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Two robbed, suspect behind bars
Two robbed, suspect behind bars

Thursday, Oct. 27 Alexandro Antoine, 24, of Greenland Drive was charged with two counts each of aggravated robbery and theft under $500

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15 firearms reported stolen
15 firearms reported stolen

On Oct. 6, 2016, TC's Pawn, 903 Mercury Boulevard, was burglarized and approximately 15 firearms were reported stolen to the Murfreesboro Police Department.

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Firearm stolen from deputy's patrol car
Firearm stolen from deputy's patrol car

A thief or thieves stole a Rutherford County Sheriff's semi-automatic patrol rifle while secured in an off-duty deputy's marked patrol vehicle over the weekend, the Sheriff's Office reported.

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County mayor accused of neglecting security

Two cameras and a scanner worth $8,650 stolen.

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Suspects caught in theft, arson
Suspects caught in theft, arson

Deputies located two suspects who went on a crime spree by stealing two vehicles, leading a sergeant on a pursuit and burning a truck Thursday morning, Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies said.

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Lead on Salvation Army theft
Lead on Salvation Army theft

The police have a lead on last weekend's theft at the Salvation Army storage unit in La Vernge.

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Thieves clean out Salvation Army storage
Thieves clean out Salvation Army storage

Thieves stole an estimated $10,000 in merchandise from the Salvation Army's warehouse in La Vergne, where it was stored after the agency's building sustained storm damage last summer, the agency reported.

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Suspects still at large
Suspects still at large

The suspects then entered the office and stole a safe.

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Rutherford County deputy's gun, ammunition stolen
Rutherford County deputy's gun, ammunition stolen

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a deputy's service weapon, ammunition and knife from his personal vehicle.

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Former Ruthrford County bookkeeper charged with theft

A special investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury has revealed a former bookkeeper at Rutherford County’s Holloway Night School stole at least $15,875. Comptroller investigators worked in conjunction with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on this case.

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Alleged jewelry thief arrested in Rutherford County
Alleged jewelry thief arrested in Rutherford County

One suspect apprehended Wednesday after trying to break into a Rutherford County home faces additional charges after more than $25,000 in stolen property was allegedly recovered from his vehicle, detectives said.

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Two judges recuse themselves from ‘Slim Shady’ case

Two judges recused themselves this week from hearing a theft case against a man accused of taking a Rutherford County commissioner’s gun, according to court officials.

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Murfreesboro police officer admits theft, resigns following TBI case
Murfreesboro police officer admits theft, resigns following TBI case

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained a plea in the case of a police officer accused of stealing and selling equipment from his department.

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Campaign sign theft case going to trial

Campaign sign theft charges against Rutherford County Commissioner Joe Frank Jernigan are scheduled for trial Sept. 10, but a Cannon County judge will hear the case after General Sessions Judge David Loughry recused himself.

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Jernigan trial for campaign signs theft charge set Sept. 10
Jernigan trial for campaign signs theft charge set Sept. 10

Campaign sign theft charges against Rutherford County Commissioner Joe Frank Jernigan are scheduled for trial Sept. 10, but a Cannon County judge will hear the case after General Sessions Judge David Loughry recused himself.

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Car burglaries and credit card theft reported
Car burglaries and credit card theft reported

On May 13, 2014 several vehicles were burglarized in the area of 225 John R. Rice Boulevard. Shortly after the burglaries, two (2) suspects used at least one of the credit cards stolen from the vehicles to make fraudulent purchases at Walmart on Old Fort Parkway.

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Smyrna police looking for GameStop robbery suspect
Smyrna police looking for GameStop robbery suspect

Authorities are requesting the public for help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery at GameStop in Smyrna.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Campers worth $34K reported stolen
Campers worth $34K reported stolen

Two campers worth $34,000 with attached toy haulers for loading equipment were stolen within the past two months from owners in Rutherford County.

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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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Former employee accused of stealing from Outpost Armory
Former employee accused of stealing from Outpost Armory

Theft charges were filed Monday against a former Outpost Armory employee accused of stealing scopes, knives and accessories from his employer.

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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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Detectives recover stolen property
Detectives recover stolen property

Rutherford County authorities bust theft ring

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

Judge resets trial after suspect shows up late

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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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Police seek identity of theft suspects
Police seek identity of theft suspects

Detectives are asking the public for help in identifying two suspects accused of using stolen credit cards to make fraudulent purchases at stores in Smyrna.

