MNPD Recovers 260 Stolen Vehicles and 107 Guns

MNPD's initiative leads to recovery of stolen vehicles and firearms in Nashville.

The Nashville Police Department (MNPD) has made significant strides in combating car theft and related crimes through a special initiative launched on February 1. Since the initiative’s inception, MNPD has made 459 arrests and recovered 263 stolen vehicles and 107 guns.

This year, 305 guns have been stolen from vehicles in Nashville, with 16 taken just last week. In total, 431 guns have been stolen in Davidson County in 2024, with 70% of these thefts occurring from vehicles. This marks a 36% decrease compared to the same period last year, during which 477 guns were stolen from vehicles.

Vehicle burglaries and thefts often go hand in hand, with many automobiles becoming easy targets due to keys being left inside or otherwise accessible to thieves. Stolen vehicles are frequently used in further criminal activities, including carjackings and robberies.

The MNPD encourages residents to lock their car doors, secure valuables—especially firearms—and remove keys from their vehicles to help reduce theft and related crimes.

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MPD Boosts Seat Belt Enforcement in Murfreesboro

The Murfreesboro Police Department, in partnership with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, is enhancing seat belt enforcement through the Click It or Ticket campaign from May 20 to June 2, aiming to reduce injury and death by promoting proper seat belt use among drivers and passengers.