Help Franklin Police ID these felons; Cash in with Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000

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Franklin Police want to identify a group of felons who made off with more than 50 Polo brand shirts valued at an estimated $1,200.

At 8:30pm Monday, three women entered the CoolSprings Galleria Belk and, almost immediately, began filling empty shopping bags with the designer children’s shirts. They fled from the store and to a waiting black Acura with a temporary license plate. The women, who may have been men dressed as women, were accompanied by the man also pictured here.

This same crew is responsible for taking 70 shirts, valued at approximately $1,800, in July. Information regarding these felons is worth up to $1,000 with an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.

Franklin Police Course Gives Teens Perspective on Life Behind the Wheel

UPDATE: 08/14/2015: All three existing classes are now full. A waiting list has been established for additional offerings, for Spring 2016.

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Released 08/10/2015:

In 2013, 45% of crashes in Williamson County involved licensed drivers between 15 and 24 years old, and traffic Crashcollisions are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S Because of these two things combined, Franklin Police and local businesses have teamed up to bring young drivers a clear perspective of life behind the wheel.

Bringing Awareness Through Training and Life Experiences (B.A.T.T.L.E.) is an 8-hour program that teaches teen drivers safe behind-the-wheel behavior through an interactive, hands-on experience with officers.

BATTLE explores the rules of the road, the dangers of distracted and impaired driving, occupant protection, and dangerous driving behaviors. Qualified applicants include Williamson County teens with a parent’s permission and a valid Tennessee driver’s license or learner’s permit.

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To apply, complete this online application (www.franklintn.gov/teensafedriving). A member of the FPD’s Traffic Unit will contact applicants to confirm their acceptance into one of our upcoming classes:

August 29, 2015

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November 14, 2015

BATTLE does not replace and cannot be substituted for traditional driver’s education, and is made possible by Hyundai of Cool Springs, Nissan of Cool Springs, Infiniti of Cool Springs, Jet’s Pizza, and the Franklin Police Department.

Fair Starts Friday; Franklin Police Release Traffic & Route Plans

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The Williamson County Fair, at the Agricultural Expo Park, in Franklin, starts Friday. The esteemed annual event is expected to, once again, draw large crowds. The fair runs from August 7-15. For fair hours and details, visit WilliamsonCountyFair.org.

Franklin Police, partnering with other City Departments, Williamson County Government, and TDOT, have put together a traffic plan that will assist fairgoers, and motorists simply passing through affected areas, to reach their destinations. Dozens of extra Franklin Police Officers have been dedicated to the effort. Heavy congestion, however, is anticipated – as is the case with large-scale public events.

Fairgoers are asked to consider alternate routes that may ease their travel into and out of the fair, while easing congestion in the already busy I-65 construction zone near the Peytonsville Road interchange. North/South commuters hoping to avoid fair traffic, altogether, may consider Columbia Avenue or Lewisburg Pike as alternates.

To access the fair from the north:
Exit from I65 South to Highway 96E (Exit 65), and turn left

Take 96E (Murfreesboro Rd) to Arno Rd, & turn rightlogo(2)
From Arno Rd, turn right onto Gosey Hill Rd, &
then right onto Long Lane, which will take you to fair parking

 

To access the fair from the south:
Exit from I65 North onto TN-840 E

Exit onto Peytonsville-Trinity Road (Exit 34)
Turn left at the bottom of the ramp, & then
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eft onto Peytonsville Rd
Turn right on Long Lane, and proceed to fair parking

 

Heavy volume delays in and around the area of the fair should be expected;
backups may affect secondary roads, especially during the evening rush.

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Follow @FranklinTNPD on Twitter
for real-time police news, information, and traffic
related to the Williamson County Fair.

Reward Offered in $18k Lawn Equipment Theft; Cash in with Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000

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Franklin Police Detectives are investigating the theft of four commercial mowers (Hustler and Bad Boy brand), and a Kawasaki Mule ATV, all stolen from Dickerson Lawn Equipment, 312 Eddy Lane. Thieves cut through the fence at the business during the overnight hours of 07/29/2015, getting away with more than $18,000 in equipment.

 Information regarding this case could be worth up to $1,000
with an anonymous call to
Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.

School Back in Session Friday; Keeping Franklin kids safe, top police priority

School ZoneStarting Friday, all Franklin school zones will be active as Williamson County and Franklin Special School District students attend their first day of the new school year. Extra officers will be present in designated school zones across the city. Officers will be focusing on speeding drivers, improper passing, and texting and driving.

According to statistics, most of the children killed in bus-related crashes are pedestrians, four to seven years old, who are hit by drivers illegally passing a stopped school bus. Officers across the city will be closely monitoring bus routes and citing drivers who disregard the bus’ flashing red lights and stop signs.

Motorists should anticipate slow-moving traffic in and around school zones. To avoid being late to your destination, motorists should leave earlier than usual. Parents are encouraged to talk to their children about safely crossing the street and walking through parking lots.

“Our officers will be saturating school zones and surrounding areas,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “We will do everything possible to ensure the safety of Franklin’s children. Drivers who break the law, especially in school zones, can expect to be cited.”

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The minimum fine for speeding in a school zone
or illegally passing a stopped school bus:
$139.75

 

Drivers must be aware of and comply with all directions given to them by Franklin Police School Patrol Crossing Guards. Motorists must be prepared to stop and follow their instructions.

Parents are encouraged to visit their child’s school website to familiarize themselves with drop-off and pick-up information at each school.

Detective Richard Spaulding named FPD’s Officer of the Month

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Leo Linkov, Det. Richard Spaulding, Chief Deborah Faulkner, Kris Krabill (Toyota of Cool Springs)

Franklin Police Detective Richard Spaulding has been named Officer of the Month for his work on June 18, 2015 that resulted in the immediate capture of a bank robbery suspect.

As part of an anti-burglary operation initiated by Chief Faulkner, Detective Spaulding was patrolling nearby neighborhoods when he spotted a bank robbery suspect who had just attempted to rob the Fifth Third Bank at Fieldstone Farms. Spaulding surreptitiously tailed the suspect’s getaway vehicle while backup units closed in to help make the arrest.

The Franklin Police Department is proud to partner with Franklin Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram, who awarded $150 to Detective Spaulding. Detective Spaulding, in turn, is donating the money to his favorite charity: Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, specifically for pediatric cancer research.

Detective Spaulding has served on the Franklin Police Department since 2002. Franklin Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram General Manager Leo Linkov honored Detective Spaulding with a plaque today at Police Headquarters.