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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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FALSE SIGHTING: Video didn’t show suspect

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C’ville sighting of supposed kidnapper dismissed by TBI. An update from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation late Thursday afternoon revealed that a man spotted on surveillance video in Collierville today was not Tad Cummins, a suspect on Tennessee’s Most Wanted List. The 50-year-old is suspected of kidnapping his former student, 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas. Mid-day reports of […]

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Report shows violence up, property crimes down

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MEMPHIS—The major violent crime rates in Shelby County and in Memphis are up for the first 11 months of 2016, according to the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission. A report released on Dec. 22 shows statistics for the period of January through November, based on preliminary data from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI). Major violent […]

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Forcible sex crimes up at Tenn. colleges

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Forcible sex offenses on Tennessee college campuses increased by 26.6 percent in 2015, the latest year for which data is available. That includes an increase in the number of reported rapes from 51 in 2014 to 56 in 2015. The data comes from the 2015 “Crime on Campus Report” released last month by the Tennessee […]

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Bill would limit access to records of officers’ shootings

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A bill that requires the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to investigate all officer-involved shootings in the state would close records of the investigation, even after the investigation is finished, unless local law enforcement and the local district attorney agree to their release. The change would affect the state’s four major cities that traditionally have done […]

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At a Glance for Nov. 19, 2015

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Malco plans for new theater Malco is bringing a new theater to the Mid-South. The new Arlington location will open at U.S. 64 and Davies Plantation Road in the summer of 2017. Construction should start in the spring of 2016. TBI clarifies: Black Friday threat is a hoax The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation wants citizens […]

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Major violent crime, property crime rates drop for Memphis, Shelby

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Shelby Crime Commission released the countywide and city of Memphis crime statistics for July 2015. The reported major violent crime rate for January-July 2015 was down 4.6 percent countywide and 3.9 percent in the city of Memphis, compared to the same period in 2014. The reported major violent crime rate […]

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Major property crimes, domestic violence drop in Shelby County, Memphis

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MEMPHIS, TN — The Memphis Shelby Crime Commission has released the countywide and city of Memphis crime statistics for January-November 2014. The reported major property crime rate for Jan-November 2014 YTD was down 3.7 percent countywide and 3.3 percent in the City of Memphis, compared to the same period in 2013. The reported major property crime […]

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