Drive-by Shooting x2 Arrest

 

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On March 18, 2019, the Gulfport Police arrested Dante’ Tyrelle Burks and Ashley Lagrace Harris, both of Gulfport, charging them each with two counts of Drive-by Shooting. The arrest stemmed from incident which occurred on March 17, 2019. At approximately 3:06 P.M., officers responded to the area of 20th Street and Thornton Avenue to investigate a firearm discharge. While investigating, it was learned that a male victim had walked into Memorial Hospital suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Burks and Harris were identified as suspects. A warrant for their arrest was later issued. At approximately 1:30 A.M., March 18, 2019, Burks and Harris were taken into custody during a traffic stop. Both were later taken to the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility in lieu of bond. Dante’ Tyrelle Burks bond was set at $250.000 per count for a total of $500.000 and Ashley Lagrace Harris was set at $100.000 per count for a total of $200.000.   

Ashley Lagrace Harris (18)                                                 Dante Tyrelle Burks (20)

Accidental Drowning

 

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On March 17, 2019, at approximately 7:09 P.M., Gulfport Police and Fire responded to the 9200 block of Cuandet Road to investigate a possible drowning. Upon arrival, emergency personnel recovered an unresponsive female child from a creek located behind the apartment complex property. The child was transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead. The incident is being investigated as accidental.

Animal Cruelty

 

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On March 7, 2019 the Gulfport Police Department, assisted by the Gulfport Humane Society, rescued over 100 Guinea Pigs from a residence in the Southern Oaks Community 10530 Three Rivers Road. Officers were investigating a burglary at an unrelated address when they smelled a foul odor in the area. Officers were able track the odor to the residence where the animals were being kept. Officers made contact with the homeowner and learned that she possessed over 100 guinea pigs kept in deplorable conditions. Inside of the residence, Officers found skeletal remains of dogs that had passed away. Gulfport Animal Control and the Humane Society arrived on scene and took custody of the animals. The occupant of the residence was cited for Animal Cruelty, Conditions of Premise and not having a permit for the amount of animals in her possession. The animals were transported to the Gulfport Humane Society. You can contact the Gulfport Humane Society for further information regarding the animals.

 

 

Trafficking of Marijuana // Fleeing and Eluding

 

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On February 28, 2019, the Gulfport Police arrested 28 year old Breon Lee Arrington of Wiggins charging him with Trafficking of Marijuana and Felony Fleeing and Eluding in a Motor Vehicle. The arrest stemmed from a narcotics investigation where Arrington fled from a traffic stop. Arrington continued north into Stone County where his vehicle became disabled.

Arrington exited the vehicle and fled on foot where he was apprehended by Gulfport K9. Multiple pounds of marijuana were recovered. Arrington was transported to the Gulfport Police Station where he was processed and later taken to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center. Arrington’s bond set at $30,000.00 for Felony Fleeing and $30,000.00 for Trafficking Marijuana.

 

Homicide x2 3000 block of 8th Avenue

 

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On February 27, 2019, at approximately 12:25 am, the Gulfport Police responded to the 3000 block of 8th Avenue to investigate a firearm discharge complaint. Upon arrival, officers located two subjects on the property suffering from gunshot wounds. Medical personnel advised that both subjects were deceased.

This case is being investigated as a homicide. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department 228-868-5959 or you can remain anonymous by contacting Crimestoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or calling 1-877-787-5898.

 

 

Bomb Threat

 

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On February 24, 2019, at approximately 8:15 pm, the Gulfport Police responded to the 9400 block  Highway 49 to investigate a Bomb Threat. Upon arrival, officers located a suspicious bag near the entrance of the building. The Biloxi Bomb Squad was notified and arrived on scene shortly afterwards. Traffic in the area was temporarily suspended as a precaution.

The Bomb Squad determined that the suspicious bag did not contain any explosives. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department 228-868-5959 or you can remain anonymous by contacting Crimestoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or calling 1-877-787-5898.

