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Part 2: Car burglars, vandals, ID thieves hit Lakeland in June

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A rash of eight car burglaries kept officers from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) busy taking reports and investigating on June 23. The SCSO reported those crimes and others during the second half of June. (See our July 23 issue for incidents from the first half of June.) The pie chart, above, covers incidents […]

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Bartlett Police reports for July 20-26, 2015

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The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) handled the following incidents from July 20 through July 26. These are the most notable cases of the week and do not represent all BPD activities for this time period. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated […]

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Bartlett Police reports for July 13-19, 2015

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The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) handled the following incidents from July 13 through July 19. These are the most notable cases of the week and do not represent all BPD activities for this time period. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are […]

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Part 1: Assaults, property crimes keep deputies busy in Lakeland

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) handled the following incidents in Lakeland during the first half of June. The remainder of June’s incidents will be published in the July 30 issue. 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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Part 2: Swindles, assaults, thefts fill Arlington’s June crime report

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) handled the following incidents in Arlington during the last two weeks of June. See last week’s article for the incidents in the first half of June, as well as a map, multiple tables and a pie chart representing incidents for the entire month of June. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to […]

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Bartlett Police reports for July 6-12, 2015

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The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) reported handling the following incidents for July 6-12. This listing includes only the most notable cases for the week and is not a comprehensive list of police activities. 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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MLGW program to reconnect needy customers

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With the heat index expected to exceed 100 degrees this week, Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division activated its Special Reconnection Program for residential customers on Tuesday. This is designed to help customers manage their bills at a time when services are needed to cope with the extreme heat. Residential customers who are currently without […]

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NTSB asks for recorders to prevent, help investigate train wrecks

  In the wake of the May 12 Amtrak train derailment that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others near Philadelphia, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) repeated its longstanding recommendations about installing audio and image recorders. The derailed train 188 had as its engineer Brandon Bostian, 32, a native of Memphis and […]

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Online sales require in-person savvy to be safe

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People who are buying online and meeting people locally need to be wary. A Shelby County Sheriff’s Office spokesman told Lakeland leaders on July 9 that it’s risky for citizens to meet strangers with cash or valuables. Websites make it easier than ever to find buyers and sellers online, and people then find it convenient […]

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Arlington pledges $150K minimum for veterans’ home

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The Town of Arlington agreed to front a minimum of $150,000 toward the West Tennessee Veterans Home at Monday’s meeting of the mayor and town board. The board also agreed that if the community could raise $50,000 toward the cause, it would match that number. That would bring the total donation for the city and […]

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