Less than two weeks after an unknown number of suspects targeted Cash-N-Dash, employees discovered Monday the store had been burglarized again at some point over the Easter weekend.
More than $375 was allegedly stolen from two cash registers during the burglary, which occurred in the 500 block of Southeast Broad Street, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.
This is also the second time police could not find any signs of forced entry to the store. However, they did find signs of possible damage near the roof of the building.
Further information about possible suspects or any evidence was not included in the report. As of Wednesday, no one had been arrested or charged in connection to the incident, and the matter remains under investigation.
Weekend robbery under investigation
A 22-year-old woman reported a man on a bicycle robbed her just after midnight Sunday near the intersection of West Lokey Avenue and North Maple Street as she was walking home from the Square.
The woman told police the man first asked her for money. When she refused to give him any cash, he grew agitated and began to move closer toward her, at which point he questioned her about how much money she had in her wallet, according to a Police Department incident report.
The woman told police she became frightened, so she handed over the $30 she had in her wallet, as well as a debit card.
The suspect is described as a tall black male, weighing an estimated 200 pounds, who appeared to be in his late-30s or early-40s, and was wearing a white shirt when the incident occurred. He was last seen heading toward the Square on a red bicycle.
Anyone with information about this incident should call CrimeStoppers at 615-893-7867.
Stabbing suspect arrested
The suspect accused of stabbing a 39-year-old man at Gentlemen Jim’s on Greenland Drive was quickly apprehended Saturday before dawn, less than an hour after the incident occurred.
Officers arrested 29-year-old Joshua J. Kowalski soon after he fled on foot toward the MTSU campus, where he was found between the Murphy Center and Floyd Stadium, according to a Police Department arrest report.
Kowalski has since been charged with aggravated assault.
A bar security guard told police Kowalski was kicked out of the bar earlier that night for being involved in a verbal altercation with Ellery Bryant.
He returned a short time later, at which point Bryant offered to shake his hand in an attempt to resolve the argument. As he shook Bryant’s hand, Kowalski allegedly stabbed him in the stomach, before fleeing the scene.
After being taken into custody and interviewed at the police station, Kowalski was transported and held on an $18,000 bond at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing May 2 in General Sessions Court.
Suspects named in cocaine bust
Two suspects arrested on suspicion of operating an international cocaine distribution ring out of a residence in the Florence community near Smyrna are facing federal charges in connection with the case.
Antonio Dunlap, 41, of Nashville, and Jose Anjel Beltran, 28, of Bakersville, Calif., have each been charged with criminal conspiracy to distribute cocaine, according to a Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office press release.
More than 200 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $2.5 million, was confiscated April 3 by deputies and detectives with the Special Enforcement Bureau in the rural Florence community.
The case has since been adopted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for prosecution in District Court.