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Elderly Bartlett woman run over, killed in attempted robbery

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[Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include a Memphis Police Department composite sketch and description of the suspect sought in Catherine Wicker’s murder.] Catherine Wicker of Bartlett, 81, was the second person killed in Memphis in 2017. According to a Memphis Police spokesman, she died during an attempted robbery Sunday night when her […]

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New radio system enhances work of Bartlett emergency services

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Bartlett had a new Harris P25 radio system installed in December for the use of the Bartlett Police, Fire and Public Works departments. Installed by AMK Services, the system is designed to enhance communication between dispatchers and emergency personnel, allowing for overall better emergency services in Bartlett. The project began in February 2016, and the […]

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Bartlett Police Reports for Jan. 2-8, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for Jan. 2-8. 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. These […]

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Lakeland sees early December property crimes, assaults, brass knuckles attack

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office handled the following incidents in Lakeland during the first half of December. For later December incidents, see next week’s issue of The Bartlett Express. 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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At a Glance for Jan. 5, 2017

Local teams to vie for National Hoopfest honors Nine area high schools, including Bartlett, Arlington and Bolton, will be playing basketball with other highly skilled teams in this weekend’s upcoming ARS/Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest. See our story inside on the sports page for details about locations and tipoff times for the event, to be held […]

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Traffic stops: Stay smart, calm and safe

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Blue lights are no one’s favorite vision in a rearview mirror. Tickets are expensive and embarrassing. Red-faced drivers may dread confessing that they forgot their ID. And officers and citizens all know that any simple encounter can turn deadly in the wrong circumstances. So what’s a driver to do? Being calm and respectful will go […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Dec. 26, 2016-Jan. 1, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for Dec. 26, 2016-Jan. 1, 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 […]

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Bartlett Police report for Dec. 19-25, 2016

The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for Dec. 19-25. 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. These […]

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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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SCSO addresses thefts, intimidation, violence in Lakeland

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office handled the following incidents in Lakeland during the latter half of November. For earlier November incidents, see last week’s issue of The Bartlett Express. 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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