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Solicitation of a minor investigated in Murfreesboro
Solicitation of a minor investigated in Murfreesboro

Detectives with the Special Victims Unit served a search warrant at a home on Shade Court in Murfreesboro this morning, accord to MPD Sgt. Kyle Evans.

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City considers incentives to address MPD turnover
City considers incentives to address MPD turnover

Murfreesboro Police Department has lost 51 officers over the last two years, roughly 10 percent annually, but officials say the turnover rate is more about trends among young officers and factors such as an increasingly difficult job than about bad management.

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MPD warns residents against credit card fraud
MPD warns residents against credit card fraud

The Murfreesboro Police Department has been investigating several complaints of fraudulent credit card charges.

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Black Caucus condemns 'criminalization of children,' seeks DOJ investigation
Black Caucus condemns 'criminalization of children,' seeks DOJ investigation

The Tennessee Legislature's Black Caucus united with House Democrats from Nashville in seeking a federal investigation into the handcuffing and arrests of several elementary-age children in Murfreesboro.

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Parents of jailed elementary schoolers wait for answers
Parents of jailed elementary schoolers wait for answers

Days after three of his children, ages 9, 10 and 11, were arrested and handcuffed at Hobgood Elementary School, then taken to the Juvenile Detention Center, one parent is trying to figure out when someone with the city of Murfreesboro will make things right.

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MPD responds to child arrest outrage
MPD responds to child arrest outrage

Two days after listening to residents' concerns about the arrest of 10 elementary-age children, Murfreesboro Police Chief Karl Durr said he is conducting an internal study of police procedures and forming a minister coalition to review it.

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Child pornography case bound over without hearing
Child pornography case bound over without hearing

A former city police officer facing child pornography charges waived his case to a Rutherford County grand jury, according to General Sessions Court.

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MPD sergeant arrested, charged and fired
MPD sergeant arrested, charged and fired

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents arrested a Murfreesboro Police sergeant Monday and charged him in connection with an ongoing child pornography investigation.

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Police Chief Chrisman to retire
Police Chief Chrisman to retire

Police Chief Glenn Chrisman turned in his retirement notice last week after 40 years in law enforcement, 12 years leading the city department.

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Detectives seek assistance identifying burglars
Detectives seek assistance identifying burglars

On Friday April 3, 2015, at 3:44a.m. two persons used a sledge hammer to break through a glass door to the Old Fort Golf office and attempted to gain access to the safe.

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$2,000 Reward for information on wanted person
$2,000 Reward for information on wanted person

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Nashville Field Division and the Murfreesboro Police Department announced Monday (April 13) a $2,000 reward for information that may lead to the arrest of Adareus Dixson, aka: "Peabody," "Body," "Juice."

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UPDATED: Elderly fatal crash victim ID'd in Memorial wreck
UPDATED: Elderly fatal crash victim ID'd in Memorial wreck

MURFREESBORO - An elderly man was killed Monday in a four-car crash when a dump truck rear-ended his vehicle on Memorial Boulevard and wound up crushing it in a chain-reaction collision, Murfreesboro Police reported.

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Two businesses, apartment searched in prostitution investigation
Two businesses, apartment searched in prostitution investigation

MURFREESBORO - Vice unit detectives working with TBI and Franklin Police served search warrants at two businesses and an apartment in connection with pending prostitution charges, police reported.

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Grenade found in Murfreesboro neighborhood

Murfreesboro Police officers responded to 2913 Meadowhill Dr. around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a grenade found near a creek in the area.

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Police seek man who harassed woman at mall
Police seek man who harassed woman at mall

Murfreesboro Police are trying to identify a man who allegedly harassed a woman Sunday in the Stones River Mall parking lot.

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Man killed by train while lying on tracks

Murfreesboro Police are investigating the death of a man believed to have been killed when he was hit by a train over the weekend.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Purse snatched from college student

An unidentified suspect allegedly snatched a purse from a woman Monday as she was walking in the parking lot of Raider’s Ridge Apartments -- all while a group of men stood by and watched the incident unfold.

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Police investigating serious crash

Murfreesboro authorities are investigating a serious injury vehicle crash that occurred at about 6 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Memorial Boulevard and Heritage Park Drive.

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Identities of homicide victims released
Identities of homicide victims released

Police have released the names of two men who were killed Wednesday night in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Old Fort Parkway.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Tools stolen from Meadow Green residence

Nearly $500 worth of tools and lawn equipment was reportedly stolen early Monday from a shed behind a Sherrill Boulevard residence in the Meadow Green subdivision.

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BREAKING NEWS: Police investigating double homicide
BREAKING NEWS: Police investigating double homicide

Men found dead in Wal-Mart parking lot

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CRIME BRIEFS: Police seek help identifying theft suspects

Authorities are asking the public for help in identifying two men wanted in connection with a felony theft at Wal-Mart.

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Pedestrian killed near MTSU campus
Pedestrian killed near MTSU campus

Police investigating fatal crash

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Overall crime rate drops
Overall crime rate drops

The overall crime rate in Murfreesboro continued to improve in 2013, falling by a solid 2 percent due to a reduction in violent offenses, according to new data released by city officials.

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Search continues for University Ridge shooting suspect

Law enforcement officials are still trying to determine the identity of the male suspect wanted in connection with a shooting that left two men injured Saturday at University Ridge Apartments.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Police investigating rape allegation

Detectives are continuing their investigation into whether a Florida woman was raped while attending a New Year’s Eve party in the 1300 block of North Rutherford Boulevard.

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BIZARRE: Man throws tantrum over dirty dishes

Police were called Sunday to a Leslie Lane residence after a 23-year-old man became outraged when his mother refused to return his cell phone charger until he finished washing the dishes.

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Probe into car burglaries continues

Authorities are continuing their investigation into a recent string of car burglaries in the Spring Lake subdivision, located off Florence Road near the Blackman community.

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BIZARRE: Sisters brawl over party plans

Police were recently called to a Masterpiece Avenue residence after two sisters became embroiled in a fight when one of them refused to go to a party because she did not like her outfit.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Palmer Drive man accused of selling pot
CRIME BRIEFS: Palmer Drive man accused of selling pot

A 54-year-old man is facing multiple charges after being arrested Sunday on suspicion of selling marijuana out of his Palmer Drive house.

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BIZARRE: Mom files complaint over birthday wish

A mother filed a harassment complaint Thursday with Murfreesboro police over the fact that an acquaintance sent a text message wishing her daughter a happy birthday.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Christmas tree recycling now available
NEWS BRIEFS: Christmas tree recycling now available

The Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department is accepting live Christmas trees and greenery at its public works facility at 4765 Florence Road.

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Victim identified in fatal New Year's Day crash

Authorities have identified a 22-year-old man who was killed New Year’s Day in a single-car crash that injured three others on North Rutherford Boulevard.

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Retired officer donates pet rescue kits to firefighters

The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department has received a donation to assist crews with the rescue of pets.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Delivery driver robbed

An unidentified suspect allegedly attacked and robbed a Murfreesboro deliveryman Sunday on Wenlon Drive near Burnwood Trailer Park.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Gift cards stolen from Wal-Mart

A woman is facing two counts of theft charges after she allegedly participated in a gift card scheme to defraud Wal-Mart.

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Murfreesboro police officer honored with award

Officer Ricky Haley from the Murfreesboro Police Department was recently honored with an Officer of the Year award from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.

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Former NFL cheerleader arrested again
Former NFL cheerleader arrested again

The former Tennessee Titans cheerleader who is on probation for allegedly fondling a 12-year-old boy has been arrested after failing a drug test.

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Applications being accepted for citizens academy

The city is accepting applications on a first-come, first-serve basis for the Murfreesboro Citizens Academy, which will begins in February 2014.

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BIZARRE: Stunt brings man wrong kind of ride

A man who was frustrated with the fact that his friend refused to give him a ride home Wednesday, reportedly threatened to commit suicide in an attempt to get his way, knowing full well that he never planned to harm himself.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Man wanted in connection with stolen checks case
CRIME BRIEFS: Man wanted in connection with stolen checks case

Detectives are looking for a North Carolina man who allegedly cashed two stolen checks valued at $9,000 from Rutherford County residents.

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BIZARRE: Pot-smoking burglars use house to dye hair

Police are still trying to figure out why a group of unknown suspects would break into a Vaughn Street home just to smoke marijuana and dye their hair.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Robbery suspects still at large

Police are still trying to determine the identity of two men wanted in connection with a string of armed robberies at a Murfreesboro apartment complex.

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Police launch new unit to combat dangerous driving

The Murfreesboro Police Department is launching a new program Monday aimed at catching dangerous drivers through a new unit that will be patrolling the area in unmarked cars.

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Crews battle Stones River Battlefield grass fire
Crews battle Stones River Battlefield grass fire

Firefighters contain blaze likely caused by cigarette

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Former NFL cheerleader avoids jail time in sex abuse case
Former NFL cheerleader avoids jail time in sex abuse case

A former NFL cheerleader who allegedly fondled a 12-year-old boy will serve less than two years of probation as part of a plea deal.

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MPD personnel honored at awards ceremony
MPD personnel honored at awards ceremony

The Murfreesboro Police Department recently honored police officers and a citizen at an annaul awards ceremony for their exceptional service to the community.

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City Council votes to extend red-light camera contract

The Murfreesboro City Council approved Thursday a contract extension for the use of red-light cameras until November 2014.

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Electric Department warns customers of scam

Residents are being warned about the latest scam targeting residential Murfreesboro Electric Department customers, local business owners and ethnic restaurants.

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MPD partners with Child Advocacy Center

Murfreesboro Police Department officials are asking residents to support child abuse victims in an effort to promote positive outcomes and ensure that every child benefits from a safe childhood.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Scam artist targets Electric Department customer

Police received another complaint Monday about an ongoing scam targeting customers of the Murfreesboro Electric Department after an unidentified suspect allegedly swindled nearly $750 from a man last week.

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Authorities investigating deadly motorcycle crash

Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcyclist that occurred just before 5 p.m. near the Indian Hills Golf Club on South Church Street.

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Convicted father sentenced in sexual abuse case
Convicted father sentenced in sexual abuse case

A Murfreesboro father convicted of sexually abusing his daughter will spend nearly a decade in prison as part of a sentence recently handed down in court.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Several cars burglarized on Harold Lane

At least two cars were burglarized and one truck was stolen during an early morning crime spree Sunday along Herald Lane, located off East Northfield Boulevard in Murfreesboro.

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BIZARRE: Man jumps off balcony while claiming to be god

A man who willingly took synthetic drugs despite the embarrassing side effects wound up causing a ruckus recently at College Grove Apartments when he jumped from a third-floor balcony to prove his was a god.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Unruly kids suspected of recent vandalism

A group of teenagers who have recently caused problems in the area of Indian Park Drive are suspected of damaging more than $1,200 worth of property Monday night outside of a townhouse.

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Driver facing DUI after road rage incident

A road rage incident was stopped short Sunday when an observant police officer intervened after a drunk driver allegedly pulled into the Publix Super Market parking lot threatening another person.

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Woman facing 2nd DUI arrest after crash

Only two years after being convicted of her first driving under the influence charge, a 31-year-old woman is facing her second offense following a crash Tuesday night near the Stones River Mall.

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Police: Drunk driver caught with cocaine

A 22-year-old man who was stopped by Murfreesboro police on North Walnut Street and arrested on suspicion of driving drunk Saturday is facing multiple charges, including possession of cocaine.

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Driver with suspended license facing DUI charge

A Murfreesboro man whose license is suspended was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk Tuesday night after being stopped on Middle Tennessee Boulevard for a light law violation.

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Trial delayed in home invasion case
Trial delayed in home invasion case

Judge resets trial after suspect shows up late

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BIZARRE: Mysterious plant vandalisms continue

A woman who lives in the Kings Crossing community contacted police Tuesday after discovering someone had once again targeted her decorative potted plants for no apparent reason.

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Felon to stand trial in home invasion case
Felon to stand trial in home invasion case

A convicted felon accused of assaulting a Murfreesboro woman during a June 2012 home invasion is scheduled to stand trial this week.

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Suspected drunk driver rams through East Northfield yards

A Murfreesboro man was arrested for driving under the influence Monday after he allegedly bulldozed through several yards in the 100 block of East Northfield Boulevard.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Woman reportedly raped inside home

Murfreesboro detectives have launched an investigation into allegations a man raped a woman early Monday after the two were out with friends celebrating the Labor Day holiday.

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Investigation into East Main shooting continues

Murfreesboro authorities are continuing their investigation into what led up to a shooting that occurred Friday night on East Main Street.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Pedestrian robbed at gunpoint

Murfreesboro police were called Wednesday to the 1300 block of Wenlon Drive after a man reported an unidentified suspect robbed him at gunpoint while he was walking home.

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BIZARRE: Woman takes nap in parking space

After being released from a local hospital on her own recognizance, a 52-year-old woman apparently decided to take a nap in a parking space reserved for pregnant women outside of Wal-Mart.

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Police: Drunk driver caught with kids in car

A Murfreesboro man who was arrested Saturday afternoon is facing multiple charges after police allegedly caught him driving drunk with four children in the car.

