Since June 29th, the Cleburne Police Department has responded to reports from the southwest area of Cleburne where fifteen vehicles were burglarized and many items were stolen. Most of the vehicles, if not all, had been left unlocked. All of the burglaries occurred during the night-time hours. In all, seven guns were stolen from the vehicles, along with electronics, tools, jewelry and cash.
On July 1, 2017, day shift patrol officers were able to identify three suspects in the burglaries. All three are male juveniles, one is fifteen years old and two are sixteen, all from Cleburne. During our officers’ thorough and diligent investigation, they were able to recover all of the stolen guns along with other stolen items. Days B Patrol Shift did an outstanding job tracking down leads and property, identifying suspects, and even crawling into storm drains.
Once again, we would like to take this opportunity to warn our residents to remember to lock your vehicle. It just takes a few minutes for a criminal to walk by and pull your door handle. If it’s locked, more than likely, they will keep walking. Hide your belongings. If they don’t see something interesting through the window, they won’t be tempted to hang around. Take your keys. Don’t be an easy target.