A Clinton Police Department investigation into multiple burglaries of storage units has led to the arrest of a Lincoln man.
Friday June 4th Clinton Police were summoned to the business of “Storage Unlimited” located on Illinois Route 54 East to investigate the discovery of at least 17 storage units forced open and at least eight units burglarized during the early morning hours of June 4th.
On Tuesday, June 15, Clinton Police Detectives arrested Thomas Slayton, 28, Lincoln, for multiple counts of Burglary, Possession of Burglary Tools and Possession of Stolen property/Theft. Slayton was transported to the Dewitt County Jail where he was turned over to Dewitt County Sheriff’s Office Corrections personnel pending an appearance in court.
Clinton Police were assisted in the arrest by Lincoln Police and the Logan County Sheriff’s Office.
Chief Ben Lowers said in a statement this week, quote - “I’d like to commend our officers and Investigations Unit on their diligent work to resolve these cases in a swift and timely manner. We want to send a message that theft and burglary in our community will not be tolerated and we are dedicated to bringing those responsible to justice for their criminal actions.”
Authorities remind all suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.