Five juveniles involved in attempted burglary

Published 3:15 pm Monday, August 8, 2016


On the morning of Aug. 3 at approximately 2:40 a.m. a citizen called in a burglary in progress at the city of Clanton Park Office.

The incident occurred near the Park Plaza Shopping Center. The caller said that there were numerous teenagers allegedly attempting to break into the park office.

Officers from the Clanton Police Department responded, assisted by Chilton County Sheriff’s Office deputies and one officer from the Thorsby Police Department.

When police arrived, the teens scattered. Some hid and some ran. The officers quickly located and detained five juveniles ranging from 12 to 15 years of age.

One of the teens was transported to a detention center and the others were released to their parents. All of them will appear in Chilton County Family Court to address damages to the door and windows of the building.

“The greatest concern is the fact that these kids were out at 2:40 a.m.,” said Chief Keith Maddox of the Clanton Police Department. “The danger of the situation is obvious.”

According to the Clanton Police Department’s website, there is not a curfew for juveniles in the city of Clanton. There is, however, a law in Alabama called the Graduated Drivers License Law. Teens who are out late should be aware of the restrictions they may have on their licenses. Visit to learn more.

Maddox said he is thankful to the citizen who called in the burglary, and praised the officers for doing a great job in their response.