the driveway on church grounds, on the south side of the church. He had backed into the spot. After church he discovered his Echo Straight Shaft weed eater and Honda self propelled lawn mower were gone. The thief, in broad daylight, with church in process, stole items out of the back of the church goers truck while it was parked right next to the church.

Jay Ehrgott had backed into driveway next to the church.

A Vicksburg police officer, Alexis Hall, showed up to take a report and tried to capture some fingerprints from the scene.

Vehicle owner Jay Ehrgott speaks with a Vicksburg Police Department officer, Alexis Hall, about the burglary.

The City of Vicksburg has been plagued with property crime for some time now. In a recent report on crime stats, the city admitted that they capture only a small percentage of criminals who commit non-violent crimes.

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. is planning yet another summit on Sept. 24 to engage the community on the crime problem. Summits and committees have become a hallmark of the Mayor’s approach to reducing crime.

As always, we ask that the community remain committed to respecting our hard-working law-enforcement officers who put their life on the line for you.

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