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Former Cookeville Public Works Employee Arrested For Felony Theft

A former Cookeville Public Works employee has been arrested by the Cookeville Police Department for felony theft. Alan Dwayne Allen was investigated after the city became aware of discrepancies regarding the purchase of vehicle parts in April. After reviewing the questionable invoices and confirming the discrepancies, the incident was reported to the Cookeville Police Department to investigate the potential criminal ... Read More »

Watson the therapy dog serves in the Cookeville Victims Unit, comforting victims through interactions with the justice system.

Therapy Dog Watson brings a grounding presence to the Cookeville Police Department Victims Unit. Victims Service Coordinator Tara Bates said Watson has been with the department since December but only received his certification in March. She said Watson offers physical comfort and a sense of calm to victims. “He will lean into the victim,” Bates said. “He will rest his ... Read More »

CPD Warns Of Increase Car Burglaries Around City, Advises To Secure Valuables

Cookeville Police Department is seeing increased vehicle burglaries around the city. PIO Lieutenant Anthony Leoonard said in 2023 alone they have had 29 cases of vehicles being burglarized. He said the department typically gets an uptick in these types of crimes during this time of year because more people are out and about. “For instance, if you might go to ... Read More »

Cookeville PD Saw High Number Of Distracted Driving During Saturated Patrol Thursday

Cookeville Police Department made 47 traffic stops during a distracted driving saturation patrol Thursday. Captain Jeff Johnson said for four hours the department paid close attention to certain areas that have a history of traffic accidents caused by distracted driving. He said the goal is to educate the public on safer driving habits. “The Cookeville District experiences a distracted driving ... Read More »

Cookeville PD Investigating Incident Friday Involving Multiple Deaths

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Cookeville Police Department investigating multiple deaths Friday involving a woman and two teens. Cookeville Police Department PIO Lieutenant Anthony Leonard said officers were called to an apartment complex on 600 West 8th Street Friday morning. He said once officers entered the residence, they discovered 36-year-old Pamela Spurlock, 15-year-old Steven Spurlock, and 14-year-old Emma Spurlock deceased in the residence. Leonard said ... Read More »

Cookeville Police Department To Purchase Armored Rescue Vehicle

The City of Cookeville will purchase an armored rescue vehicle with a $225,900 grant received earlier this week. Police Chief Randy Evans said the Police Department had originally applied for the grant in November. He said the company will build out the vehicle according to the department’s desired specifications. “They’ve used vehicles like this for mudslides and in any kind ... Read More »

Cookeville PD Encouraging People To Use Parking Lot To Buy And Sell

Cookeville Police Department is encouraging individuals who are conducting sales in-person from online connections to use the department’s parking lot. PIO Lieutenant Anthony Leonard said the trend of buying and selling goods online is increasing in popularity. He said to help those complete transactions safely, the department wanted to offer a spot that is constantly under surveillance. “Anytime that you ... Read More »

Cookeville PD Helping Search For Missing Crossville Man

Cookeville Police Department asking for assistance in the search for a missing Crossville man. Nelson Matt Smith was last seen near 1331 South Jefferson Avenue on November 24th. PIO Lieutenant Anthony Leonard said his family reached out for aid in finding him. “Mr. Smith doesn’t really have any ties to Cookeville however we understand he may have stayed at least ... Read More »

Cookeville PD Warns Of Phone Call Scam

Cookeville Police Department warning residents of another scam call posing as the department. This is the second instance of scam calls over the last month. PIO Lieutenant Anthony Leonard said this week they’ve received reports of at least two instances where callers demanded money for payments. “The Cookeville community has a lot of trust in the police department and unfortunately, ... Read More »

CPD Performing Car Seat Safety Checks Saturday For National Safety Week

This is National Child Passenger Safety Week. The Cookeville Police Department will perform free child safety seat checks Saturday. Sergeant Joey Williams said the best way to decrease potential injury to your child in an auto accident is to use the correct safety seat and ensure proper installation. “When we perform child safety seat check points and community events, we ... Read More »