FPD seeks auto burglars; Warns public not to leave valuables behind – even in the trunk

Franklin Police are investigating at least three auto burglaries at a Cool Springs restaurant, all perpetrated by the same offenders. The suspects randomly check door handles for unlocked car doors while peering into windows to see what is inside. If they see valuables and find the car door locked, they force entry by breaking the lock. Once inside, suspects push the trunk release to check for purses or other stowed valuables. Detectives are searching for additional surveillance video that may help solve this case.

Many think that locking their purse in the trunk safeguards it from thieves. These thieves, however, prove otherwise. Police recommend never leaving purses or other valuables in a parked car.

Suspect Vehicle

Suspect Vehicle

Anyone with information can share it anonymously,
with a call to Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000.
Callers can earn up to $1,000 for the tip

Franklin Police seeking ID of suspects who used credit cards stolen from library patron

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At 9:00am on 10/12/2015, the victim hung her purse on the back of a chair while she studied at the Williamson County Library. A short time later, the victim noticed her purse unzipped – she later discovered her wallet missing from inside.

These suspects used credit cards stolen from the victim’s purse, a short time later, at two Nashville Walmart stores to make more than $2,000 in purchases. Information about the suspects in these surveillance photographs is worth up to $1,000 with an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.

Police to Close Historic Downtown Neighborhood Streets on Halloween; Officers handing out candy and glow necklaces for increased visibility

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Franklin, 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 Saturday, October 31.

Franklin Police Officers working the neighborhood within that closure will be handing out candy and glow necklaces to children for increased visibility. “The safety of our children is extremely important to us,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “We want to do our part to help motorists see them. We ask that everyone please drive with extreme care.”

According to the Center 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. Reasons include:

  • They often choose to take the shortest route, which may mean darting out between parked cars rather than taking 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 to 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.

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

Information on registered sex offenders living in proximity to specific geographic locations can be found at this interactive map by the TBI.

Registered sex offenders being supervised by the Tennessee Department of Corrections are forbidden to decorate their home, dress in costume, hand out candy, or trick-or-treat with any child. Click here for a complete list of the restrictions.

Police encourage parents to trick-or-treat with their kids,
and remind motorists to slow down and use extra caution Saturday night,
as streets will be filled with very excited children.
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Help catch this Cool Springs office building crook; Cash in on up to $1k with Crime Stoppers

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Detectives have released new surveillance photos of a man wanted for stealing a worker’s wallet from a conference room at a Cool Springs office complex earlier this month. The victim’s stolen credit cards were used to purchase gift cards at several Franklin Walgreens stores shortly after the theft.

Information regarding the suspect
is worth up to $1,000
by calling Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.

Man killed on I65 Sunday night fell from McEwen Overpass

The investigation into last night’s pedestrian fatality on I65 continues today. At 8:30 Sunday night, first responders rushed to I65 South at the McEwen overpass after receiving reports that a pedestrian had been struck. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene; no one else was injured. It appears that the 41-year-old Franklin man fell from the McEwen Drive overpass, and was hit by at least one vehicle. Detectives are investigating the case as a possible suicide. The Medical Examiner’s Office, however, will officially determine the manner and cause of death. The victim’s family members are in the thoughts and prayers of our officers.

Police Investigating Deadly I65 Car vs. Pedestrian Crash

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At this hour Franklin Police continue the investigation into a deadly crash on I65 South at the McEwen overpass. At 8:30 Sunday night, emergency personnel rushed to the location where a pedestrian had been struck; he was pronounced dead at the scene. How and why the victim was there are under investigation. Only the left lane of I-65 South at McEwen is currently open. All lanes are expected to reopen sometime around midnight.

FPD Names Kroeger Officer of the Month

Franklin Police Detective Cory Kroeger has been named Officer of the Month for his work that led to the September 11 raid that shut down a crack cocaine distribution operation. During the execution of a search warrant at 511 Iris, a drug dealer was arrested and charged with Manufacturing & Distributing Crack Cocaine near a park and daycare – a Class-A felony.


Kris Krabill (Toyota of Cool Springs), Detective Cory Kroeger, Chief Deborah Faulkner, Shane Dotson

“We are very proud of the investigation that Detective Kroeger promptly initiated, following complaints about drugs being dealt in the neighborhood,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “His investigation made a huge difference for law abiding neighbors who deserve to live in a community free from drug dealers. Detective Kroeger and his team helped to make that happen, and I commend him on a job well done.”

The Franklin Police Department is proud to partner with Franklin Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram, who awarded $150 to Kroeger. Detective Kroeger, in turn, is donating the money to his favorite charity: BrightStone of Franklin.

Detective Kroeger has served on the Franklin Police Department since 2008. Franklin Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram General Sales Manager Shane Dotson honored Detective Kroeger with a plaque today at Police Headquarters.

Chief Deborah Faulkner Comments on Yesterday’s SB 868 Senate Judiciary Committee Discussion on Police Body Worn Cameras

Following yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee, where body cameras worn by police officers (SB 868) was discussed, Chief Faulkner stated the following:

“Yesterday’s discussion validated that other law enforcement agencies are considering the same issues we are discussing in Franklin:  privacy, data storage, officer discretion, retention schedules, public records issues, long-range costs, the difference between evidentiary and non-evidentiary recordings, and much more. I am encouraged that the State Legislature is looking closely at this topic, to make some determinations regarding a state-wide policy to help guide Tennessee law enforcement agencies with a broad range of issues.”

To watch yesterday’s discussion, click here and go to 2:38:46. See Chief Faulkner’s 10/15/2015 letter to Ned Williams, Chief Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee here.


Detectives Seeking Leads in Daytime Home Burglaries

Presentation1Police are seeking help from the public to solve three residential burglaries that took place in Franklin’s Twin Oaks Subdivision. In all three, the suspect gained entry into the homes through the back door. Each of the burglaries is believed to have occurred between 10:30am and 2pm, between 09/30/2015 and 10/11/2015.

Detectives are asking residents in the Twin Oaks Drive and Birchwood Circle areas to check exterior home surveillance equipment for anything out of the ordinary. It is not uncommon for daytime burglars to first knock on the front door; to be sure no one is home, prior to breaking in. Residents who may have had a stranger knocking on their front door during the dates and times the burglaries are thought to have occurred are asked to call Franklin Police: (615) 794-2513.

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


ID this thief & earn up to $1k, with Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000

Pace2Franklin, TN – This felon is wanted by Franklin Police for racking up more than $1,300 on stolen credit cards. A worker at a Cool Springs office complex reported that his wallet was stolen from a conference room on 10/06/2015. Cards in that wallet were used, by this suspect, to purchase gift cards at several Franklin Walgreens stores shortly after the theft.

Information about this suspect is
worth up to $1,000 with one simple, anonymous call to
Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.