Person of Interest Detained Following Franklin Burglary Spree; Suspect arrested after ramming two Metro Police cars, in third stolen vehicle

Franklin, TN – Developments in a series of Franklin burglary cases have led to the identification of a 20-year-old Nashville man as a suspect.

Billy R. Perry Date of Birth: 08/13/1994 3812 Nevada Ave Nashville, TN 37209 Photo courtesy Metro Police

Billy R. Perry
Date of Birth: 08/13/1994
3812 Nevada Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
Photo courtesy Metro Police

Following an October 23 rash of early morning burglaries in two Lewisburg Pike subdivisions, authorities in Cheatham County were faced with a similar rash of burglaries later that same evening. The 2011 Toyota Tacoma stolen from a Franklin driveway was used in those burglaries. The stolen truck was recovered in the parking lot of the Richland Hills Apartments on Maudina Avenue in Nashville, Friday.

Metro Police arrested Billy Perry at 8:45 this morning, driving another stolen vehicle, after he rammed two Metro Police cars during an attempted getaway. A handgun was found in the front seat of Perry’s vehicle at the time of his arrest. Perry is being detained in Davidson County, and charges against him in the series of Franklin burglaries are expected.

Chief Deborah Faulkner said, “Professional law enforcement agencies working together leave little chance for criminals to escape justice.”

To send an anonymous tip to Franklin Police, text the keyword 615FPD, along with your message to 847411 (Tip411), or call Franklin Police at (615) 794-2513
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Alarm Permit Renewals Sent to Residents, Business Owners; Response required to maintain compliance with City ordinance

Franklin, TN – Residents and business owners in Franklin are receiving renewal notices, like this one, in the mail. Franklin ordinance requires that alarm systems used in Franklin homes or businesses be registered with police. Registration and renewal gives the Department current contact and other pertinent information officers need when responding to an activation.

Permits expire December 31 of every year and require renewal. The new year also gives those who may have multiple false alarms a fresh start. While there is no fine for your first four false alarms, a fine of $25 is assessed for false alarms five through seven. An eighth false alarm, in a calendar year, will result in revocation of the alarm permit. The cost for a new alarm permit is $10. Existing permits are renewed at an annual cost of $5.00. Permits can be purchased and renewed at the Records Section of Police Headquarters, 900 Columbia Avenue.

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Franklin alarm owners with questions can contact Records Supervisor Angela Hardemon at 550-6830 or ahardemon@franklintn.gov.

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Police to Close Historic Downtown Neighborhood Streets on Halloween; Officers on patrol handing out candy in all Franklin neighborhoods

PumpkinFranklin, TN – Residents in downtown’s Hincheyville neighborhood are expecting another big turnout this Halloween. Franklin Police will close West Main Street and Fair Street to vehicle traffic between 7th and 11th Avenues from 5pm-9pm for trick-or-treaters Friday, October 31.

In keeping with tradition, uniformed Franklin Police Officers will be patrolling neighborhoods in marked cars with their hazard lights on, handing out candy to kids in costume on Halloween (candy donations by Franklin Police Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association, Murfreesboro Road Kroger, Piggly Wiggly on Columbia Avenue, and Publix on South Royal Oaks Boulevard).

Trick-or-treat days and times
are set by individual neighborhoods and homeowner associations.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children are four times more likely to be in a fatal pedestrian accident on Halloween than any other night of the year. There are several reasons why children are more likely to be hurt in pedestrian accidents, including:

  • They often choose to take the shortest route, which may mean darting out between parked cars rather than take the safer route of crossing at corners.
  • They are not good at evaluating potential traffic threats.
  • They are more likely to ignore their peripheral vision, and are generally less attentive of their surroundings.
  • They have a tendency to take more risks.
  • They need to be told that some people driving cars will not slow down for them.
  • They cannot cross the street as rapidly as adults.
  • They may be distracted by other children’s costumes, behaviors, and home decorations.

Police encourage parents to trick-or-treat with their kids, and remind motorists to slow down and use extra caution Friday night, as streets will be filled with excited children.

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K9 Program Stronger than Ever, No Bones About It; Ofc. Spivy and Axel score higher than any K9 team in FPD history

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Franklin, TN – Officer Brett Spivy and his partner, Axel, have returned from the United States Police Canine Association with 2nd Place honors. The national field trials were held last week in Wilson, NC. More than 100 teams from across the U.S. competed.

