Memphis police chief’s home burglarized

Published: Apr. 5, 2022 at 3:55 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 6, 2022 at 7:57 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis’ top crime-fighter finds herself the victim of a crime herself once again. Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis’ new home was burglarized last weekend.

Most neighbors we spoke to say they simply woke up last Saturday morning to a lot of police commotion. Their new high-profile neighbor’s home was broken into.

The thieves got away with some high-end appliances.

But neighbors say they didn’t get very far.

Davis has been in the city for less than a year and has been a victim of not just one but two crimes.

She didn’t get a chance to officially move into her new East Memphis neighborhood before thieves broke into her home.

According to the police report, early Saturday morning someone stole a Goodman furnace valued at about $1,500.

Plus an LG washer and dryer set valued at $1,300 apiece.

But Davis’ soon-to-be new neighbors said the burglars didn’t get far with the goods.

We were told, a nearby neighbor’s alarm sounded scaring off the thieves who, we’re told, left the items in a nearby field.

Memphis police did not respond to our request for comment.

In January Davis’ service weapon was stolen out of her husband’s vehicle parked at a Cordova store. She was later verbally reprimanded for leaving the gun unsecured inside the car.

After the incident, Davis released a statement saying: “The incident is a vivid reminder that even as a police official, I am not immune to the criminal activity that occurs so blatantly in our city.”

We checked, and other than another residential burglary about a mile away, there was only one other criminal offense reported in the area for the past two weeks.

Right now, there is no suspect information.

We also reached out to the builder who is listed on the police report for comment as well but did not hear back.

We asked one neighbor their thoughts on living next door to the chief of police -- they said it’s great.

Despite this latest crime, they think their neighborhood will be a lot safer with her around.

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