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March 18th, 2014

Third annual police ball set for Saturday

March 18, 2014

DTL staff

Things are rolling along for the third annual Police Ball, set to begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Civic in West Point.
Linda Mitchell , WPPD communications officer and event coordinator, said of the 300 tickets originally available for the event, just 50 remain to be sold.
“It’s going really good,” Mitchell said. “We couldn’t do this without the community. Everyone has been really supportive. ... We just want everyone to come out and have a good time, and fellowship.”

March 14th

Woman posts bail following neglect charge

March 14, 2014


West Point resident Debora Moore posted bail on a $725 bond after a very brief stay in the Clay County Detention Center following an animal neglect charge as well as a resisting arrest charge.
Moore was hit with the latter charges Tuesday after a West Point Police Department officer responded to reports of a dead dog Monday at the Greenwood Cemetery.
The officer, according to the incident report provided by the WPPD, phoned in the assistance of West Point’s animal control officer, who noticed a dead blue Pit Bull in a “black barrel.”

March 13th

Renaissance to host ‘Fun Day’ Friday

March 13, 2014


The Renaissance: Rebuilding Our Communities organization is doing its part to keep kids active while setting an example in West Point.

WPPD to get new cars, officers

March 13, 2014


The West Point Police Department was the receiver of good news during the West Point Board of Selectmen’s regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday at City Hall. Selectmen authorized the hire of four new WPPD patrol officers, as well as the purchase of three new police patrol vehicles and two unmarked cars for criminal investigators.

March 12th

Man arrested for local truck stop shooting

March 12, 2014


Monroe County resident Joseph Ewing, 32, was arrested Monday in connection with a shooting that took place at the SOCO Truck Stop located on Highway 45 Alt. North in West Point.
According to a press release issued by the West Point Police Department, at about 3:35 a.m. Sunday, West Point police officers were dispatched to the SOCO Truck Stop in reference to multiple shots having been fired.

Woman charged with neglect

March 12, 2014

West Point resident taken in after Pit Bulls allegedly found malnourished, without access to water

DTL staff

A West Point woman was arrested on charges of animal neglect and resisting arrest Tuesday in West Point.
According to a West Point Police Department incident report, Debora Moore of 507 E. Churchill Road, was taken into custody after officers discovered at least two Pit Bulls restrained improperly without access to food or water. A third Pit Bull was reported dead, allegedly left in a barrel on the property.

March 11th

County considers new voting district

March 11, 2014


The North West Point Voting Precinct boundary line could see an extension in the near future.

March 10th

Police investigate truck stop shooting

March 10, 2014

DTL staff

A Monroe County man was arrested Sunday in connection with a shooting in West Point that left one man injured.

West Point Police Department officers were dispatched at about 3:25 a.m. Sunday to the SOCO Truck Stop on Highway 45 Alt. North in West Point in reference to reports of multiple gunshots having been fired. According to a press release issued by the WPPD, as officers were on their way to the scene of the incident, Emergency 911 reported to police that a man was taken to the emergency room after having suffered from a gunshot wound.

NMMC hosts MS Walk kickoff event

March 10, 2014

By Donna Summerall

March begins Multiple Sclerosis awareness month. For those living with MS, support groups are a lifeline to other individuals who understand the difficulties the disease presents. Family, friends and those who have MS, met Friday at the Education Room of North Mississippi Medical Center to show their support for the upcoming MS Walk, April 5 in Starkville.

WP detectives seeking tips in new burglaries

March 10, 2014


West Point Police Department investigators don’t catch a break. Investigators are following up leads on several burglary cases dating back to Feb. 24.
At about 9:30 a.m. Feb. 24, WPPD officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Grove Street in reference to a possible auto burglary.
The owner of the vehicle, according to West Point Chief of Investigations Albert Lee, reported her wallet had been stolen.

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