Sheriff’s office seeks public’s help to solve break-ins

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County has been hit with a string of break-ins in the
Cadaretta and Springhill area, and authorities are calling on the
public to help solve them.

Sheriff Tim Mitchell said at least five residential break-ins or
attempted break-ins had been reported as of last week. Most have
occurred in the Cadaretta/Highway 404 area, but he said some homes in
the Clarkson area have also been broken into. Mitchell said he did
not know if all of the burglaries were related or not.

A variety of items have been stolen, said Mitchell, including xBoxes,
a .22-caliber rifle and televisions.

On Tuesday, the sheriff’s office released surveillance camera photos
of a man that it said could be involved with at least one of the
burglaries, along with that of a car he could be driving. The man and
the car were at an abandoned house on Cadaretta Road, according to a
sheriff’s deputy.

“We are looking for help in identifying the suspects from the
citizens of Webster County and surrounding counties,” the department
said in a release. “Anyone who knows the suspects in these pictures
or the car is asked to contact the Webster County Sheriff’s
Department with the information at 258-7701.”

Mitchell said deputies are working diligently to solve the break-ins.
He asked that local residents keep watch in their neighborhoods and
call the sheriff’s office or 911 if they see anything suspicious.

Since early March, reports released by the Webster County 911 Center
include these calls involving stolen property, break-ins and burglar
alarms. This is only a sampling of calls and all are not necessarily
related:

March 6
• 6:34 p.m., stolen property on Webster Street in Maben.
• 8:46 p.m., stolen property on Snow Bottom Road.
March 20
• 12:08 p.m., breaking and entering on Highway 404.
• 12:20 p.m., breaking and entering on Cadaretta Road.
March 23
• 2:59 p.m., break-in on Jackson Road.
March 24
• 7:06 p.m., alarm on Cadaretta Road.
March 28
• 2:45 p.m., breaking and entering on Clarkson Road.
March 29
• 2:26 p.m., break-in on Southland Circle, Eupora.