Published on October 2nd, 2023 | by Oxford Police Department


Oxford Man Arrested for Commercial Burglary of Businesses on University Avenue

On September 19, 2023, the Oxford Police Department responded to a business in the 2300 block of University Avenue for a reported break-in. During the investigation it was discovered that another business on University Avenue had been broken into.

John Wesley Perry Jr., 24, of Oxford, Mississippi was arrested later in the week and charged with one count of Commercial Burglary and one count of Attempt to Commit an Offense. 

Perry Jr. was taken before a Municipal Court judge for his initial bond hearing and issued a $40,000 bond for each charge, $80,000 in total.

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The Oxford Police Department is housed 715 Molly Barr Road. The department has more than 70 full-time officers and staff and provides a wide range of protection and enforcement services. The Police Department has a community-oriented policing philosophy and provides around-the-clock patrols. Other services include crime prevention programs, such as Neighborhood Watch and D.A.R.E., as well as specialized units including Mounted Patrol, K-9 Unit, DUI Enforcement and the City Dispatch. Crime Reports provided to The Local Voice come directly from the Oxford Police Department.

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