 

 

Homicide- 2300 block of 26th Avenue

 

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On February 24, 2019, at approximately 6:24 pm, the Gulfport Police responded to the 2300 block  26th Avenue to investigate an assault. Upon arrival, officers located a deceased male in the wooded area west of 26th Avenue. Initial investigation revealed that the victim was assaulted by the suspect and succumbed to his injuries.

The suspect, later identified as 44 year old Eli Martinez Medina, is currently being sought for the charge of Murder. Medina should be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department 228-868-5959 or you can remain anonymous by contacting Crimestoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or calling 1-877-787-5898.

 

 

Burglary of a Vehicle X3 Arrest

 

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On February 19, 2019, the Gulfport Police department arrested 21 year old Nigel Jamal Saunders of Biloxi, charging him with three counts of Burglary of a Vehicle. At approximately 2:22 am February 19, 2019, officers were patrolling the area of East Taylor Road and Channelside Drive when they noticed a black Buick Regal parked in the roadway. Officers made contact with the driver identified as Nigel Saunders.

During the course of the investigation, it was learned that Saunders had burglarized several vehicles in the area. Saunders was found to be in possession of items taken from the vehicles. Detectives met with Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner who issued the arrest warrant for Saunders. Saunders was later transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center with a bond set at $15,000.00 per charge for a total bond of $45,000.00.

 

 

 

Homicide- 1100 block of 43rd Avenue

 

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On February 17, 2019, at approximately 9:35 P.M., Gulfport Police responded to the area of 43rd Avenue and 11th Street to investigate a firearm discharge complaint.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult black male off the roadway of 43rd Avenue suffering from a gunshot wound. Medical personnel determined that the male was deceased.

This case is being investigated as a homicide. No arrest have been made at this time. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department 228-868-5959 or Crimestoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or calling 1-877-787-5898. You can remain anonymous.

 

 

 

WANTED SUBJECT RICHARDO AMBROSE JR

 

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The Gulfport Police have active arrest warrants for Richardo Warren Ambrose Jr. charging him with three counts of Armed Robbery. Investigation revealed that Ambrose was identified as the subject who robbed the Hancock Whitney Bank located at 533 Courthouse Road today around 4:30 pm. Further investigation connected Ambrose to two other robberies involving Dollar General Stores in Gulfport.

Ambrose is currently WANTED on three counts of Armed Robbery. Ambrose is operating a 2004 dark Chevy Impala with MS tag HGS522. Ambrose should be considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or by telephone at (877)787-5898

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False Pretense

 

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On February 7, 2019, Gulfport Police arrested 33 year old Michelle Nichole Greenwood of Gulfport charging her with one count of False Pretense. The arrest stemmed from an investigation which began on January 11, 2019. The 76 year old victim, who lives in Lindstrom Minnesota, was contacted by an unidentified person and advised that she had won a 3.5 million dollar lottery. The unidentified person instructed the victim that she needed to pay taxes in the amount of $4500.00 by cashiers check. The victim was instructed to make the check payable to Michelle Greenwood.

A police report from the Lake Area Police Department in Minnesota revealed that the check had been cashed on January 4, 2019, at a Keesler Federal Credit Union Branch located in Gulfport. Gulfport Police Detectives obtained video and was able to identify Greenwood as the subject who cashed the check. Detectives spoke with the victim who wished to pursue charges. Gulfport Police Detectives prepared an affidavit and presented the facts and circumstances to Justice Court Judge Louise Ladner. Judge Ladner issued the warrant for the arrest of Michelle Greenwood for False Pretense.

On February 7, 2019, Michelle Nichole Greenwood travelled to the Gulfport Police Department where she turned herself in. Greenwood was processed and later transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center with a bond set at $10,000.00.

