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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Active warrants for suspect in 2019 Halls Hill Pike homicide

Khaleel Smith

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Criminal Investigations detectives have obtained warrants, including one for second-degree murder for a suspect in the 2019 homicide of 21-year-old Marquis Turner of Illinois.&a...

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Posted on: July 25, 2021

Man takes own life after firing at officers

SELF INFLICTED SHOOTING

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - A man took his own life after shooting at officers responding to a domestic disturbance call Saturday night, July 24. 

 

The incident happened at a duplex in the 1500 block of Old Lascassas Pike about 10:40 p...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

MPD promotes three to Lieutenant, honors 20-year and 30-year employees, K9 retirement

Promotion Collage

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Chief Michael Bowen announces the promotion of three (3) sergeants to the rank of Lieutenant, acknowledges several long-time employees and celebrates the retirement of a police K9 at a ce...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Man suffers self-inflicted gunshot wound following attempted auto burglary and pursuit

Attempted Auto Burglary Pusuit2

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A Murfreesboro man in an attempted auto burglary shot himself inside a stolen car after leading police on a pursuit Friday, July 9. 

Officers and medical personnel began treating the 19-year-old before taki...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

MPD, MFRD encouraging residents to practice safety after man severely injured hand with fireworks

Fireworks Safety

Murfreesboro, TENN. – Murfreesboro Police and Fire Rescue Departments are urging residents to practice fireworks safety after part of a man's hand was amputated while attempting to shoot a firework mortar from the sunroof of a car Wednesday, June...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Police seeking identity of fraud suspect who claimed bottles of vitamins contained ants

Vitamins Fraud Suspect

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) fraud detectives are trying to identify the woman who fraudulently returned several bottles of vitamins to Sprouts Farmers Market; alleging each one had ants in them.

 

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Posted on: June 29, 2021

Second woman arrested for stealing thousands of dollars of merchandise from local businesses

DEREKA CONWAY (1)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  A second woman has been arrested accused of stuffing bags full of thousands of dollars’ worth of stolen items at JCPenney at Stones River Town Centre but dropped the keys to the getaway vehicle and couldn’t leave on Saturda...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Criminal Investigations Division detectives charge second man in March homicide

Dimetrius Ford

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Three months after a violent murder on S. University and Sevier Streets, a second man has been charged.

Dimetrius Raymond Ford, 28, will be served warrants for first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder once he&am...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Man arrested in 2020 homicide at a local apartment complex

rickey flowers

Murfreesboro, Tenn. – Criminal Investigations Division detectives have solved a 2020 homicide with the arrest of a 19-year-old man.

 

Rickey Leedarius Flowers, of Murfreesboro, was arrested June 15 on a sealed indictment from a R...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

New technology, careless drivers causing increase in auto thefts

Park Smart

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Drivers leaving keys and key fobs in their vehicles, and not locking the doors has led to an increase of auto thefts in Murfreesboro, according to detectives. In several cases, weapons were stolen.

So far, about 57 ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Officer applies tourniquet to control bleeding of shooting victim; police searching for the shooter

Possible Get-Away Van

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Quick thinking by a Murfreesboro Police Department officer may have helped save the life of a shooting victim on Sunday, June 13.   

The officer applied a tourniquet around the arm of the 35-year-old shooti...

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Posted on: June 6, 2021

TBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Murfreesboro; officer identified

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UPDATED MPD STATEMENT:Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is still investigating the police-involved shooting of a man in Murfreesboro near W. Rutherford Blvd. on Sunday.  
The man is recovering in the hospital and is in stable condition.  ...
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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Behind The Badge June 2021

BTB June 2021

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department Special Investigations Unit detectives are offering human and sex trafficking training for barbers, hair stylists and nail salon workers.  The latest episode of ‘Behind The ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Police investigating fatal multi-vehicle crash on Lebanon Pike, driver identified

Lebanon Pike Fatal1

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Investigators with Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) are investigating a fatal crash involving three vehicles Wednesday, June 2.

 

Tibor Koritsanszky, 66, of Murfreesbo...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Police searching for suspect(s) in shooting, car fire death, victim identified

Car Fire

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division are searching for the suspect(s) who shot a woman, causing her vehicle to wreck and burst into flames on Monday, May 31.  ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Police investigating three unrelated road rage incidents, drivers urged to be patient while driving

ROAD RAGE

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department detectives are investigating three unrelated violent road rage incidents over the past several days, one with gunshots being fired at another vehicle.

Officers responded to a road rage incident ...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

MPD Peace Officer Memorial Day Ceremony honoring fallen goes virtual

MPD VIRTUAL PEACE OFFICER MEMORIAL DAY LOGO

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  The annual Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Peace Officer Memorial Day ceremony in honor of fallen officers will be virtual due to COVID. It will air on various broadcast and social media platforms, at 9 a.m. ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Murfreesboro police announces new interactive webpage

NEW POLICE WEBPAGE

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  The Murfreesboro Police Department is pleased to announce the launch of a new and enhanced webpage.  The webpage features a modern design, easy to use navigation, and offers tools to make it easi...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

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MEDIA RELEASES

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