In addition to their 2nd Place, Overall win – Officer Spivy and Axel placed 2nd in Total Search, 3rd in Criminal Apprehension, and 3rd in Agility. Their comprehensive score was 690.50 out of a possible 700 points – the highest national competition score, ever, of K9 teams in the Franklin Police Department’s 155-year history.

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Franklin Police to Offer Self-Defense Series for Women; Register Now for Free Rape Aggression Defense Training (RAD)

20120322JR001-RAD-fi1Franklin, TN – According to statistics, 78 women are forcibly raped every hour in the United States. Just as startling: One out of four college women reported being sexually assaulted sometime during their four years of school.

The Franklin Police Department is proud to offer free self-defense training to women who live or work in Williamson County. The training incorporates awareness building, prevention, risk reduction & avoidance, as well as hands-on self-defense training by experienced police officers.

This four-part series will meet on Tuesday 11/04/2014, Thursday 11/06/2014, Tuesday 11/11/2014, and Thursday 11/13/2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Franklin Police Headquarters. The 12-hour program is designed for the average woman with no previous experience or background in physical skills training. Mothers & daughters are encouraged to attend this free training together.

Helping to provide this training is something that I always look forward to,” said RAD Instructor, Officer Rose Steagall. “Participants walk away from this experience with a renewed feeling of confidence that they can avoid or overcome an attacker, we just show them how.”

For more information or to register, contact Officer Rose Steagall at (615) 794-2513.  Download a RAD registration form here.

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FPD SWAT Team Competes in International Shooting Event; Team FPD fares well in explosive competition

Officers Josh Chambers, Herman Gomez, Ryan Schuman and Brad Dorman

Officers Josh Chambers, Herman Gomez, Ryan Schuman and Brad Dorman

Franklin, TN –Two, two-man Franklin Police sniper teams competed in Gastonia, North Carolina last week against other law enforcement teams from the U.S. and Canada. Teams represented included US Army Special Forces, 82nd Airborne, and police from as far away as Texas and Massachusetts.

In addition to winning 2nd Place in the Target Identification event, 8th in the Iron Sight Transition event, and 4th in the Long Range Advance event, Officers Ryan Schuman and Herman Gomez placed in the #8 spot, overall.

In addition to placing 6th in the Target Identification event, 6th in the Barricade event, 7th in the Night Shoot event, and 7th in the Open Urban Terrain event, Officers Brad Dorman and Josh Chambers placed 13th, overall.

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Tennessee Titan Arrested in Franklin; What started as a parking violation leads to multiple charges for Shonn Greene

Shonn L. Greene Date of Birth: 8/21/1985 3667 N. Chapel Road Franklin, TN 37067

Shonn L. Greene
Date of Birth: 8/21/1985
3667 N. Chapel Road
Franklin, TN 37067

Franklin, TN – At 4:30 Friday afternoon, a citizen approached a Franklin Police Parking Enforcement Officer regarding a vehicle that was illegally parked in a handicapped space on the Public Square. As the parking enforcement officer was in the process of issuing a citation, the vehicle’s owner, Shonn Greene, approached. Greene ignored the parking enforcement officer’s request to see a handicapped placard, got into his 2012 BMW M6, maneuvered around the parking enforcement officer’s vehicle, and sped away – nearly striking the parking enforcement officer.

When Greene was forced to stop due to traffic congestion, the parking enforcement officer re-approached him to issue the parking ticket. Greene, however, sped away again. Greene showed no regard for the parking enforcement officer’s safety, or the safety of others, as he recklessly evaded the parking enforcement officer over what would have been a simple parking ticket.

Greene surrendered at Police Headquarters at 9pm, last night, after being told that warrants had been obtained for his arrest. Greene, charged with (1) Driving on a Suspended License; (2) Reckless Driving; (3) Failure to Stop/Halt/Frisk; and (4) Illegal Parking, is due in court 11/13/2014 at 1:00pm. His bond was set at $2,000.

Unidentified Suspect Sought in ‘Sophisticated’ Credit Card Case; Cash in with Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000

Image_1Franklin, TN – Franklin Police want to identify a man who used stolen credit card data to purchase more than $1,500 in reloadable Visa credit cards. It happened on October 17, at the Walmart located at 3600 Mallory Lane. The black male suspect is approximately 6’ tall and weighs between 180 and 190 pounds. He has black, cornrow-style hair that is longer in the back, and a beard with no mustache. The suspect was driving the late model, 4-door Toyota Camry pictured here.Image_2

Each of the six victims were still in possession of their credit cards when the thefts were detected, meaning that the suspect used a credit card encoder to put stolen, usable data on a bogus card.

