Monday, May 2, 2011

Update on Sheffield-area crime

I posted last week an email about a robbery on Sheffield Drive. There have been more emails about crime in the area:

Email #1:
"On Sunday, April 24th, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., a burglary occurred on the 2000 block of Sheffield Drive. The burglar entered through the French doors at the back of the house. The entry was not forced. Only one of the home-owners was present and he was asleep. The burglar stole two sets of car keys from the pants and shorts of the homeowner in the bedroom while he slept. He also stole a flat screen television and left in the homeowner's truck. The police were notified and below is an email from Mick Byrd regarding the burglary and a break-in of a vehicle on Brecon."

Email #2:
" I stopped a car heading West on Sheffield Drive at roughly 12:20 AM. The car a dark blue sedan had two white males (late thirties), in the front seat, the driver had short brown hair, muscle shirt medium build, and a tattoo on the left bicep. When questioned appeared nervous. The driver stated, "you're gong to take my tag number aren't you", burned rubber and sped off at extreme high speed. Tag number was xxx xxx Madison County. JPD Dispatch called, information given, direction they were headed.

At roughly 6:30 AM received a call that JPD dispatch was sending units to 2--- Sheffield, that a car had been stolen. I called JPD Dispatch and told them they should follow up on the tag number I had called in earlier that I believed the two were related. The men in the car were not drunk, (blue collar) very suspicious and may have dropped someone off going up Sheffield.

At approximately 8:15 AM JPD detective called me asking for information on the car that I had stopped. No indication was given that any other occurances had happened

Email #3:
"Sunday Night: 04-24-2011

Talked to JPD Officer, told to expect heavy coverage in Sheffield, Patrol Units and one undercover car would be in area. Talked about the robbery at 2--- Sheffield, No other robberies were indicated for that night. Someone had entered 2--- Sheffield Saturday night, stole two sets of keys and a wallet and left with one of the vehiles from the house.

At roughly 4:30 AM, received a call about a window broken out in a vehile at 1--- Brecon Drive. I arrived on scene and waited for JPD (Non-Member). After interviewing the lady, JPD asked me to watch for a young, fat, black kid wearing a red shirt.

A.D.D. = Alarms, dogs and locked doors would seem to be a good start in protecting our homes

Then Ward 1 Councilman Quentin Whitwell sent out this email:
"The Jackson Police Department is aware of the situation, making the necessary provisions to find and arrest the criminals. Please stay tune to alerts as developments occur. There is no need to panic but be alert and keep me posted for any new information you may have. Also, make sure to pay your dues! We need more security."


Anonymous said...

So what became of the Madison County Blue Sedan Tag# MCZ 509. Also, who is Mick Byrd? A cop? Why didn't he pursue?

Anonymous said...

There was a major robbery at an Eastover home a couple weeks ago--no mention in the media. Odd.

Kingfish said...

Good question. Good answer: He is the private patrol. He did stop them, they sped off.

Anonymous said...

Quick reply to half of my question, (which didn't isn't showing up for some reason). What about the tag? Stolen? Do we know who they were?

Kingfish said...

I know all about the Eastover one. Woman's husband was out of town. She was at home with her two kids and they broke in to grab the keys and steal the vehicle.

Sheff Res said...

Many homeowners in this area are extremely unhappy with Quentin Whitwell. He is trying to control the information that we are sending to each other because he fears of being politically correct. He has a conflict of interest with his aspirations for higher office. He needs to resign as head of the homeowners group or immediately stop trying to lord over communications in our neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like they Rankin county organized crime ring is stealing cars in Madison county to use in the commission of crimes in Jackson. Time to call in the FBI.

Anonymous said...

DAAAAAM - 8:48am quentin cant even keep his neighborhood happy. im sure they all voted for him. oh well who needs voters when you are already in office

Anonymous said...

I sent Quentin an email two weeks ago about an issue in my area, still waiting on him to respond.

Anonymous said...

MAYBE A DUMB QUESTION: is the briarwood wine and spirits advertisement part of quentin's email or is something from you kingfish?

Anonymous said...

Man I really should have voted for Ice.

Anonymous said...

Dear Jackson Residents:

It's a lost cause. Move to Madison, Ridgeland, Flowood, or Brandon. If you stay then that's your choice. Don't complain.

Anonymous said...

8:48,11:27, 11:40, 1:57 and 2:23.

Same person. I LOVE IP trackers.

Anonymous said...

2:23 I have to agree.

The JPD has shown many times they do not have the capability to protect the citizens of Jackson. They don't have a clue who is robbing the homes in NE Jackson. Heck, it could be the thugs who live off North State Street in the Fondren area as easy as it could be some organized criminals. They simply don't know, and even if the JPD did find the criminals and arrest them, they would be back on the streets doing the exact same thing in a matter of days.

It is a lost cause, and the crime is only going to get worse.

Curt Crowley said...

Sheff Res said "He (Whitwell) is trying to control the information that we are sending to each other because he fears of being politically correct."

How, exactly, is Mr. Whitwell trying to control what you are "sending to each other?"

Anonymous said...

I live on an adjoining street in the same association.

