1. ARREST

    UPDATE: 17-year-old identified as shooter arrested in graduation shooting

    A 17-year-old has been arrested charged with first-degree murder for the fatal shooting following the Riverdale High School graduation held at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) Wednesday, May 18. Read on...
  2. Brady Lutton Communications Specialist  II

    Murfreesboro citizens respond with 95-percent ‘Positive Satisfaction’ following advancements in 911

    When an emergency suddenly occurs and a Murfreesboro citizen or visitor dials 9-1-1, the first Emergency Dispatcher who answers the call for help is cross-trained, certified, and utilizes new technology tools accurately and quickly to triage the incident. Read on...
  3. Rock Burglar New

    Reward offered for arrest of serial ‘Rock Burglar’

    Rutherford County CrimeStoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of a serial ‘Rock Burglar.’ The burglar broke into two more local businesses this week. Read on...
  4. Chelsea Place1

    Officer, resident taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after overnight fire; tenants displaced

    A Murfreesboro Police officer was treated for smoke inhalation after helping to evacuate tenants at an early morning apartment fire. An elderly tenant was also treated for smoke inhalation. Firefighters helped to evacuate others. Read on...
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    Mayor recognizes MPD Officer Jaydin Davis and MFRD Captain David Bricker with STARS Award

    Murfreesboro Police Department Officer Jaydin Davis and MFRD Captain David Bricker were honored April 21, 2022, with STARS awards. Bricker and Davis demonstrated exemplary service by going above and beyond to assist an elderly lady in need. Read on...
  6. ROCK BURGLAR

    Serial ‘Rock Burglar’ hits multiple local businesses; police need help identifying burglar

    Murfreesboro police are asking for help identifying a man suspected of burglarizing dozens of businesses over the past five months. The thief targets area businesses in the early morning using rocks to break-in. Read on...
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    Murfreesboro police celebrate the promotion of three new captains, two lieutenants, & two sergeants

    Murfreesboro Chief of Police Michael Bowen announces the promotion of seven members of the department. Three lieutenants were promoted to captain, two sergeants to lieutenant and two officers to the rank of sergeant. Read on...
  8. CAR BURGLARIES

    Police urging residents not to confront criminals after car burglars & homeowner exchange gunfire

    Murfreesboro Police Department is urging residents not to confront car burglars after a homeowner exchanged gunfire with two people attempting to break into a neighbor’s vehicle on Sunday, April 17. Read on...
  9. CAR BURGLARY PERSON OF INTEREST

    Police urge residents to lock their vehicles, remove guns & valuables after rash of auto burglaries

    Murfreesboro Police Department Crimes Against Property detectives are urging residents to lock their automobiles and remove valuables after multiple car break-ins where 13 firearms have been stolen over the past month. Read on...
  10. Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center

    Murfreesboro implements a new citizen feedback solution for 911

    The Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center is one of the first 911 Centers in Tennessee to implement an innovative new technology called CueHit PowerEngage to track citizen satisfaction and solicit feedback after a call is made to the ECC. Read on...
  11. Allister Jennings Mug Shot

    Man stabbed to death; roommate arrested

    Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division homicide detectives arrest a man they believe stabbed his roommate to death and left his lifeless body inside their rented condo. Read on...
  12. Colyn Ave Homicide2

    Police arrest son for killing his father and injuring his mother; motive unclear

    Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division detectives arrest a man for stabbing and beating his father to death and injuring his mother on Wednesday, March 30. Read on...
  13. HOMICIDE SUSPECTS

    Five people arrested in the 2020 ‘ambush’ shooting, homicide of a Murfreesboro man

    Murfreesboro Police Department, U.S. Marshals Service agents in Memphis, and Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies arrest five people for the homicide of 20-year-old Montavis Jones at a Murfreesboro apartment complex in December 2020. Read on...
  14. SID BUST SUPER 8

    Police shut down drug operation at a local hotel; two people arrested

    Murfreesboro Police Department Special Investigation Division narcotics detectives arrest a man and woman at a Murfreesboro hotel on drugs and gun charges on Tuesday, March 8. The two are also persons of interest in a Knoxville homicide case. Read on...
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    Pedestrian hit by car, officers urge drivers to take precaution to avoid sun glare

