A Memorial Service will be held at Fairpark in downtown Tupelo on Dec. 23 at 2:45 p.m. to honor Sgt. Gale Stauffer for his ultimate sacrifice. A podium bearing the TPD patch and a public address system will be available for selected speakers as well as appropriate seating for distinguished guests.
TPD Honor Guard, TPD Chaplin, Mayor Shelton, Sheriff Johnson, and Chief Aguirre will address those in attendance. This will all be complete by approx. 3:17 p.m., where at that time, Chief Aguirre will ask for one minute of silence. After the one minute of silence, Chief Aguirre will give his closing remarks and TPD Chaplin will again take the podium and address those in attendance with closing remarks, prayer and dismissal.
Once those in attendance begin to disperse, TPD Honor Guard will then remove the wreath from the scene and take it to TPD Central front office. Once all in attendance have gotten to their vehicles, the barricades will be removed and traffic can resume.
There will be a reception for everyone at the Ice House on Spring Street following the ceremony at which there will be a check presented for the Stauffer and Maher funds.
The Tupelo Police Department has arrested Joseph Lee Hamblin for the burglary of a Commercial Building on South Gloster Street that occurred on Dec. 7, 2014.
The Tupelo Police Department and some citizens of our fine city have collaboratively implemented a Communities Forward festival to bring about cohesiveness in the community. Ward 4 Councilwoman Nettie Davis initiated the idea out of her concern for the community’s need for developing a positive image of law enforcement officers, their role and responsibilities to the citizens, and the development of a harmonious relationship between the two entities.
For the past nine years, the festival has been very successful with a capacity crowd in attendance. The event was kicked off with an awesome parade that included city organizations, fraternal organizations, businesses, churches, and the community. The event will be held at Gum Tree Park on North Front Street, on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. until.
The parade, which will begin at the parking lot of Carver Elementary School, at noon. is scheduled as a kickoff activity. Any business and/or organization may enter a float, car, truck, or bus. Please contact Natalia Davis at 841-6510 for more information. Other Festival activities will include live entertainment, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Awareness & vendor’s booths, variety of games for children and even a BBQ-cook-off. If you wish to sponsor a vendor’s booth, please contact Othea James (662-871-1758, 662-620-4996). The fee is $40.
TPD will be giving away two Glocks (donated by Glock) to raise money for Sgt. Stauffer’s family and Officer Maher. Money raised will go to cover Christmas expenses. We have also gotten a 45 quart and a 50 quart Yeti cooler from Hunter’s Haven to give away as well. Chances will be $5. All chances will go into one drawing and four winners will be chosen. First chosen will get choice of prizes. … The drawing for prizes will be at PAL on Dec. 6, 2014. You do not have to be present to win. Only one winner per person (if someone buys 100 chances, they can only win one item). Please contact Lt. Michael Russell at 662.322.4514 or Verita Marshall at 662.841.6402 for further details or for chances. If you are interested in buying chances, inbox us! Thanks!!
The Tupelo Police Department has made an arrest in connection with a series of home burglaries.
William Larry “Bill” McNutt Jr is currently being charged with entering three Tupelo residences and stealing items from them.
The investigation into additional burglaries is ongoing. Lee County Justice Court Judge John Hoyt Sheffield set McNutt’s bond at $40,000.
The Tupelo Police Department has made an arrest in connection with a grand larceny investigation.
Beth Ann Graham is being charged with one count of grand larceny.
Graham was employed by a cleaning service and is accused of stealing items from homes that she was cleaning.
Lee County Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland set Graham’s bond at $10,000.00.
The Tupelo Police Department is trying to locate a suspect wanted for embezzlement under contract.
Michael Eleopoulos, 45 of Tupelo, is accused of accepting money to perform home repairs and not completing the repairs.
The repairs were for damages received during the April 28, 2014 tornado.
The Tupelo Police Department has made three arrests in connection with a burglary and vandalism that occurred at the Boys and Girls Club.
On 07-27-14 employees discovered that suspects had broken into the building, vandalized the building and stole items.
Two males and one female juvenile have been detained. The juveniles are currently being charged in Youth Court.
Robert Carnathan of the Tupelo Police Department was honored Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, for 20 years of service to the City of Tupelo.