Category: <span>Press Releases</span>

Westview High School Update
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Westview High School Update

During the afternoon of 12/14/17, the staff and MPD SRO Jason Arant were made aware of information that a possible “hit list” had been created in reference to students of Westview High School via the app, Snapchat. An investigation was started in reference to the reports immediately. Several students who were added to the Snapchat...

Drug Arrest
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Drug Arrest

On 12/12/17 at approx. 12:24 am, Sgt. Chris Finch of the Martin Police Dept., stopped a Volkswagen Jetta for speeding on Gardner-Hyndsver Rd.  The driver, Ephraine A. Gilbert, 25 of Martin, was discovered to have a revoked driver’s license.  During the stop, Sgt. Finch could detect the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. ...

MPD Investigates Storage Building Fire
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MPD Investigates Storage Building Fire

On 11/05/2017 at approx. 1:25 am, Martin Police Department and Martin Fire Department responded to the storage building complex located at 108 Strand St. after patrol officers noticed smoke rising from the area. Martin Fire Department extinguished the fire that had already damaged several units within the facility. Martin Fire Department and Martin Police Department...

Update on Homicide Investigation
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Update on Homicide Investigation

The Martin Police Department has been actively investigating a homicide that was discovered on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at approx. 9:13 am.  Mrs. Barbara J. Higgs was discovered deceased inside of her residence located at 146 Brooks Drive, Martin, TN.  At that time, a law enforcement BOLO was issued for a person of interest, her...