Franklin Police Department Statement Release

The Franklin Police Department has received information concerning some rumors that have been spreading concerning a supposed rash of sexual assaults that have occurred in the Fieldstone Farms area.  We are writing this release to dispel these rumors.  The Franklin Police Department wants to let the public we serve know if there was a public safety concern we would immediately alert them.

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Officers Arrest Accused Jewelry Shoplifter Wanted in Nashville and Franklin

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The below release by the Metro Nashville Police Department is being re-published here due to the referenced connection to Franklin. 

 

May 27, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

West Precinct officers late Thursday night arrested accused jewelry store shoplifter Deira Whitehorn, who was wanted in both Nashville and Franklin.

Whitehorn, 23, is charged with stealing two sets of diamond earrings valued at more than $12,000 from Kay Jewelers in the Mall at Green Hills on March 4th.  He grabbed the jewelry and ran as he was being assisted by a store employee.

In Franklin, Whitehorn is accused of committing similar thefts from Kay Jewelers and Jared Jewelers in Cool Springs.

Whitehorn, who was taken into custody shortly before 11 p.m. at his Tennessee Avenue home, is also charged in Nashville with domestic assault and vehicle theft for attacking his ex-girlfriend in Madison and stealing her car.

Whitehorn is being held in the Metro Jail in lieu of $85,000 bond.  A hold has also been placed for him on behalf of Franklin Police.

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Man identified, arrested in unauthorized use of debit card case

JULLIANOU NAJMAN PALERMOOn Wednesday 05/25/16, Franklin Police asked for the public’s help with identifying this man, wanted for using a stolen debit card to obtain funds in excess of $500.

On 05/26/16, Jullianou Hajman Palermo was identified by a citizen tip at the Whole Foods at 1566 W. McEwen Drive. Mr. Palermo was arrested on 05/26/16, charged with the class E felony of fraudulent use of debit card. He is free on a $2500 bond and due in court on 06/09/16 at 1pm.

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Hermitage Precinct Detectives Have Major Break in Gibson Guitar Burglary – Theft Case

The below release by the Metro Nashville Police Department is being re-published here due to the referenced connection to Franklin.  

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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May 26, 2016

 

Two of the ten custom guitars stolen during a burglary early Tuesday from the Gibson Guitar facility on Elm Hill Pike are now in police hands and warrants have just been sworn out against the suspected thief, Bryan R. Brewington, 36.

Brewington sold the two guitars to two men in Franklin earlier today for $100 each after telling the citizens that they were too hot to pawn.  After examining the guitars, the men immediately believed they were among those stolen from Gibson and notified police.

Brewington is still believed to have most if not all of the remaining guitars.  Detectives are working to pinpoint his whereabouts and bring him into custody.  The warrants just issued charge Brewington with burglary, felony theft and felony vandalism.

Anyone seeing Brewington or knowing his whereabouts is urged to immediately contact the Emergency Communications Center at 615-862-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.  Brewington may still be in the Franklin/Williamson County area.

          The guitars were stolen by a man, alleged to be Brewington, who cut through a fence at the rear of the Gibson property at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday and then made forced entry into the building.

Brewington is due in Criminal Court on August 19th on indictments charging him with aggravated robbery, vandalism, felony theft and aggravated burglary.  He was released from jail on March 23rd after posting a $75,000 bond.

In the aggravated robbery case, Brewington is accused of holding up the Subway restaurant at 4615 Lebanon Pike last July 3rd.  In the burglary & theft indictment, Brewington is accused of stealing more than $10,000 from a home on Wren Road in Goodlettsville last July 14th.

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Franklin Police need your help identifying this thief; Cash in with Crime Stoppers

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Franklin Police are asking for the public’s help to identify this man, wanted for stealing a security camera from Sam’s Club at 3070 Mallory Lane on 05/03/2016.  The suspect then exited the store and stole over $900 worth of power tools from the tool box of a truck in the parking lot.  The suspect was driving a black 4 door sedan.

Franklin Police and Williamson County Crime Stoppers are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information on the identity of these thief. If you know who he is, call (615) 794-4000. Callers will remain anonymous.

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Detectives seeking man who used stolen debit card

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05/27/16 Update: Arrest Made

Detectives in Franklin are seeking information on the identity of this man, wanted for unauthorized use of a debit card.

On 05/16/2016, the unidentified suspect used a stolen debit card to obtain funds exceeding $500 from the Tigermart and Walgreens on Cool Springs Blvd.

Tips that lead to the identification of the suspect are worth up to $1,000 with an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000. An anonymous eTip can be submitted to Franklin Police by clicking on this link.

 

Two men plead guilty to charges stemming from multi-state burglary spree

The below release by the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Connecticut, is being re-published here due to the referenced connection to Franklin, and joint investigation by the Franklin Police Department.

U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
District of Connecticut
www.justice.gov/ct

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2016

CONTACT:
Tom Carson
Public Information Office
(203) 821-3722

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that ALIONIS PEREZ, 40, a citizen of Cuba last residing in New Jersey, and YOANDRYS CUE, 30, a citizen of Cuba last residing in Florida, have pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to engaging in a conspiracy to burglarize outlet stores in six states between August and November 2013.  PEREZ also pleaded guilty to engaging in a separate conspiracy to burglarize stores in Kansas and Tennessee in August 2014.  CUE pleaded guilty on May 20, 2016, and PEREZ pleaded guilty today.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on August 2, 2013, PEREZ, CUE and others traveled from New Jersey to Connecticut.  On August 3, 2013, PEREZ, CUE and others broke into the Fossil store located in Clinton, Connecticut, disabled the alarm system and stole watches valued at approximately of $250,000.  Following the burglary, they returned to New Jersey with the stolen merchandise.

