Crime Remains Low in Rutherford County During COVID-19 Situation

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WGNS continues to follow the crime trends in Rutherford County as the COVID-19 pandemic keeps many out of work. The good news, crime is still remaining at a consistent level when compared to weeks previous to the closings of businesses and schools.

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office reports the following burglaries:

March 20, 2020:

INCIDENT: Burglary to Residence
AREA: 3000 block of Halls Hill Pike / Murfreesboro
STATUS: OPEN / NO ARREST

MARCH 14, 2020:
INCIDENT: Burglary to Church / New Vision Buchanan Campus
AREA: 5977 block of ELAM RD / Murfreesboro
STATUS: OPEN / NO ARREST

MARCH 23, 2020:
INCIDENT: Aggravated Burg. To Residence
MORE: Firearms / Ammunition also stolen
AREA: 7700 block of Rocky Fork Rd / Smyrna
STATUS: OPEN / NO ARREST

As for those who do get arrested during this time frame, the local jail is taking additional precautions to keep the spread of COVID-19 down. On of the things that is being done at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center includes more cleaning. In the booking cells where inmates are processed, they area will be scrubbed with bleach every four hours.

Jail administrators report, "As a precaution, video visits at the Adult Detention Center will be canceled until April 1 when the staff will review the status of the virus.Inmates will be allowed to have two free remote visits per week. They will have regular phone calls and texts." The changes could be extended past April 1, WGNS will keep you informed.

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