MNPD Initiative Leads to 260 Arrests, Recovery of Stolen Vehicles and Guns

A special MNPD initiative to combat vehicle-related crimes has yielded significant results in just over a month.

A special initiative launched by the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) just over a month ago to combat car theft and related crimes has led to 260 arrests, the recovery of 156 stolen vehicles, and the retrieval of 69 guns.

According to MNPD data, 201 guns have been stolen from vehicles in Nashville so far this year, with 13 taken just last week. This brings the total number of guns stolen in Davidson County in 2024 to 282, with 71% of those taken from automobiles. At this same time last year, 318 guns had been stolen from vehicles.

The MNPD emphasizes that vehicle theft often goes hand in hand with vehicle burglaries, as many automobiles remain easy targets due to keys being left inside or made accessible to thieves. These stolen vehicles are frequently involved in other criminal activities, such as carjackings and robberies.

The police department strongly encourages Nashville residents to lock their car doors, secure any valuables—especially firearms, and always remove their keys to help prevent these crimes.

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