Non-Emergency FPD Phone Lines Down

Franklin, TN – The non-emergency lines into our Communications Center are currently down. For urgent police, fire, or medical assistance, call 9-1-1.

(615) 794-2513 is the only operating non-emergency number. It is being answered, off-site, by the Williamson County Emergency Operations Center, who is relaying non-emergency calls for service to Franklin dispatchers.

The scope and duration of the problem are currently unknown.

Patrols Increased at Franklin Apartment Communities after 4 Daytime Burglaries at 2 Complexes in 2 Days

IMG_3238Franklin, TN – Extra officers have been brought in to patrol apartment communities throughout Franklin, and the Franklin PD is asking apartment-dwellers to be extra vigilant following a recent rash of daytime burglaries.

On Wednesday, the main doors to two units at the Grove at Shadow Green, an un-gated community at 2000 Toll House Circle, were forced open by suspects during the daytime hours. The same scenario occurred again Thursday when two residents of Wyndchase Aspen Grove, a gated community at 3100 Aspen Grove Drive, returned home in the late afternoon to find that the main doors to their IMG_3240units had been forced open.

The suspects located and stole valuables from inside three of the four apartments; one was vacant at the time of the burglary. All four units were adjacent to a wood line or other private area, not easily seen by others.

“We will continue to closely monitor the city’s apartment communities with extra patrols by uniformed officers in marked cars and use undercover officers to conduct surveillance,” said Franklin Police Chief David Rahinsky. Officers are meeting with management at each of Franklin’s 20 apartment complexes today to offer the Department’s help with reaching out to residents with crime-prevention information and to develop any potential leads in the burglaries currently under investigation.

FPD Asking Apartment-Dwellers to be Vigilant; 4 daytime burglaries at 2 complexes, in 2 days

imagesFranklin, TN – Franklin Police are asking apartment complex residents to be on high-alert, following a recent rash of daytime burglaries. On Wednesday, the main doors to two units at an un-gated community were forced open by suspects during the daytime hours. The same scenario occurred again today, when two residents of a gated community in another area of town returned home early this evening to find that the main doors to their units had been forced open. The suspects located and stole valuables from inside three of the four apartments; one was vacant at the time of the burglary. All four units were adjacent to a wood line or other private area, not easily seen by others.

Apartment residents, especially those who are typically home during the daytime hours, are urged to be vigilant – keeping an eye out,  and  immediately reporting anything suspicious to our 9-1-1 Dispatch Center.

Franklin Police have increased patrols, both marked and unmarked, and are working closely with residents and apartment community managers to apprehend the suspect(s) and prevent additional burglaries. If you see something out of the ordinary, please do not hesitate to immediately contact us.

Please redistribute this information to family or friends who reside in any Franklin-area apartment community.

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Equipment Violation Stop Leads to Meth Manufacturing Bust; Chief issues harsh warning to drug offenders

Franklin, TN –  A Shelbyville man remains jailed on charges of Promotion of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Schedule II Drug, and Driving on a Revoked License following his arrest, Monday.

James Tucker, 40, was stopped shortly after 11:30 Monday night on I65 North near Murfreesboro Road after an officer noticed that he had a tail light out. Tucker’s driver’s license was found to be revoked. During the roadside interaction, officers discovered methamphetamine. In looking further, officers found several pseudoephedrine pills, a grinder, measuring cup, and coffee filters, along with other items known to be precursors to the production of methamphetamine.

James C. Tucker Date of Birth: 10/02/1973 127 Jennifer Circle Shelbyville, TN 37160

James C. Tucker
Date of Birth: 10/02/1973
127 Jennifer Circle
Shelbyville, TN 37160

Sandi M. Jett  Date of Birth: 06/09/1978 1595 McDaniel Hollow Rd  Lewisburg, TN 37091

Sandi M. Jett
Date of Birth: 06/09/1978
1595 McDaniel Hollow Rd
Lewisburg, TN 37091

Narcotics Detectives, along with a Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force clean-up crew, responded and determined that no dangerous chemicals associated with the manufacturing of meth were present. Chief David Rahinsky said, “Whether it’s in the heart of our City or on the Interstate running through it, we will seek out and prosecute drug offenders who possess, manufacture, or sell drugs in our Community.”