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Convicted father awaits sentencing in abuse case
Convicted father awaits sentencing in abuse case

A four-year battle that has torn a Murfreesboro family apart will come to a head in October when a man convicted of abusing his daughter is sentenced.

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BIZARRE: Remote-hogging husband threatens to shoot TV

Police were called to a North Church Street residence Tuesday night to break up an argument after a man threatened to shoot the television because his wife wanted to change the channel.

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Police: Drunk driver caught without interlock device

A 27-year-old Murfreesboro woman who was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk early Tuesday is facing multiple charges, including operating her vehicle without an ignition interlock device.

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Murfreesboro acquires armored vehicle

The Murfreesboro Police Department has acquired a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle from the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Police: No bomb found at Bilbro Avenue house
Police: No bomb found at Bilbro Avenue house

Officials have confirmed that no evidence of a bomb was found Monday at a South Bilbro Avenue rental home, following an extensive four-hour search.

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Bomb threat forces evacuation downtown
Bomb threat forces evacuation downtown

The Murfreesboro Police Department received a report of a bomb at a home on the 100 block of South Bilbro Avenue around 2 o'clock Monday afternoon.

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BIZARRE: Partner assaults boyfriend over haircut

A Murfreesboro man was recently arrested on suspicion of attacking his boyfriend for reportedly getting a haircut by an attractive male cosmetologist.

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Police ramping up DUI enforcement efforts

The Murfreesboro Police Department will be increasing traffic enforcement beginning Friday, August 16, as part of a crackdown to reduce alcohol-related fatalities.

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Woman arrested for 3rd DUI after crashing car

A Murfreesboro woman recently involved in a crash on Mercury Boulevard could be facing nearly a year in jail and up to $10,000 in fines if convicted of driving under the influence for a third time.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Police get new leads in counterfeit case
CRIME BRIEFS: Police get new leads in counterfeit case

Detectives are asking the public for help in identifying the suspects caught on video allegedly passing counterfeit money at various Murfreesboro businesses.

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BIZARRE: Drug dealer alerts police to stolen weed

A 19-year-old man was recently arrested after alerting police to the fact that his safe containing a large amount of marijuana and drug money had been stolen from his Murfreesboro residence during a home invasion.

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Counselor facing 2nd DUI arrest
Counselor facing 2nd DUI arrest

A Murfreesboro man who does not have driver’s license is facing a second driving under the influence charge after police allegedly observed him driving recklessly Sunday on East Main Street.

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Agencies partner to solve cold cases
Agencies partner to solve cold cases

Law enforcement officials from Rutherford and Cannon counties are joining forces to solve several cold cases through a new initiative aimed at improving cooperation and teamwork throughout the area.

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BIZARRE: Armed UFO watcher chases down driver

Just as he was enjoying an afternoon of watching UFOs in the sky, a man was forced to jump in his car with a loaded shotgun Monday and chase down a stranger in self-defense.

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National Night Out slated for Tuesday

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Aug. 6, to come out for the 30th annual National Night Out, America’s night out against crime.

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Warrant issued for suspect in attempted kidnapping case
Warrant issued for suspect in attempted kidnapping case

Murfreesboro authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a 14-year-old girl last week.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Police seek help identifying alleged thieves

Murfreesboro detectives are asking the public for help in identifying two suspects who are wanted in connection with a stolen credit card and fraud case.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Homes damaged by gunfire

No one was injured Friday night when two homes were damaged by gunfire in the area of South University Street and Reid Avenue in Murfreesboro.

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Man accused of 3rd DUI following crash

A Murfreesboro man with a history of alcohol-related convictions is facing multiple charges after being arrested on suspicion of driving drunk Saturday night following a two-car crash.

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Crime Stoppers names Officers of the Year
Crime Stoppers names Officers of the Year
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CRIME BRIEFS: Trio robs bicyclist near Greenland

Three unidentified suspects allegedly assaulted and robbed a Murfreesboro man Wednesday as he was riding his bicycle near Greenland Drive.

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BIZARRE: Man assaulted for no apparent reason

An 18-year-old man is still trying to figure out why he was knocked out Monday night while sitting outside of a residence at College Grove Apartments, only to be banned from the property later that night.

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Repeat offender facing 4th DUI charge
Repeat offender facing 4th DUI charge

A McMinnville man who has had a string of alcohol-related arrests in recent years could face a year in jail and thousands of dollars in fines if convicted of driving under the influence for the fourth time.

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BIZARRE: Young girl accused of stealing pills

A 6-year-old girl allegedly stole prescription painkillers and jewelry Monday while her babysitter was in the next room chatting with a girl friend.

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Think before you jump
Think before you jump

Swimmers fall victim to swift currents

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CRIME BRIEFS: Benley Street burglary suspect still at large

Murfreesboro detectives are still trying to identify the suspect accused of pretending to be a police officer during a recent home invasion.

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Police: Drunk driver caught with bullet in lap

A 26-year-old man who Murfreesboro police allege was in possession of a handgun and drugs is facing multiple charges after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

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UPDATED: Teen drowns near Manson Pike dam
UPDATED: Teen drowns near Manson Pike dam

Rescuers respond to another incident

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BIZARRE: Husband threatens harm using spoon

An irate man allegedly tried to stab himself with a wooden spoon Wednesday during an argument at their shared Battleground Drive home – all while demanding that his wife watch the incident.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Man charged in connection with woman's death
CRIME BRIEFS: Man charged in connection with woman's death

A man is facing one count of criminally negligent homicide in connection with the death of a woman Tuesday at a Murfreesboro hotel.

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Agencies partner to keep 4th of July safe for all

Murfreesboro authorities will be stepping up patrol efforts and their presence this Fourth of July in an effort to keep residents safe this holiday.

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Man without license busted for DUI

A Murfreesboro man without a valid license was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday morning after police allegedly observed him swerving in and out of traffic on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

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Bank of America robbery suspect apprehended
Bank of America robbery suspect apprehended

Police have apprehended the suspect wanted in connection with the Thursday robbery of a Bank of America branch near downtown Murfreesboro.

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Police nab suspect accused of robbing cab driver

One suspect accused of robbing a taxi cab driver while holding a gun against his ribs earlier this week was charged Thursday with aggravated robbery, according to a Rutherford County Sheriff's Office press release.

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BIZARRE: Parents get in spat over swing

A mother allegedly attacked a father over whether their children should have to share a swing Thursday at a Murfreesboro apartment complex.

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MPD promotes Mongold to sergeant

Detective Paul Mongold has been promoted to sergeant in the Criminal Investigations Division, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department press release.

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Bank robbed in downtown Murfreesboro
Bank robbed in downtown Murfreesboro

The Bank of America located at 120 E. Main St. was robbed around 1:45 Thursday afternoon. 

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Police: Erratic driver caught high on painkillers

A woman who was allegedly busted with various items used to shoot up painkillers is facing multiple charges after being arrested Tuesday when police responded to the Memorial Boulevard area in reference to an erratic driver.

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Injured burglary suspect facing multiple charges
Injured burglary suspect facing multiple charges
The suspect who was shot by a Murfreesboro homeowner Thursday morning during an alleged burglary is facing multiple charges in connection with the incident.
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Wings of Valor Poker Run to benefit cancer victim
Angels for Protectors is sponsoring a host of activities Saturday, June 22, in Murfreesboro to help raise money for a local man battling cancer.
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BIZARRE: Man calls 9-1-1 over disconnected cable
A Murfreesboro man who was arrested Wednesday after calling 9-1-1 over his cable being disconnected allegedly threatened police for taking him to the hospital for a mental evaluation – a move that resulted in additional charges.
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Police: Burglary suspect shot by Murfreesboro homeowner

Authorities are investigating whether a Murfreesboro homeowner acted in self-defense Thursday morning after an alleged burglar was shot during a confrontation.

