FPD seeking felony theft suspects; Reward for information

2017-03-26_Shoplifting_SuspectsFranklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of a couple of crooks who stole two Dyson vacuum cleaners. It happened on 03/26/2017 at 9:20 pm, at the Cool Springs Target. The total loss is $1,200. Cash in on a reward of up to $1,000 with an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers if you recognize these suspects.

Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
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Crime Stoppers cash offered for info on failed felon

Franklin Police want to identify a suspect who attempted to purchase several gift cards by swiping multiple stolen or cloned credit cards. She did not get away with anything, due to point of sale computers declining all of the cards that she tried using.

The suspect tried to mass purchase gift cards using the bogus credit cards at three Franklin stores: the Murfreesboro Rd. Kroger, the Riverside Dr. Publix, and the Cool Springs Blvd. Walgreen’s. All three attempts occurred on March 30.

Information about this suspect
is worth up to $1,000 with an anonymous call
to Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
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Man charged with 3rd DUI following Friday crash

At 7:45pm Friday night a citizen called in to report a reckless driver driving down the middle of Franklin Road near Mack Hatcher. An officer who spotted the vehicle in downtown Franklin witnessed the driver strike a parked car on Main St. near 4th Ave., and then leave the scene. Officers stopped the suspect vehicle and determined that the driver, 57-year-old Matthew Oddo, was impaired.

Matthew Oddo
Age: 57
College Grove, TN

Oddo, charged with the offenses below, is free on the $7,500 bond set by the magistrate:

  • DUI – Third Offense;
  • Leaving the Scene of a Crash;
  • Failure to Report a Crash.

Oddo is due in court at 1:00 pm on March 30, 2017.

Drive Drunk, Get Nailed
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Man charged after meeting at hotel for sex with teen; Chief: ‘These crimes unconscionable, will not be tolerated in Franklin’

Shawn Buford
Age: 28
Fairview, Tennessee

During a reverse prostitution sting today, Franklin Police Vice Detectives and Flex Officers arrested a Fairview man after he showed up at a Franklin hotel to have sex with a 16-year-old girl. Utilizing social media,  28-year-old Shawn Buford of Fairview, to his surprise, contacted undercover officers and arranged to come to the hotel to pay for sex with the ‘girl.’ Buford showed up at the undisclosed Franklin hotel where he was, instead, arrested by waiting officers.

Charged with the Class-B Felony of Patronizing Prostitution with a Minor and Solicitation of a Minor, a Class-E Felony, Buford is being held in the Williamson County Jail on the $225,000 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court on March 23.

“Criminals who prey or attempt to prey on our community’s children will be aggressively pursued, arrested, and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “These crimes are unconscionable and will not be tolerated in Franklin.”

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Man charged with 3rd DUI following Tuesday crash

At 4pm Tuesday afternoon, officers were advised that a dark-colored Chevy had fled the scene of a crash at Hillsboro Rd. and Mack Hatcher. An officer spotted the vehicle, a short time later, driving down the wrong side of W. Meade Boulevard. Officers determined that the driver, 43-year-old Jose Lucero, was impaired.

Lucero, charged with the offenses below, remains jailed on a $21,000 bond:

  • Jose Lucero
    Age: 43
    Franklin, Tennessee

    DUI – Third Offense;

  • Leaving the Scene of a Crash;
  • Failure to Report a Crash;
  • Driving on a Revoked License;
  • Violation of the Implied Consent Law;
  • Driving Without Insurance.

Lucero is due in court at 1:00 pm on March 23, 2017.

Drive Drunk, Get Nailed
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FPD program takes aim on teen driver safety; Register online for our April or May offering

Teen Driver w Banner
In 2016, 47.6% of Williamson County crashes involved a licensed driver between 15 and 24 years old. Because vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S., Franklin Police and local businesses have teamed up to offer teens a unique perspective of life behind the wheel.

Bringing Awareness Through Training and Life Experiences (B.A.T.T.L.E.) is a 6.5-hour program that teaches teen drivers safe behind-the-wheel behaviors through an interactive, hands-on experience with officers. BATTLE combines the rules of the road with the dangers of distracted and impaired driving, occupant protection, and dangerous driving behaviors. The class is free and open to Williamson County teens with parental permission, and a valid Tennessee driver’s license or learner’s permit.

To apply, complete this online application or visit FranklinTN.gov/TeenSafeDriving. A member of the FPD Traffic Unit will contact applicants to confirm their acceptance into our April 8 or May 6, 2017 offering. The class runs from 8:30am-3pm; seating is limited, and registration is required.

BATTLE does not replace, and cannot be substituted for, traditional driver’s education training, and is made possible by Hyundai of Cool Springs, Nissan of Cool Springs, Infiniti of Cool Springs, Jet’s Pizza, and the Franklin Police Department.

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Man charged with 2nd DUI following Monday night crash

Joseph Jackson
Age: 74
Franklin, Tennessee

A Franklin man is free on bond after a crash prompted his second arrest for DUI. At 10:30 Monday night, officers responded to a single-vehicle injury crash on Liberty Pike at Myles Manor Court. Arriving officers determined that 74-year-old Joseph Jackson, who crashed his vehicle into the ditch, was impaired.

Charged with DUI – Second Offense and Violation of the Implied Consent Law, Jackson is free on the $7,500 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court 03/23/2017 at 1:00 pm.

Drive Drunk, Get Nailed
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