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One-shoed crash suspect makes a dash for it

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ARLINGTON — Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies have in custody a man who fled the scene of multiple wrecks in Arlington this morning, wearing shorts, no shirt and one flip-flop. Jimmy Rotan, 42, had been up all night drinking vodka with his wife at their residence, 11596 Milton Ridge Cove, according to Shelby County Sheriff’s Office […]

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Explosion injures MLGW contractor in Lakeland

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LAKELAND — An explosion seriously burned an MLGW contractor working on a storm drain in Lakeland this morning. He turned the valve on a butane tank, which exploded. The accident happened on the 4300 block of Gillespie. First responders took the victim, Jeff Fuhrman, to Regional Medical Center (also known as Region One, or The […]

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Woman suspects neighbor of spying with drone

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A Bartlett woman who reported a drone flying in her backyard on April 19 says she believes it belongs to a registered sex offender who lives in her neighborhood. According to the Bartlett Police report, Alice Putnam said she saw the drone flying about a foot above her back deck at her home on the […]

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Bartlett Police reports for March 27-April 2, 2017

The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for March 27-April 2, 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 […]

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Teen shot near Raleigh-Egypt High School

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MEMPHIS — Someone shot a young man near the baseball field behind Raleigh Egypt High School shortly after 2 p.m. today, April 5. The victim is a 19-year-old black male and is not a student at the school, according to Shelby County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Earle Farrell. The victim was shot once in the leg […]

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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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BREAKING: BPD seeks suspects in $32K Brewer’s break-in

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Bartlett police are investigating two big thefts and vandalism at Brewer’s Pool and Landscaping around 12:40 p.m. March 19. The suspects cost the owner an estimated $32,100 in loss and damages, according to the police report. Watch the surveillance video The first two responding officers found damage to the back wooden fence and evidence that […]

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BREAKING: Court expunges record of former BPD officer in fatal 2014 crash

The criminal record of former Bartlett police officer Lucas Hines is now clear of his conviction in a deadly 2014 car crash. A jury found him guilty on Aug. 19, 2016, of two misdemeanor counts of reckless driving for crashing into a car while speeding through a red light during a pursuit. He was initially […]

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Bartlett Police reports for March 20-26, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for March 20-26, 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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BBB warns about SOE Gear of Camden, Tenn.

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As a leader in advancing marketplace trust, the Better Business Bureau is issuing a warning about a group of businesses operated by or affiliated with James E. Jones of Memphis. BBB first issued a press release on one of Jones’s businesses, 1stChoice Home Services, in October 2013. The company offered carpet and duct cleaning services […]

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Bartlett Police reports for March 13-19, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for March 13-19, 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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Assaults up, forcible sex offenses down at TN colleges

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Assaults, robberies, drug offenses and fraud were up for Tennessee’s colleges and universities last year, according to the 2016 “Crime on Campus” report by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. DUI, liquor law violations and forcible sex offenses all dropped significantly. Larceny/theft accounted for more than a quarter (27 percent) of all 2016 offenses, an 8 percent […]

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