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Bartlett Police reports for July 10-16, 2017

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Unsecured garages and unlocked vehicles were favorite targets of thieves in Bartlett last week. See those crimes and others in the following report from the Bartlett Police Department for the period of July 10-16. This listing includes the most notable incidents for the reporting period and does not necessarily reflect all police activity. Editor’s note: […]

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Memphis woman drowns July 4 at Bartlett party

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The family of a young Memphis bride-to-be is mourning her drowning death at a July 4 party in Bartlett. Other party-goers pulled the unresponsive woman, 23-year-old Darian B. Towns, from the pool and began doing CPR to try to revive her. Bartlett Fire Department officers arrived just before 2 a.m., followed shortly by Bartlett Police […]

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Bartlett woman charged with 2 counts felony child abuse

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Lauren Christine Pollard of Bartlett posted a $10,000 bond last Thursday in a child abuse case. According to other media reports, the case stems from allegations in March that she bruised a child’s face during potty training. Pollard, 26, worked at the Sonshine Learning Center, associated with Christ Church in Arlington. She was charged on […]

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Lightning strike destroys home, woman killed in fire

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A Lakeland woman recovering from knee surgery died Friday in a home fire apparently caused by lightning. Brent Perkins, a spokesman for the Shelby County Fire Department, said a very large stroke of lightning hit the Gainsborough Drive home of Nancy Allen, and flames were widespread by the time neighbors began to call for help […]

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Bright lights, big advice: Check laws, safety for fireworks use

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Bartlett parents who don’t mind their children waving around a bright sparkler in the July 4 twilight can take heart in the fact that the city doesn’t have a specific ordinance prohibiting minor fireworks. As long as users avoid making enough noise to offend the neighbors and continue to use commonsense fire safety precautions, they […]

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Bartlett Police Reports for June 12-18, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) handled the following incidents for June 12-18. 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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Bartlett Police Reports for June 5-11, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) handled the following incidents for June 5-11. 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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Sex trafficking victim rescued at Lakeland motel

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­ [Updates: Updated 4:37 p.m. CST June 15 with details from the female suspect’s affidavit. Updated 4 p.m. CST June 15 with details from the male suspect’s affidavit. Updated 3:37 p.m. CST June 15 with ages and home city locations for suspects. Updated 4:51 p.m. CST June 14 with Tennessee statistics. Updated 3:54 p.m. CST June […]

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Bartlett Police Reports for May 29-June 4, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) handled the following incidents from May 29 through June 4. 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 […]

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Cordova gunshot survivor says support group was a lifesaver

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Gunshot victims’ support group The gunshot victims’ support group meets at noon on the first and third Thursday of every month at the Shelby County Crime Victims’ Center, 1750 Madison Ave., Memphis, in the first floor conference room. Fourteen years have come and gone, but one memory is still crystal clear for Jeff Droke of […]

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Arlington teen dies from accidental shooting

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ARLINGTON — Arlington teen Lucinda “Luci” Kay Luna died just hours after being accidentally shot at home late last Thursday night. Luna, 19, was relaxing in her room with her boyfriend, another couple and their child around 11:30 p.m. June 1 when the accident happened, according to Earle Farrell, public information officer for the Shelby County […]

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TN joins $18.5M settlement with Target over 2013 data breach

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Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III recently announced that Tennessee has joined 46 other states and the District of Columbia in an $18.5 million settlement with Target Corporation to resolve the states’ investigation into the retail company’s 2013 data breach. The settlement represents the largest ever multistate data breach settlement. The states’ investigation, led by […]

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