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Arlington sees property crimes, intimidation in January

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office handled the following incidents in Arlington during the first half of January. For later January incidents, see next week’s issue of The Bartlett Express. 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 […]

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Breaking news: body ID’d in Arlington, 8K death in Bartlett

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Body found in Arlington ID’d as missing man with dementia The body found around noon Tuesday in a wooded patch of Arlington has been identified as 63-year-old John Shields, who suffered from dementia and diabetes. He was prone to wandering and was last seen alive midday on Jan. 31 at his apartment near Hacks Cross […]

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Body found in Arlington woods today

[Editor’s note: The body has been identified as that of a missing Shelby County man; see our updated story for details.] The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office responded Tuesday to a report of a body found in the woods in Arlington. It was found behind a home at 5374 Hidden Meadows Drive around noon. Earle Farrell, […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Feb. 7-12, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for Feb. 7-12, 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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SCSO sees thefts, intimidation, vandalism in Lakeland

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office handled the following incidents in Lakeland during the latter half of January. For earlier January incidents, see last week’s issue of The Bartlett Express. 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 […]

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Smash-and-grab thieves hit Lakeland cars

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office handled the following incidents in Lakeland during the first half of January. This is a partial listing; see bartlett-expresss.com for all incidents during the first two weeks of January. For later January incidents, see next week’s issue of The Bartlett Express. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent […]

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Bartlett bank robbery reported today

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[Editor’s note: UPDATED 4:49 p.m. with suspect description and other details.] Southern Security Credit Union on U.S. 64 in Bartlett was the scene of a bank robbery around 9:09 a.m. today. The suspect — a white male between the ages of 40 and 55 — entered through the building’s rear entrance, according to the Bartlett Police Department. He approached […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for Jan. 30-Feb. 5. 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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Trio of violent crimes hits Bartlett, Millington, Lakeland

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A Lakeland shooting Friday night capped a string of unusual violence in Shelby County suburbs. Earlier in the week, a carjacker shot a victim in Bartlett on Jan. 25, and a Millington man stabbed his grandmother and mother mid-day on Friday. Lakeland shooting The Shelby County Sheriff’s office reported that one Lakeland brother apparently shot […]

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SCFD to dedicate 12 ambulances Feb. 9

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The Shelby County Fire Department is dedicating its first-ever ambulances in a ceremony at 9 a.m. Feb. 9. The dedication for the 12 state-of-the-art advanced life support ambulances will be at SCFD Headquarters, 1075 Mullins Station Road, Memphis. It’s been a day long awaited since 1972 when the SCFD first began answering emergency calls. Shelby […]

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BBB lists top 10 scams of 2016

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ARLINGTON, Va.—Reports to the Better Business Bureau’s Scam Tracker last year confirmed that tax scams are still the top scam, despite a huge drop in reports after a September police raid in Mumbai, India. The list was compiled based on more than 30,000 scam reports filed by consumers on bbb.org/scamtracker, a free interactive online tool launched last year by the […]

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Arlington burglary suspect caught, 1 on the run

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Home surveillance was key to the arrest of one suspect in two Arlington burglaries and the issuance of an arrest warrant for the other. Eric Flake was arrested on Jan. 26, but the other suspect, Ryan Thornell, remains on the run. He is described as about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing about 160-170 […]

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