Tucker remains in custody, at the time of this release, on a $15,000 bond. His passenger, 35-year-old Sandi Jett of Lewisburg, is free on a $16,000 bond; she was charged with Promotion of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Schedule II Drug, and Possession of a Schedule VI Drug. Both are due in court June 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm.

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2 Injured After Vehicle Careens Through CVS

Update: 05/28/2014 10:00am: CVS reports that they are back open for business.

Franklin, TN – At 10:49 this morning emergency responders were summoned to the CVS at 101 Farrier Lane, where a woman had reportedly driven through the building. Two patients were transported to the Williamson Medical Center: a 49-year-old CVS employee and the 82-year-old Franklin driver.

In a moment of confusion the driver mistook the gas for the brake and, while intending to stop, crashed through the building, injuring an employee standing inside. At the time of this release, both the injured employee and driver remained hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

The CVS drive-through remains open for business; the store’s interior, however, will remain closed for the foreseeable future.


Join us Wednesday for “A View from the Shadows: Talking about child sex abuse”

Four-Happy-ChildrenKnowledge is power. Join us for a free Child Safety Presentation:

• Learn to identify signs of inappropriate behavior
• Learn how to correctly report suspected abuse
• Learn about available resources and prevention

When:  Wednesday, May 28th, 2014, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Where: Franklin Police Headquarters, 900 Columbia Avenue

Perfect for parents, grandparents, teachers, childcare & healthcare professionals, neighbors, church & community leaders and anyone who comes in contact with children. The program includes a short documentary DVD, discussion and Q & A session with panel members

Panel Moderator: Bonnie Beneke, You Have the Power Steering Committee and well-respected child advocate. The panel includes: Franklin Police Detective Becky Porter, Assistant District Attorney Mary Katharine White, Audrey Freshwater, Advocate Supervisor Williamson County CASA, and Sharon Travis, Sexual Assault Center.

This seminar is free, but space is limited. Sign up now at for Square

Certificates of attendance can be used to meet the DHS requirements that all certified childcare providers must meet as part of their child sexual abuse continuing education requirement.

Hosted by: You Have the Power, This program is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee, Office of Criminal Justice, VOCA 3915. The mission of You Have the Power is to educate, advocate and empower people and communities impacted by violent crime. Visit or call 615-292-7027 for more information. This project was made possible by Grant Number 18863 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the state or the Department of Health and Human Services.

Driver Arrested for 2nd DUI After Being Clocked Driving 23 MPH Over Speed Limit; Drive Drunk, Get Nailed

Franklin, TN – Sean Bodell, 25, of Nashville remains jailed after an officer clocked him driving 83 MPH in a 60 MPH zone this morning, impaired. The officer stopped Bodell at 12:03am on I-65 N near mile marker 61.

During the stop, the officer determined that Bodell was impaired and arrested him for DUI – 2nd Offense. Bodell, also charged with speeding and not having insurance, remains in the Williamson County Jail on a $10,000 bond. He is due in court 05/29/2014 at 1:00 pm.

Impaired driving related crashes constitute one of the nation’s leading health problems. Impairment is a factor in 33% of all crashes in the United States and these events result in more deaths a year than homicides.

Sean E. Bodell
Sean E. Bodell
Date of Birth: 12/06/1988
823 Maxwell Ct.
Nashville, TN 37220

Tennessee Inspector General, Deb Faulkner, Named FPD Deputy Chief of Police

DebFranklin City Administrator Eric Stuckey and Chief David Rahinsky have selected the State of Tennessee’s Inspector General, Deb Faulkner, as the Franklin Police Department’s next Deputy Chief. Faulkner, the City’s top-pick from more than 70 applicants, will be sworn in June 10.

