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Oxford Crime Report: Monday, February 2


Three Arrests for Burglary at Lafayette Court Apartments

Ashley Wagner
Ashley Wagner
Kenneth Wagner Johnson
Kenneth Wagner Johnson

Damarius Dontae Carothers

At approximately 3 a.m. on Monday February 2, 2015, officers responded to Lafayette Court Apartments near Elliot Drive where a caller reported hearing glass breaking in the complex. As officers arrived they saw a white car leaving the complex. A traffic stop was made after the car ran the stop sign at South Lamar and Belk. As the officers were on the traffic stop they discovered that a burglary had occurred at the complex. An investigation began with the occupants in the car where officers discovered stolen property inside the suspect’s vehicle. Officers were able to contact the property owner and match the items in the car as being the items stolen from the complex. The property was returned back to the complex and officers arrested three people: Ashley Wagner, 18 of Abbeville, Kenneth Johnson, 21 of Abbeville and Damarius Caruthers, 25 of Abbeville. All three were given an initial appearance yesterday at the Lafayette County Justice Court where they were each given a $10,000 bond.

Oxford police responded to the following incidents: four welfare concerns, three alarms, three fire department assists, two ambulance assists, two suspicious activities, two improper parking, two shopliftings, a malicious mischief, a motorist assist, an 911 hang-up call, a counterfeit currency, a civil matter, a careless driving and a false pretense.

Oxford police investigated two wrecks, issued 29 traffic citations and made one arrest for public intoxication.

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Oxford Fire Department responded to the following calls: a heat detector malfunction at Tad Smith Coliseum, a cancelled call at Roosters, a call cancelled at Oxford Health & Rehab, a smoke detector activated by grinding concrete at University Parking Garage, a smoke detector beeping due to low battery at Turnberry Condo N254, a stove caught on fire from cooking that went out upon arrival at 255 Sivley, and a report of a gas smell that was discovered to be a melted plastic handle on a pan during cooking that smelled like a gas leak at 1209 S. 16th Street.

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