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TBI School Crime Report Shows Continued Decreases
0 Monday June 22, 2015

Today, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its annual study into the volume and type of crime on school campuses in Tennessee.
The study, “School Crime 2012-2014,” utilizes data collected by TBI in 2012, 2013, and 2014 through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). Among the report’s findings:
From 2012 to 2014, a total of 30,232 offenses, which included 21,813 victims, were reported by Tennessee law enforcement agencies.

- Overall, the number of offenses occurring in school decreased 14.4% during the study’s time frame.
- Simple Assault was the most frequently reported offense, accounting for 35.4% of reported incidents.
- Females accounted for 52.9% of total victims.
- The largest percentage of reported offenses in schools occurred between 8:00 AM and 11:59 AM.

“This study will hopefully assist law enforcement, school administrators, and government officials in planning their efforts in the fight against crime and continue to create an awareness that crime exists as a threat in our communities,” said TBI Director Mark Gwyn.

Crossville Police search for identity theft suspect

Crossville Police search for identity theft suspect
WVLT Monday June 22, 2015

Police say the man in the pictures above opened a credit card in someone else's name and used it to buy two iPhones, worth $1,753.81. He bought the phones on May 16, 2015. The victim does not live in Tennessee and hasn't lived in the area for several years. If you have any information about the suspect, you're asked to call Crossville Police at 931-484-7231. If you want to remain anonymous, call 931-200-1173.

Stolen Tools On Show at Community Complex Mon. June 22  & Tues. June 23

Stolen Tools On Show at Community Complex Mon. June 22 & Tues. June 23
Crossville CrimeStoppers Monday June 22, 2015

If you are missing tools similar to the ones noted in the photographs in other posts, and have made a report to police, the Crossville Police Department will be conducting a "Showing" for identification and return of stolen tools. We will be bringing these stolen tool items to the Cumberland County Community Complex and will be displaying them for possible identification and return. The dates of the showing will be:
MONDAY 6/22/2015 FROM 12P TO 6P
TUESDAY 6/23/2015 FROM 9A TO 2P
The tools will be located at the Cumberland County Community complex and anyone wishing to show up to identify stolen tools will need to have a copy of your police report in hand. Also, to speed up the process, please review the list of tools and the photographs thoroughly. There are quite a few tools, but everything that was recovered is listed. If you don't see what you are missing on the list, then it wasn't recovered at this time. Please call the Crossville Police Department with any questions or for more information at 931-484-7231.

THP graduates 45 new state troopers

THP graduates 45 new state troopers
AP/WVLT Monday June 22, 2015

The Tennessee Highway Patrol recently graduated 45 new state troopers. They earned their badges in a special ceremony that was held last week at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville. The troopers took their oaths of office after completing 20 weeks of intense physical and classroom training at the THP Training Center. Forty-six percent of the graduating class had previous law enforcement experience, and 31 percent are veterans. The troopers will now participate in a maximum of 10 weeks of field training. (Photo Courtesy WVLT)


Crossville truck driver charged in Illinois highway crash
AP/WVLT Sunday June 21, 2015

A semi driver from Tennessee faces a felony charge of driving while fatigued following a 12-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 in suburban Chicago. According to the Associated Press and Local 8 Now, Illinois State Police officials say 52-year-old Mark Tipton of Crossville, Tennessee, will appear in bond court Sunday. Five people were taken to hospitals after the pre-dawn crash Friday. Another nine people were treated at the scene. None of the injuries was considered life-threatening. Investigators say Tipton failed to stop, causing a pileup collision on a section of roadway where two northbound lanes were closed for construction. The ISP says Tipton reported he fell asleep just before the crash and he did not attempt to stop. Authorities say Tipton faces other charges including violating truck driving rules and making a false report.


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