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Dirty Shoes Help Put Burglar Behind Bars


Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – Recently, officers were able to link a man to a burglary by following shoe prints through the snow.  This time, sand proved to be the undoing of a burglar.

Around 2:30am this morning, officers responded to an alarm activation at Fleur De Lis, 100 South Main Street. Officer Tom Ortiz arrived on the scene, saw Adam Darke walking from the business and stopped him. When Officer Ortiz made contact with Darke, he could smell alcohol and noticed Darke was unsteady on his feet.

Adam Darke

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Footprints in the Snow Lands a Man Back in Jail


Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – When officers saw Michael Birdwell on the parking lot of a business at 4:00am this morning, they stopped to talk to him. Birdwell is well-known to Clarksville officers due to his lengthy criminal history. While Officer David Miller was talking to Birdwell, he found that Birdwell had a GPS in his possession. Birdwell was released since there was no evidence of a crime at that moment.

Michael Birdwell

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