The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for March 27-April 2, 2017. 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.
Explorer Avenue (auto burglary)
A man told police on March 27 that someone had broken into his vehicle a week previously. He found belongings scattered within his Ford Explorer, and someone had taken his black Garmin GPS in a leather case ($400). He didn’t report previously because he didn’t think it was a serious incident, but he heard that a suspect was arrested on charges of stealing from other cars and he wanted to add his report in case his GPS was among the items recovered.
U.S. 70 (theft from a vehicle)
A woman who left her Nissan FKX unlocked for about 10 minutes on March 28 became a crime victim. She arrived at Walgreens (8097 U.S. 70) and went inside to buy a bottle of water. When she returned, someone had taken her Michael Kors purse ($260) containing her Tennessee driver’s license, Social Security card and other miscellaneous personal items. She had left it on the passenger floorboard.
Bartlett Road (stolen vehicle)
Someone stole a woman’s car that she left parked behind a row of businesses at 2810 Bartlett Road, she reported on March 28. She said she last saw it there around 9 a.m. March 25 and discovered it was missing around 3:30 p.m. March 28. The car is a dark green 2003 Honda Civic two-door.
Bartlett Road (vandalism)
Someone spray-painted words on the north side of a business on Bartlett Road. The next-door business owner reported it on March 28. He said it wasn’t there when he left work around 11 p.m. March 27.
Champaign Street (theft from yard)
A man discovered around 11 a.m. March 31 that someone had taken expensive items from his back yard. The stolen items included an orange Husqavarna lawn mower ($450) and about one and one-half pallets of decorative field/garden stone ($3,500).
Devine Street (burglary of a shed)
A woman reported April 2 that she heard the neighbor’s dog barking around 11:30 p.m. March 31, and she went outside but didn’t see anything or anyone. Then around 10:30 a.m. April 2, she saw that her small stepladder had been moved from the carport and placed against the west side of the home’s fence. She saw that a single fence board was broken off at the top and was lying on the ground with many footprints in the soft ground at the base of the fence.