CRIME BRIEFS: Tools stolen from home near downtown


An unknown number of suspects stole more than $11,000 worth of tools and a storage chest Feb. 29 from a detached garage behind a home on January Street in Murfreesboro.

An 81-year-old woman reported that the lock had been broken on the front door of the garage and her grandson’s two-tier, 6-foot, black Craftsman Dual chest had been stolen, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.

The chest contained thousands of dollars worth of tools.

As of Tuesday, no one had been arrested or charged in connection with the incident, and the matter remains under investigation.

Man caught with meth outside hotel

A Murfreesboro man was arrested on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine Friday when police noticed him walking with a friend in the parking lot of Select Inn on South Church Street.

Nineteen-year-old Kyle B. Fisher has been charged with possession of a Schedule II substance, according to a Police Department arrest report.

While speaking with Fisher, police detected the smell of marijuana and conducted a search of his belongings. During the search, police found a small, plastic canister containing a white, powdery substance, at which point a field test determined it was meth.

Fisher was taken into custody and transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where he was held on a $3,500 bond. He is scheduled to appear May 3 in General Sessions Court.

Student raped near campus

An 18-year-old woman who is a Middle Tennessee State University student reported she was raped by two men Saturday at The Pointe at Raiders Campus Apartments.

When police responded to the 2300 block of North Tennessee Boulevard just after 3 a.m., the woman said the men were acquaintances, according to a Police Department incident report.

However, a description of the suspects was not included in the report.

Detectives were also called to the scene, and an investigation has since been opened into the incident.

Manager discovers well-made counterfeit bill

Police are looking for the suspect who allegedly paid for a gift card using a counterfeit $100 bill Saturday at Icing, an accessory and jewelry store in The Avenue Murfreesboro.

A manager told police the fake bill turned yellow when tested with a marker, featured what appeared to be a security strip running from the top to bottom, and also had a watermark. Upon further inspection, the manager discovered the paper was too dark, and felt too tough and heavy, according to a Police Department incident report.

Police determined the bill was a counterfeit, and an investigation has since been opened into the matter.

The suspect is described as a 5-foot tall, Hispanic male who appeared to be in his mid- to late-30s. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black, button-up shirt that had a shiny, silver design on the front.

Anyone with information about this incident should call CrimeStoppers at 615-893-7867.

La Vergne robbery suspect arrested

Officials with the La Vergne Police Department announced Tuesday a 17-year-old female suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the Feb. 18 armed robbery of Jimmy’s Tobacco Market.

The juvenile is accused of stealing $70 during the robbery, which occurred in the 400 block of Old Nashville Highway in La Vergne.

The female suspect has since been charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated assault, and she is currently in custody at the Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center.