Hattiesburg Police Department

  • Agency: Hattiesburg Police Department
  • Address: 701 James Street, Hattiesburg, 39401 MS
  • Chief: Frazier Bolton (Chief of Police)

Hattiesburg Police Department is located at 701 James Street, Hattiesburg, 39401 MS. The Chief of Police of the department is Frazier Bolton. The Hattiesburg Police Department phone number is 601-544-7900.

Hattiesburg Police Department News

SATURDAY: April 28, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. the National Take Back Initiative will be held at the Hattiesburg Police Department at 300 Klondyke Street. Come by and drop off your old, expired, or unused prescription medications at the Hattiesburg Police Department.

On Tuesday, April 24, Hattiesburg Police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 201 Katie Avenue around 6 p.m. When officers arrived, they spoke with several witnesses, who said they observed a verbal altercation between multiple subjects. Witnesses advised that an unknown model white pickup truck and a black Dodge Ram truck were blocking the street at Rosa and John Street for several minutes. A black Nissan Altima attempted to go around, and a black female exited the Altima with a bat and caused a verbal altercation. At that time, a black male exited the Dodge Ram and grabbed a shovel from the bed of the truck and hit the car with it. Witnesses said that several gunshots were fired from the Altima with possibly three people inside as it drove off. As the investigation continued, officers discovered that the black Dodge Ram was struck with a bullet. Just after 7 p.m. officers spotted the Nissan Altima on Shelton Avenue and conducted a traffic stop. Lanon Manzie, 20, was arrested and charged with accessory after the fact of aggravated assault. Other arrests are pending in the ongoing investigation. If anyone has any information pertaining to the investigation, please contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.

A look inside the Hattiesburg Police Department's annual awards day. Each year, all members of the department, sworn and non-sworn gather for a few laughs, awards, and fellowship. It's always a good time with plenty of laughs! Thank you all, for all the hard work you all put into your jobs daily.

B.O.L.O for "Lumberjack" Suspect: Date: 4-7-2018 1508 Hardy Street (Hardy Street Baptist Church) On Saturday, April 7, between 3:38 a.m. and 3:45 a.m. an unknown black male with a hatchet gained entry into the building. He was caught on camera in the given time inside the church, however nothing appeared to have been taken. There was a glass portion of a door that was shattered at the church and appeared to be the only damage. Date: 4-10-2018 2010 West Pine Street (Dandy Dan’s) On Tuesday, April 10, between 2:00 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. an unknown black male with a hatchet walked up to 2010 West pine Street, Dandy Dan’s. The suspect struck an outdoor ATM machine and an industrial air compressor with the hatchet multiple times, causing several thousand dollars in damage. The suspect also stole an unknown amount of change from the air compressor after breaking through the exterior. We believe this is the same suspect involved in both crimes. If anyone can identify this suspect, please contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.

B.O.L.O. Hattiesburg Police need your help identifying this suspect. On April 7, around 3:30 a.m. this unknown male wielding a hatchet made entry into the Hardy Street Baptist Church. This is believed to be the same suspect that is responsible for the April 10th incident at Dandy Dan's that involved a hatchet. If you have any information, contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.

On Sunday, April 22, Hattiesburg Police responded to a report of a man with a knife in the 200 block of Cahal Street. Around 11:45 a.m., officers observed a black male, Johnny Williams, 51, who was walking through an apartment complex with a knife. Officers attempted to deescalate the situation, and Williams never responded. Officers attempted to calm to subject down and get him to respond for roughly an hour. Williams then charged an officer with his knife and stabbed the officer in the chest with the knife. The officer was wearing a bullet-proof vest. Another officer deployed his taser, and officers were able to get control of Williams and place him in handcuffs. The officer was not injured in the incident. Williams was charged with aggravated assault.

The Annual Deen & Tate End Of Watch memorial bike ride. Hundreds of bikers from all over the state participated in the 70 mile, three county trip in honor of fallen HPD Officers Benjamin Deen & Liquori Tate. #thinblueline

The Annual Deen & Tate End Of Watch memorial bike ride is underway! Hundreds of bikers from all over the state will make the 70 mile, three county trip in honor of fallen HPD Officers Benjamin Deen & Liquori Tate. #thinblueline

Hattiesburg Police need the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted in a forgery-uttering case. The black male in the photo wrote a fraudulent check at a business in the 600 block of Campbell Loop Drive for a drink machine. He is described as a black male, roughly 6’2, 185 lbs, and could be in his mid to late 20s according to witnesses. If you have any information on this suspect, please contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.

DEWEY STREET HOMICIDE ARREST: On Thursday, April 19, Hattiesburg Police charged Andrew Presley with capital murder in the homicide investigation of 63-year-old Deborah McGee. Presley, 53, was arrested for hindering prosecution on Thursday, April 12, as a part of the ongoing investigation. Presley, who is the father of McGee’s niece’s child, was brought back to the Hattiesburg Police Department Thursday morning and questioned in reference to evidence in the case. Jordan Stewart, 53, of Hattiesburg, has also been arrested and charged with hindering prosecution in the investigation. The investigation is still ongoing, and if anyone in the community has any information pertaining to the case, please contact the Hattiesburg Police Department or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.

