Clemson police make arrest in string of thefts

CLEMSON — An investigation into a stolen car led to a Clemson teen’s arrest for a string of vehicle break-ins over the weekend.



According to a release from Clemson Police Chief Jimmy Dixon, the city has been experiencing a rash of break-ins throughout the city, primarily on unlocked vehicles.

On Friday night and early Saturday morning, according to Dixon, someone broke into multiple vehicles centered around the College Heights area of the city.

Forensic evidence had led to an arrest warrant being obtained for Bradley Troyell Williams Jr., 19, on the theft of a vehicle from a previous incident. After Williams was found Saturday morning and arrested by Clemson officers, some of the items taken from the recent string of thefts were allegedly found in his possession, Dixon said.

Further investigation led to charges related to the thefts being brought against Williams.

Williams was charged with one count each of grand larceny and petit larceny, as well as 17 counts of breaking into a motor vehicle. Williams was being held on a $50,000 surety bond.