Mr. Whitwell wants the info about neighborhood crime to come through him (as he himself mentions in the emails above) as Homeowner's Pres but then plays gatekeeper and filters the information leaving out key points.

His leadership during this crime wave has been pathetic.

Sheff Res isn't the only homeowner who wants to see him gone.

Anonymous said...

Lost Cause? More like a jungle with a war zone. I lived in Belhaven for 10 years. Every single on my neighbors had their homes broken into. I'd have friends stay with me, their cars were broken into.

Look at the daily amount of crime. Look what elected officials are doing with our tax dollars. YET, we have cops setting up speed traps EVERY day on Meadowbrook road. 5 - 10 "police officers" with speed guns. A fine use of resources...

Anonymous said...

Look at the daily amount of crime. Look what elected officials are doing with our tax dollars. YET, we have cops setting up speed traps EVERY day on Meadowbrook road. 5 - 10 "police officers" with speed guns. A fine use of resources...

Stopping robberies doesn't bring in revenue like writing tickets.

Anonymous said...

This grumbling about Quentin Whitwell is silly. He has been effective at city hall because he doesn't say crazy things like the unelectable neighbors on this thread. I would think a councilman would be a good homeowner's association president in this situation. If he were trying to keep crime wave info circulating among the neighbors and law enforcement only, which is doubtful, I can only guess that has more to do with catching the thieves or protecting property values than political correctness. As a republican on the Jackson City Council, he couldn't be much more politically incorrect. This crime is terrible and there are many worthy of blame but Whitwell has been doing a good job.

Anonymous said...

7:58 am - i beg to differ stopping robberies would bring residents back to the area. why do you think the "white flight" is still happening. do you think its the roads that has all of the prominent people leaving jackson?

Anonymous said...

This grumbling about Quentin Whitwell is silly.

Complaining about anonymous posters posting their freely held anonymous opinions ... well THAT is silly.

Anonymous said...

I live in Northeast Jackson as well and the property crimes that are taking place sure are not silly to me. This issue is much bigger than if our Citycouncilman is also our Neighborhood Association Pres or not. To be honest, I wish we had a councilman living in my neighborhood, although I met Mr Whitwell during his campaign and found him to be accessible... AND YES, he responded to my email just moments after I sent it. He's on Facebook, Twitter and seems to be easily accessible. People I talk with are extremely happy with Mr Whitwells first few months in office. Keep up the good work Quentin!
Now ponder this - Could the recent crimewave be related to the fact that Sherrif Mac recently sent a letter to JPD asking them not to send any non violent offenders to the jail because there's no room to keep them?
Just maybe the criminals know this and are taking advantage of the situation?

Anonymous said...

He's on Facebook, Twitter and seems to be easily accessible.

Kudos! A testament to his ineffectiveness.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Twitterwell can tweet something to make you feel better.

Anonymous said...

The complaining about Quentin wanting information to come through him needs to stop. Sometimes information does need to be filtered. What one person sees as key points could be interpreted by the next person as baseless accusations. Our newest councilman has done a great job of saying the right things to the right people to get things done. It is a safe assumption that Sheff Res and the other posters who are blasting the gatekeeper of information have no idea what Quentin has accomplished by talking to JPD and implementing a strategy to catch those who choose to terrorize Sheffield. The majority of Sheffield residents know what they are up against and have the utmost confidence in what Quentin has done and continues to do to protect the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

One person's political icon is another person's charlatan. Politicians of all makes, models and stripes are fair game here Charlie.

Besides it looks like the discord is over Whitwell's performance as the Cheese of the Homeowner's group.

Anonymous said...

The complaining about Quentin wanting information to come through him needs to stop.

Says who? Some anonymous poster? You don't represent a majority of anything while you are anonymous.

Anonymous said...

I think the writer of the email learned after the robbery that the criminal was armed. I think there are two teenagers who are responsible for 90% of the crime in the Sheffield area. James and Israel (the little one) commit most the crime over there. Word on the street is that James was arrested after this crime, and he had a gun on him. I think he had stolen a few cars that evening.

I think these two kids are about 15. I don't think they go to school. If you drive by JA during the week, you will usually see one of them on a stolen bike. Obviously, no one is concerned about these kids not going to school or starting a career in crime early. We are in trouble...

this was the last comment in the first sheffield crime thread. does anyone know james and israel?

Anonymous said...

Nor do you, Mrs 9:09!
How ridiculous to anonymously complain about an anonymous post.
I really don't have a dog in this hunt but I couldn't resist.

Anonymous said...

Crime happens everywhere. I am proud to live in jackson and by the number of new homes under construction others are as well.

Anonymous said...

:: Yawn ::

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the advice to move, but I've lived in Madison and don't miss the daily traffic hassles or gas bills or Bear Creek water or being in a tornado alley.

I can take measures to deter criminals but not much I can do about tornadoes.

Besides, I'm enjoying the 365+ hours a year I'm not in the car.

When you have time to smell the roses, you don't feel cranky and irritable or critical and don't feel the need to give unsolicited advice.

Please don't waste your precious time worrying about me. I'm happy and feel secure. Focus on your own life. There's much that needs improving in Madison county government so focus on your community and I'll do what I can in mine.

Anonymous said...

madison county tag??? I wish they would stop exporting their crime to our city.

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