The Governor of Tennessee is pushing harder to ensure the spread of COVID-19 slows. Thursday, he said that citizens are required to stay at home...
Murfreesboro Police Officers assisted with traffic control at a drive-through testing site for the COVID-19. The testing station is at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic at it opened this past Thursday. You can NOT simply drive-up to get the test. You must be referred either after visiting the Rutherford County Health Department or being referred by your local physician.
Members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Bomb Squad removed what turned out to be an inactive military training hand grenade found in the front yard of a Murfreesboro home late Friday morning, March 27.
The Little Things are Big Things: A local Girl Scout decided that she was going to thank the Murfreesboro Police Officers for keeping our citizens safe.
Authorities say that the subject of an identity theft investigation is using other people's personal information to make his own ID with his photo on it.
Authorities made changes to lower the number of persons in the police station as a result of the COVID-19 crisis currently underway.
A Murfreesboro man originally charged with rape has now been convicted in a Rutherford County courtroom.
A case of fraud is under investigation in Murfreesboro and authorities are trying to identify a man photographed on an in store surveillance camera.
According to authorities, the suspect stole chainsaws and tool-kits from Walmart on Old Fort Parkway. The man went as far as placing them in a shopping cart and then pushed the cart next to the doors to set up a quick exit.
Perhaps a crime of easy opportunity, another customer saw the cellphone and took it off the counter and left.
Evidently, an altercation started inside the club early Sunday morning, which led to someone opening fire. The bar, which is off the downtown square in Murfreesboro, was full of patrons.
UPDATE:A large amount of police activity in the area of South Church Street (231 South) and Joe B. Jackson Parkway had passing motorist concerned on Thursday night.
Here's an idea that can help you, no matter where you live. Smyrna Police Department is joining the #9pmroutine campaign to educate citizens and help prevent burglary.
WGNS has more news on the manager of Donut Country on Memorial Blvd who was allegedly killed by her husband this past March.
Ending youth violence within Murfreesboro starts in the home. Murfreesboro Police Lt. Clayton Williams stated...
A sex assault kit that was performed on the victim at the hospital was submitted to the TBI crime lab in 2018 and the results came back 9 months later.
A murder took place around 3:12AM early Friday (8/2/2019) morning in Murfreesboro at the Villager Condominiums on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
The female suspect told officers that the victim was an acquaintance of hers and that she told him to get undressed for a massage. After the victim laid down on his stomach she got on top of him and stabbed him once in the neck with a knife, according to the MPD Arrest Report.
The three suspects pled guilty to a 2-year old drug overdose case that killed a Smyrna teen. Pleading guilty in Rutherford County Circuit Court were Eric Crowell, William Yager, and Brett Austin Mccord.
GRAPHIC: The 30 year old suspect was charged with one count of "Aggravated Rape" and one count of "Aggravated Domestic Assault." The suspect will now see his case go before a Rutherford County Grand Jury where more charges could be handed down.
The victim of the fatal shooting at Summerlake Apartments Friday night has been identified as a 16-year old...
On February 18, 2019, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Murfreesboro Police detectives...
GRAPHIC: "Mr. Joshua Reeves also kicked the victim multiple times. Mr. Joshua Reeves then tied the victims hands up, put a bag over her head..."
nside the residence, police found a box of 60 THC cartridges in the freezer. Each cartridge was labeled as containing at least 80% THC...
On November 11th, 2018, a female was caught on a home security camera when she reportedly stole a package from the front porch of a house on Oakstone Drive...
The Murfreesboro Police Department is now hiring. Chief Michael Bowen stated...
A shooting in Murfreesboro is being investigated by detectives. Reports indicate the incident unfolded in the area of Greystone Apartments on West Lokey Avenue Saturday night.
Friday night at approximately 11pm an officer-involved shooting occurred inside the Walmart store on North Jackson Street in Tullahoma.
Murfreesboro Police responded to an overdose call on Henry Hall Drive to an overdose on Tuesday, December 12, 2018.
