UPDATE: 1/31/2019: 9:50 p.m. LOCATED SAFE thanks to citizen tips following this release
Franklin Police are asking for the public’s help to find a 14-year-old runaway. Melanie Perry left from her Sullivan Farms home on foot at 7:20 p.m., without a coat or her cell phone. Perry has not been seen since. She is 4’11” and weighs 100 pounds. She was last seen wearing black leggings and a navy hooded sweatshirt.
Late Sunday night, the Franklin Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Murfreesboro Road to help stop impaired drivers. Checkpoints are one of the many traffic safety measures the FPD uses to prevent DUI crashes. We ask Franklin drivers to exercise caution and never drive while impaired.
Through grant funding awarded by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, the FPD is provided with support and resources that help to combat impaired driving, including sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols, training, equipment, and overtime pay for Franklin Police Officers conducting those checkpoints and patrols.
Did you know that Tennessee law requires the pre-publication of sobriety checkpoints? Learn more.
According 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.
Classes start Monday, and space is still available in this four-day series:
February 4, 6, 11 & 13
All classes meet from 6pm – 9pm: Franklin Police Headquarters
900 Columbia Avenue
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.”
Franklin Police are looking for three suspects wanted in a Cool Springs credit card fraud. Recently-obtained video shows the suspects visiting the Galleria Boulevard Target in late December, where they used a stolen credit card to ‘purchase’ more than $1,500 in Visa gift cards. The suspects left in a red Cadillac.
The Franklin Police Department is currently holding several unclaimed bicycles that officers have found abandoned, or that citizens have turned in after finding them abandoned on private property.
If you live in the Franklin area, your bicycle has been lost or stolen in the last 12 months, and you would like to see if one of the bicycles Franklin Police are storing could be yours, contact Sgt. Aaron Compton at (615) 550-6810.
Unclaimed bicycles will be donated to a local charity on Friday, March 1.
Registering your bicycle can help reunite you with your bike
in the event that it is lost or stolen.
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Franklin Police are investigating several overnight auto burglaries in the Fieldstone Farms neighborhood. Ten unlocked cars were entered, overnight, in areas along Citation Drive. Valuables stolen include a laptop computer, wallets, and cash. Area residents are asked to check their home surveillance systems for anything that might help identify the suspects.
Auto burglars often target areas like parks, gyms, daycares, and neighborhoods. Criminals know that cars parked in these areas are likely to contain valuables like purses and laptop computers. Suspects slip into unlocked vehicles, quietly in search of valuables inside. Suspects typically break out windows of locked vehicles to steal a purse or other item that they can clearly see from outside the car.
Franklin Police have increased patrols in unmarked cars in an effort to catch criminals in the act.
You can partner with us in preventing overnight crime
by doing the #9pmRoutine.
At 2:45 this morning, and for reasons unknown, a suspect driving down I-65 in Franklin fired a gun at another vehicle carrying six Illinois residents. Three adults and three children (11 months, 12-years-old, and 17-years-old) were on their way to Alabama. They were traveling on I-65 S near Cool Springs Boulevard when the shooting occurred. The suspect vehicle is a light-colored Dodge Charger or Challenger, with blue stripes across the hood and trunk areas of the car, in similar style to the graphics on these sample cars.
The suspect shot into the rear passenger window of the victim’s vehicle. The bullet passed through the car and struck the driver’s side rear window. Amazingly, no one inside was hit. The 11-month-old baby was treated after being cut by flying glass. The injuries were, thankfully, not serious.
Franklin Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to come forward. A cash reward is being offered for anonymous information provided to Williamson County Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.
On October 26, Franklin Police began investigating an $80k snatch & grab theft from Grogan Jewelers, located inside the CoolSprings Galleria. Investigators quickly identified the suspect as Jario Godinez, who snatched about a dozen tennis bracelets out of the hands of a sales associate.
Captured in Texas, Godinez was booked into the Williamson County Jail on January 12. FPD Flex Team Officers conducting a fugitive investigation tracked Godinez to an address in Dallas. Officers in Franklin coordinated with Dallas Police who arrested Godinez when he tried to flee out the back door of a Dallas home on December 28. Several tennis bracelets were found on Godinez at the time of his arrest.
Godinez was extradited to Franklin and charged with Felony Theft. He remains behind bars at the Williamson County Jail on a $100,000 bond.
Franklin Police are asking for your help to identify these suspects. They racked up more than $3,000 in credit card ‘purchases’ using cards stolen from a January 10 auto burglary in Franklin. There is a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to their arrest.
Police in Franklin are investigating an early morning carjacking. Shortly before 3:00 am, the victim was parked close to the front of the Mallory Lane Walmart, waiting for his wife who was inside the store. Two black male suspects approached, both suspects produced handguns and ordered the victim to get out. The suspects then fled in the victim’s vehicle.
The stolen vehicle is a 2017 maroon Honda Accord with a Tennessee license plate: 1H87A6. The suspects are black males in their late teens to early twenties. They were wearing all black, with hoodies pulled tightly around their heads in an attempt to conceal their faces.
A cash reward is being offered for information in this case.