Published on April 14th, 2022 | by Oxford Police Department


Oxford Woman Arrested for Damaging Church Property on Van Buren Avenue

On April 10, 2022, the Oxford Police Department took a report of damaged property at a church in the 800 block of Van Buren Avenue. Church surveillance cameras showed a female lying across two different mechanical gate arms located at the church parking lot one day prior.  

After investigation, Melissa Reyes, 25, of Oxford, Mississippi was charged with Felony Malicious Mischief.

Reyes was taken before a Lafayette County Justice Court judge for her initial bond hearing and issued  a $2,000 bond.

Melissa Reyes, 25, of Oxford, Mississippi.

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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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