Picayune Police Department investigate several vehicle burglaries this past week

Press Release from Picayune Police Dept Assistant Chief James Bolton



Officers with the Picayune Police Department have investigated several vehicle burglaries within the past week. Officers have answered calls for burglaries in the area of Third Avenue, Idlewild Drive, Lewis Circle, and Shirley Drive.

In the first incident on Lewis Circle on 05/26/2022 the victim reported the theft of a wallet with cash as well as personal identification documents. The second incident occurred on Idlewild Drive on 05/26/2022. The vehicle owner had a wallet containing a large amount of currency, bank cards, a handgun and more personal identification documents stolen.


The next incident occurred on 05/27/2022 on Shirley Drive. The complainant called and stated his handgun had been stolen from his friend’s vehicle. The victim stated he had left his handgun in his friend’s vehicle and after he remembered he contacted his friend and found the handgun was missing. The truck had been to several locations in Picayune as well as Slidell.

The last incident occurred on 05/30/2022 in the Third Avenue area. The victim in this case stated his vehicle had been entered the night before and a handgun had been stolen.

During the course of the investigations, Patrol Officers viewed three subjects on security cameras trespassing at a resident on Idlewild Drive. A patrol officer was patrolling the area and observed the three subjects on Idlewild Drive. The subjects dropped a bag before running into a wooded area. An officer recovered the bag and it contained the handgun stolen from the Third Avenue vehicle burglary. The suspects were unable to be located at the time. These cases are still under investigation.

The Picayune Police Department would like to remind citizens to please lock your vehicles at night and remove all firearms and valuables. The majority of the vehicle burglaries and vehicle thefts worked by the Department are unlocked vehicles. The police department is adding extra patrols aimed at combating the vehicle burglaries, thefts, and well as other crimes this summer. Anyone who observes any suspicious activity in your neighborhood especially at night are encouraged to contact dispatch at 601-749-5482 or in the event of an emergency call 911.

On 05/25/2022 at 7:27 am Officers were dispatched to North Magnolia Street in reference to a stolen vehicle. On arrival officers met with the victim who stated his 2018 Ford F-150 truck had been stolen. The victim also advised that a check for $400 and a leaf blower valued at $600.00 were in the truck.


On 05/27/2002 at approximately 7:00 am investigators went to the Slidell area where the vehicle had been spotted. The vehicle was not able to be located in the Slidell area. Investigators were then called to the area of North Howard Street in Picayune in reference to the stolen vehicle being recovered. Investigators were able to recover the vehicle undamaged and return it to the victim in this case. The other items from the vehicle were not recovered. This case is still under investigation. re


Officers with the Picayune Police Department have investigated several vehicle burglaries within the past week. Officers have answered calls for burglaries in the area of Third Avenue, Idlewild Drive, Lewis Circle, and Shirley Drive.

In the first incident on Lewis Circle on 05/26/2022 the victim reported the theft of a wallet with cash as well as personal identification documents. The second incident occurred on Idlewild Drive on 05/26/2022. The vehicle owner had a wallet containing a large amount of currency, bank cards, a handgun and more personal identification documents stolen.


The next incident occurred on 05/27/2022 on Shirley Drive. The complainant called and stated his handgun had been stolen from his friend’s vehicle. The victim stated he had left his handgun in his friend’s vehicle and after he remembered he contacted his friend and found the handgun was missing. The truck had been to several locations in Picayune as well as Slidell.


The last incident occurred on 05/30/2022 in the Third Avenue area. The victim in this case stated his vehicle had been entered the night before and a handgun had been stolen.

During the course of the investigations, Patrol Officers viewed three subjects on security cameras trespassing at a resident on Idlewild Drive. A patrol officer was patrolling the area and observed the three subjects on Idlewild Drive. The subjects dropped a bag before running into a wooded area. An officer recovered the bag and it contained the handgun stolen from the Third Avenue vehicle burglary. The suspects were unable to be located at the time. These cases are still under investigation.

The Picayune Police Department would like to remind citizens to please lock your vehicles at night and remove all firearms and valuables. The majority of the vehicle burglaries and vehicle thefts worked by the Department are unlocked vehicles. The police department is adding extra patrols aimed at combating the vehicle burglaries, thefts, and well as other crimes this summer. Anyone who observes any suspicious activity in your neighborhood especially at night are encouraged to contact dispatch at 601-749-5482 or in the event of an emergency call 911.

On 05/25/2022 at 7:27 am Officers were dispatched to North Magnolia Street in reference to a stolen vehicle. On arrival officers met with the victim who stated his 2018 Ford F-150 truck had been stolen. The victim also advised that a check for $400 and a leaf blower valued at $600.00 were in the truck.


On 05/27/2002 at approximately 7:00 am investigators went to the Slidell area where the vehicle had been spotted. The vehicle was not able to be located in the Slidell area. Investigators were then called to the area of North Howard Street in Picayune in reference to the stolen vehicle being recovered. Investigators were able to recover the vehicle undamaged and return it to the victim in this case. The other items from the vehicle were not recovered. This case is still under investigation.

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