Franklin woman stopped for speeding, arrested for 2nd DUI

Dorothy S. Scobey Date of Birth: 03/07/1958 1107 Natchez Road Franklin, TN 37069

Dorothy S. Scobey
Date of Birth: 03/07/1958
1107 Natchez Road
Franklin, TN 37069

Dorothy Scobey, 57, of Franklin, is free on bond after her second arrest for DUI.

At 8:15pm, Sunday, an officer clocked Scobey traveling 41 in a 30 MPH zone near Lynwood Park in the Fieldstone Farms Subdivision. Scobey did not immediately pull over; when she did, the officer determined that Scobey was impaired, and arrested her.

Scobey, charged with DUI – Second Offense, Speeding, and Violation of the Implied Consent Law is free on a $10,000 bond. She is due in court 04/09/2015 at 1pm.

In 2013, there were 6,699 known alcohol-related traffic crashes in Tennessee.
Nationally, one in three traffic fatalities are a result of an alcohol-impaired driving crash.
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Franklin Police seeking wanted felon on multiple charges; Cash in with Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000

W A N T E D Marlin D. Reed Date of Birth: 01/06/1989 Nashville, TN

W A N T E D
Marlin D. Reed
Date of Birth: 01/06/1989
Nashville, TN

Franklin Police are seeking information on the whereabouts of Marlin Darrell Reed, 26 of Nashville. This morning, Reed was returning a rental car. During an inspection of the vehicle, a felony amount of marijuana was discovered and police were contacted. When officers arrived, Reed provided false information about who he was, jumped into and stole the car of the acquaintance who was there to give him a ride, and fled.

Reed, now wanted for Felony Evading, Driving on a Revoked License (5th Offense), Criminal Impersonation, Auto Theft, and Felony Drug Possession, remains at large. He was last seen in a stolen 2013 grey Hyundai Elantra with the license plate D 7579 D.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to Reed’s arrest. Cash in by calling (615) 794-4000.

 

New Traffic Signals on Mallory Station Road to Improve Traffic Flow

This information, from www.FranklinTN.gov, re-posted here for your convenience. Follow @FranklinTNPD on Twitter to get breaking news and informative updates sent directly to your feed.

Beginning Monday April 6, about 12,000 to 14,000 drivers who travel Mallory Station Road should see improved traffic flow at the intersections of Duke Drive and General George Patton Drive.  The City of Franklin Engineering and Streets Departments are teaming up to utilize a new type of left-turn signal with flashing yellow arrows that offer potentially safer, and a more efficient way to establish right-of-way for left-turning vehicles at these intersections.

ShowImageThe operation of this signal on Mallory Station Road is distinctive given its dual intersections, one on each side of the railroad crossing.  The left turns are signalized on the external approaches, which are opposed by through movements on the internal approaches.  To clear out the internal area when going to the side streets, the external approaches would ordinarily display yellow and red while the internal approaches would have an extended green interval.  The flashing yellow arrow left turn feature will be used to overcome the potential hazards of external clearance left turns against green interval through movements.  Federal research has investigated alternative signal displays for situations such as these.

The Flashing Yellow Arrow signal display is a four-section signal head that incorporates a green left-turn arrow display for protected left-turn movements and a flashing yellow arrow display for permitted left-turn movements.  It will replace the current three-section head, which incorporates a left-turn arrow display for protected only left-turn movements.  New signs indicating LEFT TURN YIELD ON FLASHING YELLOW ARROW will be installed adjacent to the new four-section signal heads.

These displays have been approved nationally since 2009 and have been installed in parts of eastern Tennessee and throughout the state of Kentucky.

The Franklin Police will be on hand to observe the traffic flow the first few days to make sure drivers understand the new signals.  Motorists who have questions or comments on this change may contact City of Franklin Traffic Engineer Carl Baughman at 791-3218 or by email at carlb@franklintn.gov.

Man and woman steal designer purse with toddler in tow; Know them? Cash in with Crime Stoppers (615) 794-4000

Franklin Police are seeking information on a man and woman who had a toddler in their arms when they stole a designer purse from Belk.

On Wednesday at 1:15, the woman picked out a Michael Kors purse and handed it to the man. He put the purse down his pants, and they left the store. The purse is valued at $398, and information about the identity of these criminals is worth up to $1,000 with a call to Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.

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Roman Hunt, wanted for growing hallucinogenic mushrooms, now in custody

Moments ago, Hunt surrendered to Franklin PD Narcotics Detectives through his attorney. Charged with Manufacturing a Schedule-I Narcotic and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Hunt is in the process of being booked in at the Williamson County jail. His bond was set at $10,500; Hunt is due in court April 9 at 1pm.

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Franklin man wanted for growing hallucinogenic mushrooms in McKay’s Mill home; Cash in with Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000

W A N T E D Roman J. Hunt Date of Birth: 11/25/1978

W A N T E D
Roman J. Hunt
Date of Birth: 11/25/1978

03/25/2015 Update: Hunt now in custody

03/24/2015: Franklin Police are seeking the whereabouts of Roman Hunt, 36, of Franklin.

While at a Decatur Circle home where he had been staying, police discovered that Hunt was growing hallucinogenic mushrooms there. The discovery was made while police were at the residence on unrelated business. Hunt, whose whereabouts are unknown, is now wanted for Manufacturing a Schedule-I Narcotic and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Information on Hunt’s whereabouts is worth up to $1,000 with one, simple, anonymous call to Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.

Franklin man remains jailed following DUI crash, Friday; This is suspect’s 3rd DUI

Russell M. Nix Date of Birth: 02/15/1960 416 N. Petway Street Franklin, TN 37064

Russell M. Nix
Date of Birth: 02/15/1960
416 N. Petway Street
Franklin, TN 37064

A Franklin man, charged with his third DUI, remains behind bars this afternoon after crashing his car into a ditch Friday night.

