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Fatal crash into tree kills Arlington driver

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ARLINGTON — A single-vehicle crash in Arlington killed one man around 5:30 p.m. Friday night, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. Earle Farrell, SCSO public information officer, said the driver was going fast, veered off the road and hit a tree on Chester Road near the intersection with Larry Anderson Road. The man had to […]

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16-year-old with rifle threatens AHS

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An Arlington High School teen headed to juvenile court Thursday after making a threat on social media. No one was hurt. Shelby County Sheriff Office spokesman Earle Farrell said the boy, 16, posted a threat Wednesday, “Don’t come to school tomorrow” with a picture of himself holding a rifle. Officers met him at the school […]

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Naked cyclist arrested near Bartlett

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A senior citizen decided to go on a nude bicycle ride Sunday near Bartlett but ended his outing with a ride to jail. A neighbor who was outside enjoying the weather reported seeing Martin Centobie, 65, riding naked in the 5200 block of Wesley Park, around an apartment complex’s lake. She provided the man’s first […]

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2 burglary suspects fall for Lakeland ‘bait’ truck

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A spike in the number of auto burglaries led to a successful “bait” vehicle operation in Lakeland last week. Lt. David Ballard of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that Lakeland, Bartlett, Memphis and Shelby County have seen an uptick in the number of auto burglaries recently. At a weekly intel meeting between police […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department handled these and other incidents for the period of Oct. 30-Nov. 3 (the most recent period for which records are available this week). Editor’s note: This report represents the most notable incidents provided by BPD and does not necessarily reflect all police activity. All suspects are presumed to be innocent until […]

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2 Bartlett schools host ‘Cop Stop’ with cookies, high-fives

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Community-based learning is an integral part of the Functional Skills programs within Bartlett City Schools. By getting out into the community or by having community members come into our schools to interact, the students gain valuable skills to ensure their success as adults. Recently, the Functional Skills classes at Bon Lin Elementary and Bon Lin […]

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DUI driver charged in multi-vehicle crash on I-40

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A woman has been charged with DUI in a multi-vehicle crash near Lakeland last Thursday. Just before 4 a.m. Nov. 2, Angela Underwood of Mason, Tenn., took the wrong ramp for Interstate 40 at Canada Road and headed westbound into the eastbound lane, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman. She collided head-on with another […]

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Snapchat video points to suspects in Bartlett church vandalism

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Pranks are one thing, but more than $5,500 in burglary and vandalism are something else entirely. That’s what three Bartlett youths discovered recently when they allegedly did damages at Easthill Baptist Church and a nearby neighborhood. The Bartlett Police Department has provided details about the incident, which was reported briefly in The Bartlett Express on […]

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U.S. 64 crash kills 1, injures 3

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LAKELAND — A two-vehicle collision on U.S. 64 left one person dead and three injured on Thursday, Oct. 26, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. It was at the intersection with Rockcreek Parkway. Tylen D. Yancey, 21, was driving the first vehicle, a 2016 Ford Mustang, and was injured in the crash. His passenger, Mario Bell […]

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Bartlett Police handle spree of car burglaries, thefts

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More than 20 owners in Bartlett found that someone burglarized, stole or damaged their vehicles in a rash of driveway and parking lot crimes last week. Some got off lightly with their car interiors left in disarray. Others were left staring at an empty driveway, wondering where their ride went. Almost every victim admitted leaving […]

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Soliciting minor lands Arlington man in prison

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ARLINGTON — An Arlington man, Matthew Marr, has been sentenced to federal prison for soliciting a minor child through social media. D. Michael Dunavant, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the sentence Monday. According to information presented in court, between June and September 2016, Marr used the Internet to meet and seduce […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Oct. 16-22, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incideents for the period of Oct. 16-22. These represent the most notable incidents for the reporting period and do 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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