Four arrest made after Columbus police car was broken into

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – An update on the burglary of a Columbus police officer’s cruiser.

Four arrests have been made, so far, and some items have been recovered.

Police Chief Fred Shelton says one adult and three juveniles are charged in the case.

No names or specific charges are being released at this time.

Shelton tells WCBI that two vests, two gun magazines, and half a case of ammunition have been found.

He also says two handguns were seized that were allegedly stolen from other car break-ins that happened that night.

Until policies are changed and security updated, officers are no longer allowed to store weapons, such as the AR-15 that was stolen, while off duty in their patrol cars.

In a change from a previous release, Shelton says the officer whose car was burglarized will face disciplinary action but he declined to release the reason why citing it as a personnel matter.

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