The Clarksdale Police Department is investigating a variety of crimes that have occurred in the community recently.
Clarksdale Assistant Chief Norman Starks has asked anyone with information about this incident to call the Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or simply dial 911. All calls remain anonymous and cash is paid to those providing information that leads to solving a crime.
Clarksdale Police are investigating a residential burglary after children’s clothes, women’s medical scrubs and two pair of Air Jordan shoes.
Anyone convicted of breaking and entering a home or inner door of a dwelling whether armed with a deadly weapon or not, and even if at the time the dwelling house is not occupied, shall be placed in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections for not less than three years or more than 25 years.
The crime is enhanced if they person has a previous burglary conviction.
• 1800 block of Espy Drive - stolen 22 caliber hand gun from an unlocked vehicle
• 600 block of Martin Luther King Blvd. - nothing was stolen from the vehicle, but entrance was gained and vehicle was ransacked.
• 1000 block of Maple Street - vehicle left unlocked and suspect stole $200 in cash.
• 600 block of Garfield Street - On Saturday, a vehicle left idling with keys in it was stolen, but later recovered the same day.
• 300 block of Third Street - two vehicles were stolen from the area and later recovered by police. Both vehicles were returned to the owner.
A person convicted of grand larceny faces the following felony penalties:
- If the property is valued at $1,000 or more but less than $5,000, the offender faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The penalty increases to a ten-year felony sentence if the property is stolen from a place of worship.
- If the property is valued at $5,000 or more but less than $25,000, the offender faces a maximum sentence of ten years' imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.
- If the property is valued at $25,000 or more, the offender faces a 20-year maximum prison sentence and a fine of $10,000.
Police were called to the 2500 block of Simmons Road Monday morning and reports said a garage and vehicle were shot into during the night or early morning hours.
The incident is under investigation.
Firing shots inside the city limits of Clarksdale is a misdemeanor but can be enhanced to a felony if the person shooting has a previous conviction for certain crime or the shots were premeditated with intent to cause hate, harm or fear.