Crime is slowly decreasing in the City of Clinton. The city said residents are working closely with law enforcement to help fight crime, ultimately leading to more arrests and creating a safer environment.
Clinton Police Chief Ford Hayman said, "Acting on a tip our detectives received."
Some of those tips Clinton Police received are coming through social media, anonymous phone calls and residents wanting to remove the criminal element from their city and work closely with law enforcement. Chief Ford Hayman said his team is working around the clock making felony arrests.
Hayman said, "Our detectives finished up and concluded an investigation of a local business burglary. They were able to identify through that investigation two suspects."
Clinton Police busted the two men charging them with business burglary after they forced their way into an electric company stealing items from inside. The two have an extensive criminal past and Chief Hayman said they now could face more than five years behind bars, if convicted.
Hayman said, "They were arrested and had their initial appearance in front of Judge Nixon. To review that, they were held on a $250,000 bond a piece."
Crime is steadily decreasing in Clinton. When looking at the past three years, city leaders said the crime is decreasing in conjunction with CPD making more arrests, ultimately leading to a safer city.
Hayman said, "A great job by our detectives, by our officers. They are able to get the information, tie it all together and make those arrests. Tied in with this they did earlier in the week with the Craigslist investigation. That's three criminals that are off the street this week."
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