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Clarksville Police Department makes public aware of Career Burglary Suspect


Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department reports from 1985 to the present day, Michael Birdwell (a 46-year-old Clarksville resident) has made property crimes his career. The most popular property crimes consist of crimes such as; Burglary, Vandalism, Vehicle Burglary, Shoplifting, and Theft of Property.

Birdwell has been guilty of all the above-mentioned crimes, along with additional criminal acts. When looking at Birdwell’s criminal background, burglary charges appear to be the most prevalent.

Michael Birdwell


Birdwell’s Criminal Background:

  • In the 1980’s, Michael Birdwell was arrested for Shoplifting, Burglary, Vandalism, Malicious Mischief, Larceny from Auto, and Violation of Probation. He served little time until he violated his probation and then he served time in the Montgomery County Jail.
  • In the 1990’s, Birdwell was arrested for Theft of Property, Criminal Trespass, Aggravated Burglary, Burglary, Contempt, Violation of Probation, and Violation of Parole. He was sent to the State Penitentiary in 1990 and served nearly four years. He was out for a short time and returned multiple times for brief periods.
  • In the early 2000’s, Birdwell was arrested for Burglaries, Theft of Property, Drugs-Simple Possession, UDP, Aggravated Assault, Unlawfully Carrying a Deadly Weapon, Domestic Assault, Violation of Order of Protection, Disorderly Conduct, Vandalism, Worthless Checks, Violation of Probation, and Traffic charges. He was in and out of prison periodically.
  • On August 31st, 2010, Birdwell was charged with three Counts of Criminal Attempt, Possession of Burglary Tools, Violation of Probation, and Traffic (DOSL). He was sentenced to serve 180 days on the three Counts of Criminal Attempt and the other charges were dismissed.
  • On February 10th, 2011, Birdwell was arrested again for Burglary. It was reduced to Criminal Trespass. He was also arrested for Vehicle Burglary and released to Probation on 12/13/11.
  • On January 26th, 2012 and June 14, 2012, Birdwell was arrested for Violation of Probation. He was released on his own recognizance on both charges.
  • On July 4th, 2012, Birdwell was arrested for Burglary of a Business. He was found guilty and was released on 12/12/13 to Probation.
  • On April 4th, 2014, Birdwell was arrested for Domestic Assault and Violation of Probation. He got Time Served and was released to Probation on 10/27/14.
  • On March 21st, 2015, Birdwell was arrested for four Counts of Burglary and Tampering with a Tracking Device. He is currently in jail.

Public Be Aware:

In the event that Michael Birdwell is released, due to his past criminal history, the Clarksville Police Department would like for its Clarksville residents to be able to recognize him in order to keep property secure and to help prevent any other criminal acts.

Please, call 911 if Birdwell is seen lurking around businesses or residential areas, especially in the evening hours. He is currently responsible for multiple counts of “Burglary of a Business” incidents.




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