The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for Oct. 11-16. This listing includes the most notable incidents for the reporting period and does not necessarily reflect all police activity.
Editor’s note: 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.
Oak Walk Cove (vandalism)
Victims reported Oct. 11 that someone shot BBs through their back double windows of their home sometime between 9 a.m. Oct. 7 and 11 a.m. Oct. 11. The responding officer saw five holes in the window and three BBs lying between the window and its screen. The victim said they have a cat that sits on the ledge and that someone may have been targeting it.
The officer observed that the entry points of the holes angle in the direction of a Briar Trail cove residence. They also observed that a second-floor window there didn’t contain a screen and was in direct line of sight to the victim’s back windows.
Austin Cove (theft)
A grieving sister found that someone stole part of her recently deceased sister’s medical equipment and reported the theft on Oct. 11.
She said the family had rented a semi-electric medical bed and patient lift to help with the sister’s medical issues.
After the sister passed away, she called the rental company to come pick up the bed and lift. The complainant said someone picked up the bed but not the lift on Sept. 27. She called the company back and met a representative at the house on Oct. 5, but the lift was no longer there. The last time she saw it was on Oct. 2.
She speculated that one of her sister’s caretakers may be responsible. She believes it has to be someone that knew the lift was in the house and knew the code to open the garage.
Stage Road (vandalism)
A woman said she was traveling west on Stage Road near Sycamore View on the afternoon of Oct. 11 when someone threw a blue Similac infant formula can at her car because she tried to merge in their lane. The can struck her vehicle.
The responding officer saw a minor scratch above the rear driver’s side tire, where the can struck.
She said the suspect was an unknown black male in a GMC Yukon.
Clair Douwie Cove (residential burglary)
A man found his security alarm activated and his rear window and blinds open when he returned from work on Oct. 12. Nothing was missing from the home, he said. The intrusion happened between 7:37 a.m. and around 6 p.m. that day.
Sycamore View (theft from yard)
Someone took a radar speed display sign from a utility pole between the pre-dawn hours of Oct. 12 and midday Oct. 13.
The sign was held in place by a metal band and wood screws, which were also stolen. The sign connected to a Solarland 40 watt solar panel that was mounted above the sign on the same pole. The solar panel power cord that connected to the speed display sign was cut.
U.S. 64 (theft)
Someone took the company trailer from Memphis BBQ Supply (7124 U.S. 64, Suite 111. The owner said it happened sometime between 7:15 p.m. Oct. 13 and 1 p.m. Oct. 14.
The trailer was parked behind the business and had padlocks on the doors and locks going through the tires.
Steven Franklin Drive (theft of a bicycle)
A woman reported Oct. 14 that someone entered her open carport and took a bright green 18-inch boys’ BMX-style bicycle ($135). She said it happened between 7 a.m. Oct. 13 and 7 a.m. Oct. 14.
Gordon Bernard Cove (alarm)
An officer responded to an alarm on Gordon Bernard Cove shortly after 7 p.m. Oct. 14 and found the back door had been kicked in.
The intruder took a black Vizio flat-screen smart LED TV, approximately 40-45 inches ($500), and rummaged around in the home. The back-door damage was estimated at $500. The suspect left a footprint on part of the door.
Hillman Way (auto theft)
A woman reported on Oct. 16 that someone stole her 2002 white Ford F-350 from her driveway. She said the theft happened between 7 p.m. Oct. 15 and 5:30 a.m. Oct. 16.
She said the doors were unlocked and the keys were under the driver’s seat. The estimated value of the truck is $30,000.