Saturday, July 28, 2012

From The Clewiston Police

CLEWISTON, FL. -- Clewiston Chief of Police Chief Don Gutshall reports this week on activity in the City of Clewiston:

Officers responded to a burglary of a dwelling on East El Paso last Friday. Following a brief investigation, officers located and arrested the suspect.

Friday night officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at Popeye’s Restaurant. The caller reported a number of black males with firearms inside the business. The suspects took cash and fled the scene on foot. Minutes later Officers arrived with K-9 Handler Pilon and his partner, K-9 Dax. Dax quickly had the suspects trailed and cornered in a house several blocks away. Three suspects were arrested for armed robbery. All cash and firearms were recovered. There were no injuries in the incident.

Officers assisted FHP with a series of crashes caused by a disoriented elderly man who had driven up onto the Levee and through the metal gate. He continued traveling west along the levee rim until he crashed his car in the area of Uncle Joe’s Fish Camp. He was transported to Hendry Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Following is a brief synopsis of the week’s police activity:
933 Commercial / Residential Security Checks
525 Complaints Investigated
42 Red Light Camera Citations Issued
33 Traffic Citations Issued
12 Criminal Arrests Made
81 Merchant Escorts provided
13 Alarms Responded To
2 Traffic Accidents Investigated

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