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Posted on: January 25, 2020

Firefighter, dispatcher receive life-saver award

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A Murfreesboro firefighter and an Emergency Communications specialist were among those honored with the Jerry Anderson Hero Award from the Murfreesboro Branch of the NAACP Saturday (Jan. 25). The awards were presented at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Br...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

UPDATE: Suspect who shot at officers identified

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The man who fired shots at Murfreesboro Police Department officers after a foot pursuit and crash has been identified as Larenzo D. Flowers, 26, of Murfreesboro.

Flowers is charged with five counts of attempted second degree murder, two counts of evading a...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

UPDATE: Woman struck and killed by train identified

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Murfreesboro Police Department detectives have identified a woman who was struck by a train and died, Sunday, Jan. 12.

The preliminary investigation indicates the woman appeared to walk into the path of the train near the CSX railroad crossing at Old Salem...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Firefighters discover deceased woman in vehicle in a grocery store parking lot

Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) detectives are investigating an unattended death of a woman found by firefighters, unresponsive in a vehicle in a grocery store parking lot, Monday afternoon, Jan. 6.

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Engine 5 ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

MPD Promotes Four to Lieutenant, Civilian employee retires

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Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Chief Michael Bowen promotes four (4) sergeants to the rank of Lieutenant – Lieutenant Jeff Baskette, Lieutenant Melonie Roche, Lieutenant Sam Smith and Lieutenant Craig Snider.

Lieutenant James Baskette start...

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

Operation Toy Soldier Fraudulent bar code shoplifting ring busted

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Murfreesboro Police and authorities in Alabama have dismantled a shoplifting ring where fraudulent UPC bar codes were used to purchase Star Wars theme toys and other action figures for pennies on the dollar, throughout the Southeast and reselling them onl...

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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 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: 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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