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Clarksville Police sees uptick in vehicle crimes over the weekend

Posted at 3:46 PM, Jun 25, 2019

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Clarksville Police officers saw an uptick in car break-ins and thefts over the weekend, and are urging residents to protect themselves by locking their car doors.

"We experienced a rash of vehicle burglaries and it continued into Monday," said Jim Knoll, Clarksville Police Department Public Information Officer. "We had somewhere in the neighborhood of probably about 30 vehicles broken into and about 13 vehicles that were stolen."

Knoll said most of the crimes were committed by juveniles. As a result, about five handguns were stolen along with laptops and cash.

Police have made some arrests in connection to the crimes.

Knoll made sure to remind residents to lock their car doors, keep valuables hidden, and not to keep guns unattended in the car.

Those under the age of 18 should also remember there is a city curfew for juveniles.