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Bartlett Police reports for April 7-12, 2015

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Vandalism, thefts, home burglaries and one driver menacing another with a BB gun led the list of complaints filed with the Bartlett Police Department (BPD) for April 7-12. 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 brief […]

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LSS approves no makeup days, single-school accreditation, other resolutions

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With a quorum of three members Monday night, the Lakeland School System’s board approved next year’s budget, heard about successful school roof repairs, and passed a quick succession of resolutions. Some of the votes passed without discussion, as the board had already held more in-depth discussions at their April 6 work session. Board chair Kevin […]

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Shelby County offers free disaster-prep class

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Shelby County’s free class in preparing to handle disasters is well worth the time. Without a warning, life as you know it can change during a disaster. You may be left on your own for a period of time. Are you prepared to survive until emergency agencies arrive on the scene? Director Dale Lane, Shelby […]

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Arlington’ March crime report shows drug arrests, mailbox vandalism, ID thefts

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Cocaine, ID theft, mailbox vandalism and domestic violence figured prominently in the Arlington crime report for March from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO). 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 brief summaries of detailed SCSO […]

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Bartlett Police reports for March 23-April 5, 2015

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The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) reported the following incidents for March 23-April 5. 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 brief summaries of detailed BPD reports. March 23 Stage Road (fraudulent prescription) A pharmacy technician reported […]

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Minor bus accident leaves AMS students unharmed

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Bus 123 that transports students for Arlington Middle School was in a minor accident March 25. Of the 30 students on the bus, six reported hitting their heads on bus seats. Paramedics examined thems but detected no injuries. The students’ parents were contacted. Upon the students’ arrival at school,parents of all students involved were contacted […]

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2 major crime rates decrease in Memphis, Shelby County

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Shelby Crime Commission has released the countywide and city of Memphis crime statistics for February 2015. The reported major violent crime rate for February 2015 was down 4.9 percent countywide and 4.8 percent in the city of Memphis, compared to the same period in 2014. The reported major violent crime […]

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Shelby County Jericho Project wins 2015 award

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Shelby County Jericho Project has been chosen as one of eight programs across the country approaching criminal justice challenges in new and effective ways. The recipients of the 2015 “Innovations in Criminal Justice Award” were selected by the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s […]

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Bartlett Police reports for March 9-17, 2015

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Crimes of opportunity were the theme for most recent incidents in Bartlett, from a wide-open garage to unlocked vehicles and unsecured bicycles —all tempting targets for thieves. These are among the incidents the Bartlett Police Depart-ment (BPD) handled March 9 through March 17. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty […]

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Bartlett welcomes 7 new officers

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