Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Sheriff Investigators Work Home Burglary

Sheriff Department investigators are working leads on a home burglary that occurred on July 7 on Arnett Road in the county. According to the homeowner, the theft likely occurred sometime in the early afternoon hours on Tuesday between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Entrance was gained through the back door of the residence.

Items taken included a SIG p250 pistol, 32 Smith & Wesson pistol, Dell laptop, MacBook Pro laptop, a jewelry box with costume jewelry and a camo bed cover. Investigators have the serial numbers of these items.

If you have any information on this crime, contact Winston County CrimeStoppers at 662-773-9999 or the Winston County Sheriff's Office at 662-773-5881.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Traffic Stop Yields Drugs/Weapons

Winston County Sheriff Deputies made a stop of a suspicious vehicle on Sunday night (July 5) that netted drugs and weapons. Deputies stopped a suspicious vehicle on McBrayer Road near Hwy 490 and found a quantity of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, various drug paraphenalia, a sawed-off shotgun w 40 rounds of buckshot and an assortment of knives and pipes.  The driver of the vehicle, Michael Shafer, was taken into custody and charged with probation violation - possession of a firearm. He was also charged with felony possession of meth and drug paraphenalia. Shafer was on parole from charges in the New Albany area and is currently in custody at the WCCRCF.  A nine month old child was in the vehicle at the time of the arrest.