Dressing Room Thieves Wanted by the FPD; Cash in with Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000

Franklin, TN – Detectives in Franklin want to identity two women who stole the wallet from a purse, left in a fitting room, while the victim went to get a different size. The theft occurred August 28 at Forever 21, inside the CoolSprings Galleria, though it was not immediately reported. Following the theft, the victim’s credit cards were fraudulently used at several Nashville-area locations, including the Opry Mills Mall. Information leading to the identification and arrest of these suspects is worth up to $1,000 with an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.

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City Administrator Names Deb Faulkner Chief of Police; Faulkner’s Experience and Dedication Key to Decision

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Newly Appointed Chief of Police, Deborah Faulkner

FRANKLIN –On Friday, September 12, Franklin City Administrator Eric Stuckey named Interim Chief of Police Deborah Faulkner, Chief of Police. Faulkner was hired in June 2014 as Deputy Chief.  Later, in July, she was named Interim Police Chief.  Faulkner was the top pick from more than 70 applicants for Deputy Chief. 

 “In her time as Interim Police Chief, she has exemplified leadership, professionalism, and a passion for the City of Franklin.  The department and the community have responded positively to her leadership and vision for a high-performing, high-service, professional police agency,” said Eric Stuckey.  “While I have consistently chosen to run a national search for department director vacancies in the past, it is my judgment that appointing Chief Faulkner at this time is clearly in the best interests of the community and our city organization.  This provides an important opportunity to build on the significant positive momentum around the department’s direction under Chief Faulkner’s leadership. Chief Faulkner’s more than 30 years law enforcement experience at both the state and local level; her education, including both a master’s degree and a doctorate; and her deep connection to the Franklin community uniquely qualify her to serve as our Police Chief. ”

Chief Faulkner brings great experience and vast education to the Franklin Police Chief’s office.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Memphis, a master’s in Criminal Justice from Middle Tennessee State University, and, a doctorate in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University. 

She most recently served as Tennessee’s first Inspector General for more than 10 years.  In this role she identified, investigated and prosecuted persons who committed fraud against TennCare.  Faulkner is a retired Metropolitan Nashville police officer. Throughout her 31 years of service with Metro, she moved up through the ranks, and retired as Deputy Chief of Police.  She is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy and is past president of the Tennessee Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates.

“I am deeply honored and thrilled to be appointed as Chief of Police of the Franklin Police Department,” said Chief Faulkner.  “This is a great department with outstanding men and women who work hard every day to make Franklin safe.  I love this city, and I want the citizens to feel that every time we touch their lives, they feel great about their police department.”

Chief Faulkner has long been involved in the community.  She is the past president of 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 is a recipient of the Athena Award, and she 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.

Release by Milissa Reierson, City of Franklin

Franklin Man Held Without Bond After 2nd DUI; Drive Drunk, Get Nailed

Jeremy B. Rogers Date of Birth: 03/16/1983 650 Edgewood Boulevard, F2 Franklin, TN 37064

Jeremy B. Rogers
Date of Birth: 03/16/1983
650 Edgewood Boulevard, F2
Franklin, TN 37064

 

Franklin, TN – Jeremy Rogers, 31, of Franklin, remains jailed following his second DUI arrest early Thursday morning. At 3:45am, officers responded to the 7100 block of Crossroads Boulevard to investigate a driver, reportedly passed out behind the wheel.

When officers arrived, they found Rogers asleep in his vehicle, with the lights on and vehicle running. In addition to open alcohol, officers also discovered a small dog inside Rogers’ car. Officers determined that Rogers was impaired, and arrested him for DUI – 2nd Offense. Rogers was also wanted on three probation violation warrants. He is currently being held, without bond, in the Williamson County Jail. Rogers is due in court 09/25/2014 at 1:00 pm. His dog was turned over to Animal Control.

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.

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Today’s 9/11 Tribute Photos & Videos; Franklin Police, Firefighters, Community Pause to Remember

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YouTube video by Franklin TV’s Stephen Price     

Hear this morning’s on-air tribute and moment of radio silence

Photos in slideshow courtesy of Melanie M. Photography www.melaniemphoto.com | mmphotolove@gmail.com   

Police Seeking Bank Fraud Suspect; Cash for tips with Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000

Barbee Morgan case - cash advance - photo # 1Franklin, TN – Franklin Police want to identify the woman pictured here, committing bank fraud. On 08/29/2014, someone stole a wallet from the purse of a customer at Panera Bread, 2000 Mallory Lane. A short time later, the woman pictured here made a cash advance against the victim’s US Bank account, getting away with more than $2,500. In addition to the money stolen during the bank transaction, the victim’s designer wallet, driver’s license, several credit cards, and $300 in cash were also stolen from her.

If you recognize the suspect or have information about this case, an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers makes you eligible for a reward of up to $1,000: (615) 794-4000.    

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Retraction Request After Bank Misidentifies Theft/Fraud Suspect

Yesterday, we released surveillance photos provided to us by an area bank, who misidentified the woman in the photos as a bank fraud suspect wanted by the Franklin Police Department. The photos that the bank incorrectly provided have been removed from our website and Twitter. The Franklin Police Department respectfully requests that those bank images, misidentifying a legitimate customer as our suspect, be immediately retracted and removed from news shows, publications, and websites.

