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Man dies in Lakeland house fire

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A man died in a fire that destroyed a Lakeland home Monday morning. Multiple callers reported the fire around 10:30 a.m. Monday at 3242 Old Trail Cove, and the first engine responded by 10:35 a.m., according to Brent Perkins, the Shelby County Fire Department’s public information officer. Engines from three fire departments — Shelby County, Arlington […]

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Bartlett Police Reports for Dec. 8-14, 2014

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The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) reported the following incidents for Dec. 8-14, 2014. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and the listed values are estimated for stolen/damaged items. These are brief summaries of more detailed BPD reports. Dec. 8 Stage Hills Boulevard (business burglary) […]

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Cops and Kids 2014

Thirty-six children benefitted this year from the annual “Cops & Kids” event hosted by the local Fraternal Order of Police on Dec. 13. Forty-one officers showed up to help the kids select their Christmas goodies. Officers from Bartlett, Shelby County, Memphis, the University of Memphis and the airport were all represented. First photo by John […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Dec. 1-7, 2014

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Car and home burglaries, a trailer theft and vandalism dominated the weekly crime report in Bartlett. The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) reported the following incidents for Dec. 1-7, 2014. 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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SCSO releases Lakeland’s Nov. crime report

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) reported handling the following incidents in Lakeland during the month of November. 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 brief summaries of detailed SCSO reports. Nov. 1 East Davies Plantation […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Nov. 24-30, 2014

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Thefts, a pickpocket, and an angry girlfriend wielding a car jack rounded out the weekly report from the Bartlett Police Department (BPD) for Nov. 24-30, 2014. 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 brief summaries of […]

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SCSO reports threats, thefts, vandals, drug violations

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Arlington sees varied crimes in November. Criminal minds in Arlington were busy in November with another school shooting threat, felony and misdemeanor drug violations, a stolen truck, counterfeiters, identity theft, and a doorbell-ringing, vehicle-scratching and Silly String-spraying vandal, to name just a few incidents. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) reported handling the following incidents […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Nov. 17-23, 2014

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Court Street walker robbed at gunpoint. An armed robbery, costly break-ins and a dog bite rounded out the weekly report from the Bartlett Police Department (BPD) for Nov. 17-23, 2014. 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 […]

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99 people arrested in Shelby County ID theft bust

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The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office arrested 99 people charged with felony identity theft and forgery as of Tuesday. The suspects were allegedly involved in a fraudulent check cashing conspiracy. The investigation started last December regarding checks that were cashed at various Walmart locations in the Memphis area and linked to a […]

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Robbers tie up Bartlett family, injure 1

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A home invasion robbery on Clingmans Cove last Wednesday terrorized a Bartlett household and left one family member with a severe scalp gash. It was the fifth robbery or robbery attempt in Bartlett since Oct. 10. A father had just brought his three stepsons (ages 14, 16 and 17) home from school and was putting […]

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