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Suspected drunk driver found passed out at McDonald's
A 24-year-old Murfreesboro woman who was allegedly observed Friday morning stumbling out of a McDonald’s is facing multiple charges after being arrested on suspicion of driving drunk.
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BIZARRE: Neighbor signs own name to steal mattress
A Murfreesboro man who signed his own name on a delivery receipt allegedly stole a mattress that was delivered to his neighbor Monday and gave it to a family member, apparently for no particular reason.
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Police: Drunk driver caught with altered tags
A Murfreesboro resident whose driver’s license is revoked is facing multiple charges after police allegedly caught the intoxicated man Saturday traveling down Old Fort Parkway without any lit headlights.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Police searching for armed robber
CRIME BRIEFS: Police searching for armed robber
Authorities are searching for a suspect who allegedly robbed a Murfreesboro man at gunpoint Monday night in the parking lot of University Gables.
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Storm damages strip of Franklin Road
A portion of Franklin Road has remained closed for more than three hours while crews work to rid the area of downed treas and power lines near Royal Glenn.
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BIZARRE: Pregnant thief attacks mall employee
A pregnant woman wearing a True Religion baseball cap assaulted an employee at Stones River Mall after they were observed shoplifting $300 worth of merchandise,
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Child porn suspect released on $500K bond
Child porn suspect released on $500K bond
A 27-year-old Murfreesboro man accused of possessing numerous pornographic images of children has been released on a $500,000 cash bond, following a preliminary hearing Monday.
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Shelbyville man facing DUI charge
A 25-year-old Shelbyville man with a history of alcohol-related charges in recent months was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Friday after he nearly struck a vehicle on South Maple Street.
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CORRECTED: Man claiming to be US Marshal facing DUI charge
A federal law enforcement agent was arrested Saturday after Murfreesboro police caught the Virginia native allegedly drinking liquor while driving around town.
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Rider seriously injured in dirt bike crash
A young man is in the hospital after crashing his dirt bike in downtown Murfreesboro.
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BIZARRE: Woman threatens suicide over ring
A distraught woman reportedly threatened to kill herself Thursday night when she did not receive an expensive birthday present from her boyfriend.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Police apprehend Alabama fugitive
Murfreesboro police have apprehended a 25-year-old man wanted in connection with several burglaries and thefts that occurred in Madison, Ala.
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Officer barely avoids crash with drunk driver
A 21-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk Monday after police say she nearly crashed into a patrol car before traveling the wrong way down Bradyville Pike in Murfreesboro.
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Officer honored for helping keep schools safe
Officer honored for helping keep schools safe
Sgt. Scott Newberg of the Murfreesboro Police Department has been named STARS award recipient for April 2013.
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Agencies to honor fallen law enforcement officials
Residents are invited to pay tribute to fallen law enforcement officers during an annual memorial service Thursday, May 16, as part of Peace Officers Memorial Day 2013.
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Police: Repeat offender caught drinking in car
A Murfreesboro man who was allegedly caught with an open bottle of liquor last week when police stopped him for driving erratically near Lascassas Pike could face up to $10,000 in fines if convicted of a third offense.
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Authorities apprehend Gold Valley Drive murder suspect
Authorities apprehend Gold Valley Drive murder suspect
Police have arrested the suspect believed to be responsible for the April 29 killing of a woman who was shot inside the same Gold Valley Drive home where her boyfriend committed suicide.
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BIZARRE: Ferrari driver exposes himself indecently
On Friday, April 26, a customer at Clubside Cleaners exposed himself in an inappropriate manner.
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DUI: Friend lets friend drive drunk
One Smyrna man was arrested after allowing his friend to drive his car while both were intoxicated.
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Mother extradited from Mexico for child abuse
A woman is being extradited back to Murfreesboro from Mexico after a grand jury indicted her for child abuse.
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UPDATED: MPD investigating two shooting deaths in same house
One house on Gold Valley Drive in Murfreesboro saw two deaths in two days.
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BIZARRE: Drunken man attempts to fight others
A 31-year-old Murfreesboro man was arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct Sunday, April 21 after a security guard at Stones River Mall called police.
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Robber foiled by skateboard
Murfreesboro Police tracked down an attempted robber Tuesday evening after his victim defended himself with a skateboard in the parking lot of The Boro Bar and Grille.
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DUI of the Week: Murfreesboro man allegedly runs over ex-wife's boyfriend
A Murfreesboro man could be charged with attempted murder after allegedly running over his ex-wife’s boyfriend and fleeing the scene.
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BIZARRE: Unknown pair leaves ashes in man's front yard
A man on Warrior Drive found new meaning to the phrase “spreading ashes” after an unnamed couple left the cremated remains of an individual on his lawn.
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Woman arrested for underage drinking
A young woman was arrested for driving under the influence after Murfreesboro Police found her passed out around 4 o’clock Sunday morning in the drive-thru of the Krystal on Lascassas Pike.
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9-1-1 operators honored at luncheon
Public safety agencies across the county recognize the instrumental role played by telecommunicators during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
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High-speed chase ends in kidnapping charge
High-speed chase ends in kidnapping charge
A Murfreesboro man was arrested after kidnapping a woman and leading police officers on a high speed chase into Cannon County in the early morning hours Monday.
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Man shot in leg at Raider's Ridge
A Murfreesboro man was shot in the early morning hours Sunday at Raider's Ridge Apartments on Wenlon Drive.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Home vandalized in Blackman community
Police are trying to figure out why an unknown number of suspects would vandalize the home of a 70-year-old Murfreesboro woman who lives in the Blackman community.
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Police suspect drugs factor in hit-and-run
Police suspect drugs factor in hit-and-run
A Murfreesboro woman who police believe was high on drugs Saturday when she rammed into the back of a truck on Northfield Boulevard could be facing significant jail time.
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MPD buys new motorcycles
MPD buys new motorcycles
The Murfreesboro Police Department recently purchased four Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Police Motorcycles.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Woman throws tantrum over cat
A woman became so outraged over PAWS refusing to allow her to adopt a kitten that police were forced to respond to the department and explain why she might not be the best candidate to own an animal.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Police looking for alleged rapist
CRIME BRIEFS: Police looking for alleged rapist
Smyrna detectives are asking the public for help in locating a man wanted for allegedly raping a woman in March at his apartment.
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Police: Mom caught drinking with kid in tow
A mother is facing multiple charges after being arrested on suspicion of driving drunk Tuesday following a domestic dispute outside of Crestwood Suites that culminated with her leaving the scene with her son in tow.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Blackman home hit by gunfire
No one was injured Friday night when a stray bullet shattered a bedroom window at an Axelwood Drive home in the Blackman Farm subdivision.
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MPD sergeant graduates from leadership academy
Sgt. Keith Sanders, of the Murfreesboro Police Department, has graduated from the Southeastern Command and Leadership Academy.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Panties targeted in burglary
Police have stepped up patrols near downtown Murfreesboro after a woman discovered someone had apparently spent time rummaging through her lingerie but did not steal anything during a recent burglary.
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Man facing 3rd DUI following crash
A Murfreesboro man who allegedly fled the scene of a wreck Friday was taken into custody a few hours later when police responded to Wal-Mart in reference to an intoxicated person in the parking lot.
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Investigation continues into shooting
Authorities are continuing their investigation into what led up to the Monday shooting that resulted in a boy being injured by stray bullets as he sat in the living room of an east Murfreesboro home.
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Nashville woman accused of sexual battery
Nashville woman accused of sexual battery
A Rutherford County grand jury has indicted a 42-year-old Nashville woman on multiple charges for allegedly fondling a local boy while at a party hosted by his mother in February.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Interested buyer touts package
A man interested in buying a home apparently thought it would be a good idea to send a nude picture of himself in an effort to impress a Murfreesboro real estate agent.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Father accused of harassing woman
A Murfreesboro woman is allegedly being harassed for helping to facilitate a DCS investigation that led to a man losing custody of his children.
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Drunk driver accused of hitting pedestrians
A Lebanon man whose driver’s license is revoked due to previous alcohol-related convictions is facing multiple charges after striking two pedestrians last week near an automotive store on Northwest Broad Street in Murfreesboro.
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Driver in Medical Center Parkway crash dies
On Friday, Murfreesboro Police officers responded to a serious bodily injury crash that occurred at the intersection of Medical Center Parkway and Grantland Avenue.
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Valentine's Day murder case headed to grand jury
Valentine's Day murder case headed to grand jury
A judge ruled Monday there is enough evidence against a man accused of killing his wife on Valentine's Day for the case to be considered by a Rutherford County grand jury.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Forgetful friend punched over ladder
A 48-year-old man who was angry about a ladder not being returned in a timely manner reacted violently Tuesday when his friend came to an Iris Avenue residence to return it.
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Man charged with fleeing from crash
A Murfreesboro man is facing multiple charges after allegedly fleeing the scene of an injury crash Friday night.
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Suspect caught on tape vandalizing laundry mat
Murfreesboro police searching for unidentified man
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Shooting reported at University and Castle
Authorities are on the scene investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday night near University Street in Murfreesboro.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Man offers more than charity
A 40-year-old woman at Old Fort Park was the victim of indecent exposure, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department report filed last week.
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Driver facing multiple charges after crash
A 23-year-old woman who police say fled the scene of an accident Sunday morning is facing multiple charges for allegedly driving while under the influence of various substances.
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Murfreesboro man arrested for 4th DUI offense
A 36-year-old man whose driver's license is revoked is facing a fourth DUI offense following his arrest Wednesday in Murfreesboro.
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Murfreesboro crash victim identified
Police have identified the driver who died Saturday night in a crash on Riverview Drive in Murfreesboro.
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Driver without license facing 2nd DUI
A 30-year-old Murfreesboro man whose driver’s license is revoked was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk early Sunday after police spotted him stopped in the middle of North Rutherford Boulevard.
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Murfreesboro man charged in wife’s death
Murfreesboro man charged in wife’s death
Husband arrested for Valentine's Day killing
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CRIME BRIEFS: Police seek clues in burglary case
CRIME BRIEFS: Police seek clues in burglary case
Murfreesboro detectives are trying to determine who is responsible for stealing more than $13,500 worth of items from a Greenland Drive home.
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Police: Baby born addicted to drugs
Police: Baby born addicted to drugs
A Rutherford County grand jury has indicted a 23-year-old Murfreesboro mother on multiple charges for allegedly taking drugs while she was pregnant.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Police looking for teen runaways
Murfreesboro police are asking the public for help in locating two teenage girls who have been missing since running away from home nearly three months ago.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Man shocked by explicit texts
A man reported Monday that an unidentified suspect – for no apparent reason – had posted his personal photos and phone number in an online advertisement requesting male companionship.
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Man charged with stealing saddles
Man charged with stealing saddles
Law enforcement officials have recovered more than $10,000 worth of horseback riding equipment from an Eagleville man.
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Police: Drunk driver busted with crack pipe
A man accused of driving drunk is facing multiple charges after Murfreesboro police allegedly found an open liquor bottle and drug paraphernalia in his car during a traffic stop.
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Pedestrian dies following Murfreesboro crash
Pedestrian dies following Murfreesboro crash
An MTSU student who was struck by a car Tuesday night on North Rutherford Boulevard has died as a result of his injuries sustained in the crash, according to Murfreesboro police.
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Murfreesboro police investigating serious crash
Murfreesboro police investigating serious crash
One person was critically injured Tuesday night in a crash that occurred on North Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Money stolen using quick change scam
CRIME BRIEFS: Money stolen using quick change scam
Smyrna police are looking for an unidentified man accused of scamming a clerk out of $50 during a Jan. 20 transaction at Game Stop.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Lawyer receives strange threat
Police are trying to figure out why a suspect using his personal e-mail address would contact a Murfreesboro lawyer claiming he had been hired to kill the man.
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Overall crime rate falls in Murfreesboro
Even though the 2012 overall crime rate in Murfreesboro declined by 8 percent due to efforts aimed at stopping property-related offenses, the number of some types of violent incidents rose last year.
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Habitual offender facing 10th DUI charge
Habitual offender facing 10th DUI charge
A West Tennessee man who has had a string of alcohol-related convictions over the past decade has been charged with his 10th offense for allegedly driving under the influence Friday night in Murfreesboro.
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Suspect arrested for 2011 homicide
Suspect arrested for 2011 homicide
Police have charged a 22-year-old man in connection with the December 2011 shooting death of Bruce Thomas, who was killed outside of his Lakeshore Drive home in Murfreesboro.
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NAACP praises Civil Rights Week
NAACP praises Civil Rights Week
The first-ever Civil Rights Week wrapped up Monday after a weeklong series of educational and fun events sponsored by the Murfreesboro chapter of the NAACP.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Police puzzled by false fire claims
For nearly a month, Murfreesboro police have been trying to figure out why a woman has called 9-1-1 multiple times saying various buildings are on fire, even though none of her claims have been true.
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Couple caught drinking with kid in car
Couple caught drinking with kid in car
A Murfreesboro couple are facing multiple charges after police allegedly busted them drinking an alcoholic beverage Saturday while they were traveling with a child in the car.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Man assaulted over high beams
Police are investigating allegations that a man was recently assaulted outside of Outback Steakhouse after he apparently flashed his high-beam lights at another driver while both of them were waiting for takeout orders.
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MPD trades gift cards for guns
MPD trades gift cards for guns
The Murfreesboro Police Department collected about 20 guns at its Gift Cards for Guns event held Thursday afternoon, spokesman Kyle Evans said.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Search for assault suspects continues
CRIME BRIEFS: Search for assault suspects continues
The search continues for two unidentified women who allegedly stole $500 worth of designer boots and nearly ran over a loss prevention officer outside of Belk at The Avenue Murfreesboro.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Woman scared by evil spirit
Police have yet to figure out why a woman claimed an evil entity had invaded her South Rutherford Boulevard residence Monday and insisted that medical personnel take her to the hospital for a drug test, even though it had been weeks since she smoked marijuana.
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Several people indicted for prescription fraud
Several people indicted for prescription fraud
Murfreesboro police bust drug operation
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Bartender facing 5th DUI charge
Bartender facing 5th DUI charge
A 28-year-old bartender was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday after he allegedly fled the scene of crash in Murfreesboro.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Women held at gunpoint outside mall
A masked man allegedly held three women at gunpoint when he tried to rob them Monday night as the trio was walking to their cars outside of the Stones River Mall in Murfreesboro.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Mail thrown in the street
Police were called Dec. 28 to West McKnight Drive after a man came home from work and discovered that his mailbox, along with several others in the area, had been tampered with by an unknown number of suspects.
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Woman facing multiple charges after New Year's Eve crash
A 22-year-old woman is facing serious charges in connection with an injury crash on New Year’s Eve near the intersection of West Northfield Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
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Bizarre in the Boro: Woman vomits on cop to avoid arrest
On Christmas Eve, a shoplifter faked a panic attack to fight arrest, and when that didn't work, she threatened a Murfreesboro Police officer and vomited on another.
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DUI of the Week: Man drives drunk with child in car
A local man was arrested for driving under the influence Tuesday, Dec. 18 after a Murfreesboro Police officer allegedly noticed multiple traffic violations and found a child in the car.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Woman punched in road rage incident
An unidentified male suspect punched a 47-year-old woman in the face Thursday during a road rage incident on South Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
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City Council approves new buses
The Murfreesboro City Council approved replacing Rover buses and radios for the Police Department at its regular Thursday meeting.
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Woman arrested for 3rd DUI offense
A 23-year-old woman who has been convicted of two previous offenses was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday after police received a tip of a drunk driver traveling down Journey Drive.
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Authorities find no evidence of bomb
Authorities find no evidence of bomb
Juvenile court resumes following threat
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H. Adam Pewitt Jr.
H. Adam Pewitt Jr.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Rape suspects to appear in court
CRIME BRIEFS: Rape suspects to appear in court
Two suspects charged in unrelated cases involving allegations of child rape are scheduled to be arraigned Monday, Dec. 17, in Rutherford County Circuit Court.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Meth lab suspects face several charges
CRIME BRIEFS: Meth lab suspects face several charges
Two Murfreesboro residents accused of making meth at Campus Crossings are facing numerous felony charges in connection with the case.
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UPDATED: Plane crash at Murfreesboro Airport injures one
UPDATED: Plane crash at Murfreesboro Airport injures one
Upon arrival, crews discovered a single engine airplane with 49-year-old Randall Ray, trapped, but awake and alert.
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Woman driving wrong way charged with DUI
A 26-year-old woman who was arrested Saturday has been charged with driving under the influence after police allegedly caught her heading in the wrong direction around the Square in downtown Murfreesboro.
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MPD, Wal-Mart partner for Shop With A Cop
MPD, Wal-Mart partner for Shop With A Cop
Officers with the Murfreesboro Police Department took children shopping at the Wal-Mart on Saturday during the annual Shop With A Cop program.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Purse snatching under investigation