Authorities in Smyrna are trying to determine the identity of two women accused of shoplifting.
While checking the vehicle for weapons officers located an item believed to be a potential explosive device. The situation caused several hours of traffic back up on South Church Street Tuesday morning.
A Houston man who flew into BNA this week, took a cab to a Nashville bus station and retrieved two suitcases containing nearly 20 pounds of bricked cocaine, according to Nashville Metro Police.
In nearby Antioch, a man was murdered early Friday morning (10/19/18). The man shot and killed at 3 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Target Drive and Cane Ridge Road is identified as Kevin L. Stewart, 32, of Desplane Drive.
A four-month investigation into the distribution of opioids culminated in today's execution of search warrants at three Nashville locations and the seizure of 7 pounds of heroin, 10 grams of cocaine, 2.5 pounds of marijuana, 1 pistol and $4,025 cash.
A 26 year old Murfreesboro man has been arrested on his 4th DUI charge, according to a recent arrest report filed this past Friday (10-12-18).
Police report that the suspect was an absconded fugitive with multiple warrants and was a member of the Rolling 60s Crip street gang.
A Shelbyville man faces a number of charges in Murfreesboro after police say they spotted the subjects Ford Mustang parked in the parking lot of a closed business on Joe B Jackson Parkway.
In 2017, 322,078, firearms were recovered and traced in the United States and its territories, an increase of 32,855 from 2016.
Detectives are working to identify three young men who on Sunday robbed a 10-year-old boy at gunpoint in an apartment complex parking lot in the 5500 block of Scruggs Lane.
According to the report filed by police, "Mr. Kincaid understanding he was still under Miranda, admitted that he does not work and all of his cash was from selling marijuana."
Murfreesboro Police responded to a road rage incident in recent weeks. When the first officer arrived on the scene he reported that he witnessed two subjects in the street, one holding a large flashlight covered in blood.
Anyone with information about the Ford Fiesta, which is believed to be a 2017 or 2018 model, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. The car did sustain damage.
Five counts of "Criminal Simulation" were levied against a Nashville man during his recent trip to First Bank in Murfreesboro.
CAPTURED: Nashville North Precinct Flex officers a short time ago arrested accused kidnappers/armed robbers Orlando Harris Jr. and Deion Glover from the Green Hills case. They were taken into custody without incident after being spotted at 17th Avenue North & Wheless Street by Officers Garren Hoskins, Khalid Abbady and Daniel Garrett.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue and Police Departments are slated to release their Lip Sync Challenge video this week. The two departments collaborated with country rap musician "Big Smo..."
A total of six people were arrested at The Point at Raiders Crossing apartments by the Murfreesboro Police Gang and Special Operations Unit.
A Murfreesboro man who told police he was an Uber driver was arrested and charged with his second DUI after allegedly leaving the scene of a car accident. However, Uber says that he never drove for them.
Evidently, the homeowners were out of town when the first break in occurred, but little did the culprits know that the residents returned home after the first crime and installed security cameras.
UPDATE: At 4:08 a.m. Monday, June 2nd a LaVergne Police officer attempted to pull over a driver on Sue Ellen Drive after noticing the vehicle did not have any working brake lights.
An MTSU Police Officer accused of stealing money out of a parked car is now out of jail on bond.
A Murfreesboro Police Gang Detective was notified after one pound of marijuana was found inside the apartment of a man on the New Salem Highway.
The arrest, made by Detective Tommy Roberts on June 1st, came after police were called to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in regards to the potential case.
As luck would have it, Barrett said that she was weighing the small amount of heroin for a friend when police knocked on the door.
A man by the name of Christopher Chaffin has been arrested and charged for the 9th time with "Driving on a Revoked License."
Inside the apartment, officers say they found multiple baggies of cocaine on the living room table, 282 Xanax pills and Mirtazpine pills.
