WINONA – Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies recovered two stolen trailers, thanks to the help of local citizens. A woman is currently facing charges in the theft, and a warrant has been issued for another suspect in the case.
Kimberly Rochelle Steen was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and grand larceny. She is currently in custody at the Grenada County Jail on a $100,000 bond. An arrest warrant has been issued for Jason Vincent Rosen for his involvement in the theft as well.
According to Sheriff Jeff Tompkins, on Thursday, January 7, around 4 p.m., the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department received a call from a citizen with information on a truck that was possibly involved with the theft of a camper trailer taken from a residence on Sawyer Road the day before.
“The individual recognized the vehicle from the pictures on Facebook from various surveillance cameras gathered by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department during the investigation,” Tompkins said in a release. “Deputies caught up with the vehicle on Highway 82. There were a few alterations to the truck, but it was, in fact, the same one that took the camper.”
Tompkins said the driver of the vehicle led deputies to Philipp, Miss., and the location of the camper, however, it had been moved to another location. The Tallahatchie County Sheriff’s Department was contacted and provided photographs of the stolen camper.
According to Tompkins, before deputies got back to Montgomery County from Philipp, Tallahatchie County deputies had found the camper as well as another trailer.
“After checking with the Winona Police Department, it was determined to be a trailer stolen earlier from Winona last week,” Tompkins said.
According to Captain Dan Herod with the Winona Police Department, the closed utility trailer had been stolen from a business on North Applegate on January 6, 2021.
Deputies returned to Philipp, took possession of the trailer and camper, and returned them to their owners in Montgomery County.
“During this two-day span, numerous hours and miles were spent looking for the stolen camper, not only from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department but from the Grenada Sheriff’s Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, the Winona Police Department, the Duck Hill Police Department, and the Montgomery County Emergency Operations Center,” Tompkins said.
Deputies are still searching for Rosen. He is described as a white male, five-feet-nine-inches tall, weighing 165 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. If he is seen, please contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department at 662-283-4612.