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Bartlett man, businesses part of synthetic drug sting

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A Bartlett man faces federal drug trafficking charges and one Bartlett business was closed following what is being called the largest nationwide bust of synthetic drug traffickers. Umar Yusuf, also known as Umar Hussein, 34, of Bartlett, was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday with one count of conspiracy to possess and distribute synthetic […]

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Discipline infrequent among city employees

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When two Bartlett Police Department officers recently found themselves subjects of internal city investigations, they also found themselves caught up in a process that doesn’t happen very often. “When it rains, it pours,” said police Chief Gary Rikard. “I wish I knew what caused them to come up all at once.” Rikard said in the […]

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Woman jailed from trying to buy Xanax from cop

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An Arlington woman may have learned a lesson in being careful whom she texts when trying to buy a controlled substance illegally.  Karly Bradley, 24, was held in the Bartlett jail on $5,000 bond after an appearance Friday in Bartlett Municipal Court before Judge Tracey Malone. Bradley sent a text message during the evening of […]

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CERT training brings power to the people

By Kim Steele Bartlett Express Editor   When it comes to disasters, the Bartlett Fire Department is all about preparedness throughout the community. That’s why it’s offering Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20 and 27 at the Bartlett Station Municipal Center, 5868 Stage Road. The two-day event […]

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Bartlett Police seeking (VIPS) Volunteers in Police Service

By Brian Bloom Regional Manager   Individuals seeking to assist Bartlett police in non-enforcement duties may take part in the Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) program. The brainchild of retired public affairs officer Lt. Rory Mack, VIPS is a community partnership program between volunteers and the Bartlett Police Department. “Most people want to be involved […]

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Police Reports

2-25-13 Officer was called to Virgil in regard to a burglary.  Complainant advised that unknown person(s) entered his storage building and stole a Briggs and Straton 5000 watt generator ($800.00) and a hunter ceiling fan ($400.00) some time between 2-21-13 and 2-24-13. 2/25/2013 Officer responded to  Oak Forest regarding damage to a vehicle. Complainant stated […]

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Police reports for 12-31-12 thru 01-06-13

THEFT (SHOPLIFTING)-Officers were called to the 5900 block of Stage Road regarding a theft complaint. The complainant stated that a male took a phone from the store without paying for it. INTIMIDATION-Officers were called to the 2900 block of Kate Bond regarding harassing phone calls. The complainant stated that an individual has been calling and […]

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Financial Responsibility

By Captain David G. Cupp, CFS Bartlett PD Please remember that when we operate a vehicle in this state we are to maintain liability insurance. If you are involved in an accident that is reported to the Department of Safety they expect to see that you have proof of insurance at the time of the […]

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$7.6m in fines are collected in past year

U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE COLLECTS $7.6 MILLION IN CIVIL AND CRIMINAL ACTIONS IN FY 2012 Memphis, TN– U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III announced today that the Western District of Tennessee collected nearly $7.6 million related to criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012. Of this amount, more than $5.3 million was collected in […]

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