Timely Notifications of Clery Crimes

08-19-2017: Burglary of a Residence Hall Room in New Women's West

Mississippi College Public Safety and Clinton Police Department are investigating a reported burglary on the Mississippi College campus.

Incident Location and Date:  The incident being reported occurred on the 3rd floor of New Women's west dormitory.  The incident occurred on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at approximately 9:00 PM.

 Incident Information: An unknown person entered a dorm room through a door which had been left open by the occupants. A laptop and blue-tooth speaker were stolen from the room.

 Crime Prevention and Awareness: Please keep dorms rooms and vehicles locked when not occupied and always keep your personal belongings on your person or close by. Always be aware of your surroundings and notify the MC Office of Public Safety (601­925­3204) or Clinton Police Department (601­924­5252 or 911) if you see anything that seems out of the ordinary or suspicious.

 MC Dept. of Public Safety urges anyone who might have information pertaining to this incident to contact the Mississippi College Department of Public Safety at 601-925-3204.

04-02-2017: Mississippi College Public Safety and Clinton Police Department investigating a reported Robbery (Specifically Armed Carjacking)

 Incident information:

A White Kia Optima was stolen from the lower level of the parking garage at Highway 80 around 4:30 PM on the afternoon of Sunday, April 2.  A single black male suspect approached the victim immediately after she parked her car on the first level of the parking garage.  The suspect entered the victims car on the passenger side and displayed a handgun and demanded her car and personal property.  After relinquishing her property the victim fled the scene and notified police.

 Prevention information:

 Crime prevention and awareness​:  Always be aware of your surroundings, assess the area where you will be par​k​ing  and be on the lookout for suspicious persons.  If you are uncomfortable with the situation, drive to another location and notify the MC Office of Public Safety (601-925-3204) or Clinton Police Department (601-924-5252 or 911) if you see anything that seems out of the ordinary or suspicious. Also MC office of Public Safety is available to provide security escorts.  Always remember crime can happen at any time and each person should be vigilant concerning their personal safety.

MC Dept. of Public Safety urges anyone who might have any additional information to contact our office at 601-925-3204.

07-09-2016: Armed Robbery- sidewalk adjacent to the campus of Mississippi College

Mississippi College Public Safety and Clinton Police Department are investigating a reported armed robbery adjacent to Mississippi College’s campus.

Incident Location and Date:  The incident being reported occurred on the College Street sidewalk across from First Baptist Church just outside of Mississippi College property.  The incident occurred on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at approximately 4:00 AM.

Incident Information: Two male subjects, one a Mississippi College student and the other a younger sibling of the student, were walking on the sidewalk near FBC at approximately 4:00 AM on the morning of Saturday, July 9. They were using a phone app called Pokemon Go, which involves finding hidden locations via GPS. They were approached by two African American males in a vehicle identified as an older model, red or maroon Buick sedan. One of the male subjects brandished a handgun and demanded the two victim’s cell phones which were immediately relinquished. The suspects then fled the scene in the identified vehicle, turning and heading north on Monroe Street.

There were no injuries to the victims.

Crime Prevention and Awareness: Put your cell phone away while walking to and from cars and buildings. Try to limit your time out late at night. If you have to be out during late night or early morning hours, be extra vigilant. Always be aware of your surroundings and notify the MC Office of Public Safety (601-­925­-3204) or Clinton Police Department (601­924­5252 or 911) if you see anything that seems out of the ordinary or suspicious. 

MC Dept. of Public Safety urges anyone who might have information pertaining to this incident to contact the Mississippi College Department of Public Safety at 601-925-3204.

See link:  https://www.clintonms.org/departments/police/news-information/

Pursuant to the Clery Act, all applicable crimes that are reported in the geographical area of Mississippi College will be posted on this page, and emailed to the campus community. This is done to let the campus community be aware of crimes, and to help its members avoid becoming potential victims of crimes.