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

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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.


Hincheyville Street Closure Map

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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

Spivy, Brett and Axel.

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.