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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Two MPD officers honored by Tennessee Highway Safety Office

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Two Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) officers were among dozens of law enforcement officers statewide to be honored by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for their efforts in keeping Middle Tennessee roadways safer.

MPD Officer Chris Waters rec...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

MPD issues warning about banking texting scam

A Murfreesboro woman is the latest victim of a texting scam targeting banking customers.

The victim received a text message from someone claiming to be with the Fraud Department of a local bank asking her to confirm an attempted charge of $880 that was mad...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Florida fugitive arrested after stand-off with police

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A man wanted on a felony warrant for probation violation out of Florida is taken into custody after a two-hour stand-off with Murfreesboro Police Department’s SWAT Team.

Police officers initially responded to a domestic call at the location. &...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Charges pending in fatal crash

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A Murfreesboro man is deceased and another one injured following a single vehicle crash on Warrior Driver Saturday morning, Dec. 7.

The preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a 2012 Nissan Altima, Dustan Michael Volkman, 27, may have been speedin...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Couple arrested for a string of business burglaries

A Murfreesboro man and woman have been arrested and charged with a string of commercial business burglaries that occurred over three months.

25-year-old Jalen Ellison was taken into custody by uniformed officers after a traffic stop at Maymont Drive and Ea...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Two veteran Murfreesboro Police Department officers retire

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Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Chief Michael Bowen announces the retirement of two veteran officers who dedicated more than 53 years of combined service to the department.

A retirement ceremony was held Friday, Nov. 9, at Murfreesboro Police Headquar...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Suspect arrested for vandalizing MPD patrol vehicle

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A Murfreesboro man is behind bars after being arrested for vandalizing a Murfreesboro Police Department patrol vehicle.

Larod Everett, 47, is accused of slashing all four tires on an officer’s patrol unit and ripping off the trunk emblem at an ap...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

NW Broad Street Fatal Crash victim’s identity released

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NW Broad Street Fatal Crash victim’s identity released

The 19-year old man killed in the crash on NW Broad Street on Wednesday, Nov. 6, has been identified as Justin Lee Howard (03-08-2000) of Readyville, Tenn.

An autopsy has been requested for Ho...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

NW Broad Street Fatal crash

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A 19-year old man was killed after his vehicle veered off the roadway and down an embankment, striking a tree, in the southbound lane of NW Broad Street (Hwy 41/70) on Wednesday morning, Nov. 6.

The preliminary investigation revealed traffic began to slow ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Grand Jury indicts Kelsey Ketron on multiple charges

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A Rutherford County Grand Jury has returned three indictments against Universal International Insurance employee Kelsey Ketron who faces more than 70 separate charges.

At approximately 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 4, Murfreesboro Police Detective Chris Pi...

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

MAN ROBS FOUR CONVENIENCE STORES WITH BB GUN ARRESTED

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A man who has been robbing stores along Memorial Blvd. over the past week and a half has been arrested.

Mark Longmire, Jr., 29, is accused of robbing the following businesses using what appeared to be a shotgun and getting away with hundreds of dollars and...

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

THIEVES PULL OFF A HIGH-DOLLAR JEWELRY HEIST

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Murfreesboro Police Detectives are trying to track down the men who allegedly pulled off high-dollar jewelry heists at Sam’s Clubs from Tennessee to Illinois, including one in Murfreesboro on Thursday, Oct. 17.

Officers responded to an alarm call...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

FIRST TENNESSEE BANK ROBBERY

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On Tuesday, October 8, at approximately 3:03 p.m., Murfreesboro Police Officers responded to a call of a robbery at the First Tennessee Bank, 123 W. Thompson Lane.

Bank employees told officers a man handed a teller a note demanding money, stating he had a ...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

MPD INVESTIGATES RASH OF VEHICLE BREAK-INS

The Murfreesboro Police Department is investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins where car windows were shattered, vehicles broken into and items stolen early Monday morning, Oct. 7.

So far, officers have responded to more than 50 vehicle break-ins at sever...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

MPD WARNS OF CON ARTISTS IMPERSONATING POLICE OFFICER

A Murfreesboro man was swindled out of nearly $18,000 by someone using a spoofed Murfreesboro Police Department phone number, claiming there were warrants out for the man’s arrest and that his social security number had been compromised.

The 52-y...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

MPD WELCOMES NINE NEW OFFICERS

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The Murfreesboro Police Department’s newest officers graduated Sept. 27 from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) in Nashville.  The officers, who were part of Class 1869, spent 12-weeks studying and training at the Ba...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

EXPLOSIVE DEVICE FOUND IN VEHICLE OF MAN WHO OVERDOSED

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A convenience store was temporarily closed for business early Sunday morning after a possible improvised explosive device (IED) was found inside a vehicle where the driver is believed to have overdosed.

Officers responded to the parking lot of a business i...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

POLICE SEEK SUSPECT IN TRIPLE SHOOTING

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Three people were rushed to the hospital and a gunman is on the run following a shooting at an apartment complex late Sunday night.

Police were dispatched to The Pointe at Raiders Campus Apartments, 2315 N. Tennessee Blvd. around 11:30 p.m., Sept. 22, and ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

POLICE INVESTIGATING A SUSPICIOUS SHOOTING DEATH

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Murfreesboro Police Criminal Investigations Division (CID) detectives are investigating a suspicious shooting that left a man dead.

Patrol units responded to the Campus Villa Apartments, 902 Greenland Ave., around 1:26 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 10, about a man su...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

VICTIM’S IDENTITY RELEASED IN WEEKEND HOMICIDE

The victim in Sunday morning’s fatal shooting on Halls Hill Pike has been identified as Marquis Turner, 21, who was visiting from Illinois.

Detectives continue to search for possible suspects and are still trying to determine a motive.

Anyone who ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2019

POLICE SEEK SUSPECT IN HALLS HILL PIKE FATAL SHOOTING

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A man is dead, and police are looking for the suspect, after responding to a shooting near the city-county line early Sunday morning.                       ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

SUSPECT SOUGHT IN OVERNIGHT SHOOTING

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MURFREESBORO, TN (August 8, 2019) – A Murfreesboro man who has survived gun violence in the past is shot yet again overnight.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired around 2:15 a.m. at Greenland East Apartments, 816 Greenland Drive, and found the vic...

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