|A 28-year-old mother who has been wanted for nearly four months was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment Dec. 13 for failing to pick up her newborn child from the Tennessee Department of Children Services.
After Nicole L. Gilley, of Brush Creek, and her newborn, who was born Aug. 24, tested positive for narcotics, DCS officials opened an investigation into the matter, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report filed by Detective Tommy Roberts.
When Gilley and the baby were discharged from the hospital two days later, she agreed to meet an investigator at the DCS office but insisted on having the investigator transport the baby to the office because she did not have a child safety seat. However, she never arrived.
Gilley was held on a $2,500 bond at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
Christmas decoration stolen
A man reported Saturday that a large Christmas decoration had been stolen from the front yard of his Douglas Avenue home.
Some time between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., an unknown number of suspects stole a 12-foot inflatable Santa Claus, according to an MPD incident report filed by Officer Christopher Williams.
As of Wednesday, no suspects had been charged in connection with the theft.
Man charged with forgery
A Murfreesboro man has been charged with forgery for allegedly attempting to cash a stolen check Saturday at Cash Express on Memorial Boulevard.
Darrell W. Eberwein, 18, is accused of forging a signature on the back of a $4,975 paycheck, according to an MPD incident report filed by Officer Danny Adamson.
Eberwein was held on a $4,000 bond at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 23 in General Sessions Court.
Police investigating home vandalism
A woman reported Sunday that an unknown number of suspects spray-painted obscene phrases on the outside of her apartment and burglarized her residence on Crossway Avenue.
Some time between the hours of 1 p.m. and 10:55 p.m., “EWS” had been written on the brick exterior, in addition to vulgar language that implied someone in the complex was involved with prostitution, according to an MPD report filed by Officer David Kelch.
A 40-inch black Panasonic television and television stand were also stolen from inside of her apartment.
As of Wednesday, no suspects had been charged in connection with the burglary and vandalism, and the investigation continues.
Stolen vehicle recovered
A Murfreesboro man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly admitted Sunday to stealing a woman’s vehicle and selling her television for drugs.
Jared S. Daniel, 38, has been charged with theft of a vehicle and misdemeanor theft, according to an MPD arrest report filed by Officer Christopher Phillips.
According to the report, Daniel reportedly told police he took the woman’s car and sold her 50-inch television so that he could buy crack cocaine.
The vehicle has since been returned to the woman. However, the television has not yet been recovered.
Daniel was held on $5,000 bond at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 7 in General Sessions Court.