Clarksdale police reported a quiet weekend with only two reports of shots fired and no violent crime as brutally hot temperatures apparently kept people at home.
Police investigators are working two home burglaries and an auto burglary.
Officers were called to the 1000 block of Spruce Street over the weekend with reports saying unknown items had been taken. No time or date was given for the burglary or how the thief might have gained entrance to the home.
Police were also called to the 1300 block of Riverside Avenue just across the bridge from the police department on a burglary. A flat-screen TV was reported stolen in this incident.
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, with intent to commit a crime, shall be placed in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections for not less than three years nor more than 25 years.
The crime is enhanced if they person has a previous burglary conviction.
Police were called to the 1900 block of Hospital Drive on an auto burglary over. The victim reported an Apple air pods stolen from their vehicle.
The Clarksdale Police Department has responded to the following reports of shots fired:
• 400 block of State Street
• 900 block of Oakridge Street
Police are asking residents to call them immediately when they hear shots fired in their neighborhood, give a location of where the shot came from and police will respond to the scene and check for evidence.
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.
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.