A handgun that was stolen from Signal Mountain, Tennessee was recovered during a traffic stop in Murfreesboro on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
Central Precinct Sergeant Jason Wilkerson has been decommissioned and assigned to desk duty as the result of his arrest on Sunday by the La Vergne Police Department on a charge of aggravated assault.
La Vergne Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a man captured on an ATM security camera.
Earlier reports that a Thursday night arrest may have had ties to an earlier theft of guns at On Target have been proved wrong. However, a stolen gun was found in the vehicle of the person's vehicle arrested.
In an effort to insure peace when outside groups protest in Murfreesboro on Saturday (10/28/2017), in a voice of unity--many businesses in the downtown district are closing that day to show outsiders there is no desire to encourage hate. Other plans are in place to maintain peace.
A construction worker in Murfreesboro told police he walked into the Florence Road Market on Broad Street at Florence Road and soon after he walked in, he saw his minivan drive away. Evidently, the victim left his van running while going into the convenience store.
Earlier this month on the 8th of September an unknown subject backed into the driveway of a Clarkston Drive home and tried to steal a trailer.
VIDEO: On Thursday, September 7, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) released video commentary called "Knock at the Door Discussed" to inform Tennesseans on the purpose of "Knock at the Door."
Thatcher was originally arrested in 2016 when the investigation results were handed to a Grand Jury.
The Murfreesboro Police Department is continuing its efforts to reduce traffic crashes on Murfreesboro streets
Residents want answers now about the large number of shootings, with two being homicides, that have occurred in residential areas around MTSU in recent weeks.
Details surround the shootings are still developing, but detectives believe that a single shot fired in the room struck both people: a Smyrna man and a woman from Shelbyville. No one else is believed to be involved.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a safety belt checkpoint this Friday (February 10, 2017) in Rutherford County.
Currently, Murfreesboro Police operate out of three buildings on South Church Street and one building on North Rutherford Boulevard. The new headquarter office will allow police to all be under the same roof.
At 11:00 o'clock Tuesday morning (11/8/2016), city officials, family and friends of Vice Mayor Doug Young participated in the ground breaking of the DOUG YOUNG PUBLIC TRAINING CENTER.
Two firefighters and two law enforcement officers were named Firefighters of the Year and Officers of the Year on Thursday (10/27/2016) at the Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club's Annual Crime and Fire Prevention Awards Luncheon at Five Senses restaurant.
This Friday and Saturday night (10/21/16 and 10/22/16), the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting two seat belt checkpoints in the Murfreesboro area.
The Murfreesboro Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of Sergeant Bryan Anderson and Sergeant Melonie Roche from the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.
If you happen to be commuting in La Vergne, you'd better be on your best behavior. The La Vergne Police Department has added 5 new police cars to their fleet.
An organization called "Cop Stop" that started in the Memphis, Tennessee area will likely begin a new chapter in Murfreesboro.
A Murfreesboro man was arrested in Williamson County and accused of seven home burglaries and 27 vehicle break-ins...
The Tennessee Yellow DOT program is designed to provide first responders with an individual's medical information in the event of an emergency on Tennessee's roadways.
The new police headquarters will be on North Highland Avenue in the former location of the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic.
Some reports show that Nashville Motor Cars failed to pay off vehicles that were traded in. The quagmire has left some car owners with two and even three car payments after thinking they bought only one car.
The idea of mandatory body cameras for police officers could be something police precincts have to deal with in the very near future. A bill in Tennessee failed this year, but will likely return in 2016.
On Monday morning, June 1, the inaugural group of preschool kids of Murfreesboro police officers and Murfreesboro firefighters will begin receiving free swim lessons courtesy of Howard's Hope.
All Tennessee law enforcement officers will have to wear wide angle body cameras if a bill in the Tennessee General Assembly passes.
A seat belt check point will take place on Broad Street Friday the 13th in Murfreesboro...
Manchester Police Department is participating in the 2nd annual Governor's Highway Safety Office, "Seatbelts Are For Everyone" (SAFE) campaign.