A 68-year-old woman suffered minor injuries Thursday afternoon when an unidentified suspect snatched her purse and pushed her to the ground outside of Kroger in the 2300 block of Memorial Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Man injured during home invasion
CRIME BRIEFS: Man injured during home invasion
A 62-year-old man was injured Tuesday when he attempted to fend off a knife-wielding suspect who barged into his residence at University Terrace Apartments in Murfreesboro.
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Driver with open beer facing 4th DUI charge
A La Vergne man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence for the fourth time after he was allegedly caught with an open container of beer in his car.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Nurse attacks pregnant niece
A woman became so angry over a towel that she assaulted her niece who is eight months pregnant during an argument Tuesday at a South Church Street hotel.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Men sought in store theft
CRIME BRIEFS: Men sought in store theft
Smyrna police are asking the public for help in identifying two men who allegedly stole tools from Gil’s Ace Hardware in early October.
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Nashville dispatcher arrested for DUI
Nashville dispatcher arrested for DUI
A woman employed as a 9-1-1 dispatcher in Davidson County was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday after she was allegedly observed swerving in and out of traffic in Murfreesboro.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Warrant issued for sex offender
CRIME BRIEFS: Warrant issued for sex offender
An arrest warrant has been issued for a convicted sex offender who has allegedly failed to report to officials with the Murfreesboro Police Department.
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Fallen police remembered in La Vergne
While holiday lights sparkle, lone blue lights are visible in some windows as a tribute to the police officers who have been killed in the line of duty.
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MPD sergeant graduates from academy
Murfreesboro Police Department Detective Sgt. Mike Taylor successfully completed the National Forensic Academy.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Drunk driver tries to bribe police
After a man was recently detained for driving down Reid Avenue while waving a shotgun out of the window, Murfreesboro police were left shaking their heads when he attempted to bribe his way out of trouble.
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Murfreesboro driver facing 2nd DUI offense
A 28-year-old Murfreesboro man who allegedly tried to flee from a traffic accident Friday is facing his second driving under the influence charge less than two years after being convicted of his first offense.
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CRIME BRIEFS: La Vergne police seek identity of suspects
CRIME BRIEFS: La Vergne police seek identity of suspects
Police are asking the public for help in identifying a man and woman wanted in connection with the October burglary of a laundromat in La Vergne.
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Murfreesboro police officer receives MADD award
Murfreesboro police officer receives MADD award
Mothers Against Drunk Driving has named a Murfreesboro law enforcement official as the Tennessee Officer of the Year.
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Council approves more fuel-efficient cars for police
Council approves more fuel-efficient cars for police
Thursday's meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council included a proposal to purchase 25 new Ford Police Interceptor for the Murfreesboro Police Department.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Nude woman stirs chaos
A week later, police are still trying figure out why a 55-year-old crying woman ran outside nude and eventually locked herself in the bathroom of her residence in the 1300 block of North Rutherford Boulevard.
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Wrecks shut down Southeast Broad Street
Wrecks shut down Southeast Broad Street
One person was seriously injured Friday morning in a crash that occurred on Southeast Broad Street near State Route 840 in Murfreesboro.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Mother indicted for child abuse
A 29-year-old Murfreesboro mother has been indicted by a Rutherford County grand jury on multiple child abuse charges two months after her newborn twins tested positive for cocaine and opiates.
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Habitual offender facing 6th DUI charge
A 51-year-old man who narrowly missed crashing into a Murfreesboro police officer Friday could face up to one year in jail and $15,000 in fines if convicted of driving under the influence for the sixth time.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna police issue warrants for suspects
CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna police issue warrants for suspects
Authorities have identified two of the three suspects wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a man Monday at Fairfield Inn in Smyrna.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Woman threatened over tobacco
A woman allegedly threatened to kill a homeless person Thursday afternoon when she asked for tobacco while standing outside McDonald’s in the 100 block of Southeast Broad Street in Murfreesboro.
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MPD officer decommissioned after child abuse charge
MPD officer decommissioned after child abuse charge
A Murfreesboro police officer has been placed on administrative duty after being indicted on a misdemeanor child abuse charge this week by the Rutherford County grand jury.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Toilet paper too much for women
Two women who apparently did not want to spend money on toilet paper were caught Oct. 28 throwing several rolls that were on display outside of the Dollar General on Cason Lane in a car.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Police seek help identifying suspects
CRIME BRIEFS: Police seek help identifying suspects
Authorities are asking the public for help in identifying two suspects who have allegedly broken into vehicles and used stolen credit cards recently at Murfreesboro stores.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Vandals mark territory on equipment
An unknown number of suspects spray painted several numbers and drew a sexually explicit picture Monday night on equipment at the site of a new apartment complex that has received flack from nearby residents.
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Underage man charged with DUI after crash
A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving while he was intoxicated Saturday after crashing his vehicle into a brick mailbox just before 1 a.m. near the intersection of Haynes and Wiltshire drives in Murfreesboro.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Couple escape from kidnapper
A married couple managed to escape from an armed suspect Monday night after being kidnapped at gunpoint from a home located in the Regenwood subdivision in north Murfreesboro.
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Investigation continues into drive-by shooting
Investigation continues into drive-by shooting
An investigation continues into the Tuesday night drive-by shooting that injured a 21-year-old man as he stood outside of a house on Sherrill Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
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Police on scene of Murfreesboro shooting
Police on scene of Murfreesboro shooting
Detectives are investigating a shooting that injured at least one person Tuesday night near the intersection of Olympia Place and Sherrill Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Couple annoyed by aliens
A couple reportedly called police four times within a seven-hour period last week insisting that alien-like creatures had invaded their Elliot Drive home, noting the situation was creating havoc in their lives.
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UPDATE: Murfreesboro police investigating serious injury crash
UPDATE: Murfreesboro police investigating serious injury crash
One driver and a passenger were flown to Vanderbilt after a Friday evening crash shut down South Church Street during rush hour.
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Police: Man seriously injured in stabbing
Police: Man seriously injured in stabbing
A man remains in serious condition following a stabbing Thursday evening in the 500 block of North Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro.
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Speeding driver accused of 2nd DUI
A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated Saturday after police allegedly observed him speeding near the intersection of West Clark Boulevard and Poplar Avenue in Murfreesboro.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Search continues for wanted sex offender
CRIME BRIEFS: Search continues for wanted sex offender
The search continues for a 22-year-old convicted sex offender who has managed to elude authorities for nearly two weeks since he removed his GPS monitoring device.
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Suspect sought in debit card fraud
Murfreesboro Police are looking for a man suspected of using a stolen debit card at the Old Fort Parkway Walmart.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Hackers target manufacturing company
An employee discovered Thursday morning that an unidentified suspect hacked into the computer system of Southeastern Technologies to gain access to company information and use the server for illegal activity.
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House fire discovered during warrants roundup
During a warrants roundup Wednesday, authorities discovered a fire at Hanover Apartments and quickly turned their attention to saving lives.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Woman goes ballistic over phone
Two police officers were allegedly assaulted Thursday when they responded to the Sprint store in reference to an irate woman upset over a broken cell phone after she erupted into a fit of rage and began throwing things at employees.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Man suspected of raping children
CRIME BRIEFS: Man suspected of raping children
An investigation continues into whether a Murfreesboro man who allegedly admitted to raping a 4-year-old girl may have had contact with other children.
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Man arrested for DUI after fleeing crash
A 24-year-old man who police say was driving drunk is facing multiple charges for allegedly fleeing the scene after he rammed his car into a fire hydrant Sunday night near Greenland Drive in Murfreesboro.
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Burglary case highlights importance of preparation
Burglary case highlights importance of preparation
Rutherford County law enforcement officials are encouraging residents to inventory valuable items in case their home is ever targeted by criminals.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Couple fight over lunch
Police were called to a Murfreesboro residence Thursday after a married couple got into an extremely heated argument over how the woman’s husband paid for lunch.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna man gets life in prison for murder
A 51-year-old Smyrna man who admitted to killing a police captain in Chester County was sentenced Thursday to life in federal prison without the possibility of parole.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Armed woman robs restaurant
Police are looking for a female suspect who allegedly robbed a Shoney’s manager at gunpoint Sunday night in the 1900 block of South Church Street in Murfreesboro.
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Christiana driver charged with 3rd DUI
A 47-year-old man whose license is revoked was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Friday evening after being stopped for a broken light on South Church Street in Murfreesboro.
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Sheriff's Office continues probe into break-ins
Sheriff's Office continues probe into break-ins
Serial burglary suspect likely to face more charges
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Feces smeared on house
An unidentified suspect smeared feces Thursday on a Maricopa Drive house while a terrified woman who is visiting from India hid in her daughter’s kitchen.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Group chased by armed suspect
CRIME BRIEFS: Group chased by armed suspect
A man was quickly apprehended Friday after he allegedly threatened to kill residents and randomly fired an air soft pistol outside Brownstone Apartments in Murfreesboro.
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Residents encouraged to dispose of old drugs
Law enforcement agencies are asking residents to turn in unwanted prescription drugs Saturday, Sept. 29, at various Drug Take Back disposal sites that will be available throughout Rutherford County.
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Murfreesboro man facing 4th DUI charge
A 35-year-old man who was arrested Friday morning near the entrance of Old Fort Park could face up to one year in jail and $15,000 in fines if convicted of driving under the influence for the fourth time.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Two men facing rape charges
CRIME BRIEFS: Two men facing rape charges
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of raping a 19-year-old woman during a late-night party last week at an Ohio Court residence.
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Murfreesboro Police holds Rape Aggression Defense classes
The Murfreesboro Police Department will hold a R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) basic physical defense class for women beginning Oct. 4.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Pastor charged with money laundering
CRIME BRIEFS: Pastor charged with money laundering
A federal grand jury has indicted a Murfreesboro pastor on nine counts of money laundering as part of an investigation into a large-scale, illegal drug operation in Middle Tennessee.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Family robbed at gunpoint in home invasion
Police are looking for the suspect who allegedly robbed a Murfreesboro family at gunpoint Sunday during a late-night home invasion in the 200 block of Battle Avenue.
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Police looking for attempted bank robbery suspect
Police looking for attempted bank robbery suspect
Authorities are continuing their search for an unidentified man who managed to escape apprehension Wednesday after allegedly trying to rob a Bank of America branch.
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Bizarre in the Boro: Man finds strange sex toy
Police responded Monday night to a Haynes Manor apartment in reference to a possible burglary.
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Driver with suspended license facing DUI charge
A Murfreesboro man whose license is suspended was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Tuesday after being pulled over for driving erratically and speeding down Fourth Avenue.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Pair arrested after fighting outside club
Man fires shots on ex-girlfriend’s home; Truck stolen from dealership
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Bizarre in the Boro: Woman sets hair on fire before overdosing
On Tuesday, Sept. 4, Murfreesboro Police responded to a report of an overdose to find the victim lethragic with burned hair.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Woman receives death threat
An unidentified man claiming to be a hitman allegedly threatened to kill a 40-year-old woman Monday morning at her Jetton Drive home in Murfreesboro.
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Arrest made in wallet theft
Arrest made in wallet theft
The arrest came after the suspect saw his picture and a short video that was released Friday, Aug. 31.
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Cookout turns deadly
A drive-by shooting in the early morning hours of Labor Day leaves man from Alabama dead.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Police nab man wanted on numerous charges
A man wanted on numerous felony charges was apprehended Wednesday.
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Bizarre in the Boro: Gang member goes to police for help
A Murfreesboro man reported Aug. 23 he was in fear of being shot after confronting a fellow Hispanic gang member for allegedly violating protocol by breaking into his mother’s home a few days earlier.
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Camera catches thief red-handed
Camera catches thief red-handed
Murfreesboro Police need help finding a man suspected of stealing a wallet from a local convenience store.
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Smyrna man facing second DUI charge
A Smyrna man wanted in Franklin County was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday after police were called to the White Castle restaurant in reference to someone passed out in the parking lot.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Alleged prostitution ring uncovered
CRIME BRIEFS: Alleged prostitution ring uncovered
Law enforcement officials are investigating whether a missing Murfreesboro woman who is mentally challenged could be caught up in a prostitution ring that has ties to Memphis.
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Local philanthropist offers additional reward for information about burglary
Local philanthropist offers additional reward for information about burglary
Dr. Liz Rhea offers a $10,000 reward for information about the burglar of her Murfreesboro home.
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Vigilant residents key to preventing vandalisms
In addition to reports of damaged city property, residents have experienced several cases of vandalism in recent weeks, and officials say neighborhood watches are instrumental in combating such crimes.
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CRIME BRIEFS: College student assaulted near campus
California fugitive apprehended; Movie theater receives bomb threat: Woman robbed at gunpoint
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Police bust drunk driver with open containers in car
A 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Friday night after police allegedly found open containers of alcohol inside his vehicle when he was stopped for speeding on West Northfield Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
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Woman charged with DUI after fleeing crash
Woman charged with DUI after fleeing crash
A woman who admitted to taking pills before driving is facing multiple charges for allegedly fleeing the scene after plowing into a brick mailbox Friday on Kensington Drive.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Armed trio busted with stolen car
Dozens of bras taken from retailer; Murfreesboro playground vandalized; Women accused of theft
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Another motorcycle crash leaves rider dead
Another motorcycle crash leaves rider dead
The Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team is investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred Tuesday night on South Rutherford Boulevard.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Hearing set for mom charged in toddler deaths
Man accused of assaulting girlfriend; Unruly juveniles suspected in vandalism; Teenager nearly kidnapped
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One dead, one injured in Sunday morning shooting
One dead, one injured in Sunday morning shooting
The Murfreesboro Police Department responded to 1425 Benley Street to investigate a shooting that occurred around 4 a.m. Sunday morning. Officers discovered that Terrelle Shannon, 21, of Benley Street, had been shot during an argument.
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
An angry woman warned that she is just as strong as a man early Tuesday morning when she allegedly called multiple times threatening to assault her boyfriend's sister.
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Drunk driver strikes Murfreesboro pedestrian
A 65-year-old man is facing multiple charges after being arrested Friday on suspicion of striking a pedestrian while driving down South Church Street in Murfreesboro.
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Authorities searching for convicted felon
Authorities searching for convicted felon
An Antioch man who has admitted to trying to murder someone is being sought by police after he escaped detection while awaiting sentencing in the case.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Shots fired at two apartment complexes
Within a span of three hours, police responded to two separate reports of gunshots early Monday in the parking lots of University Gables at College Park and Rutherford Woodlands apartments in Murfreesboro.
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Murfreesboro publisher accused of harassment
Murfreesboro publisher accused of harassment
Rutherford Reader caught up in controversy
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Wreck closes North Rutherford Boulevard
Wreck closes North Rutherford Boulevard
A crash Wednesday afternoon closed part of North Rutherford Boulevard between Alumni Drive and West Main Street in Murfreesboro.
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
Police are continuing their investigation into who would have keyed the word "stoopid" onto a woman's vehicle that was parked outside of her Chopin Court North home in Murfreesboro.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Teen facing second indecent exposure charge
CRIME BRIEFS: Teen facing second indecent exposure charge
An 18-year-old man who is already facing one count of indecent exposure was again arrested on suspicion of doing the same thing Monday while inside the Stones River Mall in Murfreesboro.
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Female driver busted with pills
Female driver busted with pills
A Smithville woman who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday is facing multiple charges.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Murfreesboro man accused of child rape
An 18-year-old Murfreesboro man accused of raping a 7-year-old girl was arrested Tuesday after allegedly admitting she was telling the truth.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna man charged with child rape
Alabama fugitive apprehended; Suspects in gang-related slaying sentenced;
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Palmer Smith loses appeal, ordered to jail
Palmer Smith loses appeal, ordered to jail
Smith was the husband of Marcie Smith, who was reported missing on Dec. 7, 2007.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Police apprehend robbery suspect
CRIME BRIEFS: Police apprehend robbery suspect
Elder abuse suspect arrested; Woman raped by man while on date; Man accused of trying to molest girl
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Man accused of driving while high on pills
A 27-year-old man is facing multiple charges after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Friday when police responded to multiple reports that an erratic driver nearly crashed into two cars near a Rite Aid in Murfreesboro.
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Crime Stoppers honors county's best
Crime Stoppers honors county's best
Rutherford County’s top cops were honored Monday at the annual Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year banquet.
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MPD searches for suspects
Murfreesboro police are asking for help identifying two suspects wanted in connection to a robbery Thursday afternoon at Bell Jewelers.
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Man charged with reckless endangerment

