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Bartlett Police reports for Jan. 24-31, 2016

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The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) handled the following incidents for Jan. 24-31. 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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Tennessee’s fire death rate hits new low in 2015

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NASHVILLE — For the second consecutive year, Tennessee fire deaths decreased to a new state-record low while the number of lives saved by smoke alarms installed by the state’s fire departments continues to climb. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) announced Feb. 1 that fewer unintentional structure fire fatalities occurred in 2015 than in […]

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Memphis man threatens officers, gets arrested

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A Memphis suspect who threatened officers and posted a video of himself with guns on Facebook Saturday was arrested Monday morning at his mother’s house, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO). Cody “JuiceMane” Davis, 23, was arrested after members of the Metro Gang Unit and the Fugitive Apprehension Team received a tip about […]

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Severe weather forecast delays BPD applicant testing to Jan. 30

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Because of wintry weather forecasts last week, the Bartlett Police Department’s officer testing was rescheduled from Jan. 23 to 8 a.m. Jan. 30. Applicants who cannot make this new date are asked to contact BPD’s Central Records at (901) 385-5500. This does not affect any applicant who tested and passed the written and physical exams […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Jan. 18-24, 2016

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The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) handled the following incidents for Jan. 18-24. 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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Scammers threaten electricity cutoffs

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The co-owner of a new restaurant in Cordova momentarily panicked. Someone claiming to be from Memphis Light, Gas and Water threatened to turn off his electricity if he didn’t pay his utility bill within 30 minutes. “It was scary,” said Giampaolo Ongaro, co-owner of the new Crazy Italians Restaurant in Cordova. “Once they knew I […]

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Lakeland sees thefts, vandalism, swindles in December

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Editor’s note: This version of the story corrects a headline error that appeared in our print edition. These incidents occurred in Lakeland, not Arlington. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) handled the following incidents in Lakeland during the second half of December. (See the Jan. 14 issue for earlier incidents.) All suspects are presumed to […]

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Violent crime/property crime rates drop for Memphis and county

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MEMPHIS — The Memphis Shelby Crime Commission on Tuesday released the November 2015 crime statistics for the city of Memphis and Shelby County. The reported major violent crime rate for January-November 2015 was down 1.5 percent countywide and 0.6 percent in the city of Memphis, compared to the same period in 2014. The reported major violent crime […]

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Bartlett Police report for Jan. 11-17, 2016

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The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) handled the following incidents during Jan. 11-17. 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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SCSO reports December swindles and thefts in Lakeland

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office handled the following incidents in Lakeland during the first half of December 2015. (See the Jan. 21 issue for the remainder of December incidents.) Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated […]

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