In 2013 there were 198 dispatched calls from dispatchers to Smyrna Police Officers involving suspected child abuse or neglect.
Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a nearby Bedford County man accused of possessing child pornography.
Mayor Shane McFarland has been appointed to replace recently departed council member Toby Gilley on the Power Board, as Gilley takes a judge's seat...
A man with an admitted drug addiction to cocaine told police that he was assaulted by a subject who allegedly gave him a "dub" of cocaine to sell. Instead of selling the cocaine...
The THP calls their current campaign a 'no refusal" weekend. The "no refusal" campaign means that if a driver is pulled over for suspected drinking and driving they cannot refuse to take a blood test.
We have more news on police checkpoints in Rutherford County. Since bringing our listeners the story about the drivers license checkpoint...
Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman told WGNS News during the last National Night Out...
Interesting: The Death Scene Investigation Workshop aims to help the people who work with death sites get ready to secure, investigate and prosecute deadly crimes.
The Murfreesboro Police Department has cancelled a Silver Alert for 61-year old Carol Benson. Authorities say that Benson went missing from her home on Thursday night. Authorities notified WGNS on Saturday that she has been found.
State troopers arrested 119 individuals on suspicion of DUI and issued 1,414 seat belt citations during this year’s holiday period.
A domestic assault call on Sunday, July 6 in La Vergne resulted in a four-agency pursuit and multiple felony charges.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for two Georgia men, accused of statutory rape in an ongoing TBI human trafficking investigation.
During the course of the transaction she handed the ring to “Cason” in exchange for an envelope she believed contained $2000.
In another phone scam, someone claimed to be the Murfreesboro Chief of Police when they called a retired resident who lives in the Garrison Cove subdivision.
A 65-year old Wisconsin man has been arrested in Murfreesboro on a very serious charge that may keep him in Rutherford County until his court date in July.
A sobriety checkpoint will take place in LaVergne this Saturday and a seat belt checkpoint will occur in Murfreesboro on Saturday as well.
On Saturday, April 26, 2014 the Murfreesboro Police Department had what they called a very successful combined “Drug Take Back” and “Gun Buy Back” special event.
Last year, the MPD Training Section conducted over 29,834 hours of on-site training and each police officer averaged 112 hours of career training and professional development.
The report states that the unknown man said, “I’m going to get my money back, If I have to I will tie all you up and put you in the back till’ I get my money.”
The old Murfreesboro Medical Clinic on North Highland Avenue will be transformed into a new Murfreesboro Police Headquarters over an 18-month to two year period.
A Murfreesboro Police Officer went above and beyond the call of duty in helping a disabled citizen out in recent days.
A former band teacher for the City of Murfreesboro School System will face 45-charges dealing with the sexual exploitation of a minor next week in court on Tuesday (3/25/14).
Another sobriety checkpoint is being planned by the Tennessee Highway Patrol in Rutherford County. The next checkpoint date and location have been set…
27-Year old Allen Carney, who goes by the nickname of SAP, reportedly told police he gave his drugs to his passenger who put the drugs in her bra.
A Smyrna man has landed behind bars as a result of a 10-month investigation in Nashville. The Smyrna man was however arrested by chance, he was the passenger in a car that reportedly left the scene.... Of course the car he was in had three pounds of marijuana in it.
A robbery unfolded next to the Kroger Gas Station on Lascassas Highway, but it was not the gas station that was robbed, it was a female in the parking lot.
Murfreesboro Police Sgt. Kyle Evans told WGNS in an email that a serious auto accident occurred on Memorial Blvd. at Heritage Park Drive around 6 p.m., Monday night...
Sobriety Checkpoints are being planned for Super Bowl Weekend in Rutherford County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol will have one set up on Saturday, February 1st in Murfreesboro…
The Murfreesboro Police Department outlined some forthcoming upgrades at September’s last meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council, which include additional investigation into the feasibility of re-purposing the old Murfreesboro Medical Clinic building as a new police headquarters...
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