July 28, 2016: Detectives in Franklin want to identify a felony shoplifter who stole $650 in merchandise, with two small children at her side.
It happened at the Cool Springs Target on July 11 at 7pm. The suspect concealed women’s clothing and perfume, and then walked out of the store. She loaded the stolen merchandise and two kids into an extended cab truck before driving away.
Friday night, the Franklin Police Department will conduct two sobriety checkpoints to help stop impaired drivers. The checkpoint locations on McEwen Drive, and on Murfreesboro Road, are one of many traffic safety measures used to help prevent DUI crashes. We ask Franklin drivers to exercise caution and never drive while impaired. No life is worth losing to drinking and driving.
Through grant funding awarded by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, the FPD is provided with support and resources that help to combat impaired driving, including sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols, training, equipment, and overtime pay for Franklin Police Officers conducting those checkpoints and patrols.
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Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a reward for information about this woman. On 07/21/2016, the victim was dining at a local restaurant when three credit cards were stolen from her purse. The victim discovered the theft when she went to pay her tab.
The suspect in these surveillance photos apparently used the stolen cards, immediately after they were taken, to charge more than $4,000 in clothes and gift cards at the Cool Springs Target. The suspect left Target in a black vehicle.
Sunday morning, police officers from across Williamson County will make going back to school for families who are down on their luck a little easier. Officers will spend about $20,000.00 on school supplies and school clothes to help prepare community youth for the upcoming school year.
The Morris Heithcock Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #41, in Franklin, will hold their annual Shop with a Cop – Back to School event at the Franklin Walmart from 7-9am. About 100 children from pre-screened families have been selected to do their back-to-school shopping with money generously donated by local residents and businesses.
“This is a special opportunity for local police officers to work with some great families this year,” said Lodge President and Franklin Police Detective Andy Green. “This is possible only through the generosity of our community, and very caring men and women who wear a badge.”
Media interested in covering this event are approved, by Walmart, to be on the property and inside the store located at 3600 Mallory Lane, Franklin, TN, Sunday morning.
A Nashville man remains behind bars after his arrest for DUI, Friday. At 8pm on 07/23/2016, officers were summoned to I-65 S to investigate a reckless driver. Arriving officers found the vehicle on the shoulder, near mile marker 62. The driver, 35-year-old Corey Williams, had backed into the median; he was notably impaired. Officers found open alcohol and marijuana in Williams’ possession.
Williams, a convicted felon, was charged with DUI, Driving on a Revoked License, and Marijuana Possession. He remains jailed on the $22,500 bond set by the Magistrate. Williams is due in court 08/04/2016 at 1pm.
Officer Burress developed information on two suspects, charging an adult and a juvenile with Felony Vandalism after Downtown Franklin had been plagued by graffiti. Seven locations, including a downtown church, were affected and damage is estimated in the thousands. Additional charges are expected.
“Vandalism, especially graffiti, impacts the beauty of our city and our quality of life,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “It is a crime we will not tolerate. Officer Burress’ commitment to this case and tenacity for catching those responsible is appreciated and valued.”
Toyota – Cool Springs, and Franklin Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram are proud sponsors of the Department’s Officer of the Month Program. Each month they honor a Franklin Police Officer’s accomplishment with a commemorative plaque, and a $150 check for the officer to donate to the charity of their choice. Officer Burress is donating the money to his favorite charity: Concerns of Police Survivors, a national origination that provides resources to the loved ones of police officers killed in the line of duty.
A cold case investigation into the disappearance of a missing New York teen has led to the discovery of the truck he drove to Franklin. Following a lead, yesterday afternoon Franklin Police Detectives and New York State Police Investigators found the stripped down truck locked inside the garage of a middle Tennessee home.
Registration for our July 27 offering has closed. Due to overwhelming citizen response, there are no remaining seats for that class. The Department has scheduled our fourth offering of this free 1.5 hour seminar, designed to help keep citizens safe during the unthinkable.
It can happen anytime, anywhere – and it does. Acts of mass violence in public places and work settings continue to rock communities across America to their core. “Franklin Police Officers always stand at the ready to deal with the unthinkable,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “Community preparedness, combined with law enforcement response to these situations, can make a difference – and save lives.”
On August 4, Franklin Police Officers will share with citizens, employers, and community leaders, way to improve their response to an unforeseen, mass violence encounter. During the one and a half hour seminar, officers will discuss three main, national best practices: Avoid, Deny, Defend.
WHERE Franklin Police Headquarters
900 Columbia Avenue
WHO SHOULD ATTEND Franklin parents, teens, employers, school and church leaders, any member of the Franklin community.
No cameras or recording devices will be allowed into the training location. Media wishing to interview Franklin Police staff, instructors, or attendees needs to make prior arrangements with Franklin Police Public Affairs, Lt. Charles Warner.
Franklin Police want to identify this man, after he used a counterfeit $100 bill to purchase a Visa gift card at the Fieldstone Parkway Walgreens. A manager discovered the obvious counterfeit while balancing the cash register drawer. Information on the man’s identity is worth up to $1,000 with an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.