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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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BIZARRE: 'Milk bandit' strikes again
Police are on the lookout for a man who has allegedly stolen milk from Dodge's Store on numerous occasions, so much so that fed-up employees have dubbed him the “milk bandit.”
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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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Smyrna Police: Wallet thief wanted
Smyrna Police: Wallet thief wanted
On March 6, the subject in these photos found a wallet on the ground near the gas pumps at a Smyrna gas station.
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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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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Chargers steal the show
Last week, someone had the audacity to rummage through a government-owned vehicle that was in the Murfreesboro City Hall parking garage but only mustered up enough courage to steal two laptop chargers.
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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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Suspect caught on tape vandalizing laundry mat
Murfreesboro police searching for unidentified man
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Trio makes off with Game Stop merchandise
Trio makes off with Game Stop merchandise
Authorities are searching for three unidentified men who allegedly stole multiple items Wednesday from Game Stop in Smyrna.
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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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TBI busts Rutherford County scrap metal ring
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested three individuals Thursday on charges related to stealing scrap metal from the Rutherford County landfill and selling it for personal profit.
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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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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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Men plead guilty to Smyrna theft
Men plead guilty to Smyrna theft
Two Murfreesboro residents have pleaded guilty to stealing tools from Gil’s Ace Hardware in Smyrna.
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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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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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CRIME BRIEFS: Police looking for fraud suspect
CRIME BRIEFS: Police looking for fraud suspect
Police are asking the public for help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with the fraudulent use of stolen credit cards at various stores in Murfreesboro.
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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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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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Sheriff nabs thief with victim's help
Sheriff nabs thief with victim's help
A suspect was apprehended Saturday after Sheriff Robert Arnold spotted the man while he was fleeing down South Church Street 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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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Juvenile caught stealing from neighbor
Deputies responding to a home alarm nabbed a 16-year-old boy carrying electronics from his neighbor’s house Tuesday afternoon in the Florence community, a sheriff’s supervisor said.
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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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Authorities search for credit card thieves
Authorities search for credit card thieves
The identities of two men are being sought by Rutherford County detectives after they stole credit cards and used the cards last month at Murfreesboro and Smyrna businesses.
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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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Suspect in high-speed chase apprehended
Suspect in high-speed chase apprehended
Authorities have apprehended an 18-year-old man who managed to escape capture after leading authorities on a high-speed chase in a stolen truck Tuesday afternoon in Rutherford County.
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THP, Sheriff's Office chase stolen truck
THP, Sheriff's Office chase stolen truck
Search for Smyrna suspect continues
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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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Store manager arrested for tax evasion
he Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to the arrest of the former manager of Murfreesboro Kubota on charges of sales tax evasion and theft.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Prescription fraud under investigation
CRIME BRIEFS: Prescription fraud under investigation
Tool stolen from south Murfreesboro home; Smyrna man charged with statutory rape; Shots fired at Campus Crossings
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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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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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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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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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CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna robbery suspect arrested
CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna robbery suspect arrested
Police apprehended a 27-year-old suspect Thursday who they believe is the person responsible for the recent robbery of the Quick and Easy Tobacco Store in Smyrna.
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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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Smyrna police seek help in identifying suspects
Smyrna police seek help in identifying suspects
Police are asking the public for help in identifying two suspects who allegedly stole a woman’s purse and used her credit cards Thursday in Smyrna.
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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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Burglar caught red handed by Sheriff's Office
Burglar caught red handed by Sheriff's Office
Burglary and theft charges were lodged against a suspect allegedly caught in the act of stealing property from a workshop late Thursday on Halls Hill Pike.
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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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Smyrna man on TBI Most Wanted List captured
Smyrna man on TBI Most Wanted List captured
One suspect listed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted List May 30 and his accomplice were apprehended Friday in Smyrna.
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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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Thieves target rural churches
Thieves target rural churches
Burglars stole property from five rural Rutherford County churches and sheriff’s investigators need citizens’ help in solving the cases, detectives said.
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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 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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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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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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CRIME BRIEFS: Weapons taken in Murfreesboro burglary
Alleged rape under investigation; Suspects in stabbing case sought; Antique silverware reported stolen
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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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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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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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CRIME BRIEFS: Woman raped at knifepoint
Suspicious activity reported; Police looking for robbery suspect ; Two men busted with cocaine
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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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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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Bizarre in the 'Boro
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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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CRIME BRIEFS: Home vandalized for second time
Woman accused of stealing from Kohl’s
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CRIME BRIEFS: Wanted sex offender apprehended
Also a Rockvale man was arrested on suspicion of breaking into an apartment Saturday and stealing a Taser gun, which he also used to subdue a woman.
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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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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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Deputies apprehend courtroom escapee
A La Vergne man who fled from a Rutherford County courtroom Monday was quickly apprehended by law enforcement after a judge ruled he was going to be taken into custody.
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
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Suspect accused of kidnapping driver
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MTMC employees accused of stealing metal
Two Middle Tennessee Medical Center employees are accused of stealing $1,255 worth of metal from the hospital and selling the materials, Murfreesboro police reported.
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Recycling bins gone from Kroger
Recycling bins, usually found in the parking lots of local Kroger stores, have been removed.
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Thieves stealing copper from cell towers
Thieves are stealing thousands of dollars worth of copper wire from some of the 140 cellular telephone towers in Rutherford County and reselling it for a profit.
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