A local man was arrested Friday, July 6 and charged with reckless endangerment.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Detectives investigating shooting
An 18-year-old man was shot in the leg during an altercation over money Thursday night outside of the CiCi's Pizza Buffet in the 200 block of Memorial Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Two men cited for burning
Also, man’s truck vandalized; Illinois fugitive apprehended; Business owner arrested on drug charges
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Shelbyville man charged with third DUI
A Shelbyville man whose license is revoked was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Friday after being involved in a traffic accident near Imperial Inn in Murfreesboro.
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
An intoxicated woman who called 9-1-1 multiple times complaining her male neighbor is in love with her husband was arrested Saturday after she refused to listen to police.
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Man without license charged with DUI
A 26-year-old Manchester man whose license is revoked is facing multiple charges after allegedly telling police Sunday morning he was handicap due to being intoxicated.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Siegel High coach charged with DUI
CRIME BRIEFS: Siegel High coach charged with DUI
A Siegel High School basketball coach was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday morning after crashing his vehicle in front of the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center.
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Murfreesboro Police gets funds to replace outdated radios
Murfreesboro Police gets funds to replace outdated radios
The two-way radios currently used by Murfreesboro police date back to the early 1970s
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Murfreesboro Police locate car involved in hit and run
MPD still needs help locating the driver and any passengers who might have been riding in the vehicle at the time of the crash.
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Murfreesboro woman charged with fourth DUI offense
A Murfreesboro woman who allegedly admitted she was intoxicated is facing multiple charges after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence – her fourth such offense.
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
A woman discovered Wednesday an unknown number of suspects broke the glass top of a patio table and took four patio chairs from behind her Chelanie Circle home in Murfreesboro.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Identity of assault suspect sought
CRIME BRIEFS: Identity of assault suspect sought
Police are asking for help in identifying the suspect believed to be responsible for the brutal attack of a 19-year old man during a Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity party in Murfreesboro.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Police investigating late-night robbery
A 23-year-old woman was allegedly robbed Monday night while walking to a friend’s house behind Tractor Supply Company near South Rutherford and Mercury boulevards in Murfreesboro.
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Arraignments set for men charged with statutory rape
Two men indicted earlier this month on statutory rape charges in unrelated cases are both scheduled to appear Monday, June 18, in Rutherford County Circuit Court in Murfreesboro.
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Woman crashes car into law office
Woman crashes car into law office
A Murfreesboro woman who crashed her vehicle through the front of Eischeid Law Office before dawn Friday is facing multiple charges for allegedly fleeing the scene of the accident because she was intoxicated.
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
On Monday, an elderly Murfreesboro man barged into Past Time Barber Shop on South Maple Street insisting the manager return a set of CDs he had given the employees the day before.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Home invasion suspect arrested
CRIME BRIEFS: Home invasion suspect arrested
A 24-year-old Murfreesboro man who is a convicted felon is facing multiple charges in connection with a home invasion Wednesday of a Newton Avenue residence.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Teen charged with indecent exposure
An 18-year-old man was arrested Saturday after he was allegedly caught fondling himself as he followed a woman into the electronics department at Wal-Mart in Murfreesboro.
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Decherd man caught driving with open container
A Decherd man without a license is facing multiple charges after being arrested Friday when police reportedly observed him driving near downtown Murfreesboro with an open container of alcohol in his lap.
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Suspect in Social Security bomb threat arrested
Suspect in Social Security bomb threat arrested
Officials have confirmed a 49-year-old Dickson County man was taken into custody Monday after he allegedly threatened to blow up the U.S. Social Security Administration building.
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UPDATED: Bomb scare on the Square
UPDATED: Bomb scare on the Square

