Citizen tip leads to drug arrest

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

A tip phoned into Clarksdale Police has prompted the arrest of a woman on illegal drug charges and authorities are continuing to urge you to help them clean up Clarksdale/

Police reports indicate Maruerite Carter, 38, was arrested after a concerned citizen called and made a suspicious person report. Police reported Carter was found to have an illegal controlled substance in her possession.

Carter was charged with a felony possession of a controlled substance and is currently awaiting to appear before a Municipal Court judge to set bond.

 

Stop Car Burglaries!

 

With summertime car burglaries on the rise, the Clarksdale Police Department is asking car owners to help deter auto burglaries by following these three simple tips:

1. LOCK YOUR CAR DOORS! Most of our car burglaries are done on unlocked cars. Locking your car doors is the most effective way to prevent your vehicle from becoming a target for thieves.

2. TAKE YOUR STUFF. Do not leave items of value in your car. If there is nothing of value in plain view, the thief will move onto the next target.

3. REPORT IT! If you are a victim of car burglary, even if nothing is stolen, please, report it. By reporting the incident, you could help us solve a crime!

If you observe suspicious activity in your neighborhood like a car driving slow and someone walking next to it lifting door handles or looking into car windows, IMMEDIATELY report it by calling 911. Many criminal cases have been solved because citizens have taken the initiative to call 911 to report the in-progress crime.

Calling the police can make a difference!

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