Update: Law Enforcement Continues to ask for Public’s Assistance
March 2, 2021
CLINTON, Iowa - The Clinton Police Department and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation continue to investigate the February 24, 2021, violent crime that occurred in the Gateway Apartment Complex, apartment #12. Law enforcement is reviewing and vetting all information and leads in this case. Searches are being conducted at a number of different locations including residences, outbuildings and landfills.
Law enforcement continues to request the public’s assistance locating Khalil Pugh and Ja’Kwane O’Brian Polidore pictured below.
If someone has information as to the location of POLIDORE or PUGH, they are encouraged to call Captain Davis at the Clinton Police Department at 563-243-1457 or Clinton County Crime Stoppers at 888-883-8015.
Relevant to this investigation, law enforcement does not believe the public is in immediate danger.
February 26, 2021
CLINTON, Iowa - On Wednesday February 24, 2021, at approximately 10:20 a.m., the Clinton Police Department was called to the Gateway Apartments, located in the 800 block of Gateway Avenue regarding suspicious activity. Upon arrival, they discovered evidence leading them to believe a violent crime had occurred in building 847, apartment #12.
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) was called to assist with the investigation. Additionally, a DCI Crime Scene Team from the Iowa Criminalistics Laboratory was called to process the scene. From the onset of the investigation, law enforcement has conducted several interviews and has collected numerous items believed to be of evidentiary value. Law enforcement officials continue to maintain the scene and interviews are ongoing.
As part of the investigation, two individuals have been identified as persons of interest. The Clinton Police Department and the DCI is requesting the public’s assistance with locating Ja’Kwane O’Brian Polidore and Khalil S. Pugh, both of Clinton.
If someone has information as to the location of Polidore or Pugh, they are encouraged to call Captain Davis at the Clinton Police Department at 563-243-1457 or Clinton County Crime Stoppers at 888-883-8015.
Photo: Ja’Kwane O’Brian Polidore
Photo: Khalil S. Pugh
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