On August 18, 2013, PEREZ, CUE and others attempted to break into the Movado store located in Kittery, Maine.

On September 19, 2013, PEREZ, CUE and others broke into the Fossil store located in Miramar Beach, Fla., and stole watches valued at approximately of $170,000.

On October 4, 2013, PEREZ, CUE and others broke into the Fossil store located in Hagerstown, Md., and stole watches valued at approximately $750,000.

On October 24, 2013, PEREZ, CUE and others broke into the Fossil store located in Grove City, Penn., and stole watches valued at approximately $195,000.

On November 22, 2013, PEREZ, CUE and others traveled from New Jersey to Massachusetts and stole a van.  On November 23, 2013, PEREZ, CUE and others broke into the Michael Kors store in Lee, Mass., disabled the alarm system and stole watches and bag valued at approximately $500,000.  The conspirators then traveled from Massachusetts, disposed of the stolen van in Staten Island, New York, and returned to New Jersey with the stolen merchandise.

In relation to this scheme, PEREZ and CUE each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to engage in the interstate transportation of stolen property.

PEREZ also pleaded guilty to the same charge in relation to a separate burglary scheme.

During the evening of August 7 or early morning hours of August 8, 2014, PEREZ and others burglarized a Radio Shack store located in Chesterfield, Mo.  However, the burglary was interrupted and they were able to steal only a small amount of cash.

The following evening, PEREZ and others burglarized a Sunglass Hut Store located in Leawood, Kan., and stole 623 pairs of sunglasses valued at approximately $113,000.

In the early morning hours of August 10, 2014, PEREZ and others burglarized a Radio Shack in Franklin, Tenn., and stole approximately 50 smartphones valued at approximately $28,000.  Later that day, PEREZ and his co-conspirators were arrested in a hotel room in Nashville, Tenn.  The property stolen from the Sunglass Hut in Kansas and Radio Shack in Tennessee was recovered in connection with the arrest.

In relation to this scheme, PEREZ was charged by indictment in the Middle District of Tennessee.  The case was transferred to the District of Connecticut for further prosecution.

PEREZ and CUE are scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford on August 18 and August 12, respectively.  PEREZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years and CUE faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years.  Each defendant also faces a maximum fine of approximately $3.6 million, and an order of restitution in the amount of $1.865 million.  They are both detained.

This ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Clinton (Conn.) Police Department, Kittery (Maine) Police Department, Walton County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office, Washington County (Md.) Sheriff’s Office, Pennsylvania State Police, Lee (Mass.) Police Department, Berkshire County (Mass.) Sheriff’s Office, Franklin (Tenn.) Police Department and Nashville (Tenn.) Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Anthony E. Kaplan and Heather Cherry in the District of Connecticut, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lee Deneke in the Middle District of Tennessee.

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Officer injured in W. McEwen crash

A Franklin Police Officer was injured this afternoon, after a driver unexpectedly veered into her lane on East McEwen Dr. near Players Mill Road.

At 12:16pm, the officer was on her way to help two citizens who had been injured in a crash, nearby. As the officer was traveling eastbound on McEwen, westbound traffic had stopped, yielding to the officer’s lights and siren. Another westbound driver crested the hill, lost control of his vehicle, and swerved into the officer’s lane, colliding with her squad car.

The driver of the other vehicle is facing multiple charges from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, who is investigating. The officer was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

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FPD Accepting Applications for Teen Academy; Franklin teens to get a glimpse at life behind the badge

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Franklin Police are giving teens the opportunity to see a little bit of what life behind the badge looks like. The program, exclusively for Franklin teens, gives young people the opportunity to run police radar, process mock crime scenes, and see up-close demonstrations by FPD’s special units, like SWAT and K9.

Chief Deborah Faulkner says it is vital for officers and teens to connect in positive ways. “Many young people form impressions of the police by what they see or hear elsewhere. We want to dispel some of the myth and mystery. I want teens to meet our officers, and experience the reality of who we are, and how much we care about them, and our community.”

The series of four classes runs from 10am-12:30pm on July 12, 13, 14, and 15. Each session includes lunch, and applicants must commit to attending all four dates.

The free program is open to teens, between 14 and 17, who live in Franklin. Click here to apply. Applications are being reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be accepted through Sunday, June 26. Seats are limited, so apply today.

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Help Franklin Police Catch this thief; Cash in with Crime Stoppers

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Franklin Police are asking for the public’s help to identify this suspect, wanted for breaking into and stealing cash from the money changers at Cool Springs Car Wash at 4199 Mallory Lane. The thefts have occurred over the past several weeks, with the latest known incident being on 05-17-2016 at approximately 1700hrs. Pictures of the suspect and suspect vehicle are shown above.

Franklin Police and Williamson County Crime Stoppers are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information on the identity of these thieves. If you know who he is, call (615) 794-4000. Callers will remain anonymous.

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