Officers responded to the crash on Highway 96 West, near Front Street, at 11:30 Friday night. When they arrived, they found 55-year-old Russell Nix sitting in his car, stuck in the ditch. Officers determined that Nix was impaired, and arrested him for DUI.

Charged with DUI – 3rd Offense, Nix remains in custody at the Williamson County Jail on a 15,000 bond. He will go before a judge at 1pm tomorrow.

In 2013, there were 6,699 known alcohol-related traffic crashes in Tennessee. Nationally, one in three traffic fatalities are a result of an alcohol-impaired driving crash.

 

 

Chief Swears in Two New Officers Today at Police Headquarters

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Today at Police Headquarters, Chief Deborah Faulkner swore in two police trainees as the Department’s newest Police Officers. Jesus Coreno, a former Alamo, Texas Police Officer, and Ryan Grande, a former Atlanta Police Officer, were commissioned at a ceremony attended by fellow officers and Assistant City Administrator Vernon Gerth.

“The badges we give you today are to be worn with dignity and respect,” said Chief Faulkner. “We wish you success in your continued training, and look forward to your service to this Department and our community.”

Officers Coreno and Grande move to the field evaluation portion of their training tomorrow, where Master Patrol Officers will closely monitor and evaluate their work on the street for the next 15 weeks.

Six remaining police trainees will be sworn in to begin their field training after the completion of their required certification at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy.

Franklin Police Officers are required to complete 33 weeks of training before they are released for solo patrol.

 

Two arrested after stealing teen’s ashes during home burglary; suspects threw them in the trash

 

Christopher M. Gengler Date of BIrth: 12/29/1984 725 W. Main Street, A-4 Franklin, TN 37064

Christopher M. Gengler
Date of BIrth: 12/29/1984
724 Meeting Street, Franklin, TN 37064

Two burglars are now behind bars following the intense investigation of a break-in that left a father devastated.

Monday afternoon, Joel Tuck returned home to find his back door standing open, the glass broken out of it, and his daughter, Whitney Tuck’s favorite pink purse among the items missing. Whitney died in 2005, just days after Christmas. She was 19 when she lost her battle with Leukemia, and her dad kept Whitney’s ashes in a box, inside of her favorite pink purse, in his room.

Jwyanza K. Weaver Date of Birth: 01/22/1988 9623 Brunswick Dr. Brentwood TN 37027

Jwyanza K. Weaver
Date of Birth: 01/22/1988
9623 Brunswick Dr.
Brentwood TN 37027

With the help of witnesses, Franklin Police Flex Unit Officers developed evidence pointing to Jwyanza Weaver and Christopher Gengler as the suspects in the case. The men, both whom are convicted felons, are now in custody. Weaver was out of jail on probation at the time of this offense.

Following their burglary of the Tuck residence, the two drove to a Shell Station on Murfreesboro Road in Franklin, where Gengler threw the purse containing Whitney’s ashes into the trash.

“We’re just devastated by this,” said Tuck. “Our home was violated, and Whitney’s ashes, inside her favorite pink purse, were stolen from my room. I’m heartbroken, and just want her home.”

Whitney’s stolen ashes were in a matte black wooden box inside of the stolen pink purse. The box holding Whitney’s ashes is 8.5 x 11 inches, and about two inches tall. A second box, with the name “Duchess” engraved on the top of it contains the remains of Whitney’s puppy that died a short time after her.

Despite an exhaustive search of several dumpsters, officers have not been able to locate the discarded remains of Whitney Tuck, her dog Duchess, or Whitney’s favorite pink purse. Police are asking anyone who may have information on the whereabouts of Whitney’s purse or her remains to call Franklin Police at (615) 794-2513.

Chief Deborah Faulkner commended the Department’s Flex Team for their quick work to identify and arrest the suspects. She had this to say about the missing purse that contains Whitney’s ashes: “Someone out there knows where this purse is or will, at some point, come across it. For the family’s sake, all we want is Whitney’s ashes back, no questions asked. Drop them off at a police station, a fire station, or anywhere else someone will find them and call us.”

Gengler and Weaver, charged with Aggravated Burglary and Theft, are being held in the Williamson County Jail on $12,500 bonds. They are due in court 04/02/2015 at 1pm.

A reward of up to $1,000 is available for information in this case:
Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000

Flex Officers arrest convicted felon with gun following tip he was planning a shooting

Adrikias C. Baugh Date of Birth: 02/03/1980 501 Iris Place, 6B Franklin, TN 37064

Adrikias C. Baugh
Date of Birth: 02/03/1980
501 Iris Place, 6B
Franklin, TN 37064

A convicted felon is back behind bars after Franklin Police caught him on the street with a gun.

Flex Officers were on the lookout for 35-year-old Adrikias Baugh, of Franklin, after receiving information that he may be planning a shooting. At 3:20 yesterday afternoon, Flex Officers spotted Baugh on foot in the 600 block of Cherokee Place. When they approached, Baugh pulled a handgun from his pocket and put it into a vehicle through an open car window. Officers quickly took Baugh into custody and retrieved the loaded gun.

Baugh, already wanted for a probation violation out of Maury County, remains in custody at the Williamson County Jail. He is a convicted felon with a lengthy and violent criminal history. Baugh will answer to the charge of Felon in Possession of a Weapon before a Williamson County Judge on 03/24/2015 at 9:00 am.

Chief Deborah Faulkner praised Flex Officers for their quick action. “The FPD’s Flex Team had this felon in custody and a gun off of our streets very shortly after this tip came in. Their immediate reaction to this citizen tip undoubtedly prevented a shooting.”