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Juvenile arrested for burglarizing car
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A 17-year-old juvenile was arrested and charged for the burglary of an unsecured car Friday. 

A homeowner at the 200 block of Spring Valley Drive noticed at 10:30 a.m. that his car had been burglarized the night before. His car’s speakers, stereo amp system and cash had been stolen from the car. The man had remembered a 17-year-old male neighbor walking through his backyard around 2:30 a.m. that morning. 

The MJPD was able to track down the juvenile’s residence, and the stolen items were located at his residence and returned to the victim.  The suspect’s mother was unaware of his crime. 

The unnamed 17-year-old male was charged with Theft Over $500 and will be scheduled to appear in the Wilson County Juvenile Court.

 
Commission looks at possible land swap for new fire hall
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Commissioner Ray Justice brought forth the idea of trading some city owned land to obtain a piece of land for a new fire hall on Nonaville Road. 

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Tennessee Promise mentors needed in Wilson County
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Matt Wilson 

Intern Writer

The new Tennessee Promise scholarship program is giving Wilson County high school seniors a chance at furthering  their education, but the mentors to help them along the away are in dire need. 

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Cheddar’s thief caught
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Staff Reports

A man who had grabbed the cash drawer at Cheddar’s Casual Café was apprehended by a Mt. Juliet Police Department officer Tuesday, Oct. 7

According to the Mt. Juliet Police Department, Kenneth Dickerson, 36, Mt. Juliet, was caught at Sgt. Jerry Mundy Memorial Park near the water tower around 11:20 p.m. He was in the car with an unidentified woman who not involved with the theft and was not charged. 

The MJPD was on the lookout for Dickerson because his description was obtained from video surveillance after the crime. 

Dickerson was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail, charged with Theft and Vandalism. He is set to appear in court on Nov. 4. It was determined that the woman in the car with Dickerson was not involved in the theft, and she was not charged.

 
Unlocked cars targeted in MJ neighborhoods
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Staff Reports

Willoughby Station, Hickory Hills and Mt. Vernon Estates have been targeted by burglars taking things from unlocked cars recently. 

Eight cars were targeted Monday with the thieves getting away with items like debit cards, cash and GPS devices. The keys were left in one car, and the thieves made off with a 2011 Gray Honda Accord with a Tennessee tag K4590Z. 

The specific streets affected by the burglaries include Brighton Circle, Canberra Way, Greer Court, Lacie Court, Norfolk Court, Wellington Way, and Yarmouth Lane.

Mt. Juliet Police are urging people to not leave valuables in your car and keep them locked. They are offering a $500 cash reward for anyone that provides information that leads to the conviction of the offenders. 

Anyone with any information regarding this crime is encouraged to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at (615) 754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (615) 754-TIPS (8477) or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website at http://www.mjpd.org/ .

 
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