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BREAKING: Court expunges record of former BPD officer in fatal 2014 crash

The criminal record of former Bartlett police officer Lucas Hines is now clear of his conviction in a deadly 2014 car crash. A jury found him guilty on Aug. 19, 2016, of two misdemeanor counts of reckless driving for crashing into a car while speeding through a red light during a pursuit. He was initially […]

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Bartlett Police reports for March 20-26, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for March 20-26, 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. […]

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BBB warns about SOE Gear of Camden, Tenn.

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As a leader in advancing marketplace trust, the Better Business Bureau is issuing a warning about a group of businesses operated by or affiliated with James E. Jones of Memphis. BBB first issued a press release on one of Jones’s businesses, 1stChoice Home Services, in October 2013. The company offered carpet and duct cleaning services […]

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Bartlett Police reports for March 13-19, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for March 13-19, 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. […]

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Assaults up, forcible sex offenses down at TN colleges

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Assaults, robberies, drug offenses and fraud were up for Tennessee’s colleges and universities last year, according to the 2016 “Crime on Campus” report by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. DUI, liquor law violations and forcible sex offenses all dropped significantly. Larceny/theft accounted for more than a quarter (27 percent) of all 2016 offenses, an 8 percent […]

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SCSO deputy shoots Lakeland woman

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A Lakeland woman shot by a Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputy this afternoon is under care at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Her name and condition, as well as the circumstances, have not been released yet. The shooting happened on the north side of U.S. 64 off Canada Road at 10016 Woodline Pines Cove. […]

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Missing liquor store owner’s remains found in Mississippi

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On Monday officials positively identified the bagged human remains found in Panola County as those of Sanjay Patel. The liquor store owner went missing from his business on Oct. 3 and was last seen with Marcus Perry. Perry is the man found dead of a gunshot wound in his Bartlett home on Oct. 11. Evidence […]

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Bartlett Police Reports for March 6-12, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for March 6-12, 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. […]

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Consumer alert: Recent recalls and warnings

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 Editor’s note: This web page lists recent recalls, warnings or other product alerts that are relevant to our readers. Vulto Creamery expands recall of raw milk cheeses; possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination Vulto Creamery in Walton, N.Y., has (out of an abundance of caution) voluntarily expanded its recall to include all lots for four additional cheeses, which include, by name […]

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‘Possible tax sale’ scam alarms taxpayers

MEMPHIS — The Shelby County Trustee’s Office has received a number of complaints from concerned property owners who were sent solicitations from a company targeting them with unauthorized tax notices. Postcards were mailed to delinquent taxpayers seeking to purchase their properties for taxes owed. “We have been getting an influx of calls from distraught taxpayers […]

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Bartlett Police Reports for March 9, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for Feb. 27-March 5, 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 […]

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Lakeland bank robbery suspect escapes

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LAKELAND—The Memphis Police Department is investigating a Tuesday morning bank robbery at SunTrust inside of Kroger (9025 U.S. 64, Lakeland). Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies were among the law enforcement officers who responded to the scene, and SCSO Public Information Officer Earle Farrell said the suspect was a black male wearing a brown coat and […]

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