(The public reports listed below are provided by the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office, the Clinton Police Department and the N.C. Highway Patrol via the Sheriff’s Office daily jail report.)
• Aug. 31 — Best of Clinton Auto Sales reported theft and damage to property related to several vehicles. Five automobiles were reportedly stolen, a $20,500 loss. Five other vehicles were reportedly damaged, sustained $500 estimated damage apiece or $2,500 total.
• Aug. 31 — Ruby Austin of Clinton reported the theft of items from her home, including a 50-inch TV, circular saw and power drill, valued at a total of $600.
• Aug. 31 — Patricia Edwards of Clinton reported that someone entered a Clinton-area residence she owns and damaged it, inflicting $10,000 in damages.
Anyone with information about any of these incidents is asked to call law enforcement at 910-592-4141 (Sheriff’s Office) or 910-592-3105 (Clinton Police). Individuals can also text anonymous tips to the Clinton PD at 847411, beginning text with tipcpd.