Vehicle burglaries. Car thefts. The usual springtime complaints.
It has been an unusually busy spring for local authorities and Police Chief Ben Lowers and reminds the public, most - if not all - burglaries they respond are crimes of opportunity.
Around 30 golf carts are registered in the City of Clinton. Chief Lowers reminds those were legalized late last year. The Chief is pleased to report, so far there have been no issues regarding golf carts on community streets.
Chief Lowers calls the department's golf cart a great resource and has been very handy during nighttime patrols. While it provides a little more quote - "stealth" for overnight officers, it also provides for better one-on-one interaction with the community.
Chief Lowers reminds residents to lock those vehicles. Keep all valuables either hidden, out of sight, or better yet, out of the vehicle altogether. If possible, keep vehicles parked in a well-lit place.