 

 

Armed Robbery // Aggravated Assault

 

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On February 11, 2019, at approximately 9:39 P.M., the Gulfport Police Department responded to the 2700 block of 6th Avenue to investigate a shooting complaint. Upon arrival, officers located an 19 year old male inside of the residence suffering from a gunshot wound. Initial investigation revealed that the suspects, identified as 24 year old Edward Mickale Barnes and 18 year old Laken Lamond Jones both of Gulfport, arrived looking for an occupant of the residence. Barnes produced a handgun and demanded money from the victims.

Once inside, Barnes discharged his weapon striking one of the victims. Barnes and Jones fled the residence on foot and were later taken into custody. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The victims and the suspects were known to each other. Barnes was charged with two counts of Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault. His bond was set at $600,000.00 Jones was charged with two counts of Armed Robbery. His bond was set at $100,000.00. Both were transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center in lieu of bond. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959.

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Super Bowl Weekend

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The Gulfport Police Department, along with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, would like to remind the public that in preparation for this weekends Super Bowl festivities, it is never okay to drive impaired by alcohol or drugs. Designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation. The use of a ride share service to get home safely is also an option. Before you go out, download NHTSA’s free SaferRide mobile app, available on Google Play for Android devices, and Apple’s iTunes Store for iOS devices. It lets you share your location so a friend can pick you up. Be safe and buckle up

 

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Hit and Run Pedestrian Fatality E. Pass Road

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On December 20, 2018, at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Gulfport Police Department responded to the 2000 block of E. Pass Road to investigate a traffic accident involving a pedestrian.

Upon arrival, officers located a male, later identified as William Hart, lying in the roadway suffering from severe injuries consistent with being struck by a vehicle. Hart was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The vehicle involved in this accident left the scene after striking Hart. The collision remains under investigation by the Gulfport Police Departments Accident Reconstruction Unit, as well as, the Criminal Investigations Division.

During the course of the investigation, a person of interest was developed. The Gulfport Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding the identity, and or whereabouts of this person, should contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or by telephone at (877)787-5898.

                                                           

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

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The Gulfport Police Department will participate in the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” traffic enforcement campaign from December 14, 2018 to January 01, 2019.

During the holiday season, many people choose to celebrate and enjoy themselves by having a few drinks, but even one too many increases the risk of a crash while driving a motor vehicle.

Due to the increase in drunk-driving related fatalities during the holidays, the Gulfport Police Department will be out in force apprehending all drunk drivers and spreading the message that impaired driving will not tolerated. High visibility enforcement, electronic signboards, and sobriety checkpoints will be utilized to spread the message to the motoring public. Here are some reasons why this is necessary for the Gulfport Police Department as well as other law enforcement agencies;

In 2017, an estimated 10,874 people who were killed in drunk driving crashes involving a driver with an illegal BAC (.08 or greater). Among the people killed in these drunk driving crashes, 67% (7,052) were in crashes in which at least one driver in the crash had a BAC of .15 or higher.

Nationally, over the past 5 years, an average of 300 people died in drunk driving crashes the week between Christmas and New Year.

Here are some tips to keep the holidays safe and happy;

  • One drink can impair your judgment and increase the risk of getting arrested for DUI or worse – increase your chances of being involved in a crash.
  • If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Plan ahead. Designate a sober driver before the party begins.
  • If you have been drinking, DO NOT DRIVE. Call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation.

Impaired driving is a choice you make and people get hurt or die as a result of that bad choice. If you fail to make a safe/ wise decision to call a sober friend for a ride, a cab, or family member versus driving while impaired, we will not fail in deciding to arrest you for impaired driving. Some people think that if they get stopped and suspected of DUI, they can just refuse a breath test to avoid the DUI charge. NOT TRUE!!! You can be arrested and will lose your driving privilege immediately. The only way to avoid a DUI charge is to DRIVE SOBER or DESIGNATE A SOBER DRIVER ahead of time.

