Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Double Trouble in Ridgeland

There were two major crime incidents in Ridgeland yesterday.  A shooting took place at Midway Park.  RPD Chief John Neal stated on Facebook:

RPD responded to Midway Park on South Midway Ave approximately 5:50 pm and discovered a 23 yoa male subject shot. He was playing basketball with a group of guys when a 4 door white truck drove by and shot multiple times. Victim was transported to hospital in critical condition. Efforts underway to locate vehicle and suspect(s). Information gathered at the scene indicates this was an intentional shooting but unsure of the intended target.
Midway Park is between Hwy 51 and I-220.

A strong-armed robbery took place at the Game Stop on East County Line Road yesterday as well.   Chief John Neal released several statements and pictures: 

A report of an Armed Robbery at GameStop located on County Line Road was received by the Ridgeland Police Department on Monday, 6/17, at approximately 5:30 pm. Taken during the commission of the crime were gaming consoles, game controllers as well as an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect fled the scene in a stolen blue Dodge minivan bearing Louisiana plates. This vehicle was later recovered in Ridgeland after being abandoned by the suspect. No one was injured during this incident. The suspect was caught on camera and should be considered armed and dangerous. Please contact Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS or Detective Adrian Ready, Ridgeland Police Department, at 601-856-2121.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to contact the Ridgeland Police Department at 601-856-2121 or the local Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers number of 601-355-8477.

Attached are photos from a 2nd suspect from the County Line Road Game Stop robbery on Monday, June 17th. This unidentified subject was with the male subject in the previously released statement from Tuesday, June 18th. Ridgeland PD is attempting to identify this suspect as well. Notice in his left hand is a firearm while he is clutching money from the register in his right hand pressed against his chest.


Anonymous said...

That one dude looks like Riff Raff. Been had dat. He should buy the middle of the mall that's for sale.

Anonymous said...

This looks like something from the movie Death Wish. Low-level punks running amok. The shooting at Midway sounds cartel-related, aka South of the Border Bad Hombres. The truck is a dead giveaway.

Bulk buying to the rescue said...

Madison county had been spiraling down unreported for a while. I hope they don’t think Costco will turn things around.

Cynical Sam said...

"Intentional shooting?" WTF kind of a statement is that? The chief has a firm grasp on the obvious!

Build the wall, but this time along the Trace. The "front lines" are slowly moving northward. Bring in the heavy artillery and gun ships. Apaches and A-10s can do the job.

Anonymous said...

Triple the police force and put undercover cops EVERYWHERE !

The cancer is spreading.

Anonymous said...

appreciate his finger off the trigger till ready to shoot.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the guy in the video "It's ma'am!"

Anonymous said...

To the cartel expert at 8:48; I have a white 4-door pickup - does that make me a cartel member? I sure hope you're not in law enforcement...

Anonymous said...

At some point folks will have to recognize that moving 10 miles up the road is not a long term solution to crime. Its good for builders, but that's about it.

Anonymous said...

11:09 AM
You care to share your better ideas? They aren't afraid pf cops or prison. And we are no longer allowed to do what used to scare them into civil obedience. So please do enlighten us with your solutions.

Anonymous said...

11:09....haha, and we keep spending tens of millions every decade to widen I-55 to accommodate the "growth" every step of the way. People might stop doing that if the feds and the state quit enabling the sprawl.

Anonymous said...

At some point folks will have to recognize that moving 10 miles up the road is not a long term solution to crime.

Tell that to the middle class black community in Jackson because that is the demographic which represents the vast majority of citizens migrating out of the Capital City crap hole.

Anonymous said...

Willing to trade my cul de sac home for subpar H2O. Too much overhead.

Anonymous said...

And we are no longer allowed to do what used to scare them into civil obedience.

what you were allowed to do!? Please provide more details on what you were ALLOWED to do

Then why don't you go over to Virden Addition and provide us an example?

Anonymous said...

@11:09, I don't pretend to know the solution, I only know that after 50 years of suburban migration, what we are doing isn't working. Unfortunately, I don't think that a 50 year old problem can be fixed in a year or two.

Anonymous said...

The noose was a prime modivator for civil obedience and it was used most effectively.

A prime example would be those cattle rustlers in Forest. They would've been hanged 100 years ago. Same went for horse thievery.

As for Virden Addition, I have no idea what that is so I cant speak to that part of your comment.

Anonymous said...

Well, the incident in Ridgeland was like 99% of the other shootings in the metro area - a personal problem between the victim and the assailants.

Hell, everyone around this wild west metropolis runs around with an AK-47 or Colt .45 in their back pocket anyway - so what are you scared of to begin with?

Anonymous said...

All this "growth" is a misnomer. Take away all the stupid money the feds and MDOT have thrown north and east and all of this migration would not have happened. But the ones doing the migrating are also the ones doing the campaign contributions. So we have 8 lane highways going through abandoned areas of our capitol city. Seriously, why are state tax payers paying for multiple new interchanges in Madison County? The people who moved there should be paying for this. All those people you are coddling will be moving down the road in a few years. Again.

Anonymous said...

I wish Jackson, Pearl, Clinton and Ridgeland would come together to fight crime in Jackson. Because if you can clean up Jackson it will definitely help out the surrounding cities. We all have to be willing to work together and help each other out...

Anonymous said...

10:39 - Please continue. What's your plan for how that could possibly be accomplished? And don't say 'work together'. That's not a plan.

Anonymous said...

Single parent homes and drugs are the problem and the 10:39 poster is correct. The surrounding areas can do more to stop the crime spreading out. Jackson PD and the judicial system can’t contain it. But, you will NEVER change the democratic culture.

Anonymous said...

The cities you mentioned in Rankin County do help Jackson. When Citizens of Jackson attempt to use their 5 finger discount here, our LEO'S chase them all the way back, arrest them, and then prosecute them in a court that gives no blessings.

Anonymous said...

"The surrounding areas can do more to stop the crime spreading out."June 20, 2019 at 4:30 AM

Please, by all means continue. What the hell can the surrounding areas do to stop crime from spreading out of Jackson? Water runs down-hill. So does sewage. Other than moaning about it and being armed, what can be done? We all want to know your solution. Let us know...and soon. Thanks

Anonymous said...

The RPD chief studdered and stammered during a presser. I was waiting on the edge of my chair for him to parrot: "It's only the perception of violent crime in Ridgeland."

But alas, he didn't go down that rabbit hole.

Anonymous said...

If you think the Ridgeland PoPo Chief stammered, when was the last time you heard the Madison chief stand in front of a microphone? Thirty years on the job and Mary has never let him say a word.

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