McKenzie Police Reports
Drug Paraphernalia — Officer Kyle Beauchamp charged Brooke Alexandria Chandler, 28, Gleason with possession of drug paraphernalia on July 8 around 7 p.m.
The report indicates Ms. Chandler was unresponsive as she sat at a dining table in McDonalds. After several attempts to wake her, she realized the police were attempting to wake her. She did well on sobriety tests and a check of personal items revealed a glass smoking pipe. She was cited into court.
Burglary — Officer Kyle Beauchamp investigated a theft at the caboose on Waldren Street in downtown McKenzie on June 25.
The caboose is a business office and was entered around 3:17 a.m. The burglary was identified by nearby surveillance cameras as Quincy Johnson, 21, of Walnut Circle, McKenzie.
The suspect entered through a window, discharged a fire extinguisher, and dropped his knife inside the caboose.
Assistant Chief Sawyers and Patrolman Eddlemon took over the investigation when they came on duty for the day shift.
Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Adams had spoken to the suspect while Adams was patrolling and was able to provide information about the suspect’s clothing, which helped in the identification of Johnson. Deputy Adams reviewed the video and positively identified Johnson.
Theft — Officer Paul Eddlemon took a report from Romeo Shafi at A& H Mart on Highland Drive. Shafi said his employee, Sarah Marie Wilkerson, 40, of Henry, placed food in a bag for her boyfriend, Tarus Taylor, 36, Henry to take out of the store without paying for the merchandise.
Shafi saw the incident, followed Taylor from the store, and took the bag of food items from him. As Shafi re-entered the store, he locked Taylor outside. Shafi laid the stolen items on the counter and called the police.
Wilkerson admitted to taking the items and Taylor admitted he knew the items were in the bag. The value of the items was estimated at $200.
Theft, Criminal Trespass —
Officer Jeremiah Brooks took a theft report from James Trevathan, Paris Street, McKenzie. Trevathan reported on July 4 around 3:21 a.m., his barking dog woke him and he looked outside and saw an unknown white male with a yellow hat attempting to steal gas from his work van. Trevathan chased the subject, who escaped Trevathan around Donnell Street. A check with the clerk at Casey’s General Store revealed a subject matching that description had been in the store earlier. The employee did not have access to the store’s surveillance system at that time.
Driving on Suspended License — Officer Brandon Leek charged Jacob C. Smith, 22, McKenzie, with driving on a suspended license on July 5. Officer Leek stopped Smith’s vehicle for the improper display of license plate. A status check revealed the suspended license for failure to appear in Mississippi.
Theft — Officer Brandon Leek investigated the theft of a Polaris side-by-side on July 6. Lorenzo Townes said his Polaris Ranger 900 was taken from his residence at 123 Chestnut. It was valued at $17,000.