Franklin Police seeking ID of credit card crooks; Cash in with Crime Stoppers

Franklin Police want to identify these suspects, wanted for stealing a woman’s wallet out of her purse at Franklin’s Granite City Brewery on February 17. Before the victim even realized her wallet had been taken, the suspects began racking up nearly $6,000 in charges at the Cool Springs Galleria.

Recognize them?
Cash in with Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
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Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of Apple Store theft suspect

UPDATE: 03/02/2018 | Arrest Made

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information that helps lead to this thief’s arrest. Last Thursday, he shoplifted a pair of $300 Beats headphones from the Cool Springs Apple Store.

Recognize him?
Cash in with Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
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Franklin Police warn women: Keep your eyes on your purse

Franklin Police have seen an increase in wallet thefts from women’s purses, especially at restaurants.

On February 13, these suspects stole a woman’s wallet out of her purse while she ate at the Mallory Lane Panera Bread. The suspects quickly used credit cards stolen from several Cool Springs area victims to rack up more than $20,000 at nearby retailers like Target, the Apple Store, Macy’s, and Foot Locker. The suspects were driving a black Jeep Wrangler.

Busy restaurants are often goldmines for thieves like these. During the minute or two that a woman leaves her table to pick up an order at the counter, or refill a drink, a suspect can quickly move in and steal her wallet out of the purse she leaves behind. Thieves like this also look for open purses hung over chair backs or placed on the floor. In most cases, by the time the victim realizes that their wallet is missing, the suspects have often already spent thousands.

Keeping your purse and other valuables visible at all times greatly reduces the likelihood of becoming the victim of this type of crime.

A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information about these suspects.

Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
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Franklin Police offer additional active shooter emergency response seminar for citizens: March 5

The Franklin Police Department is hosting an Active Shooter Emergency Response Seminar for Citizens on Monday, March 5, 2018, at Franklin Police Headquarters.

*The March 6 offering is full – no additional seats are available

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.

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WHEN

Monday, March 5, 2018
6-7:30 pm

WHERE
FRANKLIN POLICE HEADQUARTERS
900 Columbia Avenue
Franklin, Tennessee

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Franklin parents, teens, employers, school and church leaders,
any member of the Franklin community.

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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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Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of female felon

Franklin Police want to identify this suspect, wanted for using a stolen credit card on February 18 to make more than $2,000 in purchases from several Cool Springs area stores. The female suspect walks with a cane and was dropped off by a silver minivan.

A Crime Stoppers reward
of up to $1,000 is available
(615) 794-4000
click for eTip
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Franklin Police offer active shooter emergency response seminar for citizens: March 6

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

*The February 26 offering is full – no additional seats are available

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.

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WHEN

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
6-7:30 pm

WHERE
FRANKLIN POLICE HEADQUARTERS
900 Columbia Avenue
Franklin, Tennessee

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Franklin parents, teens, employers, school and church leaders,
any member of the Franklin community.

click-here-to-register-button

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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Convicted felon back behind bars after shooting at teen

Shar-Rod Marks
Age: 24
Nashville, TN

A convicted felon is back in jail after shooting at a teen in Franklin. Officers responded to the 300 block of 9th Avenue North at 1:15, Thursday morning, after a report of gunshots. Arriving officers found the intended victim of that gunfire, a 19-year-old female at the residence, unharmed.

Officers broadcasted a description of the suspect vehicle, which was quickly located on I-65 N by officers patrolling in an unmarked vehicle. Backup units rushed to the area and attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver attempted to evade officers before finally pulling over south of Old Hickory Boulevard.

Marleighna Townsel
Age: 20
Nashville, TN

The passenger, 24-year-old Shar-Rod Marks, of Nashville, was identified as the shooter. He was charged with Aggravated Assault, Evading Arrest, Possession of a Handgun by a Felon, and Tampering with Evidence. Officers determined that Marks and the teen he shot at were previously acquainted.

The driver, 20-year-old Marleighna Townsel, of Nashville, is free on bond. Charged with Evading Arrest, Driving without a License, Marijuana Possession, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Townsel is due in court 03/01/2018 at 1:00 pm. A court date for Marks, who remains in custody, is pending.

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