Franklin Police Seeking Weekend Shooting Suspect

W A N T E D Devonta Lorenzo Haynes Date of Birth: 08/07/1993 1335 Lewis Street #4 Nashville, TN 37210

W A N T E D
Devonta Lorenzo Haynes
Date of Birth: 08/07/1993
1335 Lewis Street #4
Nashville, TN 37210

ARREST UPDATE: December 10, 2015

November 30, 2015: Franklin Police want a Nashville man for a weekend shooting that seriously injured a woman. Officers first learned of the shooting after the victim was driven to the emergency room by a witness at 9pm Saturday night.

Devonta Lorenzo Haynes, 22, of Nashville, shot the victim in the back while she was driving and he was seated in the same car, behind her. Haynes jumped out of the vehicle in the Natchez Street area on the way to the hospital, and has not been seen or heard from since. The victim is in stable condition. Haynes’ whereabouts is currently unknown.

Detectives are looking into the possibility of the shooting being accidental. Haynes is currently wanted for Felony Reckless Endangerment. Information on his whereabouts is worth up to $1,000 with an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.

Woman wanted for ‘buying’ iPhones on stolen credit card

SuspectFranklin Police want to identify this woman, wanted for using a stolen credit card to buy two iPhones from the Mallory Lane Verizon Wireless store on October 30. Detectives made this surveillance photo available today, hoping someone might recognize the suspect. Information about her is worth up to $1,000 with an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.

Traveling Franklin man helps locate missing teen

A Florida teen, visiting Franklin, missing since last Saturday has been safely located.

A Franklin man on a layover in an Atlanta Greyhound station recognized the teen from a Franklin PD news release and called Franklin Police. The teen boarded a bus that took him to Huntsville, AL where police located him at the home of a family he had recently met. That family did not know the teen’s age, or that he had been reported missing.

“A well informed public can make a world of difference in cases like this,” said FPD spokesman Lt. Charles Warner, crediting the traveling Franklin man with helping police safely locate the teen.

Franklin Police offer free home checks for traveling residents

IMG_3238While many are gearing up to travel this holiday season, Franklin Police Officers want to offer you a little extra peace of mind. While you are away, neighborhood officers will help keep an extra eye on your home. To take advantage of this free service, complete this online form  or call (615) 794-2513.

 

Franklin Police Officers use Crime Prevention Form to offer safety, security suggestions

Franklin Police Officers patrolling neighborhoods and the city’s business districts are on the lookout for more than just crime and criminals. Officers who see something that could put you or your valuables at risk may leave this form to let you know they were there, and to share suggestions on how to increase your safety and security.

“Safeguarding a community is everyone’s responsibility,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “Citizens play a very big role in helping us deter crime, and crime prevention is most effective when citizens and the police work together.”

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Police, parents searching for runaway teen now missing three days

Andrew Slingsby Date of Birth: 09/19/1999 6’6” | 180 pounds Last seen wearing red, white, & black sweater and blue jeans

Andrew Slingsby
Date of Birth: 09/19/1999
6’6” | 180 pounds
Last seen wearing red, white,
& black sweater and blue jeans

November 27, 2015 UPDATE: A Florida teen, visiting Franklin, missing since last Saturday has been safely located.

A Franklin man on a layover in an Atlanta Greyhound station recognized the teen from a Franklin PD news release and called Franklin Police. The teen boarded a bus that took him to Huntsville, where police located him at the home of a family he had recently met. That family did not know the teen’s age, or that he had been reported missing.

“A well informed public can make a world of difference in cases like this,” said FPD spokesman Lt. Charles Warner, crediting the traveling Franklin man with helping police safely locate the teen.

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November 24, 2015: Franklin,TN: Andrew Slingsby, 16, of Florida, was last seen Saturday afternoon in the Walmart parking lot on Mallory Lane. The Florida family, destined for Ohio, had stopped their RV to take a break. During that break, there was a minor family disagreement. That disagreement led to Andrew suddenly leaving the RV with his hiking equipment, including a small tent. He has not been seen or heard from since.