Caller threatens judge's life

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Drunk driver accused of assaulting police
A Murfreesboro woman who crashed her vehicle Saturday in the parking lot of Chelsea Place Apartments is facing multiple charges for allegedly assaulting three police officers as she was being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Elder abuse under investigation
Police have opened an investigation into whether a 57-year-old woman recovering from a hip fracture is the victim of elderly abuse after she was found Friday lying on the kitchen floor in her North Rutherford Boulevard home unable to call for help.
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Police credit mother’s diligence for bust
Although law enforcement has been praised for preventing a former Oakland Middle School student teacher from sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl, much of the credit is owed to her mother.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna couple arrested on drug charges
A couple accused of operating a large-scale drug operation out of their Rocky Fork Almaville Road home in Smyrna were arrested Wednesday after allegedly selling undercover detectives hundreds of illegally obtained pills.
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Man charged with DUI after crashing roommate's car
A Murfreesboro man was arrested Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence when he allegedly crashed one of his roommate’s cars on Violet Court as he was leaving to get more beer – less than six months after being convicted of two DUI offenses.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Apartment burglaries under investigation
Detectives are looking for a suspect who fled Friday night from University Pointe Apartments after being confronted when he attempted to burglarize a man’s residence.
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Murfreesboro Police join 'Click It or Ticket' campaign
Murfreesboro Police join 'Click It or Ticket' campaign
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Motorcycle crash kills driver
The helmet the driver was wearing did not appear to be DOT approved.
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
On Monday, police arrested a homeless woman on suspicion of lying after she allegedly reported being stabbed by her ex-girlfriend so that she could have a free place to sleep.
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Man with loaded gun charged with DUI
A Murfreesboro man who had a loaded gun in his car is facing multiple charges after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday when police pulled him over for speeding on Old Fort Parkway.
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Madden conviction ends yearlong saga
Madden conviction ends yearlong saga
Jurors find former MTSU student guilty
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Madden Trial: Closing arguments begin
Madden Trial: Closing arguments begin
Attorneys argued their cases to jurors Monday
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
A woman identifying herself as someone who lived on Cason Lane in Murfreesboro called a West Main Street law office employee’s cell phone Monday to report she had just shot her baby in the head and wanted someone to come help her bury the body.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Girl bullied via Facebook
Also woman accuses stepbrother of rape
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Defense: Madden never planned to kill Stewart
Defense: Madden never planned to kill Stewart
The 19-year-old Memphis woman on trial for first-degree murder testified Saturday she never intended to kill Lady Raider basketball player Tina Stewart during an altercation last year at Raider’s Crossing in Murfreesboro.
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Murfreesboro woman charged with second DUI offense
A Murfreesboro woman whose license is suspended allegedly admitted to taking medication when she was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Tuesday after being pulled over by police on Lascassas Highway.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Farm equipment stolen from company
Another motorcycle stolen from apartment; Man charged with child rape
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Thief caught on tape
Thief caught on tape
Murfreesboro Police need the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a burglary, which occurred April 30.
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Prosecutors: Madden did not act in self-defense
If a former Middle Tennessee State University student charged with first-degree murder acted in self-defense, Lady Raider basketball player Tina Stewart would not have been left alone to die after being stabbed during an altercation last year, prosecutors agrued.
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91-year-old man dies in crash
MPD investigates first fatality on Murfreesboro roads in 2012
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
A Murfreesboro woman who admitted she voluntarily paid $600 for a life reading at Psychic Readings reported Tuesday that the Northwest Broad Street company stole the money.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Woman raped on first date
A woman reported being raped before dawn Friday outside of Gilligan’s in Murfreesboro by a Nashville man who she recently met through an online dating site.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Woman finds bullet hole in car
A 21-year-old woman discovered Monday her vehicle was damaged by a bullet two days earlier while visiting friends at Toddington Heights Apartments – the same night police responded to reports of shots fired.
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Woman leaves crash to get pills
A 25-year-old woman who crashed a friend’s car into a telephone pole before dawn Friday near the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro is facing multiple charges after allegedly fleeing the scene to get hydrocodone pills.
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UPDATE: Missing Murfreesboro man located
UPDATE: Missing Murfreesboro man located
On Tuesday, law enforcement officials found a 33-year-old Murfreesboro man who disappeared Friday from his Greenland Drive home.
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Police seek help in Murfreesboro man's disappearance
Police seek help in Murfreesboro man's disappearance
Law enforcement officials are asking the public for assistance in locating a 33-year-old Murfreesboro man who disappeared Friday from his Greenland Drive home.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Suspect charged with criminal impersonation
Woman scammed out of thousands; Man exposes himself to neighbors
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Sheriff's Office, MPD takes back drugs
Don’t throw the prescriptions away. Instead, bring the medications for disposal to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office or MTMC.
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DUI of the Week: Jamestown man facing multiple charges
A 30-year-old man without a driver’s license was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday after an employee of the Florence Station Gas Store reported an intoxicated man would not leave the premises.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Motorcycle stolen from apartment
Suspicious activity reported; Man accused of giving alcohol to minors; Armed robbery under investigation; Customer assaults store employee
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DUI of the Week: Smyrna man charged with second offense
A Smyrna man who had an active warrant for failing to appear in court was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday when police allegedly observed him driving recklessly around the Square.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Drive-by shooting under investigation
An investigation has been opened into reports of an unidentified suspect who allegedly shot at a driver in a truck just before 10 p.m. Monday on Riviera Drive.
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
When a Murfreesboro man discovered Monday his car had been burglarized while parked in the 400 block of Bell Street, he realized only two items had been taken – a used breast pump and calculator.
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DUI of the Week: Woman caught asleep behind wheel
A Murfreesboro woman who was arrested after she fell asleep in her car Friday night while at Sonic Drive-In on South Church Street allegedly admitted to taking various medications before driving.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Cash advance store burglarized again
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Authorities alert ATF over discovery
Police discovered Thursday a man who was illegally residing in a vacant Murfreesboro home had a zip drive containing information about manufacturing methamphetamine and making homemade explosive devices.
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DUI of the Week: Driver arrested after failing to yield
A Murfreesboro man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday after allegedly driving around first responders who had just arrived at the scene of an injury crash on Saint Andrews Drive.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Weapons taken in Murfreesboro burglary
Alleged rape under investigation; Suspects in stabbing case sought; Antique silverware reported stolen
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MPD arrests juvenile in Benley Street vandalism case
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MPD RAD still accepting applications
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DUI of the Week: Man arrested after fleeing crash
A Murfreesboro man who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence is facing multiple charges after allegedly fleeing the scene of a two-car injury crash March 22 near January Street.
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Convicted felon sentenced to six years for ATM robbery
One of the suspects charged in connection with the September 2011 holdup of a man at a Regions Bank drive-up ATM machine on Middle Tennessee Boulevard pled guilty to aggravated robbery Monday in Rutherford County Circuit Court.
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CRIME BRIEFS: South American man with suspended license arrested
Neighborhood tagged with gang graffiti; Home invasion under investigation; Woman finds children’s clothes at school; and Social media leds to child rape arrest
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NFL prospect charged with domestic assault
NFL prospect charged with domestic assault
A former MTSU football player was arrested before dawn Monday on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend.
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MTSU police arrest man on child pornography charges
MTSU police arrest man on child pornography charges
A Murfreesboro man accused of taking nude photos of his girlfriend’s 4-year-old daughter is facing multiple charges after being arrested by MTSU police.
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
A neighbor’s security camera recorded a man allegedly stealing a woman’s package of adult-related products March 17 from her Greenland Drive apartment – some of which he kept before throwing away the rest of the goods.
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Partnership to offer missing person alerts
The Murfreesboro Police Department has formalized an agreement with a nonprofit organization to incorporate the latest technological methods to search locally for missing and endangered people.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Former city employee charged with statutory rape
Franklin Road tanning salon burglarized; Suspect in Wenlon Drive shooting arrested; Man accused of raping 67-year-old woman
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DUI of the Week: Christiana man with revoked license arrested
A Christiana man whose license is revoked was arrested March 14 on suspicion of driving under the influence following a two-car injury crash on South Church Street in Murfreesboro.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Used needles found on playground
Items stolen from Murfreesboro gym; Man accused of assaulting girlfriend; gas station robbed; and parents arrested following fight
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DUI of the Week: Driver busted with marijuana
A Smyrna man is facing multiple drug-related charges after he was allegedly caught with prescription drugs and marijuana Friday when police pulled him over for speeding on Medical Center Parkway.
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Murfreesboro Fire Department captain placed on leave

A captain at the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Station 3 has been placed on administration leave until an investigation into the discovery of a brown substance on department grounds is completed.