    A driver who hit a pedestrian and left the scene in Murfreesboro says she was temporally blinded by the sun Tuesday morning. Read on...
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    Murfreesboro Police names new deputy chief

    Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Chief Michael Bowen names Captain Steve Jarrell as the new deputy chief. Read on...
  17. SID BUST (1)

    Mother, son arrested after detectives seize drugs, guns, and money

    A mother and son are arrested on drugs and firearms charges after members of the Murfreesboro Police Department Special Investigations Division/Gang Unit seized drugs, guns, and cash from their apartment on Monday, Feb. 15. Read on...
  18. Nancy Seward1

    Police investigating confrontation that led to fatal shooting, mother and son injured

    Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division detectives are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and a mother and son injured on Sunday, Feb. 13. Read on...
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    Habibi Hookah Café and TBI 10 Most Wanted homicide suspect arrested in Colorado

    A collaborative effort between the Murfreesboro Police Department, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the United States Marshals Office, and Weld County Colorado Sheriff’s Office resulted in the capture of Jamar Marks in Evans, CO on Thursday, Feb. 17. Read on...
  20. SID BUST

    Traffic stop nets drugs, guns, and thousands of dollars in cash

    A routine traffic stop by Murfreesboro Police Department Directed Patrol Unit officers nets nearly three-quarters of a million dollars, drugs, and loaded guns on Wednesday, Feb. 9. Police arrested two people. Read on...
  21. Noulis, Heather

    Murfreesboro Police Department adds first mental health co-responder

    The Murfreesboro Police Department has partnered with Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System in adding the department's first mental health co-responder. Read on...
  22. SID

    Magic mushrooms, LSD, and Molly recovered during undercover sting; suspect arrested

    An undercover operation by the Murfreesboro Police Department Special Investigation Division Narcotics Unit resulted in the arrest of a Hermitage man for possession of illegal drugs and mushrooms. Read on...
  23. Smith, Brett

    Man arrested for multiple vehicle thefts and break-ins

    Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Crimes Against Property detectives arrest a man for multiple vehicle thefts and break-ins over a two-day period. Read on...
  24. MANUS WILLIAMS

    MPD promotes three officers to sergeant

    Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Chief Michael Bowen announces the promotion of three officers to the rank of sergeant at a ceremony on Friday, Jan. 28. Read on...
  25. S Church Pedestrian Fatal1

    Police investigating pedestrian fatality; victim identified

    Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) is investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian hit by a truck and run over by two more cars on Wednesday, Jan. 26. Read on...
  26. SE BROAD STREET MULTI CAR WRECK

    Two men critically injured after a multi-car wreck; driver rescued 3 people before car caught fire

    The driver of a truck that was hit head-on jumps out and pulls two men and woman from a wrecked car moments before it burst into flames Thursday morning. A total of five vehicles were involved in the crash. Read on...
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    Murfreesboro police help bust a multi-state car burglary and fraud ring

    Two men are arrested as part of a multi-state crime spree, accused of breaking into cars at fitness centers, stealing credit cards and checkbooks, and then using them to make fraudulent purchases. Read on...
  28. Fifth Third Bank 4 (2)

    Man robs Murfreesboro bank; fits description of man who robbed a different bank weeks earlier

    Murfreesboro Police and the FBI are searching for a man who robbed a bank on the city’s westside on Friday, Jan. 7. The bank robber may be the same man who robbed a different bank in the same area 25 days earlier, according to a police sergeant. Read on...
  29. Tate, Andre

    Woman dies after falling off a car; boyfriend charged

    A Murfreesboro man is in custody after his girlfriend fell off the trunk of his car, hitting her head on the pavement on Thursday, Dec. 23. The woman dies from her injuries. Read on...
  30. Luter Walker Martin

    Murfreesboro Police Department announces several promotions

    Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Chief of Police Michael Bowen announces the promotion of three sworn personnel to the rank of lieutenant and sergeant. Read on...
  31. FIRST HORIZON BANK ROBBERY

