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Man accused of touching teen has had other complaints, church says

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A statement from Faith Baptist Church has shed new light on the Bartlett senior citizen charged with one county of sexual battery of a teen on church grounds. Robert Stephen Austin, 67, reportedly touched the female victim’s left breast and let his fingers linger while she was relaxing, elbows propped up on a table, in […]

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BPD names suspect in liquor store robbery

A suspect killed in an attempted liquor store robbery in Memphis on May 6 may be responsible for a holdup at a Bartlett liquor store. Capt. Tina Schaber of the Bartlett Police Department said May 10 that Louis Ray, 46, of Memphis is suspected in robbing Bartlett Wind and Spirits on Summer Road on April […]

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Bartlett Police Reports for May 15-21, 2017

The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) handled the following incidents during May 15-21. 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 drugstore robbery was 1 of 3 within just hours

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Armed robbers struck the Bartlett Prescription Shop (5675 Stage Road) just before 10 a.m. on May 4 and made off with thousands in narcotics and cough medicine. The business owner said two men entered with semi-automatic handguns and ordered employees to get down on the floor. Those two suspects wore black hoodies, black mask, white […]

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Bartlett Police reports for April 8-14, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for May 8-14, 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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Burglars damage Walgreen’s on St. Elmo Road

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Burglars did about 5 grand worth of damage to Walgreen’s at 6565 St. Elmo Road in Bartlett before dawn Wednesday morning. The store’s employees are still tallying how many controlled substances vanished with the suspects. The Bartlett Police Department reports that officers headed to the burglary in progress around 2:40 a.m. The officers first spotted […]

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Bartlett family faces armed robbers in driveway

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[Editor’s note: Updated at 1:10 p.m. May 17 with the huge amount of cash taken.] Two armed robbers held up a woman and her son in their Bartlett driveway on Monday morning. The Bartlett Police Department reported that the crime began around 7:30 a.m. The woman and her son, a juvenile, were loading her truck with […]

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Bartlett senior arrested with gun on campus

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Based on a tip from a Bartlett High School student, a BHS school resource officer found a gun in another student’s possession on campus last week. A school administrator and the resource officer, a member of the Bartlett Police Department, immediately located the suspect and searched him on Thursday, May 4. The officer secured the […]

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Bartlett Police Reports for May 1-8, 2017

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Officer arrests suspect in Bartlett High car burglaries The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) handled the following incidents during May 1-8, including the almost immediate May 4 arrest of a suspect in a string of auto burglaries at Bartlett High School. Officers were still interviewing witnesses at the school when a fellow officer spotted the male […]

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BREAKING: BPD names suspect in liquor store robbery

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[Editor’s note: Updated at 4:15 p.m. May 10 with a list of eight recent liquor store robberies and a description of the suspect.] A suspect killed in an attempted liquor store robbery in Memphis Saturday may be responsible for a holdup at a Bartlett liquor store. Capt. Tina Schaber of the Bartlett Police Department said […]

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Bartlett High senior arrested for gun at school

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[Editor’s note: Updated with additional information from the school district’s communications coordinator at 1:54 p.m. Friday.] Based on a tip from a Bartlett High School student, a BHS school resource officer found a gun in another student’s possession on Thursday, May 4. A school administrator and the resource officer, a member of the Bartlett Police Department, […]

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3 masked men rob Bartlett drugstore today

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Three armed robbers struck the Bartlett Prescription Shop (5675 Stage Road) just before 10 a.m. this morning. While dispatchers were on the phone with the alarm company, an employee from the business called and said one of the men told them to all get down on the ground. Two other males entered and secured the […]

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