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4/17/2014 - "Maintenance Man" Sought in Thefts
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On April 11, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., officers responded to a theft at 1271 Poplar Avenue.  The investigation revealed an unknown male entered the residence posing as a maintenance worker. While inside of the home, the suspect took the victim’s wallet.

 

On April 13, 2014, at approximately 11:00 a.m., officers responded to a similar theft at 1960 North Parkway. A wallet was also stolen in this incident.

 

Investigators believe the same suspect is responsible for both thefts.

 

The suspect is described as an African American male, 6’1”, with a dark complexion. He was captured on video surveillance (attached). 

 

Anyone that recognizes this suspect is asked to Crime Stoppers at 901-528-2274 (CASH).  Tips can also securely be sent by web at http://memphis.crimestoppersweb.com, or by text by typing the keyword ‘AWARD’ to 274637 (CRIMES).  If an arrest is made, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000 from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc.

 

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2/21/2014 - EXTRA AWARD OFFERED IN SEXUAL ASSAULT INVESTIGATION - ABBINGTON APARTMENTS

February 20, 2014 - Owners of Abington Apartments are offering an additional $5,000 award for information leading to an arrest in the recent sexual assaults investigation. 

 

Memphis Police Department’s Sex Crimes investigators are currently investigating three sexual assaults in which the female victims were attacked on separate occasions while in their apartments. During the attacks, the suspect sexually assaulted all three victims. These incidents occurred on February 9th, 12th, and 18th; and appear to be related.

 

The suspect is described as a male Black, 5’7”, thin build. In one of the attacks, he was wearing an orange shirt, maroon and gray plaid jacket, black baseball cap, and armed with a handgun.

 

A broadcast of the suspect has been disseminated to Uniform Patrol officers. Officers are patrolling the apartment community throughout their shifts.  

 

Sex Crimes investigators are asking anyone with information to please call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH or the Sex Crimes Bureau at 636-3330.  

                             

 

Anyone with information about these Sexual Assaults should call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.  You will be given a secret ID number and your identification will remain completely anonymous. 

 

You can also submit your tip at http://www.528cash.org/ where you will be linked to a secure website at http://memphis.crimestoppersweb.com.  You will be able to review wanted fugitives and safely send investigators any helpful information on the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime.

 

Or you can text your tip by typing the keyword ‘AWARD’ to 274637 (CRIMES).  If an arrest is made, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000 from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc.

 

Reports #1402004517ME, #1402005867ME, & #1402008897ME

 

Sex Crimes 636-3330

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10/29/2013 - Homicide at 2389 Summer Avenue, Fuel Express-EXTRA AWARD OFFERED

On Sunday, August 25, 2013, shortly after 9:00 a.m. Memphis Police Department officers responded to a “man-down” call at the Fuel Express, 2389 Summer Avenue.  The body of Yusef Ali (53) was found inside the business.  Mr. Ali died from a gunshot wound.  Medical Examiners have ruled the death a homicide.

 

The motive in this murder has not yet been determined.  There have been no arrests in this case.  Homicide investigators need someone to come forward with information to help solve this crime and hold the suspect or suspects accountable.

 

Friends and family of Yusef Ali have contributed an extra $10,000 to CrimeStoppers for information leading to the charging of the suspects responsible for this murder.  CrimeStoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc. confirms total awards now amount to $11,000 in this case.

 

Anyone with information about this Murder is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.  You will be given a secret ID number and your identification will remain completely anonymous. 

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7/2/2013 - Death Investigation - Hawkins Mill near Point Church
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On Tuesday, June 25, 2013, Memphis Police Department officers were alerted by citizen of a burned vehicle in a wooded area off Hawkins Mill north of Point Church.  The vehicle was completely destroyed by fire but later determined to be Toyota Camry.

 

Charred human remains, believed to be that of a female, were found inside the vehicle.  An earring was found with the remains.  The cause of death remains pending and the victim has not been identified.

 

Investigators ask that anyone with information related to this death investigation, or who recognizes the earrings call Homicide Bureau at 901-636-3300 or CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH (2274)

 

 

1306015243ME  // Sgt. Gilliam

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6/25/2013 - Unsolved 2006 Fatal Hit and Run at Signal Street and Jay Cove

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at approximately 1:30 P.M., a Hit and Run crash occurred at 2909 Signal Street, where pedestrian (Kevin Vashun Williamson) was critically injured. The victim was walking south on the sidewalk when he was struck by a dark colored van, which left the scene south on Signal Street. On June 26, 2006, Kevin Williamson expired from his injuries. This case remains unsolved.

