The Clinton Police Department dealt with a series of unusual crimes this past weekend.
After a series of vehicle burglaries, the Clinton Police have apprehended a pair of suspects in a rash of crimes. According to Clinton Police Chief Ben Lowers, their night patrol officers caught the thieves in the act this weekend and notes the crimes are unusual given the time of year.
Anthony F. Collins, 19, Clinton, was arrested for criminal trespass to vehicle, burglary, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia. A 17-year juvenile old was also taken into custody and released to corrections pending a court appearance.
As with many of the car thefts officers deal with, the Chief points out they were burglaries to unlocked vehicles. Chief Lowers explains more often than not, burglars are after unlocked cars that provide them with easy access.
Chief Lowers points out this weekend was warmer than normal for central Illinois and continues to encourage locking vehicles no matter the time of year.