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Clinton Police Arrest Auto Burglary Suspect
Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles
Clinton, Miss. (July 8, 2020) Clinton Police have arrested an individual wanted in connection to multiple auto burglaries in Clinton.
In the early morning hours of June 20, 2020, the Clinton Police Department (CPD) received multiple reports of auto burglaries that occurred around the area of the Cascades Subdivision near Northside Drive.
In these incidences, all of the eight (8) vehicles were unlocked and various items were taken.
During the course of the investigation, CPD identified and charged Nicholas Jordan Cole of Clinton as being responsible for the auto burglaries. Cole faces multiple charges for felony auto burglary. Two minors were also identified in relation to the case.
Clinton Police are seeking the partnership of residents in reducing the opportunity for theft by locking vehicles and securing firearms in residences when not utilizing a vehicle.
Residents are reminded to lock doors at your residence or on your vehicle. Vehicle doors left unlocked provide an opportunity for someone who most likely wouldn’t have forced entry into a locked vehicle. Please lock crime out of Clinton.
Police Chief Ford Hayman noted that, more often than not, auto burglaries are the result of vehicles being left unlocked.
“An unlocked vehicle is an opportunity for a thief, especially if valuables are left in plain view,” Hayman noted. Aside from locking your vehicle, take a moment to remove valuables: wallets, purses, guns, electronics, sporting equipment, etc. from your vehicle. Removing and securing your property is eliminating an opportunity for a thief.”