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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Suspicious solicitation near Murphy Road business district

A neighbor has reported suspicious activity near Murphy Road and the neighborhood commercial district:
A man with a suspect "Press Pass 2009" badge and clipboard came to the door, claiming to be a "Publishing Agent". I'm not sure if any other readers have reported this to you, but I thought it might be helpful to report it anyway. The guy seemed *very* suspect, and I highly doubt publishing agents go door-to-door. The man was caucasian, 5'10ish, wearing a dark sport winter jacket.
If you witness suspicious activity or possible criminal behavior, report it to the police at (615) 862-8600. Drop us a note at spna[at]sylvanpark.org, too, so we can spread the word.


  1. I heard from a neighbor on Dakota that there have been two home break-ins during the day in the last couple of weeks. Possibly involving a white truck. Does anyone have more info on that?

  2. Yes, I'm aware of at least one break-in around 10:30 a.m. recently on Nevada. It allegedly involved a white truck. The police have been contacted and are investigating.