Clarksdale residents are being asked to take extra precautions as a rash of residential burglaries has hit certain neighborhoods in the community.
Police are asking neighbors to call them immediately if they spot someone suspicious or hear wood or glass breaking. Home-owners are also asked to call 911 immediately if they feel they have been the victim of a burglary or theft.
Over the weekend police responded to the following calls:
Officers responded to the area of 1400 block of King Street about 1:39 a.m. Sunday, in reference to a home burglary.
Police spoke with Deressa McDaniels, who told police she left her home for about an hour and discovered someone had pried open her back door when she returned.
She said a television, and $60 in cash was taken.
The case was assigned to Investigator G. Johnson.
Police were called to the 800 block of Pecan Street at 10:59 a.m. Sunday in reference to an attempted burglary.
Officers spoke with Alice Taylor who them she left home and when she returned, she found someon had removed the air conditioner from her bedroom window. She stated that there was nothing missing from the residence.
The case was assigned to Investigator Peters.
Police were called to the 400 block of Maple Street at 8:34 a.m. Sunday about a possible auto burglary.
Officers spoke to Anselmo Garcia who told them he came out to get in his vehicle and found that someone had been in his vehicle. He told police he was missing was a cordless drill.
The case was assigned to Investigator G. Johnson
The Clarksdale Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault where gunshots were fired at a man, making him fear for his life.
Police were contacted on Thursday Oct. 15 by a man, who they did not identify, that while driving his car in the 600 block of Catalpa Street, a group of people, who were also not described or identified, fired shots at his car.
Police said the victim was not hit by any of the bullets but the car did receive damage from the gunfire.
Also Thursday, police responded to a call of auto theft in the 1400 block of Desoto Avenue.
The complainant told police an unknown person drove a Dodge Ram pickup out of a fenced in portion of his businesses during the night. The pickup was later recovered at an apartment complex in Rosedale by the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department.
No suspect was apprehended, the owner was notified of his truck’s location and the incident is an active investigation by both agencies.
An auto burglary has once again resulted in the theft of a gun from a car in Clarksdale.
Police were called to the 300 block of Yazoo Street on Thursday, Oct. 15 after someone allegedly broke into a 2018 Ford Fusion and stole a .22-cal. handgun. The victim said nothing else was taken.
Residents are once again reminded not to leave weapons in their vehicles and to always lock their car or truck.
The Clarksdale Police Department is also making a concerted effort to stop gunfire in the city and is asking the community to call them any time they hear shots fired in their neighborhood.
A shots fired call was reported in the 200 block of Lynn Street, Thursday and patrolmen checked the area and nothing was found.
Over the weekend police also responded to shots fired calls in the 700 block of Garfield Street, the 1100 block of Page Street and the 400 block of Catalpa Street.
A sweep of the area by patrolmen found nothing.
Clarksdale Police Chief Sandra Williams said police will respond to the scene; look for shell casings and glad talk anonymously to the caller or anyone in the neighborhood about the incident. Williams said evidence and information, no matter how small, is needed to make arrests and stop gun violence.
Chief Williams has asked anyone with information about these 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 a 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. .
Parents or guardians or adults with them can be fined for curfew violation of youth in their care or in their car.