Deb Faulkner was the first Inspector General for the Office of Inspector General, a State criminal investigative unit that focuses on TennCare fraud. A retired Metropolitan Nashville Police Officer, Faulkner came up through the ranks, serving in Metro’s Patrol Division and various other assignments before retiring at the rank of Deputy Chief of Police. She has her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Memphis; her master’s in Criminal Justice from Middle Tennessee State University; and, her doctorate in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University.

“Inspector Faulkner’s accomplishments speak for themselves,” said Eric Stuckey. “She will be a great addition to a thriving team who commits themselves, every day, to keeping our city safe.” David Rahinsky, Chief of Police said, “I am abundantly proud to have Deb Faulkner join me in leading the Franklin Police Department. She is the consummate professional with the relevant experience and education that give her the drive and vision we were looking for in our next Deputy Chief.”

Deb Faulkner is a graduate of Leadership Nashville, Leadership Middle Tennessee, and Leadership Franklin. She is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy and past president of the Tennessee Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates. Faulkner has served as an adjunct faculty member at Trevecca University, Cumberland University, and Tennessee State University where she has taught classes in Sociology, Criminal Deviancy, and the Management of Law Enforcement Agencies.

Faulkner is the past President for the Fifty Forward Board, YWCA, and the Susan G. Komen Nashville Affiliate. She has also served on the boards of the Girl Scouts, Goodwill, Catholic Charities, CABLE, and Building Lives of Vets. Deb Faulkner is a recipient of the Athena Award, and was also inducted into the Academy for Women of Achievement. She received the Girl Scout’s Volunteer Award, CABLE’s Spirit of Leadership Award, the Molly Todd Cup, and the Fifty Forward Harriet Foley Leadership Award.

“Community service is my top priority,” said Deb Faulkner. “Franklin is home, and I cannot wait to serve this city, its residents, and its police officers.”

Motorcyclist Remains Hospitalized After Being Struck by Hit & Run Driver; Turn a tip into cash with Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000

DiagramA Franklin man remains hospitalized after his motorcycle was rear-ended by a hit and run driver at 4:45 Tuesday afternoon. The 67-year-old victim was north on West Main Street near Brookwood Avenue, waiting to turn left, when he was struck. The driver of the white SUV who hit him fled the scene and remains unidentified. The victim suffered a fractured pelvis and bleeding on his brain. Anyone with information on this crash or the driver who fled is asked to call Franklin Police.

Anonymous information leading to the arrest of the hit and run driver is worth up to $1,000 with a call to Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.


Convicted Nashville Drug Conspirator Ran Portion of Operation in Franklin


Nashville, TN – Joshua Lee Alan Eichel, 32, of Nashville, Tenn., was sentenced on May 8, 2014, to 135 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Kevin H. Sharp, for conspiring to possess and distribute 1,000 kilograms of marijuana, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. The prison term will be followed by five years of supervised release.

Eichel was indicted by a federal grand jury in April 2013 and pleaded guilty in December 2013.

As described in Eichel’s plea agreement, in a statement Eichel gave to agents following his arrest in March 2013, he claimed to have been the largest hydroponic marijuana dealer in Nashville. Eichel told agents he was the leader of a conspiracy whose members purchased large amounts of marijuana from a variety of sources in California and Oregon. Eichel also explained to agents how he and his co-conspirators would then ship the marijuana to the Nashville area in order to resell it.

Agents had previously identified and intercepted a number of packages shipped by members of the conspiracy prior to executing a search warrant at Eichel’s residence, located at 121 Grant Park Dr. in Franklin, Tenn. on March 13, 2013. During the execution of the search warrant, Agents found and seized packaging materials, shipping materials, and approximately $21,000 cash.

Prior to this conviction, Eichel had been convicted in the Middle District of Tennessee, in 2003, of distributing cocaine and conspiring to possess marijuana with intent to distribute.

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the United States Postal Inspection Service, as well as the 18th and 21st Judicial District Drug Task Forces, the Franklin Police Department, and the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent A. Hannafan.

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As released by: David W. Boling, Law Enforcement Coordinator/Public Information Officer | United States Attorney’s Office | (615) 736-5956