Franklin Police want to identify these suspects, wanted for breaking into the UPS facility on Seaboard Lane. At 9pm last Saturday, the suspects forced their way in through an overhead bay door. Once inside, they stole 10-15 packages, including a box of wine and several cell phones. The loss is estimated in the thousands.
Chief Deborah Faulkner, Kris Krabill (Toyota, Cool Springs), Sgt. Charlie Richards, Leo Linkov (Franklin Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram)
Franklin Police Sergeant Charlie Richards has been named Officer of the Month. The honor follows his work to help a homeless, United States Veteran who was exploited by a thief and left with nothing but the clothes on his back.
While working the midnight shift, Sergeant Richards stopped to check on a man asleep on a Franklin park bench. During their conversation, Sergeant Richards learned that the man had walked to Franklin after the backpack containing everything he owned was stolen from him in Nashville. During their conversation, Sergeant Richards confirmed that the man had no warrants and that he was not suspected of any crimes. Sergeant Richards, however, did not arrest the man for loitering in the park after-hours … or simply tell him to move along. Having a good feel for the man’s motives and heart, the Sergeant enlisted the help of local clergy and arranged for a hot meal and an overnight stay at a Franklin motel. What happened next is what prompted Chief Deborah Faulkner to select Richards as the Department’s Officer of the Month.
“Sergeant Richards didn’t give the man directions to the motel; he gave him a ride,” said Chief Faulkner. “After dropping him off at the motel, Sgt. Richards went to Walmart and bought him t-shirts, underwear, socks, shorts, some non-perishable food, water, and a new bag to carry it all in, all in an effort to replace what was stolen from him. Then he put this homeless Vet, who served our Country, in touch with a support organization that helps heroes get back on their feet. It is very clear that these two men did not meet by accident.”
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 with a commemorative plaque and a $150 check for the officer to donate to the charity of their choice. Sergeant Richards is donating the money to his favorite charity: Community Outreach Ministries, a Franklin organization that offers help, hope, and healing to the tired, bruised, wounded, broken and sometimes invisible and forgotten of our community.
Franklin Police want to identify this suspect, wanted for swindling a local collector of rare coins out of $26,000. The two met at a Franklin restaurant on August 12, after the victim placed an ad on Craig’s List offering to buy gold coins. The victim ran a series of authenticity tests on the coins brought by the suspect before agreeing to buy them. The victim believes that while he was counting out the money to purchase the coins, the suspect switched them with fakes. The loss in this case is more than $26,000 in cash.
Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to the identity and arrest of this suspect.
A downtown-area water main break is expected to affect Franklin’s morning rush hour. Franklin Road near Old Liberty Pike is down to one lane. Flaggers are on scene to allow travel in both directions, but heavy delays should be expected. The break has closed both Daniels Drive and Old Liberty Pike at Franklin Road. Repairs are expected to take hours. Homes and businesses in that area are currently without water.
The Digital Records Technician reports to the Public Affairs Lieutenant, providing highly-technical assistance with downloading, securing, maintaining, and storing all digital recordings, evidentiary and non-evidentiary, created by Franklin Police Officers in the course of their official duty. This position will assist with the fulfillment of digital record copies needed by the District Attorney’s Office, command staff for administrative review needs, and other official purposes. The Digital Records Technician will provide the Public Affairs Lieutenant with legally and appropriately redacted records that satisfy open records requests. The Digital Records Technician will complete or assist with the field acquisition, preservation, and enhancement of surveillance video at secondary locations captured by third-party systems, and will enhance or assist with the enhancement needed for investigation and/or public release to aid in the arrest of wanted suspects. This position will assist in the production of graphics and other digital media needed for promotion by Franklin Police Public Affairs, and other tasks as directed by the Public Affairs Lieutenant.
The ideal candidate will have existing proficiency in the application of video effects like blurring, stop frame editing, picture enlargement, variable speed editing, and subtitles. Ready-ability to enhance picture clarity by removing tiling artifacts caused by overly compressed video. Existing familiarity with multiple video formats. Organizational skills to maintain a structured video archive. Experience using video “highlight” effects to spotlight and follow specific areas of a video frame to increase intentional, targeted visibility. Ability to prepare and assist with the distribution of copies of digital recordings to authorized requestors. Capacity to adapt to and learn new software programs quickly. Ability to gain thorough knowledge of policies, procedure, and activities of the Franklin Police Department, and TN law pertaining to the performance of duties related to this position. Existing, comprehensive understanding of video/audio editing software. Ability to use independent judgment as situations warrant. Comprehensive knowledge of terminology, principles, and methods required for this position.
This Crime Analyst position reports directly to the Chief of Police. This is a law enforcement function whereby data relating to crime are collected, collated, analyzed, and then disseminated to Police personnel. This position provides timely and pertinent information relative to crime patterns and trends. Information is collected from crime reports, calls for service (CAD), crash reports, arrest reports, field interviews, intelligence reports, information received from other police agencies and law enforcement networks, and other sources. The Crime Analyst is responsible for performing statistical analyses relevant to temporal and geographic distribution of various crimes and identification of other variables related to crime incidence. Prepares written and oral briefings for department personnel and provides required reports to the Accreditation Manager. A critical skill of this job is to represent the department with professional customer service. This position must demonstrate job knowledge and skill, the ability to organize work, process and maintain documentation, and understands the criticality crime analysis is to the department’s mission of community service.
The ideal candidate has thorough knowledge of the policies, procedure, and activities of the City and law enforcement practices as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to this position. Has thorough knowledge of statistical and analytical practices as necessary in the completion of daily responsibilities. Has thorough knowledge of current changes in policy, methods, computer operations, equipment needs, etc. Is skilled at effectively communicating and interacting with supervisors, co-workers, and all groups involved in the activities of the department. Is able to use independent judgment as situations warrant. Has comprehensive knowledge of the terminology, principles, and methods utilized within the department.
The Department has scheduled our fifth 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 29, 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.
Investigating an anonymous tip about a possible forged license plate, Franklin Police found two similar vehicles with identical license plate numbers parked in the driveway of a home in the Avalon subdivision. Loyd Bell, 57, of Franklin, was arrested at the home this morning for Forging a License Plate, a Class-E Felony. He is free on bond and due in court 08/25/2016 at 1:00pm.
Charles Bell Age: 21 Franklin, TN
While arresting Loyd Bell, officers encountered his 21-year-old son, Charles Bell. Officers arrested Charles Bell after learning that he was wanted for Felony Theft and Attempted Felony Theft, stemming from two April incidents at the Franklin Walmart. A court date has not yet been set for Charles Bell, who is free on bond.
Undercover officers conducting surveillance operations at the Extended Stay America, 680 Bakers Bridge Avenue, encountered 24-year-old Deondre Inkton at 9:20 Wednesday night. While speaking with Inkton, who resides in Ohio, officers determined that he was wanted for strangling a woman in Virginia.
Officers arrested Inkton, who is being held in the Williamson County Jail as a Fugitive from Justice. He is now awaiting extradition to Arlington County, Virginia.
A Franklin woman remains jailed after her 4th DUI arrest, in the City’s Fourth Avenue Parking Garage, Tuesday. On 08/09/2016 at 10:50am, officers were dispatched after witnesses saw 54-year-old Janel Rollins strike a concrete wall in the garage. Open alcohol was found in her vehicle. Officers determined that Rollins was under the influence and arrested her.
Rollins, charged with DUI – 4th Offense and Driving on a Revoked License, remains jailed on a $6,000 bond. She is due in court 08/18/2016 at 1:00 pm.