Don’t let your 2018 end with a DUI arrest. Plan before you go out, and remember, whether you’ve had a lot to drink or a little to drink, it’s just not worth the risk.

The message will be very clear on the topic. “DRIVE SOBER or GET PULLED OVER!!!!!”

Single Vehicle Accident – Courthouse Pier

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On December 6, 2018, at approximately 0743 hours, Gulfport Police responded to the Courthouse Pier located at 96 Courthouse Road to investigate a single vehicle accident.

Witnesses advised that a vehicle had driven into the water just west of the pier. Officers arrived on scene making contact with the male driver. The driver was later transported to Gulfport Memorial Hospital for evaluation. The accident is under investigation.

Homicide – 11900 block of Klein Road

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On December 2, 2018 at approximately 0046 hours, Officers responded to the area of New Haven Court and Klein Road to investigate a firearm discharge complaint.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult black male in the 11900 block of Klein Road suffering from a gunshot wound. Medical personnel were summoned to the scene and determined the male to be deceased.

This case is being investigated as a homicide. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department 228-868-5959 or Crimestoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or calling 1-877-787-5898.

 

Armed Robbery x4 Motor Vehicle Theft Possession of a Stolen Firearm

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On November 25, 2018, the Gulfport Police Department arrested Tyler Rashaud Nabors charging him with four counts of Armed Robbery, one count of Motor Vehicle Theft and one count of Possession of a Stolen Firearm.

On November 25, 2018, at approximately 4:52 A.M., Gulfport Police responded to the 1100 block of 30th Avenue to investigate an armed robbery of a business. Investigation revealed that a black male suspect entered the business brandishing a handgun and demanded money from the on duty clerks. The suspect fled the scene in a maroon SUV with an undisclosed amount of money.

At approximately 5:38 A.M., Officer responded to the 13000 block of Highway 49 to investigate an armed robbery of a business. Investigation revealed that a suspect matching the description from the earlier armed robbery, entered the business brandishing a handgun and demanded money from the clerks. The suspect fled the scene in  maroon SUV with an undetermined amount of money.

During the course of the investigation, Nabors was developed as a suspect. Nabors was later taken into custody by the Stone County Sheriff’s Department after a brief pursuit. Nabors was transported back to the City of Gulfport where he was subsequently charged with the listed offenses. Nabors was later transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility with a $500,000.00 bond set by Harrison County Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or by telephone at (877)787-5898.

 

Embezzlement Arrest Cotrell Demond Wilson

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At approximately 1:38 A.M., June 22, 2018, the Gulfport Police responded to 12126 Highway 49 to investigate a burglary. Investigation revealed that Cotrell Demond Wilson of Gulfport entered the business and removed an undisclosed amount of money from the safe. Wilson was employed by the business during this time. On June 28, 2018, a warrant for Embezzlement was obtained for Wilson’s arrest. Wilson could not be located and was later listed on the National Crimes Information Center as a Fugitive from Justice.

On November 12, 2018, Wilson was contacted in the 1000 block of West Birch Drive Gulfport where he was taken into custody without incident. Wilson was transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center with a bond of $50,000.00 set by Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray.

 

Malicious Mischief // DUI – Keith Rio Cavalier

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On November 10, 2018 the Gulfport Police Department arrested 28 year old Keith Rio Cavalier, of Gulfport, charging him with one count of felony Malicious Mischief and Driving Under the Influence 1st Offense.

The arrest was the result of a patrol response, on November 10, 2018 at 5:54 a.m., to 1801 23rd Avenue, The Harrison County Courthouse, in reference to a vehicle crash. Officers located a 1997 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck which had struck the building causing damages. The damages were estimated at over the felony threshold of $1,000. The resulting investigation revealed Cavalier was Driving Under the Influence and intentionally struck the building. Cavalier stated the crash was a way to contact police in order to report his stolen drug paraphernalia.

The warrant for his arrest was obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner who set bond at $25,000. Cavalier was processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.