Bartlett Police reports for June 29-July 5, 2015

The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) reported handling the following incidents from June 29 to July 5.

Editor’s note: This is a summary of notable incidents, not a comprehensive list of police activities. All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated for stolen/damaged items. These are brief summaries of detailed BPD reports.


June 29


Molsonwood (cruelty to animals)

Bartlett police badgeA resident on Molsonwood received a misdemeanor animal cruelty citation on June 29 after multiple warnings.

The responding officer found a tan-and-white pit bull tied up on about a 15-foot leash with no doghouse shelter in the home’s back yard. The homeowner (not the dog’s owner) was present and allowed the officer into the back yard.

The dog had to stand under a tree for shelter from the rain. The homeowner refused to provide shelter for the animal and said the dog belonged to his son, who was at work.

Animal control employees have attempted to make contact with the homeowner and/or the dog owner for several months, leaving notes on the door of the violation being committed. Each time animal control is unable to make contact.

The suspect was issued a misdemeanor citation.


June 30


Haynes Road (residential burglary)

A woman reported June 30 that someone burglarized her home between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. She found her fiance’s gun safe had been opened and rummaged through, and the burglar took multiple guns and jewelry.

St. Elmo Rd./Memphis Arlington Road (found bicycle)

An officer responded to a report of a bicycle left in a ditch just north of Walmart (6520 Memphis Arlington Road) around 8:20 p.m. June 30. The item was a 20-inch green bike. The officer did not have information on the complainant or the owner of the bike.


July 2


Sunny Trail (auto burglary)

A man reported on July 2 that someone ransacked his unlocked truck while it was in the driveway at his Sunny Trail home.

He discovered the intrusion around 11:30 p.m. At the time of the report, he had not discovered that anything was missing from his Chevy Silverado.

Appling Road (property damage)

A man reported encountering an angry driver after leaving the Bartlett Fireworks Display Thursday night. He saw the driver of a silver Ford Focus trying to back out from a private drive onto Appling.

He said the driver got angry when she could not back out. He reported that after she aggressively backed her car onto Appling anyway, she stopped next to his car and threw a bottle at his passenger side door and then drove off.


July 3


Ainsworth Street (auto burglary)

Owners of three vehicles on Ainsworth Street reported auto burglaries overnight between 11 p.m. July 2 and 6 a.m. July 3. Each vehicle was broken into, glove compartments were opened and belongings were scattered over seats.

The owners said all three vehicles were left unlocked overnight.

Halstead Street (auto burglary)

A man reported that someone burglarized his two vehicles left unlocked overnight in his driveway on Halstead Street.

He discovered the intrusions around 6 a.m. July 3 when he noticed the sun visor was down and his change holder was open in his 2008 Buick. Nothing appeared to be missing. Someone took $4 in change from his 2015 GMC.

Christoval Street (auto burglary)

A woman reported that someone unlawfully entered her 2005 Chevy Equinox between midnight and 2 a.m. on July 3. The vehicle had been left unlocked in her Christoval Street driveway. Nothing was taken from the vehicle.