PRESS RELEASE: Clemson PD 48 Total Arrest Warrants on 3 Suspects

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Jimmy Dixon, Chief of Police
(W) 864-624-2006
(C) 864-643-6229

CLEMSON POLICE DEPARTMENT 48 TOTAL ARREST WARRANTS ON 3 SUSPECTS

Since March of 2013 the City of Clemson has experienced a rash of Auto Burglaries; Thefts of Property; and Malicious Damage to both Personal and Real Property. The incidents have occurred within the Clemson downtown area at locations from the City owned Parking Deck; to apartments along Sloan Street; and including one of the downtown neighborhoods around the Riggs Drive and Strode Circle areas. During this past weekend beginning late Friday night early Saturday morning the individuals committing these crimes were at it again. Only this time patrol officers from the Police Department were able to use the street cameras to develop a suspect vehicle.

Uniform Patrol officers were able to determine a vehicle type and driver description from one of the street cameras within the downtown area. A cell phone was also found at one of the incident locations; putting these pieces together led to the identity of one of the suspects. From there the investigation led to the other two suspects involved.

Together a total of forty-eight (48) arrest warrants were issued for three (3) individuals; charging each suspect with:

6 Counts of Malicious Injury to Real Property
3 Counts of Malicious Injury to Personal Property
3 Counts of Auto Breaking
3 Counts of Petit Larceny
1 Count of Grand Larceny

All three subjects were arrested the morning of Thursday, April 25, 2013 and are being held at the Clemson City Jail.

ARRESTED WERE:

Dylan Patrick Smith; white male; 20 yoa; DOB: 06/26/1992; from Seneca, SC

Michael Delvin McClure; white male; 21 yoa; DOB: 01/04/1992; from Seneca, SC

Leroy Dalton Crooks: white male; 20 yoa; DOB: 06/20/1992; from Seneca, SC

The McClure subject has been released on a $20,000.00 Surety Bond; with Smith and Crooks currently still incarcerated on a $20,000.00 Surety Bond. The estimated dollar amount of property damage is $10,000.00 with another estimated $10,000.00 in value of property stolen from individuals.

The Clemson City Police Chief credits Clemson City Council for approving the funding of street camera technology within the downtown area during 2011, along with the dedication of a team of uniformed officers who just would not give up on solving these incidents.