George County Police investigate stolen and vandalized property

George County Police investigate stolen and vandalized property
Several reports were made last week in regards to property that was stolen or vandalized in George County, furthering officials to investigate. (Source: George County Sheriff's Office)

GEORGE COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - Several reports were made last week in regards to property that was stolen or vandalized in George County, furthering officials to investigate.

On January 21, the District Four county maintenance barn on Highway 26 in the Central Community was broken into, and a maintenance truck was stolen.

This truck was described as a white four-door 2004 Ford F-250, with a pipe rack in the bed and “George County District 4” written on the driver and passenger doors, and the tailgate of the vehicle.

The following morning, a report of severe damage to lights and windows at the Benndale Storm Shelter on Highway 26 in the Benndale Community was also made.

Walkway posts are another party of the damage that occurred at the storm shelter on Highway 26 West in Benndale.
Walkway posts are another party of the damage that occurred at the storm shelter on Highway 26 West in Benndale. (Source: George County Sheriff's Office)

According to the George County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO), five windows will need to be replaced. They estimated that this will cost over three thousand dollars. Several lights will also need to be installed and replaced as well.

An official with GCSO said they have no reason to believe the two incidents are related.

They also ask that if anyone knows anything about the stolen or vandalized property to please call them at 601-947-4811.

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