The suspect vehicle is described as a Dodge Caravan, late 80’s to early 90’s model, dark blue in color, bearing an unknown Tennessee license plate. The Dodge Caravan had two right side flat tires and is missing the right side mirror.  

The suspect was described as a male, black, late teens to early 20’s, with a medium dread lock hair style.

 

Anyone with information on the suspect(s) responsible for this Vehicular Homicide is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH. You will be given a secret ID number and your identification will remain completely anonymous.

 

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6/6/2013 - ROBBERY AT CVS PHARMACY AT 6620 WINCHESTER ROAD
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On Friday, May 31, 2013 at approximately 10:45 p.m., MPD officers assigned to Ridgeway Station responded to a business robbery at CVS Pharmacy, 6620 Winchester.

Employees reported that an African-American male, approximately 6’0”, 215 lbs, medium complexion, mustache, wearing a red ball cap, brown shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes came to the counter and purchased items.  The male then pulled a black handgun and demanded money from the cash register.  Afterwards, the suspect fled the business in a silver SUV driven by a second suspect (no description).

The armed male was captured by surveillance cameras (above). 

This is an ongoing investigation by the Safe Streets Task Force.

Anyone with information about this Business Robbery should call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.  You will be given a secret ID number and your identification will remain completely anonymous. 

You can also submit your tip at http://www.528cash.org/ where you will be linked to a secure website at http://memphis.crimestoppersweb.com.  You will be able to review wanted fugitives and safely send investigators any helpful information on the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime.

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5/18/2013 - Robbery China Inn Buffett 2829 Covington Pike

On Sunday, May 12, 2013, at approximately 11:30 p.m., officers received a Robbery call to China Inn Buffett #2 located at 2829 Covington Pike.  During the course of the robbery, a 22-year-old male security guard was shot with a handgun.  The security guard was transported to a local hospital in critical condition but was soon upgraded.  The male victim has since been released.

 

Investigators determined two suspects approached the guard and a 48-year-old female as they were leaving the business.  The suspects demanded and took an undisclosed amount of cash.  Both fled on foot toward a nearby apartment complex.

 

The suspects responsible for this robbery and shooting are described as two African-American males, both between 5’6” to 5’9”, medium build, wearing dark clothing.  No one is in custody at this time.

 

CrimeStoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc. confirms a $2,000 EXTRA AWARD has been offered by an anonymous donor for information leading to the identification and arrest of the suspects responsible.  The $2,000 award is offered in addition to any award amount approved by CrimeStoppers board for this crime.

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1/15/2013 - Homicide at Perkins and I-240

On Friday, August 3, 2012, at approximately 11:40 p.m., officers responded to a shooting at Perkins/ I-240.

 

Jerod Lewis, a 25-year-old male, was found inside his gold, 4-door, 1995 Infinity J30 suffering from a gunshot wound.  Lewis was transported to the Regional Medical Center in critical condition, but was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. 

 

No suspects have been charged or held accountable.

 

Crimes Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County is very pleased to announce that the family of Jerod Lewis is offering an additional $10,000 award for information leading to the identification and charging of the suspect(s) responsible for this murder.  

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12/4/2012 - Bank of America Robbery 3378 Austin Peay Hwy
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On December 4, 2012, a subject robbed the Bank of America, located at 3378 Austin Peay Highway in Memphis, Tennessee. The subject entered the bank and posed as a customer. Upon approaching the teller counter, the subject indicated he had a weapon and demanded money from the teller. After receiving the money from the teller, the subject departed the bank proceeding on foot to the rear of the building and got into a gold colored Honda Civic driven by a second subject. The vehicle was driven southbound from the bank on Austin Peay Highway.

The subject who entered the bank is described as a black male, 5’10” to 5’11” tall, 30-36 years of age, approximately 200 pounds, black hooded jacket with a white design on the back, black pants, black shoes, black knit cap, wearing a wig.

At this time there is no description of the subject driving the vehicle.

 

Anyone with information is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 901-528-CASH.

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6/7/2012 - SCSO Needs Help in Solving Auto Burglaries
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The south end of Shelby County has seen a recent rash of night time auto burglaries.

 

Suspects seek out unlocked cars and will even pry out the car windows of vehicles parked at residences. This happens whether vehicles are parked in driveways or on the street.

