School’s out, vacations are planned, and Franklin Police are working hard to help keep you safe

 

With kids out of school and their parents gearing up for fun, the FPD is working hard to help keep Franklin families safe this summer.

“Summer is a special time,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “We want Franklin families to have fun and make incredible memories – and we want to help give them peace of mind while they do it.”

Franklin Police Officers are stepping up patrols in neighborhoods, focusing on speed and traffic safety, and increasing visibility in places like the City’s parks and shopping venues.

While many are planning travel this summer, neighborhood officers want to help keep an extra eye on your home while you’re away.

To take advantage of this free service, complete this online form,

-Franklin Police Department-
Serving you, with excellence

The hashtag #FPDsafesummer, will be used throughout the season
on @FranklinTNPD Twitter to highlight important summer safety messages.
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Four wanted for credit card fraud at Cool Springs Target

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information about these four suspects, wanted for activating gift cards with stolen credit cards, to the tune of about $2,100.

Cash reward of up to $1,000
Call: (615) 794-4000
or submit an anonymous eTip

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Franklin driver arrested for 2nd DUI after I-65 rollover crash

Charlton Solomon
Age: 22
Franklin, TN

A Franklin driver was arrested for his second DUI after an I-65 rollover crash. At 11:00 Sunday morning officers were summoned to I-65 N near Murfreesboro Road. Officers found the vehicle driven by 22-year-old Charlton Solomon on its side. Good Samaritans helped Solomon out of the vehicle prior to officers arriving. Damage to the vehicle indicated that it had repeatedly rolled before coming to rest on its side.

Investigating officers determined that Solomon was impaired, and arrested him. Charged with DUI- Second Offense, Driving on a Revoked License, and Driving without an Interlock Device, Solomon was released on the $5k bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court on June 7.

Every day, almost 29 people in the U.S. die in alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes … that’s one person every 50 minutes.

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Serial sex predator identified, arrested

Arthur Westbrook
Age: 27
Antioch, Tennessee

Detectives in Franklin have arrested the suspect responsible for repeatedly preying on women at the Williamson Square Shopping Center on April 9 and April 20.

Twenty-seven-year-old Arthur Westbrook, of Antioch, was arrested yesterday and charged with x2 counts of Indecent Exposure. He is free on the $1,000 bond set by the Magistrate and due in court on June 7.

Westbrook was arrested while working at a Murfreesboro Road business, close to where both crimes were committed.

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Cash reward offered for ID of suspect who passed counterfeit $100

Franklin Police want to identify this suspect. She used a counterfeit $100 bill to purchase a prepaid gift card and tube of lip balm at the Carothers Parkway CVS. still image

Recognize her?
Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Alert citizen, quick police response stops thief in his tracks

Maximiliano Reyes
Age: 27
Antioch, Tennessee

Officers responded to a reported burglary in progress shortly after 9:00 pm, Monday night, at Discount Tire on Southwinds Drive. A worker at a nearby business reported the in-progress crime. An officer on patrol was just around the corner when the call came in and interrupted the felony as it was occurring.

The officer saw 27-year-old Maximiliano Reyes, of Antioch, loading tires into his van behind the building. Despite 80-degree temperatures, Reyes was wearing layered clothing and gloves at the time of his arrest. Fourteen stolen tires were found in his van.

Charged with Felony Theft, Reyes was released today on the $15,000 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court 05/31/2018.

Fighting crime is a partnership between the police and the community. Without last night’s call from an alert citizen, Reyes’ crime may have gone unsolved. The Franklin Police Department is grateful for the good citizen, for their willingness to get involved, and we encourage others to join with us in making a safer Franklin.

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Crime Stoppers cash offered for info on Apple Store shoplifters

 

 

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Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information about either of these thieves. They are wanted for stealing a pair of Beats brand headphones from the Cool Springs Apple Store on May 18.

Recognize them?
Cash in with Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Parents jailed after infant seriously injured

Demarcus Helm
Age: 28
Franklin, TN

A convicted felon remains jailed after seriously injuring his one-and-a-half-month-old baby boy. Officers responded to 101 Johnson Circle on March 26. A relative in the home called 9-1-1 when they noticed the baby not breathing. First responders performed CPR and were able to save the baby. His condition improved during a hospital stay.

Investigators determined that the baby’s father, 28-year-old Demarcus Helm, was responsible for the extensive injuries. Facts uncovered during a multi-layer investigation were presented to a Grand Jury. Helm and the baby’s mother, 21-year-old Tytianna Jones, were ultimately arrested on May 18.

Tytianna Jones
Age: 21
Franklin, TN

Helm, charged with x2 counts of Aggravated Child Abuse is being held on a $50,000 bond. He is due in court on May 31 at 9:00 am. Jones, who lied to investigators during her initial statements about the baby’s injuries, was charged with Child Endangerment and Accessory After the Fact. She is being held on a $25,000 bond. A court date has not yet been set for Jones. Since being released from the hospital, the baby has remained in the care and custody of the Department of Children Services.

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Franklin Police seeking female check fraud suspect

Franklin Police hope that someone will recognize this check fraud suspect. She used a stolen ID to cash a stolen check at the bank drive-thru. Detectives believe she may be wearing a blonde wig to look more like the person in the stolen ID.

Recognize her?
Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Home surveillance video shows m.o. used by crooks targeting Franklin neighborhoods

Video from a home surveillance system shows overnight auto burglars jump out of the suspect vehicle and into action in the Falcon Creek subdivision, early Sunday morning.

The video shows this newer model, light-colored Honda CRV stop in the neighborhood before three suspects jump out and immediately start checking door handles. The suspects stole purses, wallets, and small electronics from any vehicle that they found unlocked. Most troubling: They got away with a Glock 9mm handgun that the owner left in an unlocked car.

Franklin Police urge gun owners not to leave their weapon in an unlocked vehicle. Removing all valuables & keys, and locking your car doors greatly reduce your chances of becoming a victim of this type of crime.

A cash reward is being offered for any information that leads to an arrest in this case.

Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip
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