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.

Media and community partners: I will post a more detailed release, with additional information, on Friday, right here at FranklinPDnews.com.

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

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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.

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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 http://bit.ly/1va9xEgLogo 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, http://www.yhtp.org. 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 http://www.yhtp.org 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