 

Some of the locations hit include; Bronze Cove, 8000 block of Lowrance, 9200 block of E. Shelby Drive, 5000 block of Laurel Lake Drive E., and the 4900 block of Bronze Cove. Items taken include laptop computers, cash, credit cards, phones, purses and rims.

 

The attached photos are from a home surveillance system and captured suspects as they ransacked the victim’s car on Ivanhoe Forrest Cove in the Southeast part of the county.

 

The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in trying to catch these criminals and solve these crimes. If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers.

 

SCSO Det. Matt Keaton/R&I #1205001007SH

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4/27/2012 - Suspect Sought in Scrap Metal Theft From Church
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On Sunday, April 15, 2012, at approximately 3:30 a.m., officers responded to a Scrap Metal Theft call at Greater Faith Baptist Church, located at 920 Haynes. The preliminary investigation revealed a male removed the copper on two air conditioner units.

 

The suspect is described as a male Black, 5`11"- 6`1", 160- 170 lbs, slim build, dark complexion, wearing a cap, jacket, and dark-colored pants. Video and still shot photos of the suspect are available.  

 

Burglary investigators need someone to come forward with information to help solve this crime.

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Anyone with information about this Scrap Metal Theft should call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.  You will be given a secret ID number and your identification will remain completely anonymous. 

You can also submit your tip at http://www.528cash.org/ where you will be linked to a secure website at http://memphis.crimestoppersweb.com.  You will be able to review wanted fugitives and safely send investigators any helpful information on the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime.

Or you can text your tip by typing the keyword ‘AWARD’ to 274637 (CRIMES).  If an arrest is made, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000 from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc.

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7/27/2010 - Attempted Robbery at 3396 Powers

On July 27, 2010, at approximately 3:13 AM., a MLG&W employee, Thomsen Porter, was on a call for services at 3396 Powers when he was approached by a male black who was armed with a handgun.  The suspect put the gun to Porter’s face and demanded his wallet.  The victim tripped to the ground and the suspect fled the scene. 

 

The suspect is described as a male, black, approximately 25 years old, 5’7”, 140 lbs., a mustache, wearing a blue sweatshirt with a hood on his head, black/reddish shorts, dark colored shoes and no socks.   

  

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.  You can also send your tip through a secure website at http://memphis.crimestoppersweb.com.  Or you can text your tip by typing the keyword ‘AWARD’ to 274637 (CRIMES). 

 

If an arrest is made in the case, you could become eligible to receive a cash reward from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County

 

Case #1007014592ME

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3/17/2010 - Ham Kirk Grocery Business Robbery
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On March 17, 2009, at approximately 7:45pm, a male suspect entered the Ham Kirk grocery at 1433 Elvis Presley armed with a knife.  The suspect jumped the counter and attacked an employee.  The suspect then pulled a handgun and robbed the business at gunpoint.  

 

The suspect is described as a male black, 35-45, 5’8”, stocky build, bald or short hair, clean shaven, wearing a blue and gray striped shirt.

 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH or the Safe Streets Task Force at 680-0799. You can also send your tip through a secure website at http://memphis.crimestoppersweb.com.  Or you can text your tip by typing the keyword ‘AWARD’ to 274637 (CRIMES). 

 

If an arrest is made in the case, you could become eligible to receive a cash reward from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County.

 

Report #1003009257ME

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6/10/2009 - Mapco Bartlett Robbery
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On June 10, 2009, the Mapco located at 6859 Highway 70 in Bartlett, Tennessee was robbed by a lone male.  The male entered the business and purchased one item.  He then stated he had a gun and demanded money from the cash register.

 

The suspect is described as a male black, dark complexion, about 5’8”, medium build and between 35 and 40 years of age.  He was wearing a black baseball hat with a white logo, a dark shirt and dark shorts. 

 

Anyone with information regarding this robbery, please contact Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH, or the Safe Streets Task Force at 680-0799

 

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4/13/2009 - Mapco Robbery Suspect
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Mapco Express Robbery

 

On April 13, 2009, at approximately 10:45pm, the Mapco Express located at 3367 Winchester Rd. was robbed by a lone suspect.  The suspect entered the business, took an undetermined amount of cash and fled the scene.  The suspect is described as being a male black, 6ft tall, 180-200 pounds, medium complexion, 35-40 years of age.  The night of the robbery the suspect wore a dark blue jersey with light blue letters on the front and light blue numbers on the back. 

Anyone with any information regarding this suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH or Safe Streets Task Force at 680-0799.

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