|An El Salvador man whose license is suspended was arrested Monday after he allegedly failed to yield to a Rutherford County fire truck that was traveling down South Church Street while in route to an emergency call.
Roman Medrano-Aparicio, 32, has been charged with driving on a suspended license. He was also issued citations for not yielding to an emergency vehicle and being unable to show proof of insurance, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report.
During a routine check, police learned Medrano-Aparicio had an active warrant of removal from the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Medrano-Aparicio is being detained until a May 22 hearing in General Sessions Court on the local charges. Further information regarding his citizenship status or reason for deportation was not included in the report.
Neighborhood tagged with gang graffiti
An unknown number of suspects spray-painted gang graffiti Sunday on several buildings in a neighborhood off of East Northfield Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
The incidents occurred in the 1500 block of Benley Street, as well as at 1940 Medora Court and 1338 Macedonia Court in Murfreesboro, according to a Police Department incident report.
The graffiti was identified as belonging to the MS-13 gang. During the past few years, the number of members has significantly increased in the Southeast and Northeast, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Detectives with the Gang Unit have opened an investigation into the incident, and a special watch has also been placed on the neighborhood.
Home invasion under investigation
A 21-year-old man reported Monday two men kicked in the front door of his North Tennessee Boulevard home and stole a $200 pair of Nike Air Jordan’s while he hid in the bathroom.
The man said just after 3:30 p.m., he heard a knocking sound moments before his door flew open. However, the dead bolt had been locked, giving him time to run into the bathroom as the two suspects forced their way into the residence, according to a Police Department incident report.
When investigators arrived at the scene, they found footprints on the door. Its frame had also been shattered, resulting in less than $500 worth of damage.
The suspects are described as two black males with short hair, and both men were wearing black shirts at the time of the incident.
Anyone with information about this incident should call CrimeStoppers at 615-893-7867.
Woman finds children’s clothes at school
A Murfreesboro woman reported Friday she found children’s clothing on the playground behind Northfield Elementary School a few minutes after seeing a green van pulling out of the parking lot.
The woman said she thought it was odd to find male and female clothing together on the playground, considering the circumstances, according to a Police Department incident report.
The items that were found included a black pair of sweatpants with white lettering down the side, a pink cheerleading jacket, and a black jacket with yellow lettering on the front.
Police collected the items at the scene, and an investigation has since been opened into the matter.
Social media leads to child rape arrest
Child rape charges were filed against a 23-year-old man accused of having sexual contact with a middle school girl on at least two occasions, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
Defendant Thomas Ingle, of Greenland Drive, was charged with two counts of rape of a child by Detective Steve Craig. Ingle allegedly had sex with the girl, who he met through an acquaintance and developed a relationship with by using online social media, between Halloween and Valentine’s Day.
Ingle is being held on a $150,000 bond at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center. A hearing is set for April 24 in General Sessions Court.