Information about this suspect is worth up to $1,000 with one, simple, anonymous call to Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
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Detectives Investigating Burglary Spree in Franklin, Grassland; Area residents asked to check home surveillance systems

Franklin, TN – Franklin Police are investigating a rash of overnight burglaries in two Lewisburg Pike subdivisions. In three separate cases, a suspectBurglar in Hoodie entered homes where residents were inside. In each of the cases, the suspect was opening unlocked car doors and using garage door remotes inside to gain entry into the homes.

The first call came into Franklin’s 911 Center at 3:51 am, where a man awoke to find an intruder inside of his Hunters Chase Subdivision home. The resident was awakened by the family dog barking.  When he went to investigate, he found the intruder standing in his kitchen. The suspect fled, and a police K9 was used to search the area, but the suspect was not located. Both vehicles in the driveway had been gone through, but nothing of value was taken, including several laptop computers and an iPad – all in plain view.

A short time later, calls began coming in from residents of the neighboring Dallas Downs Subdivision, where two homes and several more vehicles had been entered. A 2011 Toyota Tacoma was stolen from the driveway of a home in the 100 block of Heathersett Drive. The suspect took the keys to the vehicle from the kitchen, after entering the home through the garage to get them. The garage of a third home, also in Dallas Downs, was entered as well. The suspect, however, got no further than the garage because the door leading from the garage into that home was locked.

At 6:30 a.m., the suspect, driving the stolen Toyota truck, rear-ended a vehicle in Cool Springs. The suspect and stolen truck remain at large.

The suspect was wearing a dark sweatshirt and pants, and a baseball cap. He was last seen driving the stolen gray 2011 Toyota Tacoma with TN license plate “L 8380 M.” The truck is believed to now have front, right bumper damage from that hit and run crash.

At 11:06 a.m., a Hunter’s Chase resident reported a strange, unoccupied vehicle in their driveway. Officers determined that the vehicle had been stolen in Nashville on 10/19/2014 and abandoned at the Franklin home, overnight.

“These cases have our full attention,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “We will exhaust every lead until the suspect is in custody. In the meantime, we ask our residents to have an increased awareness – and join our officers in being vigilant against crime and criminals.”

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of overnight home and auto burglaries in the Grassland area of unincorporated Williamson County. Detectives believe that the cases are related. Residents of Hunters Chase, Dallas Downs, and Grassland who have home surveillance systems are asked to check their overnight video. Detectives are hopeful that a neighborhood camera may have caught an image of the suspect.  

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To send an anonymous tip to Franklin Police, text the keyword 615FPD, along with your message to 847411 (Tip411), or call Franklin Police at (615) 794-2513
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Two from Memphis Remain Jailed on Prostitution Charges; Chief’s message: Go somewhere else

Crystal N. Mitchell Date of Birth: 04/11/1990 2777 Harmon Crest Drive Memphis, TN 38115

Crystal N. Mitchell
Date of Birth: 04/11/1990
2777 Harmon Crest Drive
Memphis, TN 38115

Franklin, TN – A Memphis man and woman remain in custody following prostitution arrests, Friday, at a Cool Springs Extended Stay.

After Franklin Flex Officers discovered a sexually explicit ad on Backpage.com, they set up surveillance at the Extended Stay motel located at 680 Bakers Bridge Avenue. It did not take long for officers to observe traffic in and out of a room there, consistent with a prostitution operation.

During the course of their investigation, officers arrested 24-year-old Crystal Mitchell and 27-year-old Hosie Perry

Hosie A. Perry Date of Birth: 07/31/1987 2771 Harmon Crest Drive Memphis, TN 38115

Hosie A. Perry
Date of Birth: 07/31/1987
2771 Harmon Crest Drive
Memphis, TN 38115

of Memphis for promoting prostitution. During a search of their 2006 Cadillac, officers found a booking sheet on Mitchell from her prostitution arrest in Las Vegas, along with several hotel receipts and other evidence of a prostitution enterprise. Perry, a convicted felon, was found in possession of marijuana during his arrest. Officers seized nearly $3,000 in cash from Perry during the arrest.

Mitchell, held on a $50k bond for Promoting Prostitution and Perry, held on a $51,500 bond for Promoting Prostitution and Simple Possession, are due in court 11/06/2014 at 1:00 pm.

“We are going to continue relentless enforcement against those engaged in prostitution,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “The message to those folks is real clear: Go somewhere else.”

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To send an anonymous tip to Franklin Police, text the keyword 615FPD, along with your message to 847411 (Tip411),
or call Franklin Police at (615) 794-2513
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