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Death of Murfreesboro man ruled homicide
Death of Murfreesboro man ruled homicide
The Rutherford County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the man who was found dead last week inside an abandoned Southeast Broad Street home was a victim of homicide.
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Body found at abandoned Murfreesboro home
Body found at abandoned Murfreesboro home
Law enforcement officials are investigating the death of an unidentified man who was found Friday at an abandoned home in the 700 block of Southeast Broad Street in Murfreesboro.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Tools stolen from home near downtown
Man caught with meth outside hotel; Student raped near campus; Manager discovers well-made counterfeit bill; and La Vergne robbery suspect arrested
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Jail administrator facing multiple charges
Jail administrator facing multiple charges
The director of operations for a Davidson County jail was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday on South Church Street in Murfreesboro.
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Police increasing noise enforcement efforts
The Murfreesboro Police Department will be increasing noise enforcement efforts over the next several weeks, according to a press release.
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Kansas woman charged with statutory rape to appear in court
Kansas woman charged with statutory rape to appear in court
The woman accused of having sex with a teenage runaway outside of a Wal-Mart in Murfreesboro is scheduled to appear Thursday in court.
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Suspect in Thursday shooting still at large
Suspect in Thursday shooting still at large
Witnesses asked to call CrimeStoppers
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Man shot in Wenlon Drive home
Man shot in Wenlon Drive home
Police are looking for the suspect who allegedly shot a man multiple times Thursday night inside of a townhouse on Wenlon Drive.
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Cash advance burglaries under investigation
Cash advance burglaries under investigation
Suspects target multiple stores in weekend spree
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CRIME BRIEFS: Woman sexually assaulted by customer
Fraternity party turns violent; Man robbed at gunpoint; Suspicious activity reported
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CRIME BRIEFS: Club accused of selling to minors
Also, police bust on-campus drug operation
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DUI of the Week: Man tries to use cigarettes as ID
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Update: MPD arrests six in connection with Cason Lane shooting
The Murfreesboro Police Department arrested six Tuesday in connection with a shooting around 5:10 Monday night near Cason Lane Academy.
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DUI of the Week: Manchester man caught driving in median
A 33-year-old Manchester man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence without a license after he was caught allegedly weaving in and out of the median on South Church Street.
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Hobgood to get facelift
The Murfreesboro City Schools director proposed to expand Hobgood Elementary School Thursday during the City Council meeting.
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Occupy Murfreesboro attorneys file motion to dismiss citations
Occupy Murfreesboro attorneys file motion to dismiss citations
Defense argues encampment protected by free speech
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CRIME BRIEFS: Meth lab discovered
Trailer stolen from Special Kids Inc.; Gun stolen in car burglary; Multiple people arrested after fight
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DUI of the Week: Man charged after driving with no headlights
A Manchester man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday when police allegedly observed him driving a car with no headlights on near the intersection of Old Fort Parkway and Fortress Boulevard.
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Occupy Murfreesboro court hearings pushed back
Occupy Murfreesboro court hearings pushed back
Court proceedings concerning citations issued to Occupy Murfreesboro protesters were pushed back again Tuesday after a city attorney argued more time was needed to review a motion to dismiss all of the cases
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CRIME BRIEFS: Woman raped at knifepoint
Suspicious activity reported; Police looking for robbery suspect ; Two men busted with cocaine
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DUI of the Week: Man charged after napping in car
A Nashville man is facing multiple charges after being arrested Jan. 28 when police allegedly found him asleep in his car while parked on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
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Police chase on Bradyville Pike Monday afternoon
Murfreesboro Police chased an allegedly stolen car on Bradyville Pike Monday afternoon.
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
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Driver describes close call with death
Driver describes close call with death
Murfreesboro man narrowly escapes injury
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Police chief briefs City Council on crime rate
Thursday’s meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council included a presentation of annual crime statistics by Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman, several road abandonments, and scheduling of a public hearing for rezoning property along Memorial Boulevard.
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Police to offer self-defense course
Police to offer self-defense course
The Murfreesboro Police Department will be conducting a Rape Aggression Defense class for women beginning in February.
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Murfreesboro crime rate slightly increases
Murfreesboro crime rate slightly increases
Although the number of violent crimes reported to the Murfreesboro Police Department decreased last year, the overall rate increased by 1 percent, according to data released last week.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Storage unit burglarized
Felon caught with stolen gun, fraudulent checks passed, home vandalized
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DUI of the Week: Man charged with 6th offense
A Murfreesboro man whose license is revoked is facing multiple charges after being arrested Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence as he left a restaurant on West Clark Boulevard – his sixth such charge.
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Rhodes Construction accused of illegal gambling operation
Rhodes Construction accused of illegal gambling operation
Law enforcement officials confirmed Friday that Rhodes Construction Company in Murfreesboro was raided Jan. 12 because of an alleged illegal gambling operation.
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DUI of the Week: Man charged after alleged assault
A Shelbyville man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after leaving Gilligan’s Bar on Saturday in a vehicle owned by his girlfriend, who he allegedly assaulted moments before fleeing the scene.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Blackman apartment burglarized
Attempted arson under investigation, Man charged with resisting arrest, Police looking for shooting suspect
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Sex offender, Satanist accused of abusing boy
Sex offender, Satanist accused of abusing boy
Man accused of kicking girlfriend's child
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Police looking for Dosie Drive shooting suspect
Police are looking for the suspect wanted in connection with a shooting that injured one person Monday at a home on Dosie Drive.
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Legislators, police declare war on synthetic drugs
Man speaks out about experience with legal drugs
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Police raid Murfreesboro construction company
Law enforcement officials raided a locally owned construction company Thursday on Memorial Boulevard.
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DUI of the Week: Man facing multiple charges after wreck
A McMinnville man is facing multiple charges after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence for the third time Saturday on Memorial Boulevard.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Apartment vandalized with gang graffiti
Jewelry stolen in burglary, Two cars burglarized in complex
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Rutherford County Schools closed Friday
Rutherford County Schools are closed Friday because of wintry weather. Murfreesboro City Schools were still open as of 10 p.m. Thursday night.
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UPDATE: One person killed in double shooting
MPD releases victim's name following a double shooting Monday night at Raiders Ridge Apartments.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Deliveries reported stolen
A Murfreesboro woman reported two packages were taken from the front porch of her town home.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Man allegedly robbed at gunpoint
Police are looking for two suspects who allegedly stole more than $500 from a Murfreesboro man during an armed robbery Dec. 19 on January Street.
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DUI of the Week: Man caught sleeping in car
A Murfreesboro man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Christmas Eve after he was allegedly caught sleeping in a car that was parked in the middle of the road.
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Bicyclist accident under investigation
Officials are investigating the circumstances surrounding a serious traffic accident that occurred Wednesday evening at the intersection of N.W. Broad Street and West Main Street.
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Local children ‘Shop with a Cop’
Local children ‘Shop with a Cop’
Officers partner with Santa Claus
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DUI of the Week: Woman leaves scene of crash
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Police investigating homicide
Police believe a 32-year-old man who was fatally shot Friday outside of a home on Lakeshore Drive was involved in an altercation moments before his death.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Mother accused of abandonment
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 Department of Children Services.
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Demos' North Maney Avenue rezoning approved
Council agrees to new Murfreesboro Police lease agreement
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DUI of the Week: Man without license facing multiple charges
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CRIME BRIEFS: Home vandalized for second time
Woman accused of stealing from Kohl’s
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UPDATE: Occupier arrested at Civic Plaza
UPDATE: Occupier arrested at Civic Plaza
One Occupy Murfreesboro protester was arrested early Thursday morning after a check showed an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
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Wilson Bank robbed Monday morning
Wilson Bank robbed Monday morning
A man robbed a bank with a spiral notebook and a note that read, “Money Now.”
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CRIME BRIEFS: Marijuana plants seized from home
Attempted robbery suspect apprehended, man accused of filing false report, father charged with child abuse
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Police seek help identifying suspects
Cash Express robbed for second time
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MPD detective graduates forensic program
MPD detective graduates forensic program
A detective with the Murfreesboro Police Department graduated Friday from the National Forensic Academy, a program that trains law enforcement officials how to better investigate crime scenes.
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Second man accused of exposing himself
A Hendersonville man was charged with indecent exposure Sunday after an employee allegedly caught him flashing female customers in front of his child at a local Wal-Mart.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Couple charged with prescription fraud
A couple were each charged Nov. 16 with two counts of prescription fraud, after a Nashville detective notified the Murfreesboro Police Department the two suspects were allegedly selling illegally obtained drugs.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Walgreens robbery suspect arrested
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
A man threatened to assault a clerk Nov. 11 at a Shell Gas Station after being told he could not use the restroom because the store had already closed for the night.
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DUI of the Week: Man charged with third offense
A 41-year-old man is facing multiple charges after being arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence for the third time.
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UPDATE: On-campus armed robbery reported
Police are looking for a white male suspect who is wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday at Scarlett Commons Apartments on campus.
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
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UPDATE: Name of suspect who fled authorities released
Police have released the name of the suspect who fled from authorities Thursday night when a bounty hunter was trying to take him into custody near Campus Pub, located across the street from the MTSU campus.
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Man with suspended license charged with 2nd DUI
A Murfreesboro man whose driver’s license is suspended was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday when he was allegedly observed making an illegal turn on Old Fort Parkway.
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Police looking for Walgreens robbery suspect
Police looking for Walgreens robbery suspect
Authorities are searching for an unidentified suspect who allegedly stole more than $5,000 worth of prescription drugs Tuesday from Walgreens Pharmacy on Old Fort Parkway.
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Police investigating attempted robbery
Police are searching for an unidentified suspect who attempted to shoot a man during a botched robbery Saturday morning outside of a local bank.
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
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DUI of the Week: ‘Biggest seller’ charged with second offense
A Murfreesboro woman is facing multiple charges after she allegedly told police she was the go-to source for buying Methadone illegally.
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Cannon County woman arrested for extortion
Cannon County woman arrested for extortion
A Cannon County woman accused of trying to gain money from a man in exchange for preventing her from posting pictures of him on the Internet was charged with extortion Monday.
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DUI of the Week: Man allegedly tries to hit MPD officer
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Hearing set for Hanover shooting suspect
Hearing set for Hanover shooting suspect
Victims shot with child in car’s backseat
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MPD makes arrest in Hanover Street shooting
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Suspect charged with attempted murder
Suspect charged with attempted murder
Police make arrest in Saturday shooting case
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DUI of the Week: Open container violation
A Murfreesboro man is facing multiple charges after an open liquor bottle was found in his car when Officer Klint Hill stopped him for a noise violation.
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Domestic violence charge forces MPD detective resignation
A Murfreesboro Police Department detective resigned Wednesday morning after being arrested for domestic assault in Smyrna.
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Woman scares off stranger
Woman scares off stranger
Police remind to report suspicious activity
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Bizarre in the ‘Boro
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Police investigating shooting
Police investigating shooting
Detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department are investigating a shooting that occurred just before 11 p.m. on Saturday.
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Man attempts to break into local pharmacy
Man attempts to break into local pharmacy
Murfreesboro Police are on the look out for a man suspected of attempting to burglarize Mills Family Pharmacy on South Church Street in late September.
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Man charged with 4th DUI
A Smyrna man could face up to one year in jail and $15,000 in fines for allegedly driving under the influence for the fourth time – less than three months after being convicted of a third offense.
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DUI of the Week: Man endangers child
DUI of the Week: Man endangers child
A 29-year-old father is facing multiple charges after being arrested Sept. 25 on suspicion of driving under the influence while his daughter was in the car.
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MPD requests help from public
Murfreesboro Police Department announced Wednesday it is requesting assistance from the public in solving an armed robbery case.
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Arrow accident at Siegel Elementary ‘solved’ by MPD
Murfreesboro Police Department arrested a juvenile for recklessly shooting an arrow into a crowd of people at Siegel Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 23.
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Robbery suspects to appear in court Monday
A 28-year-old Smyrna man and two alleged accomplices accused of robbing a man in his home Sept. 25 are scheduled to appear in court Monday.
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MPD announces new anti-domestic violence program
The Murfreesboro Police Department’s Domestic Violence Investigations Unit announced a new initiative Friday called "Operation DV Knock and Talk," a program designed to improve aid for victims of domestic violence.
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From new beginnings, to tragedy
From new beginnings, to tragedy
Two months later, one Murfreesboro family reflects on a life cut short
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MPD officer, K-9 partner graduate training
MPD officer, K-9 partner graduate training
Another officer promoted
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Walgreens robbery suspect found dead
The man who was found dead outside of an apartment building Saturday has been identified as the suspect wanted in connection with the Sept. 15 robbery of a local Walgreens Pharmacy.
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MPD reorganizes internal affairs department
MPD The Murfreesboro Police Department recently reorganized its internal affairs division and promoted officers to replace retirees.
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Car crashes into local clinic
Car crashes into local clinic
Police were unable to locate the suspect who allegedly crashed into Northfield Family Practice on Friday night.
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MTSU warns of sexual assault
University warns students of assault
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Local auction company accused of theft
A New Hampshire-based company is accusing Vincent Trotter of My Auction Connection of stealing more than $50,000 worth of recreational equipment, according to an incident report filed Aug. 4 with the Murfreesboro Police Department.
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Two juveniles charged with stealing soldier's car
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MPD searches for Hobgood school vandals
MPD searches for Hobgood school vandals
Detectives release footage of suspects.
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MPD makes arrest in Knotts murder
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Murder suspects caught off South Rutherford Boulevard
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Burglars caught stealing food from home
Murfreesboro Police interrupted two burglars Friday afternoon, July 15 after they were found in a home at the corner of Medical Center Parkway and Murfree Avenue.
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MPD searches for bank robber
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Updated: Vandal paints downtown black
Updated: Vandal paints downtown black
A woman, arrested Saturday for vandalizing various downtown buildings and monuments, now faces charges from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
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Local man allegedly using convenience store as drug front
The Murfreesboro Police Department Vice Unit made two felony drug arrests Monday, June 6 at the Kwik-Sak Market on Bradyville Pike.
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Man arrested for sexual abuse of child
Murfreesboro Police arrested a Murfreesboro man after the grand jury indicted him for the sexual exploitation of a minor.
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Vandals strike Blackman High
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Woman tries to run down boyfriend after argument
A Memorial Day argument with her boyfriend turned into aggravated assault and evading arrest charges for one Murfreesboro woman.
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'Take 25' with MPD
The Murfreesboro Police Department, in cooperation with the National Center for Missing and exploited Children, will hold “Take 25” Wednesday at Patterson Park Community Center.
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MPD addresses complaints about possibly illegal towing
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City promotes customer service
As examples of the City of Murfreesboro’s push for better customer service, two related projects announced recently should make City Court appearances more convenient and save taxpayer money at the same time.
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MPD arrests another alleged child abuser
Yet another Murfreesboro man has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing children.
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'Boro, RuCo to celebrate Peace Officers Week
Next week, May 16-22, flags across the United States may be flown at half-staff in remembrance of the more than 19,000 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in our nation’s history.
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Woman charged with attempted murder
A local woman was arrested for attempted murder by Murfreesboro Police after pulling a knife on her husband while he was in the shower.
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Guns and drugs are dangerous mix
MPD arrests two after argument ascalates
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MPD investigates 'drive-by' on Eagle Street
Correction: The Post mistakenly reported the witness was a former girlfriend of the suspect. The two only went to high school together. We regret this error.
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Bank robbed Saturday morning
The MidSouth Bank on Old Fort Parkway was robbed at gunpoint around 10 o'clock Saturday morning.
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Registered sex offender arrested for exploitation of minors
An alert employee leads Murfreesboro Police to arrest a man for the sexual exploitation of a minor.
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Mother arrested for doing drugs while child played in street
A mother was arrested for aggravated child abuse Wednesday after her child was run over by a car near their home on Riviera Drive.
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Alaska extridition suspect had sex with '150 minors'
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Local church robbed
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Been caught stealing
Murfreesboro Police arrested four teens Saturday for allegedly breaking into cars near Blackman High School.
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Crimes against kids on rise
Internet, cell phones make it easier to seek out victims
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MPD/MFD celebrates National Emergency Telecommunications Week
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MTSU student arrested for sexual battery of a minor
A local man was arrested Friday after a babysitting job turned into sexual assault.
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Two arrested for having sex with minor
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Blue Alert legislation passes state senate
Legislation that would immediately put out information about suspects when a police officer is missing, injured or killed in the line of duty, has received approval in two key committees in the Tennessee General Assembly.
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Man arrested for posting nude photos of minor on web
A 19-year-old man was charged this week with the sexual exploitation of a minor in a sealed indictment.
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New mapping service tracks crime
A new website will help keep citizens informed of crime in their neighborhoods.
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Neighbors jolted awake by suspected arson
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MPD Detective Katrina Henderson honored as 2010 SAR “Officer of the Year”
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Warrant search turns up kidnapping
The Murfreesboro Police was serving a warrant Sat., March 26 and found more than expected.
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Multiple shootings in ‘Boro this weekend
No one was injured in three shootings this weekend
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Scammers try to bilk elderly residents
Woman turns in boyfriend for child porn
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Nashville shooting ends with RuCo police chase
Local couple finds body in driveway, woman arrested for buying alcohol for minors
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City approves plan to lay groundwork for immient domain on Mid TN Blvd
Council also approved new red-light camera contract
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Local man arrested for possession of child porn
Murfreesboro Police arrested a man for the possession of child pornography Wednesday, March 2.
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Memorial Blvd. closed until evening
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McPhee releases letter to students on Stewart murder
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Updated: Lady Raiders to play in SBC tourney
Updated: Lady Raiders to play in SBC tourney
Roommate claims 'self defense'
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Serial shoplifter arrested
A serial shoplifter was arrested at The Avenue on Friday after she was caught trying to steal from Belk Department Store.
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MPD K-9 honored for work
Same police dog involved in incident with a Murfreesboro firefighter in early February
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Second shooting prompts another MTSU warning
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MPD detectives receive U.S. attorney excellence award
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Firefighter recovering after run in with MPD K-9
A Murfreesboro firefighter is at home and recovering well from injuries sustained last week from a Murfreesboro Police Department K-9 during a robbery pursuit.
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Man stops car thief
A Murfreesboro man was surprised Wednesday morning when someone tried to steal his truck from his driveway.
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Girl returned home after sleep over turns bad
A 12-year-old girl was taken to North Carolina during what was supposed to be a sleep over with a friend Friday night in Murfreesboro.
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Firefighter's Assoc. celebrates anniversary Friday
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Shoplifter busted with items for meth manufacturing
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Snow causes few problems
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Man arrested for choking child
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Malfunctioning gun saves cashier’s life
A gas station employee is luckily to be alive after a handgun misfired in a robbery attempt Thursday night.
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Bizarre in the ‘Boro
The following “bizarre” report was on file last week with Murfreesboro Police.
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MPD: How to prevent armed robberies
The Murfreesboro Police Department is offering some prevention tips to potential victims of armed robberies.
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Vandals strike Old Fort Golf Course, Sportsman Club
Vandals had a field day in two separate incidents at Old Fort Golf Course and the Sportsman Club on Medical Center Parkway last weekend.
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Bizarre in the ‘Boro
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Quick thinking ends pharmacy robbery spree
Kroger employee recognizes robber in act, calls MPD
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Another armed robbery
Robber strikes Easy Food Market Shell on Lascassas Pike.
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Armed robbers strike again
In two unrelated incidents gunmen rob store, teenager
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Friday morning crash leaves driver dead
A car crash on Middle Tennessee Boulevard left one driver injured and another dead early Friday morning.
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MPD takes $65,000 worth of cocaine off streets
MPD takes $65,000 worth of cocaine off streets
Murfreesboro police arrested two suspects and confiscated two kilograms cocaine in a drug bust Saturday.
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Shots fired at Cason Lane store
MPD responds to armed robbery. In unrelated case, arrests man for sexual battery of 12-year-old girl.
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Man attempts suicide in front of MPD officer
A man staying at Room in the Inn allegedly attempted to commit suicide in front of a Murfreesboro Police officer on Thanksgiving Day.
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Stepson arrested for attempted murder
The son of a local pastor has been arrested for the October assault of his stepmother, who was found beaten and tied up in a burning car.
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Vandals cause damage at Greenland Cemetery
Over the weekend someone entered the cemetery on Greenland Drive and pushed approximately 25 headstones off their foundations.
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Monday wreck kills pedestrian
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Sex offender violates registry with underage girls
The man accused of fondling a 14-year-old girl on a Rutherford County school bus in 2008 has been arrested again for violating Tennessee’s sex offender registry.
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Explosion on South Rutherford Boulevard
Explosion on South Rutherford Boulevard
Blow out caused by boiler. None injured in blast.
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Metal thieves caught on tape
Murfreesboro Police are on the lookout for men suspected of stealing $1,200 worth of metal from a local business.
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Pastor's wife found bound in burning car
Police are looking for suspects in an attempted murder from last week after the wife of a local pastor was found tied up in a burning car Friday.
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'No foul play' in MPD officer's death
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MTSU student reported missing
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TBI investigating MPD officer death
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Mugging on Second Avenue
Victim was walking when attacked by two black males.
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MPD major graduates FBI National Academy Program
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Fugitive sought by MPD, RCSO
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Victim speaks to child abuse class
Child abuse victim Josh Osborne visited a domestic violence and child abuse training class hosted by the Murfreesboro Police Department on Tuesday, Oct. 12.
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Crash turns fatal
A pedestrian struck by a car Sunday, Sept. 27 on Rutherford Boulevard has died.
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MPD asks for help in robbery
MPD asks for help in robbery
An unidentified man made off with approximately $2,000 in cash Sunday night from the Express Market on Southeast Broad Street.
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MPD names new deputy chief
Michael Bowen to replace retired Deputy Chief Randy Garrett.
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Murfreesboro man arrested for sexual contact with minor
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Sunday wreck seriously injures pedestrian
Corrected: Murfreesboro police are investigating a near-fatal crash that took place Sunday night on Rutherford Boulevard.
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Men point gun at, rob two men
Two men were allegedly assaulted and robbed Wednesday night, Sept. 1 on Bradyville Pike.
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MPD second in command moves to sheriff's office
Deputy Chief of Police Randy Garrett retires to take second in command spot at RCSO
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Arrest made in child sex abuse case
Police arrested a Murfreesboro resident Monday, Aug. 23, on suspicion of aggravated sexual batter and rape of a child.
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Suspects arrested in Tuesday morning home invasion
Five men have been arrested in a home invasion and attempted homicide in the early morning hours Tuesday in Murfreesboro.
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MPD tracks down driver in hit-and-run killing
An arrest was made Tuesday in connection to an alleged vehicular homicide that occurred Sunday.
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Fight turns into alleged vehicular homicide
Police responded to a fight call at 2805 Old Fort Pkwy. Sunday, Aug. 1, to find one of the men involved dead.
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Robber strikes Old Fort Parkway bank
The Murfreesboro Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred at 9:20 a.m. Thursday at the 5/3 Bank, 2437 Old Fort Pkwy.  
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Man assaulted for being 'snitch'
Police arrived at Middle Tennessee Medical Center Saturday night, June 24, in response to a possible assault.
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Intersections see drop in crashes
Murfreesboro’s intersections are safer, but not necessarily because of photo-enforced red lights.
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'Boro resident picked up by police in Louisiana
A Murfreesboro resident wanted on suspicion of aggravated sexual battery was picked up in Louisiana and transported back to Rutherford County on Wednesday, July 7.
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Robber strikes Go USA
On Wednesday, July 7, Go U.S.A. on Armory Drive was allegedly robbed by a white male dressed in black hood and mask.
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Alleged rape leads to harassment
After a local woman claimed a man raped her, both sides report being harassed by the other.
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Man found dead in car on First Avenue
Update: Victim identified.
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Robbers make off with gun, wallets
Four robbers allegedly demanded “dope” and money at an alleged armed robbery Monday, June 28, at 415 Minerva Drive in Murfreesboro.
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Bank robber surrenders in Coffee County
The man suspected of robbing a bank last week has turned himself in to authorities, a Murfreesboro Police Department spokesman said.
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MPD on lookout for bank robbery suspect
The Murfreesboro Police Department is currently investigating a bank robbery that occurred Thursday June 17 at the Fifth Third Bank on South Rutherford Boulevard.
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Angry ex crosses line
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Murder charges filed in toddler's death
A local man is charged with first-degree murder after the death of a toddler.
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Officers of Year named for local agencies
Crime Stoppers honored outstanding police work by officers from all local law enforcement agencies Monday afternoon.
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Convicted molester arrested again
The Murfreesboro Police Department arrested a local man on suspicion of incest and rape of a child Tuesday.
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MPD finds nearly 10 pounds of pot in traffic stop
Officers stopped a vehicle at the Shell Station on N.W. Broad Street near Thompson Lane for a registration violation Wednesday, June 9.
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Argument leads to police chase
Police responded to a call from 2534 Hillingdon Drive at around 1 a.m. Sunday, June 6, in response to an armed suspect who was waving a gun at people.
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Chase that started in Warren County ended on Broad Street
According to WGNS, MPD and RCSO chased a suspect down Broad Street Wednesday afternoon.
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MPD spends holiday weekend making drug busts
Several arrests were made throughout Murfreesboro over the holiday weekend on suspicion of drug related charges.
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R.A.D. registration for summer 2010 begins now
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MPD investigating Eagle Street shooting
Murfreesboro Police Department released the following statement about a shooting Friday night:
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MPD responds to conflicting crime stats
Two reports are like apples and oranges
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Assaults, DUIs and drugs, oh my
MPD crime reports for the week
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TBI numbers conflict with MPD
The statistics from the TBI conflict with those from the Murfreesboro Police Department.
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MPD to celebrate Peace Officers Memorial Day
Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week are observances in the United States that pay tribute to local, state and federal law enforcement officers.
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Motorcyclist killed in Memorial crash
On Friday, April 30, Murfreesboro police officers responded to a serious injury vehicle crash at Memorial Boulevard and Dejarnette Lane.
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MPD honors 'the first first responders'
MPD’s Communications Department is responsible for answering all calls for service placed within the city limits.
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Who shot who?
One victim points finger at other in multiple shootings on Baird Lane.
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Long-awaited county firing range opens
John Brown first heard about the need for a firing range for sheriff’s deputies when he joined the department 33 years ago.
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Boyfriend accused of choking girlfriend
Charges may be pending against a boyfriend accused of slapping his girlfriend so hard she fell to the floor Thursday at her apartment, a Murfreesboro Police officer reported.
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Red-light tickets generate $248,000
Rear end crashes increase, side angle collisions drop
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BULLETIN: Killings not guilty
Jurors handed former Detective Sgt. Ron Killings a birthday present when they found him not guilty of reckless homicide Thursday night.
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Man indicted on 16 child molestation charges

