41-year-old former troubled Metro Council & Vice-Mayoral candidate Matthew Del Rossi was jailed Friday after failing a drug test for his probation and telling his probation officer to “write a warrant” as he stated he would refuse to comply with “any and all sanctions,” resulting from a positive drug screen (yes, he really speaks that way)…
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Shirley Saavedra indicted on cocaine delivery charge by Grand Jury
A Davidson County Grand Jury has indicted 39-year-old Shirley Saavedra for delivering over 300 grams of cocaine in April of 2022. A true bill was returned on June 22, and Saavedra was taken into custody on Monday. Saavedra was recently approved by the Metro Council to be a Notary Public. She remains jailed in lieu of a $150,000 bond.
Metro Council member Bob Mendes struck by van while bicycling in West Nashville
Metro Council member-At-Large Bob Mendes was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle Tuesday morning at 51st & Charlotte Ave. Mendes posted on social media shortly after the accident, stating “In the bike lane…slow enough speed where it looks like a scraped knee and an adrenaline dump might be the worst of it for me. Not sure about the bike yet.” #developing
Joseph Crutchfield charged with drag racing & marijuana in Nashville’s street racing initiative crackdown
Metro Nashville Police Officers working the “Street Racing Initiative” say they observed 24-year-old Joseph Crutchfield III racing another vehicle and passing cars on Murfreesboro Pike near Morton Lane. He was traveling at high rates of speed. Police caught up with him on the 3700 block of Nolensville Pike and conducted a traffic stop to take him into custody. During an inventory search of his vehicle, a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia was located, for which he was also charged.
Nick La Mattina runs wife off road, breaks into home, tears down door, destroys bedroom
Nashville Jail Monday on outstanding warrants from an August incident in which he is alleged to have run his soon-to-be ex-wife off the road, followed her to her home where he doesn’t live, broke into the home, followed her up a set of stairs, tore down a door and threw it down the stairs, then destroyed the bedroom while the victim was locked in a nearby bathroom. His mother arrived at the home and scared him away from the premises, and warrants were issued for his arrest. He is free on an $18,000 bond.
Nashville’s Mayor Cooper allows Strip Clubs & Hookah Bars Open; Downtown Bars Closed
Downtown Nashville bars remained closed this weekend, and when they re-open Monday they will have a 25-patron limit enforced on them. Meanwhile, Nashville’s strip clubs and Hookah bars continue to push capacity limits with no restrictions enforced by Nashville’s Mayor John Cooper, whose office declined to comment on this story.
Nashville Police issued 1,900 verbal mask warnings and issued 16 citations Saturday night during the same period.
VIDEO: Nashville house parties & strippers continue despite ban on +25 people gatherings during pandemic
[NSFW Content] Despite orders by Mayor John Cooper and the Nashville Health Department, private house parties of more than 25 people continued this weekend as bars and clubs in the city remained shuttered due to the #COVID19 pandemic.
Nashville Councilwoman asks for non-mask wearers to be charged like HIV-carriers if they transmit COVID-19
VIDEO: Metro Councilwoman compares people who transmit COVID-19 without wearing a mask, to those who transmit HIV; asks for them to be similarly charged in the criminal court system – asking if Metro Council can create such legislation. She’s visibly disappointed when she learns she doesn’t have that power.
Metro Council member accidentally goes loud & live during morning toilet session
Just before 6 a.m. Sunday, Metro Council member Steve Glover let loose, while accidentally broadcasting live from his bathroom, sitting on the toilet. It wasn’t a rant that viewers heard, but rather some deuces being dropped – while a confused councilman attempts to figure out what’s going on, and why technology is so hard.
Councilman Jonathan Hall refuses to disclose campaign donors or how he spent thousands of dollars, in violation of state law
State law is clear – when you run for an office you must disclose who contributes money to your campaign and categorize how you spend those dollars. Jonathan Hall, running for Metro Council D1, has $7,050 in contributions from individuals he refuses to disclose the identity of, and over $11,000 in cash/misc purchases he refuses to say what they were for.