Andrew’s parents say this is very out of character for him, and are extremely concerned. They are asking for the community’s help with finding their son and bringing him safely home. If you have any information on Andrew’s whereabouts, call Franklin Police at (615) 794-2513, or call 9-1-1.

Franklin Police gearing up to keep you safe this Christmas shopping season

Franklin, TN – With Black Friday days away, Franklin Police will deploy a security plan designed to safeguard shoppers while deterring, detecting, and apprehending lawbreakers – especially at the city’s shopping venues.

cmas2“We have some of the best shopping around, and we intend to keep it that way,” said Franklin Police Chief Deborah Faulkner. “Our commitment to safety and zero-tolerance for crime and criminals are what we are known for, and criminals who try to operate here will quickly understand our commitment.”

An increased combination of highly visible patrols by uniformed officers in marked units, and plain-clothes officers in unmarked cars, will concentrate on Franklin’s shopping districts between now and Christmas.

Franklin Police will work closely with the District Attorney’s Office to ensure shoplifters, identity thieves, auto burglars, and other criminals who take advantage of this busy time of year are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  

The Franklin Police Department will staff a temporary command post at the CoolSprings Galleria through the remainder of the Christmas shopping season.

Franklin Police investigating rash of auto burglaries & stolen car from Cool Springs apartments

FPD Crime AlertFranklin Police are investigating an unprecedented number of auto burglaries that occurred in two gated apartment communities early this morning.

At 4:00 am, officers responded to 201 Gillespie Drive – The Farms at Cool Springs, for a suspicious subject call. A resident there reported that a man dressed in a jacket and hoodie was crawling around vehicles in the apartment parking lot. Responding officers did not locate the suspect, but quickly discovered what he had been up to. More than 15 unlocked vehicles were burglarized at the complex and neighboring complex, Ashton Brook, located at 100 Gillespie Drive. A 2014 charcoal grey 4-door Ford Fusion with the license plate V3559X was stolen from Ashton Brook. It was determined that the owner had left the keys in the vehicle overnight, and left the doors unlocked.

Officers reported that the suspect took anything of value that the vehicle owners left inside of their unlocked cars. Evidence at the scene indicates that the suspect tried the door handles of several locked vehicles, but simply moved after finding the doors to those vehicles locked. Both apartment complexes are gated, but gates are usually ineffective at keeping many criminals out, and often provide residents with a false sense of security. Criminals know that most gated communities can be accessed by tailgating behind an authorized vehicle, or by simply walking around the gate or fence.

Franklin Police urge residents to always lock their car doors, and remove valuables from parked vehicles. Doing these two things greatly reduces your risk of becoming a victim. Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information, with an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.  eTips can be submitted here.

IRS Imposter Calls Targeting Local Area; Police warn residents: hang up, report

Along with several law enforcement agencies across the U.S., the Franklin Police Department is receiving citizen reports of IRS impostors threatening arrest and property seizures unless they pay up.

wptv-irs-scam_1402421805728_6125775_ver1-0_640_480Fact: These calls are not coming from the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service will never demand payment over the telephone. Typical IRS communication comes in the form of U.S. Mail. If you receive a phone call that you suspect is a tax scam, hang up and report it to your local law enforcement agency and the US Treasury, Office of Inspector General: (800) 366-4484. An eReport can be filed by clicking here.

To help avoid becoming the victim of a scam, Franklin Police recommend never transferring funds through third-party wire or card services.

Update: FPD Cancels SILVER ALERT

11/20/2015 12:22am: Subject located, alert canceled

SLEDGEFranklin Police have issued a *SILVER ALERT* for 77-year-old Clifton Sledge. He was last seen in a 2003 beige Chevy Impala with Tennessee registration 879 DLW, in the area of Carothers and Moores Lane, in Cool Springs, at 7pm. Mr. Sledge was helping a family member with car trouble, and was to follow them home, but lost contact and has not been seen or heard from since.

He was last seen wearing a red Murphy Oil shirt, a blue Murphy Oil Jacket, black pants, and glasses. Mr. Sledge no longer has the facial hair shown in this picture.

If you see Sledge or his vehicle, call 911.