The Clarksdale Police Department has arrested a man for burglary and reported several other major crimes that occurred over the Labor Day weekend.
Clarksdale Police Chief Sandra Williams said a residential and an auto burglary were reported in the 100 block of Westover and an additional auto burglary was reported in the 300 block of Westover.
“The suspect located a set of keys in a vehicle, used the keys and entered the residence on the 100 block of Westover,” said Williams. “The homeowner reported her purse and all of the contents were stolen from the residence.”
Williams said a .380 handgun was stolen from a vehicle in the 300 block of Westover.
After a short investigation, police were able to develop a suspect,” Williams said.
On Tuesday, police arrested Walter Walker, 27, and charged him with residential burglary, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of stolen property.
This case is still under investigation.
On Thursday, Clarksdale police reported two incidents where someone shot into a vehicle.
Police said a vehicle was shot into in the 1500 block of Cheyenne Street. No one was injured in this incident.
Another vehicle in the 700 block of Cherry Street was also shot into, and again, no one was injured.
These two case have been assigned to Clarksdale Police Department investigators and are active investigation.
Clarksdale Assistant Chief Vince Ramirez has asked anyone with information about the following incidents 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 this crime.
Residents are also reminded that while Clarksdale no longer has a blanket curfew, juveniles are not to be out from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. and parents or guardians or adults with them can be fined for curfew violation of youth in their care or in their car.
Stop Auto Burglary
The Clarksdale Police Department is asking you to help deter auto burglaries by following these 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 VALUABLES WITH YOU! If there is nothing of value in plain view, the thief will often 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 in the community have been solved because citizens have taken the initiative to call 911 to report the in-progress crime. Calling the Clarksdale Police Department police can make a difference!