$5k reward for information in Franklin homicide

The investigation of the Devillas Dodson homicide remains very active this week as Detectives continue to piece together details about Dodson’s life, and death — to find his killer.

Officers were called to 234 Chestnut Lane early Wednesday morning after Dodson was found shot in the driveway. Franklin Police are urging anyone in the area with home surveillance cameras to check their recordings for anything that might help with the investigation.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that helps lead police to Dodson’s killer.

Anyone with information is urged to call Franklin Police: (615) 794-2513

Callers wishing to remain anonymous can
call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000,
or text the keyword 615FPD and their anonymous tip
to 847411
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Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of crook with cloned credit cards

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward that leads to the arrest of this suspect. He is wanted for using a cloned credit card to “purchase” more than $500 in pre-paid debit cards at the Cool Springs Boulevard Walgreen’s on October 6.

Know who he is?
Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or submit an eTip
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Caught on tape: Reward offered for ID of burglar

Franklin Police want to identify this burglar, caught on camera inside Rustic Ranch Furniture on Peytonsville Road. On Sunday, October 15, the suspect broke out a window to get inside and stole brand-name boots, handbags, power blowers, and drills.

A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information that leads to the suspect’s arrest.

Recognize him?
Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or submit an anonymous eTip

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Franklin Police to Close Historic Downtown Neighborhood Streets on Halloween

PumpkinResidents in downtown Franklin’s Hincheyville neighborhood are expecting another big turnout this Halloween.

Franklin Police Officers will close West Main Street and Fair Street to vehicle traffic between 7th & 11th Avenues, and 9th Avenue between Natchez St. & 96W from 5pm-9pm for trick-or-treaters Tuesday, October 31.

The Franklin Police and Fire Departments will be handing out candy and glow necklaces to children within the closure.

Trick-or-treat days and times in Franklin
are set by individual neighborhoods and homeowner associations.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children are four times more likely to be in a fatal pedestrian accident on Halloween than any other night of the year. There are several reasons why children are more likely to be hurt in pedestrian accidents, including:

  • They often choose to take the shortest route, which may mean darting out between parked cars rather than take the safer route of crossing at corners.
  • They are not good at evaluating potential traffic threats.
  • They are more likely to ignore their peripheral vision, and are generally less attentive of their surroundings.
  • They have a tendency to take more risks.
  • They cannot cross the street as rapidly as adults.
  • They may be distracted by other children’s costumes and actions, and home decorations.

Police encourage parents to trick-or-treat with their kids, and be sure to tell them that some people driving cars may not slow down for them.

Motorists are urged to slow down and use extra caution Tuesday night, as Franklin streets will be filled with excited children.

Information on registered sex offenders living in proximity to specific geographic locations can be found at
this interactive map by the TBI.

Registered sex offenders being supervised by the Tennessee Department of Corrections must remain in their homes between 6pm and 6am, may not have their porch lights on, are forbidden to decorate their home, dress in costume, open their door for trick-or-treaters, or attend fall festivals or parties.
Click here
for a complete list of the restrictions.
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Spring Hill driver arrested for DUI with baby in car

Rebecca Henry
Age: 26
Spring Hill, TN

A Spring Hill mother, who had a baby in her car, is free on bond after her arrest for DUI early this morning.

Officers were summoned to the Steak and Shake parking lot on Murfreesboro at 12:51 am to investigate a possible impaired driver. Arriving officers located the vehicle, occupied by 26-year-old Rebecca Henry of Spring Hill and her infant, in an adjacent parking lot. Officers determined that Henry was impaired, and arrested her. Open alcohol was found in her vehicle. A family member responded to the scene to take over care for the baby.

Henry, charged with DUI, is free on the $30,000 bond set by the Magistrate. DCS was notified about Henry’s baby being in her vehicle at the time of her arrest. Henry is due in court at 1:00 pm on November 2.

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Murder investigation underway in Franklin; $5,000 reward for information

An intense police investigation is underway to determine who shot and killed 37-year-old Devillas Dodson.

Officers responded to 234 Chestnut Lane shortly after 2:00 am, after receiving a call from that location that someone had been shot. Arriving officers found Dodson laying outside on the driveway and initiated CPR. Paramedics arrived a short time later and pronounced Dodson dead.

Dodson, who resided in Columbia, used to live in Franklin, where he still had close ties. Detectives are questioning residents of the Chestnut Lane home that Dodson was visiting when he was shot.

Franklin Police are urging anyone in the area with home surveillance cameras to check their recordings for anything that might help with the investigation. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads police to Dodson’s killer.

Anyone with information is urged to call Franklin Police: (615) 794-2513

Callers wishing to remain anonymous can
call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000,
or text the keyword 615FPD and their anonymous tip
to 847411
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Fraternal Order of Police Blood Drive at Franklin Police Headquarters, Monday

A Red Cross blood drive by the Williamson County Fraternal Order of Police will be held at Franklin Police Headquarters | 900 Columbia Avenue, on Monday. Donations of all blood types will be accepted.

Donors should:

  • Have a light meal and drink plenty of water before donating.
  • Bring your donor card, driver’s license, or two other forms of identification.
  • Bring the names of any medication you are currently taking.

Refreshments will be served immediately following your donation, and donors can leave 10-15 minutes after donating.

You can go to www.redcrossblood.org and
enter sponsor code FOP41 to schedule your donation.
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Detectives want to identify suspect who took advantage of elderly shopper

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Franklin Police want to identify this thief, who distracted a senior citizen at a local grocery store on October 9th – so her partner could steal the victim’s wallet from her purse that was sitting in the shopping cart. The suspect pictured here then used the victim’s credit card to charge more than $1,500 at the Cool Springs Target. Information about this suspect is worth up to $1,000 with an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers.

Have information?  Call (615) 794-4000.
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Reward offered for info on bank fraud suspect

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers want to identify this suspect, wanted for using a fake ID to withdraw more than $1,000 from the BB&T Bank on Meridian Boulevard. This recently obtained surveillance photo shows the in-progress theft that occurred on 09/02/2017.

A cash reward is available for
information in this case

Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000

Franklin Police Department Seeking Qualified Applicants for Digital Records Technician, apply today

The Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Digital Records Technician. Reporting to the Public Affairs Lieutenant, the Digital Records Technician will provide highly-technical assistance with downloading, securing, maintaining, and storing all digital recordings created by Franklin Police Officers in the course of their official duty.

now-hiringThe person in this position will assist with the fulfillment of appropriately redacted digital record copies needed by a variety of internal and external customers and will assist with policy and procedure development, and implementation and management of the FPD body camera program, currently under development.

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 identification and arrest of wanted suspects. This position will also produce and edit television packages, graphics, and other digital media needed for promotion by Franklin Police Public Affairs.

The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through attainment of a high school diploma, applicable college or technical school degree, and five or more years related experience.

For more details, including salary, click below to apply.