Grand jurors indicted a man on 16 counts of molesting a girl from age 11 to 15, a Murfreesboro detective reported.

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Man charged with assaulting 7-year-old girl
A boyfriend accused of slapping his girlfriend’s 7-year-old daughter has been charged with aggravated domestic assault, according to the Murfreesboro Police Department.
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MPD gets new car
Murfreesboro City Council agreed to buy the police department a new patrol car to replace one that was totaled in a crash earlier this month.
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Three Murfreesboro Police officers disciplined
Three Murfreesboro Police supervisors were disciplined for their roles in a female officer’s complaint about gender discrimination.
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MPD needs new car
Police department requests funds to replace totaled vehicle - Corrected
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Third illegal meth lab found at motel
While responding to a call regarding an assault in progress, Murfreesboro police discovered a methamphetamine lab Saturday morning at Knight’s Inn motel on South Church Street.
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Improving traffic flow through the 'Boro
City plans to study red-light timing on some of its busiest roads.
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Man shot after refusing to share a cigarette
A man was shot in the right side when he declined to give a man a cigarette about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday on East Lokey Street, Murfreesboro Police reported.
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Juveniles accused of stomping cat to death
Juveniles were accused of killing a pet cat by stomping its head onto the road Monday afternoon on Crossway Avenue, Murfreesboro Police reported Wednesday.
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CPA gives close look inside MPD
Post Reporter Michelle Willard shares the Top 10 things she learned at Murfreesboro's Citizens Police Academy.
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Blackman precinct getting closer for MPD
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CPA Blog: Ride-along nets one arrest
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CPA Blog: MPD's cutest officer wows class
Murf, a black Labrador retriever, sniffs out contraband
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Man charged with sex offenses of minor

A man accused of having sexual relations with a child for four years was charged with numerous sexual offenses last week, a Murfreesboro Police Department detective reported Monday.

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CPA Blog: Domestic violence hurts everyone
This week CPA students learned about the real cost of domestic violence.
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CPA Blog: How to get out of a ticket
Your intrepid reporter learns the inner workings of the local police department.
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Thieves target cars at Thompson Lane trailhead
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Vandals take joyride near Northfield playground
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Red light cameras decrease side-angle crashes: chief
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City police investigating vehicle burglaries
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Detectives question bank robbery suspect
FBI agents and Murfreesboro detectives were questioning a suspect about a bank robbery Friday morning at SunTrust Bank on South Church Street, according to law enforcement officials.
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Man accused of sending nude pictures in Christmas cards
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New drug ‘Molly’ turning up locally
“Molly” is a popular new illegal drug making its way to Murfreesboro.
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Traffic fatality under investigation
A 24-year-old Murfreesboro man died early today in a single car accident on state Route 96 near Franklin Road Baptist Church.
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Identity sought of SunTrust bank robber
One robbed handed a teller a note demanding money during a robbery about 11:30 a.m. Saturday of SunTrust Bank inside Kroger’s on Northfield Boulevard, Murfreesboro Police reported.
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Taxi driver seriously wounded
A taxi driver was seriously wounded early today on Wenlon Drive during an apparent robbery, Murfreesboro Police reported.
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Searcy Street murder suspects appear in court
Two men charged with first-degree murder following a shooting on Searcy Street off Medical Center Parkway Dec. 9 were in Rutherford County General Sessions court Thursday.
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Two charged in Searcy Street murder
One man was killed and three other people suffered critical injuries when shot during a robbery about 9 p.m. Tuesday on Searcy Street off Medical Center Parkway, a Murfreesboro Police spokesman said Wednesday.
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Police nab robbery suspect
Aggravated robbery and theft charges were filed Thursday against a suspect accused of robbing a Thornton’s convenience store clerk Wednesday, according to officials with the Murfreesboro Police Department.
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Red-light cameras may reduce total number of crashes
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City revives fireworks ban
Recent incidents with police officers and one city councilman result in a complete ban of some fireworks.
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Pinnacle robbery suspect nabbed
A Smyrna man accused of robbing Pinnacle Financial Partners Friday was charged Monday, Murfreesboro police reported.
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Man accused of sexual contact with 16-year-old girl
Charges of sexual misconduct were filed against a man accused of having sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl, a Murfreesboro detective reported Thursday.
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Suspect charged with motel slaying
Second-degree murder charges were filed against a suspect accused of killing another man late Sunday at Regal Inn, according to officials with the Murfreesboro Police Department.
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Robbers hold up two men
Two robbers armed with handguns held up a man giving them directions while four juveniles held up a man smoking a cigarette on his patio Tuesday, Murfreesboro police reported.
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Police seize illegal drugs, guns from driver
Nervousness displayed by a New Yorker stopped for an expired tag led officers to confiscate drugs and pistols from his car Tuesday on Northwest Broad Street.
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Red-light cameras go online Sunday
Motorists beware. The new automated camera system that will catch red-light runners in the act goes online Sunday, June 1.
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Red-light cameras almost ready
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Robbers escape with pizza, cash
Robbers held up a Pizza Hut employee when he delivered pizza, hot wings and apple pies Saturday to Warrior Drive, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.
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Murfreesboro detective indicted for off-duty incident
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Officer investigated for steroids terminated
A Murfreesboro Police Department officer was fired Wednesday following an internal investigation into his alleged unlawful use of steroids, a spokesman reported Thursday.
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Police lieutenant loses pay for releasing deputy chief's son
A Murfreesboro police lieutenant was suspended without pay 20 days after he drove the deputy police chief ‘s son home after he was released from a DUI arrest, police documents stated.
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Officer suspended due to federal steroid probe
A rookie officer was decommissioned Friday pending the outcome of a federal investigation into steroid use, according to officials with the Murfreesboro Police Department.
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Videotapes show arrest of deputy chief's son
Videotapes from Murfreesboro Police cruisers showed the deputy police chief’s son being arrested for driving under the influence but do not show how he was released from any charges.
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Officer loses police powers over traffic stop
A Murfreesboro Police officer lost his police powers Wednesday after he allegedly cursed a truck driver who pulled his rig out rather than move over for the officer’s siren Feb. 29 onto South Church Street.
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Girl allegedly raped on school bus
EDITOR’S NOTE: Information in this story may offend some readers. A 14-year-old girl cried “no” repeatedly and resisted when an 18-year-old student allegedly raped her on a school bus with other students watching last Wednesday, the Murfreesboro Police spokesman said.
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MTSU student charged in rape
One MTSU student was charged with rape after the victim obtained an arrest warrant, authorities reported.
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Officers search for man exposing himself
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and Murfreesboro Police need information about a motorist who has been exposing himself in front of women in business and residential areas near Interstate 24’s Exit 78 (Old Fort Parkway).
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Couple didn't pay attention to Lincoln driver
A couple at Wal-Mart the same time as a man driving a missing woman's vehicle Thursday couldn't provide clues to police.
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Information sought on stolen police helmet
CrimeStoppers normally asks for information on crimes committed on community residents, but now officials are seeking information for the Murfreesboro Police Department.
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Suspect charged with trying to kill sheriff released
Suspect Bruce Bailey, who was accused of plotting to kill Sheriff Truman Jones, was released on $250,000 bond Thursday.
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Murder victim's family hope exhumation will solve case
Murder victim's family hope exhumation will solve case
Family members of Lynn Orrand, who was murdered 25 years ago, hope an autopsy will help solve the case.
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Goad arrested without injury
A Murfreesboro attorney was arrested without injury just before 5 a.m. Monday after an all-night stand-off, a police spokesman said.
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Officer directs reward to cancer society
Officer directs reward to cancer society
American Cancer Society received a $50 to $75 contribution from the U.S. Navy thanks to a Murfreesboro Police Officer Chris Pitts simply doing his job.
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Mom fights man who lunged at kids
Rhonda Warren’s motherly instincts kicked in when a man grabbed a Quizno’s employee before lunging for her children, niece and nephew during a disturbance Thursday at the Northwest Broad Street sandwich shop.
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Victim suffers brain injury
One suspect was charged with causing bleeding to the brain of a man during the fight near the victim’s home Wednesday, Murfreesboro police reported.
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Restaurant manager charged with fondling employees
Three counts of sexual battery were filed last week against a pizza restaurant manager accused of fondling three employees, a Murfreesboro detective reported.
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Motel robbery suspects nabbed
Two armed robbery suspects were apprehended this morning after being accused of holding up a mother and her two children at a motel, Murfreesboro Police said.
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Lovejoy honored for years of service
Lovejoy honored for years of service
Rutherford County Crime Stoppers honored the late Murfreesboro Police Officer Matt Lovejoy as the department’s Officer of the Year during a luncheon Wednesday at Smyrna Town Centre.
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Food launches family fight
Four family members suffered injuries during a fight over a plate of food Saturday, Murfreesboro Police reported.
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Suspects charged in tavern stabbing
Two suspects apparently didn’t act like gentlemen when they were accused of injuring and stabbing a man early Tuesday outside Gentlemen Jim’s bar on East Main Street.
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Pacman charges continued
Pacman charges continued
Charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication in Murfreesboro against Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones were continued until January to determine the outcome of coercion charges in Las Vegas.
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Murfreesboro driver dies
Murfreesboro driver dies
If a driver wore a seat belt, he might have survived a crash Wednesday night, a Murfreesboro Police sergeant said.
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Officer Lovejoy memorialized
Officer Lovejoy memorialized
When a family down on their luck came to the attention of Murfreesboro Police Officer Matt Lovejoy, he cared for them.
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Suspects fire handgun near MTSU campus
Two shell casings were found at Campus Crossing North apartments after a resident heard the sound of gunshots Monday night on Rutherford Boulevard, Murfreesboro Police reported.
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Suspect charged with rape of neighbor
Rape and sexual battery charges were lodged against a man accused of forcing himself on a woman early Monday at her apartment, a Murfreesboro detective reported.
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Officers peddle 250 miles in memory of fallen police
Officers peddle 250 miles in memory of fallen police
Murfreesboro Police Officer Jacoby O'Gwynn pedaled a bicycle more than 250 miles last May in memory of fellow Officer Kay Rogers, who died in the line of duty Nov. 9, 2005.
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Suspects sought in Ole South forgeries
Suspects sought in Ole South forgeries
Two suspects were believed responsible for more than $15,000 in forgeries of checks drawn on Ole South Properties since April 18, a Smyrna Police spokesman said.
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City police seize 900 illegal Ecstasy tablets
City police seize 900 illegal Ecstasy tablets
More than 900 illegal Ecstasy tablets were purchased from a suspected Murfreesboro drug dealer, leading to his sealed indictment for felony sale of drugs, a police vice supervisor said.
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Parents charged with abusing 9-year-old daughter
Accusations a 9-year-old girl was ordered to wear boy's underwear, locked in her room and sprayed with water as punishment led to her parents' arrest, a Murfreesboro detective reported Thursday.
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High-powered weapons found on shooting suspects
One suspect armed with assault rifles and handguns fired toward a resident standing in the doorway of his home but he escaped injury Sunday, a Murfreesboro police officer reported.
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Scissors wielding suspect charged with raping woman
Charges of aggravated rape and evading and resisting arrest were filed against a suspect accused of sexually assaulting a woman and fleeing from Murfreesboro Police Wednesday.
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Suspect charged in Fifth Third Bank robbery
Police charged a suspect Friday with robbing Fifth Third Bank in February, a Murfreesboro detective reported today.
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