Detectives are investigating complaints that two women allegedly tried to obtain oxycodone using counterfeit prescriptions at Walgreens Pharmacy on New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro.
Although one woman attempted to pass the fake prescription Friday and the other tried the same thing Monday, both forged the signature of the same doctor, according to two Murfreesboro Police Department incident reports.
Officials have not publicly commented on whether they believe the incidents are related.
As of Wednesday, the women had not been arrested or charged in connection with the case, and the incidents remain under investigation.
Tools stolen from south Murfreesboro home
A woman discovered Tuesday an unknown number of suspects stole more than $1,000 worth of tools from her home on Chartwell Court, located off of Southeast Broad Street in Murfreesboro.
The woman told police she was storing the items in her garage at the time of the incident, which likely occurred Sunday or Monday, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.
Among the items listed as stolen include a Craftsman air compressor, skill saw and toolbox, as well as a grinder. A Stihl weed eater worth more than $375 was also taken in the burglary.
Detectives have not yet identified any possible suspects in the case, and the matter remains under investigation.
Smyrna man charged with statutory rape
A Smyrna man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with an underage girl following an investigation by detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division.
Thirty-year-old Jackie Wilkins, of Forest Crossing Drive, has been charged with statutory rape in connection with the incident, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report.
Both Wilkins and the victim were taken to the Police Department early Sunday for interviews, and detectives later determined there was enough evidence to file charges against the Murfreesboro native.
However, additional details regarding the case have not yet been released to the public.
Wilkins was then transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where he was held on a $2,500 bond. He is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Rutherford County General Sessions Court.
Shots fired at Campus Crossings
Multiple shots were fired before dawn Sunday at a man’s residence in the Campus Crossings apartment complex after three unidentified men were refused entry into a party.
The incident occurred at about 4:30 a.m. in the 200 block of North Rutherford Boulevard, located next to Middle Tennessee State University, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.
The 19-year-old man told police the three men became angry after being told they were not allowed into the party because it was winding down for the night. As the group was leaving, they began making gestures and references to the Crips, a gang founded in Los Angeles during the late-1960s.
Within a few minutes of the verbal altercation, police received reports of gunshots being fired in the area of Campus Crossings, a privately owned company that offers housing for college students.
During a search of the parking lot, officers found five .22-caliber shell casings and one unfired round.
Although one of the bullets went through the man’s bedroom window and struck an adjacent wall before landing on the floor, no one was injured in the incident.
The suspects are described as three black males, one of whom had shoulder-length dreadlocks. All the suspects are believed to be in their early- to mid-20s.
Anyone with information about this incident should call CrimeStoppers at 615-893-7867.