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The Investigators: Pump Police

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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC TV) - The city's Weights & Measures bureau inspects gas stations within incorporated Memphis. The bureau guarantees a surprise inspection of any reported station within 24 hours:

Memphis Weights & Measures Bureau:  901-528-2946 (leave a detailed message) or e-mail weights@memphistn.gov.

Include:

  • Name of person filing complaint:
  • Telephone number of person filing complaint:
  • Name of Business:
  • Address of Business:
  • Give grade of gas and pump number if the complaint is for a fuel dispenser.
  • Give location of scale in business if the complaint is for scales.
  • The Tennessee Department of Agriculture inspects service stations in the unincorporated areas of Shelby County:

    TN Dept. of Agriculture:  1-800-628-2631 or 1-615-837-5109.

    Include:

    * Name and address of establishment, including city/town

    * Description of problem

    * Pump # or physical location of pump

    * Grade of fuel

    * Location of scale if complaint concerns a scale

    As of May 8, the Weights & Measures Bureau has inspected 96 of the city's 351 gas stations, a total of 3,189 pumps.

    According to inspection records, the bureau has cited 41 stations with violations and rejected 218 fuel dispensers.

    The active list of violators and their respective violations:

    * BP Station, 3727 Watkins St., Frayser - pumps out of service, pumps out of tolerance, meter continues to run w/o squeezing trigger

    * Q Mart, 2644 Hollywood St., North Memphis - nozzle inoperable

    * Dales Hollywood BP, 2637 James Rd., North Memphis - dispensers not operational, leaking hose

    * Adam Market/Shell, 2510 Covington Pike, Raleigh - screen display broken and numbers not visible, diesel dispenser not operational

    * BP/Amoco Station, 6970 Shelby Dr., Southeast Memphis - pump out of tolerance

    * Mapco Express, 459 E. Crump Blvd., South Memphis - dispenser not operational

    * BP Station, 1336 Poplar Ave., Midtown/Crosstown - dispensers not operational

    * Hop-In #336, 1369 Sycamore View Rd., East Memphis - dispenser not operational, pumps out of tolerance

    * Coastal Truck Stop, 4941 Highway 78, Southeast Memphis - dispenser not operational, pumps out of tolerance, nozzle cut-off valve inoperable, hose leak

    * Love's Travel Stop, 3371 Lamar Ave., Southeast Memphis - Hose leaks

    * Hop-In #335, 5158 Summer Ave., Berclair/E. Memphis - dispenser not operational

    * S&A Express, 4185 Jackson Ave., Raleigh Plaza/E. Memphis - pump out of tolerance, nozzle cut-off valve inoperable

    * Citgo/Flash Market, 3492 Covington Pike, E. Memphis (near Craigmont H.S.) - display screen not visible, calibration seal broken

    * Shell Station, 2736 Warford St., Frayser - dispenser not operational

    * Union 76 Station, 4010 Austin Peay Highway, Raleigh - printer inoperable

    * Cash Express, 3950 Raleigh-Millington Rd., Raleigh - pump out of tolerance

    * Snappy Mart #5, 2940 Old Austin Rd., Raleigh - marquee and dispenser price differ, dispenser not operational, pumps out of tolerance, cut-off valve inoperable, gas selection buttons inoperable

    * Flash Market/Citgo, 2915 Austin Peay Highway, Raleigh - pump out of tolerance

    * Gas Express, 2980 Thomas St., Frayser - pump out of tolerance

    * Oil City USA, 2666 N. Watkins St., Frayser - pump out of tolerance, dispenser inoperable

    * Citgo Station, 3975 Summer Ave., Berclair/E. Memphis - pump out of tolerance

    * Shell Station, 1709 Whitten Rd., East Memphis - card reader screen not visible

    * Citgo/Flash Market, 1559 Sycamore View Rd., East Memphis - dispenser hose leak, calibration seal broken, display screen not visible

    * Road Runner Petrol, 1590 Sycamore View Rd., East Memphis - calibration seal broken

    * BP/Circle K, 2678 Getwell Rd., Parkway Village/SE Memphis - dispenser not operational; hit by vehicle

    * G Express, 3040 Shelby Dr., Whitehaven - price on dispenser differs from marquee price

    * Express Gas, 4260 Winchester Rd., Southeast Memphis - pump out of tolerance

    * Kroger, 4774 Riverdale Rd., Hickory Hill/SE Memphis - unable to select a grade of fuel

    * Hop-In, 2905 Kirby Rd., Kirby/Quince Area/E. Memphis - unable to select a grade of fuel, dispenser meter continues to run w/o engaging trigger on nozzle

    * Hop-In #330, 3151 Perkins Rd., Parkway Village/SE Memphis - pump out of tolerance

    * Flash Market/Citgo, 4251 Winchester Rd., Southeast Memphis - pump out of tolerance, dispenser hose leaks

    * Shell Station, 5521 Poplar Ave., East Memphis - pump out of tolerance

    * Star 24 #6, 2338 Appling Rd., East Memphis - dispensers not operational

    * Shell Station, 1920 Whitten Rd., East Memphis - pump out of tolerance

    * Shell Food Mart, 6105 Highway 70, East Memphis - price per gallon incorrect

    * Shell Station, 5260 Summer Ave., East Memphis - dispenser not operational

    * Texaco Food Mart, 629 Highland St., Highland Heights/E. Memphis - dispenser not operational, no calibration seal

    * Getwell Shell, 3799 Shelby Dr., Southeast Memphis - dispenser not operational

    * Hop-In #303, 3796 Shelby Dr., Southeast Memphis - dispenser not operational

    * Flash Market/Citgo, 2726 S. Perkins Rd., Parkway Village/SE Memphis - unable to select a grade of fuel

    * Hop-In #339, 3340 Winchester Rd., Airport Area/Capleville - dispensers not operational, dispenser hose leak

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