Stolen firearms and narcotics were removed off the streets of Yazoo City this week thanks to proactive measures from officers with patrolling and securing a presence in a high-volume call area.
Three separate incidents resulted in two stolen firearms being recovered and three drug arrests by the Yazoo City Police Department.
“These firearms and narcotics would not have been recovered if not for the proactive measures of our officers,” said Chief Jay Winstead. “Regular patrol is fruitful in curtailing criminal activities, which is what this administration strongly encourages with its officers.”
While an officer was patrolling last Sunday around 3 a.m., a man was found passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle on Thirteenth Street and Calhoun Avenue.
“The officer made contact with the man, who woke up,” said Capt. William Nevels. “Inside his vehicle, the officer discovered the man was in possession of a stolen firearm.”
Wayne Young was charged with possession of a stolen firearm and driving under the influence.
Earlier that same evening, officers were conducting a safety checkpoint on Grady Avenue in front of Willow Wood Apartments.
“The checkpoint was conducted in an attempt to show our presence in an area that has a high volume of calls,” Winstead said.
Willow Wood Apartments has the most reported number of calls out of all the apartment complexes within Yazoo City.
During that checkpoint, Jabreco Rembert was charged with possession of a stolen firearm and a misdemeanor amount of marijuana after officers searched his vehicle. A female juvenile passenger was also inside the vehicle and was found in possession of a felony amount of cocaine.
The following Monday, around 4:30 a.m., an officer was patrolling the area near Powell and Washington Street.
“The officer noticed a vehicle traveling the wrong way on the street with its headlights off,” Nevels said.
During that incident, Arthur Allen was charged with felony possession of cocaine after officers made contact with him.