CRIME & SAFETY
Coffee Co. Sheriff’s Department Ask For Assistance in Locating Missing Man
COFFEE COUNTY, TN - The Coffee County Sheriff's Department is reaching out to the community for assistance in locating a missing person, Johnny L Lowery. Last seen in the Manchester area within the past week, authorities are actively pursuing all leads to determine the whereabouts of the individual. While acknowledging the broad time frame and area, officials emphasize the importance of any credible information that could aid in the investigation.
Human remains found in Shelbyville identified as missing person
About a week after a resident discovered human remains in a wooded area in Shelbyville, authorities have linked the remains to a missing persons case.
Donations, vehicles destroyed in fire at Coffee County Rescue Squad building
A Coffee County Rescue Squad building and its contents were destroyed in a fire early Tuesday morning.
Holiday Shoplifting Concerns Rise as Shelbyville Police Seek Assistance in Theft Case
Shelbyville, TN - With the holiday season in full swing, retail stores are facing an unfortunate uptick in shoplifting incidents, and the Shelbyville Police Department is actively seeking help in a recent case. Authorities are investigating a theft at Lowes in Bedford County along Highway 231, known as North Main Street in Shelbyville.
Local deputies increase drunk driving enforcement through the holidays
LOCAL NEWS | As the say goes, if you booze it, you lose it and local deputies will be doing their park to protect the public from impaired drivers this holiday season. Beginning on Friday, December 15, the Metro Moore County Sheriff’s Department will partner with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to increase impaired-driving enforcement as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over nationwide mobilization.
How two rural school districts in the same county handle security after Covenant
Rural superintendents worry about an element much deeper than some: Will they and other districts be able to maintain funding to keep all safety measures in place?
Bedford County Schools placed on lockdown after gun reported missing from Tennessee home
BEDFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) — Three Bedford County Schools were placed on lockdown early Tuesday morning after law enforcement and school officials were made aware of a gun reported missing from a home, according to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tammy Garrett. The lockdown was placed at the following Middle...
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Explosion, Arson Arrest, and Bank Robbery in Coffee County, Tennessee
This week in Coffee County, Tennessee, there were three significant incidents. Firstly, an explosion and subsequent fire at an auto shop in Hillsboro resulted in three fatalities and one person being hospitalized. Secondly, an arrest was made in an aggravated arson case at an apartment complex in Tullahoma, where a door had been set on fire. Lastly, Manchester Police are searching for a suspect involved in a bank robbery at Capstar Bank on Hillsboro Blvd. The suspect is believed to be a black male, and the vehicle used in the robbery may have been a silver or grey sedan with tinted windows.
Man charged with aggravated arson after Tullahoma apartment door set on fire
A man is facing multiple charges in connection with a fire that was set at an apartment in Tullahoma earlier this month while the tenant and her children were inside.
Parolee arrested in Franklin County, accused of manufacturing, selling drugs
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) — A man who is on parole was arrested Tuesday after the Franklin County Sheriff's Office discovered he was manufacturing and selling drugs. Investigators accompanied state probation and parole officers and Cowan police to the residence of John Lawrence. According to the sheriff's office, in...
Human skeletal remains found in Shelbyville over the weekend
The Shelbyville Police Department is investigating after human skeletal remains were found in the area of Blue Ribbon Parkway and Shoma Drive.
Skeletal remains found in Shoma Park area
Shelbyville Police have confirmed that skeletal remains were found recently in the Shoma Park area of Shelbyville. More information forthcoming. The Times-Gazette will continue to follow this story.
Phone Scam at Work in Franklin County
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has received several calls about scammers using the department’s phone number to scam citizens. The scammer(s) are telling the intended victim that one of their family members is in jail and they can pay their bond with electronic payment. Please do not be...
Shelbyville Police to begin Booze It or Lose It Campaign December 15
The Shelbyville Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to increase impaired driving enforcement from December 15, 2023, to January 1, 2024. The Tennessee Highway Safety Office statewide Booze It and Lose It campaign is part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration drive sober or get pulled over nationwide mobilization. Shelbyville police will be utilizing enhanced patrol activities to deter impaired drivers from being on the roadways.