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☷ Murfreesboro Tennessee - Police urge residents to lock their vehicles remove guns valuables after rash of auto burglaries
Murfreesboro , state Tennessee ( By Press Release office)
MURFREESBORO , Tenn .
( April 8 , 2022 ) - Murfreesboro Police Department ( MPD ) 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 .
MPD officers responded to
81 burglaries to motor vehicles
between March 1 and April 5 . The recent rash occurred from Joe B . Jackson Pkwy . to the Brinkley Road area in the Blackman community .
More than a
were stolen out of the vehicles .
Detectives are currently attempting to identify several persons of interest from car burglaries that occurred on Stockwell Dr . , Burrows Ave . , Columnar Ct . , Westlawn Blvd . , and Aragorn Way .
No arrests have been made in the car burglaries
. The investigation continues .
If you have any information that could help identify these individuals , contact MPD Criminal Investigations Division at 615 . 893 . 2717 .
In addition to car burglaries , there have also been
several vehicles stolen
in the city . According to detectives , the doors to all the stolen vehicles were
unlocked with the key fob inside
Detectives arrested 19 - year - old Antonio Gooch and 18 - year - old Keonza Scales charging them with motor vehicle theft for two of the cases .
“We want to remind people to secure their vehicles , not leave firearms unattended and spare keys inside them , ” said Detective Sergeant Tommy Massey . “These few simple steps could be beneficial in helping to curb the rash of burglaries to autos and also motor vehicle thefts . ”
Scales was released on $40 , 000 bond and Gooch was released on $24 , 500 bond from the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center . Gooch has a hearing set for May 4 , and Scale’s hearing is set for May 5 in Rutherford County General Sessions Court .
Murfreesboro police have an ongoing campaign called the ‘9PM Routine’ whereby they encourage people to lock the doors on their vehicles and homes by 9 p . m . every night .
Police also have free guns locks available for Murfreesboro residents at the Murfreesboro Police Department located at 1004 N . Highland Ave .
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