AUTO BURGLARY STING NETS 4: On Thursday, April 19, Hattiesburg Police charged three men and a juvenile in an overnight auto burglary sting operation. Lee Young, 21 of Lexington, MS- was charged with two counts of auto burglary and possession of a stolen weapon. Denario Caldwell, 20, of Jackson, MS- was charged with two counts of auto burglary. Walter Williams, 18, of Jackson was charged with two counts of auto burglary. A 16-year-old black male juvenile from Jackson was also charged with two counts of auto burglary. The men were taken into custody at the intersection of North 37th Avenue and Montague Blvd. around 3:45 a.m. Thursday. The vehicle they were in was seized and taken to the Hattiesburg Police impound lot to be searched and processed in the investigation. Multiple items ranging from stolen weapons to electronics were recovered in the vehicle. Investigators believe this will clear more than a dozen auto burglary cases in the past week, as well as possibly more as the investigation goes on. The men are booked in the Forrest County Jail, and additional charges will be added. If you have any information, contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.

SATURDAY: Next Saturday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. the National Take Back Initiative will be held at the Hattiesburg Police Department at 300 Klondyke Street.

Dewey Street Homicide Update: On Wednesday, April 18, Hattiesburg Police arrested Ebony Lambert for hindering prosecution in the ongoing homicide investigation of 63-year-old Deborah McGee. Lambert, 40, is the niece of McGee, who has a child with Andrew Presley, 53, who was previously charged with hindering prosecution on April 12. The investigation is still ongoing, and no other information is available at this time. If anyone in the community has any information pertaining to the case, please contact the Hattiesburg Police Department or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.

B.O.L.O. - Hattiesburg Police have issued a B.O.L.O. for a suspect that officers need help identifying. On Tuesday, April 10, between 2:00 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. an unknown black male with a hatchet walked onto 2010 West pine Street, Dandy Dan’s. The suspect struck an outdoor ATM machine and an industrial air compressor with the hatchet multiple times, causing several thousand dollars in damage. The suspect also stole an unknown amount of change from the air compressor after breaking through the exterior. If you have any information regarding the suspect in the photos, please contact the Hattiesburg Police Department or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.

JUVENILE ARREST: On Monday, April 16, Hattiesburg Police responded to a call of a stolen vehicle from the 200 block of Katie Avenue. Officers were in route to the location, when a vehicle matching the description was spotted on Martin Luther King Avenue. Officers attempted to make a traffic stop, and the suspect refused to stop, and officers gave chase. Officers followed the suspect through residential areas around Martin Luther King Avenue and the suspect wrecked in the front yard of a home on Duke Avenue. The suspect, who is a 15-year-old B/M juvenile, ran from the vehicle and was taken into custody near the wood line on Duke Avenue. As the investigation continued, it was discovered that the juvenile was also responsible for a residential burglary in the 400 block of Barry Street. The juvenile has been charged with residential burglary, felony eluding, grand larceny auto and receiving stolen property

On Sunday, April 15, Hattiesburg Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 100 block of West 5th Street around noon. When officers arrived, they made contact with a victim who said something hit her residence. As officers searched the front side of the house, they found a hole in a front window that appeared to be from a bullet. From witness statements, it appears the house was not hit on purpose, and the shooting was linked to suspects in the roadway, at Main and 5th Street. Ricardo Hollingsworth, 44, was arrested at the scene and charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Witnesses in the area gave officers information about a dark colored vehicle with a busted rear glass and broken sideview mirror driving down Main Street at the time of the shooting. Later that afternoon, officers located the vehicle involved in the shooting on Diamond Street. Terrence Haynes, 21, was taken into custody at a home on Diamond Street and charged with drive-by shooting and possession of a stolen weapon. Other arrests are pending in the ongoing investigation. If you have any information, contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, and Chief Anthony Parker and Maj. Hardy Sims dropped by dispatch to show their appreciation. Thank you dispatchers for ALL you do, and the amazing job you do every day!

Members of the Hattiesburg Police Department gathered this morning to recognize National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

DEWEY STREET UPDATE: On Thursday, April 12, Hattiesburg Police arrested Andrew Presley for hindering prosecution in the ongoing homicide investigation of 63-year-old Deborah McGee. Presley, 53, who is the father of McGee’s niece’s child, was brought in for questioning and later charged with one count of hindering prosecution. The investigation is still ongoing, and no other information is available at this time. If anyone in the community has any information pertaining to the case, please contact the Hattiesburg Police Department or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.

Members of the Hattiesburg Police Department got a chance to spend the day at the Pat Taylor 31st Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at the Circle Bar Ranch in Foxworth.

SUSPECT SOUGHT: Hattiesburg Police have issued a B.O.L.O. for a suspect that is responsible for an auto burglary in the 1800 block of Brooklane Drive in the Hub City. The auto burglary occurred on April 8th, around 11 a.m. If you have any information on the crime or can identify the suspect, please contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.

Members of the Hattiesburg Police Department with Hattiesburg Clinic and Mississippi State Medical Association Alliance employees held a ribbon cutting for a MedReturn Drug Disposal Box located at the main clinic campus. The box will be a service for patients to properly and safely dispose of unused or unneeded prescriptions and other medications. We are excited and looking forward to this great partnership!