Nurse Arrested for Stealing Medicine Intended for Elderly Patients; Fabricated records show patients got pills they never did

Brianna L. Wood Date of Birth: 02/17/1992 702 Crestland Court Columbia, TN 38401

Brianna L. Wood
 Age: 21
 Columbia, TN

Franklin, TN – A Franklin senior care facility licensed practical nurse is free on bond after her arrest, yesterday, for stealing medication intended for patients. Management notified Franklin Police on September 4 after they discovered 128 Hydrocodone pills missing. The pills were intended for patients, who never got them.

During an investigation, detectives identified Brianna Wood, 22, of Columbia, as the suspect. In addition to pills that were simply unaccounted for, detectives found evidence that Wood recorded giving patients their prescribed medication, but actually stole it instead. Wood, charged with Felony Theft, was released on a $1,000 bond after turning herself in yesterday afternoon. She is due in court on 09/25/2014 at 1:00 pm.

The care facility has fully cooperated with the investigation, suspending Wood the moment that she was identified as a suspect. Wood has been with the facility for about a year. In addition to the possibility of facing more criminal charges, Wood’s conduct is being reported to Tennessee’s regulatory board that oversees LPN’s.

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Franklin Police & Fire Departments to Hold 9/11 Memorial; Community invited to gather outside Police HQ, Thursday

WHO:       Eric Stuckey, City Administrator; Deborah Faulkner, Chief of Police; Rocky Garzarek, Fire Chief

WHAT:    9/11 Memorial Tribute

WHEN:    Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 8:30 am

WHERE:  Front steps, Police Headquarters (will move indoors for inclement weather)

fallen tears 2Franklin, TN – Franklin Police Officers and Firefighters invite the community to join us for a brief Thursday morning ceremony, to pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives during the September 11, 2001 attacks on America.

Chief Faulkner and Chief Garzarek say this is an important day for police officers and firefighters to come together, and join with the community to remember those lost during such senseless attacks – here at home. “I know that most Americans look for a place to go, and reflect on this day,” said Chief Faulkner. “I hope that our residents will do it here, with the men and women who serve and protect Franklin, every day.”

 Thursday morning’s tribute will be carried live, in its entirety, by
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Las Vegas Man, Woman Jailed on Prostitution Charges; Chief’s Message: Not here

Franklin, TN – Two Nevada residents remain jailed tonight following their arrest Wednesday on sex trafficking charges. After Franklin Flex Officers discovered a sexually explicit ad on Backpage.com, they set up surveillance at the Days Inn, 3915 Carothers Parkway. It did not take long for officers to observe heavy foot traffic in and out of that hotel room consistent with a prostitution operation. During the course of their investigation, officers arrested 33-year-old Misty Ebeling, charging her with Promoting Prostitution.

Following the arrest, officers obtained and executed a search warrant at the nearby Americas Best Value Inn, 4201 Franklin Commons Court, where they found marijuana, $1,700 in cash, other hotel room keys, airline tickets, and a handgun – all in the possession of 26-year-old Robert Swonger of Las Vegas. Swonger, charged with Trafficking for a Commercial Sex Act and drug possession, remains behind bars on a $50,500 bond. Ebeling remains jailed on a $15,000 bond. Both are due in court 09/25/2014 at 1:00 pm. Charges against two local men for Patronizing Prostitution are forthcoming.

Franklin’s Police Chief said that anti-crime initiatives like this will continue – making things in Franklin as uncomfortable as possible for criminals. “Our approach to prostitution here will continue to be aggressive,” said Chief Faulkner. “Zero-tolerance is the only acceptable response in this special community.”

Misty Dawnmaree Ebeling Date of Birth: 10/11/1980 4224 Hawks Glide North Las Vegas, NV 89084

Misty Dawnmaree Ebeling
Date of Birth: 10/11/1980
4224 Hawks Glide
North Las Vegas, NV 89084

Robert Deshawn Swonger  Date of Birth: 09/16/1987  9505 Walking Spirit Ct. Las Vegas, NV 89129

Robert Deshawn Swonger
Date of Birth: 09/16/1987
9505 Walking Spirit Ct.
Las Vegas, NV 89129

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Franklin Police Awarded Lifesavers Conference Director’s Award; Continued commitment to traffic safety a top FPD priority

Dir AwardFranklin, TN – At their State conference this week, the Governor’s Highway Safety Office recognized the Franklin Police Department as having unwavering dedication and outstanding commitment to highway safety in Tennessee. The award comes as a result of the Traffic Unit’s extraordinary work in impaired driving prevention, detection, and apprehension, and passenger safety outreach and education. What makes this award special is that nominations are made by other Tennessee law enforcement agencies.

During the conference, in addition to the Director’s Award, the Franklin Police Department won 3rd Place, overall, for Tennessee agencies with 101 to 200 police officers, and the State’s Occupant Protection Award.Car

“I am so proud of the Franklin Police Officers who made these recognitions possible,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “Keeping members of our community safe is our top-priority, and our commitment to traffic safety through education and enforcement is unwavering.”

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