    Murfreesboro police investigating robbery at First Horizon Bank

    Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) detectives are investigating an early after a strong-armed robbery at the First Horizon Bank. The bank robber is still on the run. Read on...
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    Murfreesboro Police promotes three to sergeant

    Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Chief of Police Michael Bowen announces the promotion of two detectives and an officer to the rank of Sergeant. Read on...
  33. FENTANYL ARRESTS

    Three people indicted for the fentanyl overdose death of a Murfreesboro man and other drug charges

    A Rutherford County Grand Jury has indicted two men and a woman for murder and other fentanyl related charges surrounding the April 2021 death of a Murfreesboro man. Read on...
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    Murfreesboro PD arrest bank robber minutes after the robbery

    A detailed description from bank tellers and witnesses, helped Murfreesboro Police Department officers arrest a bank robber minutes after he robbed the Pinnacle Bank on Monday, Dec. 6. Read on...
  35. Courtland

    Four residents escape injury after home riddled with bullets, police searching for shooter(s)

    Murfreesboro Police Department detectives are searching for the person or persons who riddled a house with bullets, endangering four people, including a three and a 12-year-old on Monday, Dec. 6. Read on...
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    MPD officer retiring after more than two decades

    Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Officer Allen Cox is retiring after more than 27 years of dedicated service. Read on...
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    Man found dead in parking garage identified, police still investigating

    The man found dead in a parking garage Thursday morning in Murfreesboro has been identified as David Rowan. Rowan appears to have died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the preliminary investigation. Read on...
  38. Myron Jenkins

    Man arrested in shooting death of ex-girlfriend

    Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division detectives have arrested a Murfreesboro man for the shooting death of his former girlfriend on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Read on...
  39. Catfiene Cat Burglary

    Two businesses broken into after burglar smashes glass door; police searching for burglar

    Murfreesboro Police Department investigators are searching for the man who shattered a glass door and broke into two businesses, stealing several hundreds of dollars in cash on Monday, Nov. 22. Read on...
  40. Meeks_Stan

    Seasoned Murfreesboro police officer retires after more 20 years with the department

    Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Officer Stan Meeks has retired after more than 20 years of dedicated service to the residents of the City of Murfreesboro. Meeks was honored Friday, Nov. 19, during a ceremony at the Murfreesboro Police Headquarters. Read on...
  41. 1540 Place Shooting

    18-year-old female shot at a weekend party; police looking for shooter

    Murfreesboro Police Department detectives are searching for the person who fired shots into a vehicle injuring a woman as she and her friends were trying to leave a party after a fight. The shooting happened at an apartment complex Saturday, Nov. 6. Read on...
  42. Officer Lee Brandon Retirement

    Veteran Murfreesboro police officer retires after more than three decades

    Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) officer Lee Brandon has retired after 32-years of untiring devotion and dedicated service. Read on...
  43. Ashley Langdon Communications Specialist II

    Murfreesboro cross-trains emergency dispatchers to handle medical related 911 calls for help

    Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center has cross-trained and certified 9-1-1 operators in Emergency Medical Dispatch. Dispatchers can now provide lifesaving instructions to callers and patients before medical help arrives on the scene. Read on...
  44. Johnathan Pope Officer of the Year

    Noon Exchange Club names Johnathan Pope ‘Officer of the Year’

    Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Field Training Officer Johnathan Pope has been named, ‘Officer of the Year,’ by the Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro. Read on...
  45. P3 APP RC Crime Stoppers

    Rutherford County Crime Stoppers unveils new crime-fighting app

    Rutherford County Crime Stoppers and several area law enforcement agencies have joined the next generation of crime-fighting. Citizens can report crime tips and submit videos in real-time using an app for Crime Stoppers called P3 Global Intel. Read on...
  46. WHO MURDERED TERRELL RAY

    Governor Lee authorizes $10,000 for information on unsolved Murfreesboro murder

    Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has authorized a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the killing of Terrell Ray, according to a letter from the governor. Read on...
  47. MEDIA RELEASES

    Media Releases Archive

    Members of the media and general public can access past Murfreesboro Police Department Media Releases stored in archive. Read on...
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