Williamson women: Register for 4-day self-defense series: Feb 13, 15, 20, 22

20120322JR001-RAD-fi1According to statistics, 78 women are forcibly raped every hour in the United States. Just as startling: One out of four college students reported being sexually assaulted sometime during their four years of school. The Franklin Police Department is proud to offer free self-defense training to women who live or work in Williamson County. The training incorporates awareness building, prevention, risk reduction & avoidance, as well as hands-on self-defense training by experienced police officers.

Williamson women are invited to join us for this four-day series:
February 13, 15, 20 & 22
All classes meet from 6pm – 9pm:
Franklin Police Headquarters
900 Columbia Avenue

* Space is limited, and registration is required *

The 12-hour program is designed for the average woman with no previous experience or background in physical skills training. Mothers & daughters are encouraged to attend this free training together.

Helping to provide this training is something that I always look forward to,” said RAD Instructor, Sergeant Amy Butler. “Participants walk away from this experience with a renewed feeling of confidence that they can avoid or overcome an attacker, we just show them how.”

For more information or to register,
email Sergeant Amy Butler
Download a RAD registration form here.


Help locate Jocelyn Turcios, missing from Franklin since 2004

– M I S S I N G –

Missing since: October 15, 2004, Missing from: Franklin, TN,
Date of birth: October 4, 2001, Age now: 16, Sex: Female, Race: Hispanic,
Hair color: Brown, Eye color: Green

Jocelyn’s photo is shown age-progressed to 16 years. She was abducted by her mother, Sandra Gutierrez. A felony warrant was issued for Gutierrez on February 5, 2005. They may still be in the local area or they may have traveled to Mexico. Jocelyn may be using the alias last name Gutierrez.

Help bring her home:
Call Franklin Police if you have any information:
(615) 794-2513
or 1-800-THE-LOST
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Cash reward offered for ID of suspect who placed ATM skimmer at Franklin bank

Franklin Police are asking for the public’s help to identify this suspect, wanted for placing a skimmer device on a local ATM last week. Bank employees who discovered the device say they disabled it prior to any customer accounts being compromised. A cash reward is being offered for information regarding the suspect.

Crime Stoppers and Franklin Police
are offering a cash reward of up to $1k
for information about the suspect

Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
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A warning to Monday morning gym goers as Franklin Police investigate string of smash & grab car break-ins at local Y

Purse in Car IIFranklin Police are investigating four auto burglaries that occurred at the Royal Oaks YMCA Thursday morning. In each case, victims reported parking their vehicle between 6:50 and 7am, only to find their windows smashed out and valuables stolen, when they returned. The suspects are three black males in a newer model, dark-colored Cadillac with chrome trim.

Thieves know that, in most cases, people visiting fitness centers, parks, and daycares often leave their briefcases and purses behind. Suspects are often in place and watching you arrive. When they see you get out and go in empty-handed, or see you stow valuables in your trunk and walk away, they quickly move in, and break in.

Franklin Police warn gym, park, and daycare patrons to be vigilant. You should take valuables with you, and avoid leaving them behind and visible in your vehicle.

Information in this series of auto burglaries
is worth up to $1,000 with an anonymous call to
Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.

Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of iPhone thief

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information about this thief, wanted for stealing a new iPhone that was on display at the Cool Springs Apple Store on January 21.

The suspect was in the company of two witnesses whom Franklin Police would also like to identify.

Call Crime Stoppers
if you recognize any of these subjects
(615) 794-4000


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Franklin Police seeking felony fugitive: Hunter Moore; Video of his getaway

Hunter Cole Moore, 25, of Franklin, evaded officers during a traffic stop on Murfreesboro Road, Tuesday night at 7:30.

Moore jumped from his vehicle, leaving cash and drugs behind, and has not been seen since. Moore, a convicted felon with a lengthy history, is wanted for Felony Drug Distribution and Felony Evading.

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

-Cash for information-
Call: Crime Stoppers, (615) 794-4000
Click to leave anonymous eTip
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Franklin Police offer active shooter emergency response seminar for citizens: February 6

The Franklin Police Department is hosting an Active Shooter Emergency Response Seminar for Citizens on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at Franklin Police Headquarters.

It can happen anytime, anywhere – and it does. Acts of mass violence in public places and work settings continue to rock communities throughout the world 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.”

Franklin Police Officers will share with citizens, employers, and community leaders, ways to improve their response to an unforeseen, mass-violence encounter. During our one and a half hour seminar, officers will discuss three main, national best practices: Avoid, Deny, Defend.

The seminar is free and open to the public – but pre-registration is required.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018
6-7:30 pm

900 Columbia Avenue
Franklin, Tennessee

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.

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Franklin Felony Theft suspects arrested after stealing more than $3k in fine fragrances

Jonathan Bass
Age: 28
Franklin, TN
x2 counts of Felony Theft
x2 counts of Misd. Theft
$14,500 bond

Two Franklin suspects are facing felony charges after repeatedly stealing armfuls of designer fragrances at the CoolSprings Galleria.

Working with loss prevention forces, FPD Flex Officers identified 28-year-old Jonathan Bass and 40-year-old Lindsay King as the suspects captured on video stealing more than $1,500 in fine fragrances from Macy’s on January 15 – and then again on January 17.

Lindsay King
Age: 40
Franklin, TN
x2 counts Felony Theft
$6,000 bond

Bass was captured on video stealing fine fragrances, again, on January 18 – that time to the tune of $566. Bass returned on January 19, stealing another $110 in fragrances while King waited in their getaway car in the parking lot.

Officers arrested the crime couple in the parking lot of Macy’s following the final theft. Both suspects face felony charges. They are free on bond and due in court February 1 at 1:00 pm.

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UPDATE: Apple Watch theft suspect surrenders after seeing himself on Twitter

Yesterday, Franklin Police asked for the public’s help to identify a man suspected of shoplifting two Apple Watches from the Cool Springs Apple Store on January 8.

Salih Abdullah, 20, of Nashville, turned himself in after seeing his surveillance photo on Franklin Police Twitter. Abdullah, charged with Theft, is free on the $3,500 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court 02/01/2018 at 1:00 pm.

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Convicted felon back behind bars after causing, and then fleeing from serious-injury rollover crash

A Memphis driver is in serious trouble after fleeing the scene of an I-65 rollover crash that left a woman seriously injured.

At 8:30 Monday night, officers were dispatched to I-65 S, south of Murfreesboro Road, after a reckless driver ran a Spring Hill woman off the road and then fled the scene. The suspect forced the victim’s vehicle into the retaining wall where it crashed and overturned. The suspect struck a second vehicle during the incident, but that driver was not injured.

(Photo courtesy: Rutherford Co. Sheriff)
Santhanou Xayadeth
Age: 36
Memphis, TN

Franklin Police issued an alert to surrounding law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for the suspect vehicle. Lewisburg Police found the vehicle a short time later, wrecked out and abandoned at Exit 32. Franklin and Lewisburg Police worked together to determine that the driver was 36-year-old Santhanou Xayadeth of Memphis.

Franklin Police obtained warrants, charging Xayadeth with Reckless Endangerment, Leaving the Scene of a Crash, Failure to Report a Crash, and Driving on a Suspended License – 2nd Offense.

Officers determined that Xayadeth had, since the crashes in Franklin and in Lewisburg, been arrested in Rutherford County, where he is currently being held on unrelated charges. Upon his release from the Rutherford County Jail, Xayadeth will be remanded to custody in Williamson County to face misdemeanor and felony charges in Franklin. Xayadeth is a convicted felon with a violent history.

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