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South Cedar Avenue Fire Inside Converted Garage

Cookeville fire crews spent two hours on scene Wednesday night fighting a structure fire on South Cedar Avenue. Chief Daryl Blair said the call came in just before 10:30 PM. Blair said there were no injuries but the structure took internal and external damage. “It had a lot of hot spots,” Blair said. “And the way it had been built ... Read More »

CPD Sponsoring Ordinance To Hear Some Citations Locally

The Cookeville City Council will consider changing the city code Thursday to allow some traffic citations be heard in city court. The Cookeville Police Department is sponsoring the ordinance. Police Chief Randy Evans said state statute allows for vehicle equipment citations to be handled locally, but the city code has not been adopted to do so. “And it covers lighting ... Read More »

Cookeville Adding IT Space At New Police HQ

Cookeville City Council approved a change to the Police Headquarters construction project Thursday night, creating more space for the IT and Telecommunications Division. Police Chief Randy Evans said the third-level of the station will include some 1,386 square feet of space for the new division. The third floor project would provide space for three offices, the IT server and additional ... Read More »

CPD Investigating Bill Smith Road Shooting

Cookeville Police are investigating a shooting that occurred early Friday morning on Bill Smith Road. According to the Cookeville Police Department, at approximately 1:00 a.m. officers responded to a complaint of gunshots being fired. Detectives learned that three unknown suspects entered the residence at 905 Bill Smith Road. After a struggle, 22-year-old resident Jonathan Ownby of Cookeville suffered one gunshot ... Read More »

Deceased Male Found Near Cookeville’s Woodland Heights

A deceased male was found near the Woodland Heights neighborhood in Cookeville Wednesday. According to the Cookeville Police Department, the body was discovered in a wooded area near the water north of the community. Detectives are working to identify the body. The investigation ongoing. Read More »

Cookeville Police Retirement Leads To Four Promotions

Four members of the Cookeville Police Department have been promoted after the recent retirement of Captain Ken Clement. Darrin Stout has been promoted to the rank of Captain. Stout is a member of 23 years and will now serve as the Commander of the Patrol Division. Brent Anderson has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Anderson is a 22-year ... Read More »

Dekalb Man Charged With Child Pornography

A Dekalb County man has been arrested on child pornography charges. District Attorney Bryant Dunaway said David Royden Drennan is being held in the Dekalb County Jail on $150,000 bond. Drennan has been charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. An investigation found Drennan had more than 50 images of child pornography on his mobile telephone. Investigators with the Dekalb ... Read More »

Impaired Driving Enforcement Gearing Up For Holiday Season

Law Enforcement is keying in on drunk and impaired driving this holiday season, because they would rather make a DUI arrest than see a death on the roads. Tennessee Highway Patrol Captain R.C. Christian said from now until the New Year drivers need to make the right decision on getting home during Booze it and Lose it. Christian said Putnam ... Read More »

Cookeville Could Extend UCHRA-Police Department Program

A pilot program between Cookeville and UCHRA’s Substance Abuse Solutions test program will expire in January. City Manager James Mills said an extension is worth considering. Mills said the city is satisfied with the program allowing Cookeville police to do more policing, and less social work. “Yeah, I definitely think it’s something we’ll consider if UCHRA-SAS is agreeable to it,” ... Read More »

Cookeville PD Investigating Star Motor Inn Death

The Cookeville Police Department is investigating the death of a 32-year-old woman found at Willow Avenue’s Star Motor Inn. Captain Bobby Anderson said police responded to the call Tuesday and discovered Jessica Daniels deceased in her vehicle. “The young lady was sent to Nashville for an autopsy,” Anderson said. “Once that autopsy is complete, we will then find out what ... Read More »