Cash reward offered for shoplifter, turned felony fugitive

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for an at-large shoplifter who repeatedly hit and kicked Target security personnel during his getaway, demolishing anti-theft security towers during the brawl in Cool Springs, Thursday night.

Brayden Bartlett is wanted for Theft, Felony Vandalism, and two counts of Assault. Bartlett is considered a fugitive, and a cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to his capture.

July 9, 2018 ARREST UPDATE

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Main Street Festival: Traffic, parking, and event information

The Franklin Main Street Festival is happening Saturday from 10-6pm & Sunday 11-6pm. The festival features music, food, crafts and a kids area. Organizers expect more than 140,000 people to visit America’s favorite Main Street this weekend.
Click for schedule and details.

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Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of check fraud suspect: (615) 794-4000

Franklin Police want to identify this man, wanted for attempting to cash a stolen check at a Royal Oaks Boulevard bank earlier this month. The suspect vehicle is a silver Toyota Avalon. Call Crime Stoppers if you recognize him: (615) 794-4000.

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Sex predator sought following second incident at Murfreesboro Road shopping center

Courtesy TBI

The suspect who exposed himself to a Williamson Square shopper on April 9 has struck again.

A woman returned to her vehicle at 4:20 Friday afternoon, April 20, after shopping at Hobby Lobby, when she saw the light-skinned black male with facial acne scars parked next to her. The suspect had his pants down and ensured that the victim saw him engaging in sexual activity in the driver’s seat of his newer model, red Ford Taurus. The suspect was alone in the car. 

A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information about this sexual predator.

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

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Franklin Police offer two active shooter emergency response seminars for citizens

The Franklin Police Department has scheduled two, free 1.5 hour seminars designed to help keep citizens safe during the unthinkable.

It can happen anytime, anywhere – and it does. Acts of mass violence in public places continue to rock communities to their core. “Franklin Police Officers 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, way to improve their response to an unforeseen, mass violence encounter. During both of the one and a half hour seminars, officers will discuss three main, national best practices: Avoid, Deny, Defend.

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

Monday, April 30, 2018
6-7:30 pm
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
6-7:30 pm

Franklin Police Headquarters | 900 Columbia Avenue

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 need to make prior arrangements with Franklin Police Public Affairs, Lt. Charles Warner.

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Sex predator being sought by Franklin Police

Courtesy TBI

Franklin Police are seeking information about a sexual predator who exposed himself to a woman shopping in a Williamson Square store on Murfreesboro Road. It happened shortly after 5:00 pm on Monday, April 9. The suspect was last seen running down Southwinds Boulevard. A cash reward is being offered for information in this case.

Recognize him?
Call Crime Stoppers
(615) 794-4000
or click to submit anonymous eTip
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False allegations against Franklin Police Officer ends in felony charge for accuser

Lamadzia Hill
Age: 18
Nashville, TN

On December 26, 2017, Franklin Police arrested 18-year-old Lamadzia Hill for Drug Possession, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, two counts of Assault, and Resisting Arrest. After bonding out of jail, Hill filed a formal complaint with the Department’s Office of Professional Standards, alleging that the arresting officer inappropriately touched her during the arrest.

An in-depth investigation was conducted and conclusive evidence proves that Hill made the entire story up. Filing a false report of this nature is a felony offense. Evidence presented to a Williamson County Grand Jury resulted in Hill’s indictment for Filing a False Report.

Yesterday, Hill was arrested outside of her Nashville home and booked into the Williamson County Jail. She is now free on a $10,000 bond and due in court 04/30/2018 at 9:00 am.

Filing a False report is a Class-D felony, punishable by up to 4 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

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Crash closes Columbia Ave; major impacts to morning rush expected

Several utility poles were badly damaged this morning after a Columbia Avenue driver fell asleep at the wheel.

Middle Tennessee Electric and AT&T have to make considerable repairs, which has Columbia Avenue closed, in both directions, from Downs Boulevard to Battle Avenue.

This closure will last through the morning rush hour, which will result in considerable congestion on Columbia Avenue, Downs Boulevard, Battle Avenue, and W. Main Street.

Increased drive time on other routes in
and around the downtown Franklin area is expected.

Follow @FranklinTNPD on Twitter for updates
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