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One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:16 GMT
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
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MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -
Moss Point's police team now has state of the art equipment that could link suspects to crimes by their fingerprints. The new tools were paid for with Mississippi Department of Public Safety grant funding. The police chief said the equipment has recently helped identify a suspect in connection with a burglary.
Moss Point Police Chief Keith Davis and his team are now on the hunt for 22-year-old burglary suspect Laderick Rostchild.
Davis said it was high-tech fingerprint equipment and good police work, which helped link the suspect to the recent crime.
"An individual broke into a person's car, left behind some fingerprints. As result of the evidence we were able to uncover. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Mr. Rostchild," Davis said.
Moss Point police received more than $107,000 in grant money late last year to buy automated and tracker identification systems that match-up suspects' fingerprints from crime scenes with state and national databases.
"When a person commits, there is always evidence left behind, and it is up to law enforcement and the investigating body to uncover that evidence. Once it is uncovered then it's analyzed. We are utilizing this technology to analyze the evidence that is left behind by suspects that would otherwise be undetected," Davis said.
Davis said in the past, Moss Point police have had to rely on other agencies to help with investigations because they lacked the up-to-date-tools.
"We have the technology at our fingertips, so we can use our own equipment," said the chief. "We want to send a clear message to the criminals that if you commit a crime in Moss Point you are going to be faced with the same technology capabilities that any other law enforcement agency has, so just be aware when you think of committing crimes in Moss Point."
If you can help police locate Laderick Rostchild or have any information about this crime, Call Moss Point Police 228-475-1711.
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