Family offers $2,500 reward for information about Franklin man’s disappearance

The family of a Franklin man who has been missing since December is offering a $2,500 reward for information that helps find him.

Family members say that 35-year-old Gerardo Hernandez left his Franklin home on December 15. His vehicle is accounted for, but Hernandez has not been seen or heard from since. His family grows more concerned with each passing day.

Hernandez does not suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia but may abuse drugs. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes.

If you have any information
on the whereabouts of Gerardo Hernandez, 
call Franklin Police:
(615) 794-2513
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Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of felony fraudster

Franklin Police want to identify this thief. On January 18 he used a stolen credit card at the Cool Springs Apple Store to make a nearly $5,000 purchase. There is a cash reward if you can help investigators identify him.

Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Recognize these shoplifters? Cash reward for information

Franklin Police want to identify two shoplifters who stole dozens of cans of spray paint. It happened on January 21 at the Hobby Lobby on Murfreesboro Road. There is a cash reward for information.

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

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Crime Stoppers cash offered for information on two wanted by Franklin Police

 

Update, January 31, 2020: Tessa Gill has been arrested. Charged with Theft, Evading Arrest, and Reckless Endangerment, she was released on the $2,500 bond set by the Magistrate. Gill is due in court on February 13. 

The male in the video below remains unidentified. There is a cash reward for information that leads to his arrest.

January 23, 2020: Franklin Police are offering a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of two suspects wanted for fleeing after they stole more than $400 in groceries & merchandise from the Mallory Lane Kroger on January 13. Tessa Gill, 43, was identified as one of those suspects. Gill has last known addresses in Antioch and Hendersonville. The unidentified male in this video is also wanted.

Several motorists were endangered when the suspects evaded police on I-65 after officers spotted and attempted to pull them over following the theft. They remain at-large, today. Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to their arrests.

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

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Police investigating Franklin man’s disappearance

Franklin Police are investigating the disappearance of a man, missing since December.

Family members say that 35-year-old Gerardo Hernandez left his Franklin home on December 15. His vehicle is accounted for, but Hernandez has not been seen or heard from since. His family grows more concerned with each passing day.

Hernandez does not suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia, but he may abuse drugs. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes.

If you have any information
on the whereabouts of Gerardo Hernandez, 
call Franklin Police:
(615) 794-2513
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Franklin Police now hiring school crossing guards

School Patrol PromoThe Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of School Crossing Guard. Under general supervision, School Patrol team members work part-time hours, and are responsible for pedestrian safety and efficient vehicular traffic flow in assigned school zones.

The ideal applicant must be assertive, tactful, and able to work in varying weather conditions. Starting pay is $18.48/hour. 

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Phone scammers making the rounds in Franklin

1694555161Phone scammers are at it again in Franklin. Several residents, Friday night, are reporting they received calls that make mention of warrants for their arrest, and even jail time.

The calls are simply unscrupulous attempts to swindle unsuspecting residents out of money and personal information like their Social Security number.

If you receive a call you believe is part of a scam, hang up & call police.

Children who have aging parents should talk with their loved ones about scams, and warn them to never give anyone numbers or codes to their credit cards, bank cards, or any personal or financial information over the phone.

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Franklin Police offer Williamson women 4-day self-defense series

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. 

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Classes start soon, and registration is required for this 4-day series:

February 4, 6, 11 & 13
All classes meet from 6pm – 9pm:
Franklin Police Headquarters
900 Columbia Avenue


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


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.”

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FPD response to recent social media posts about human trafficking at retail chain

Recent citizen social media posts regarding two different incidents at the Cool Springs Target have prompted several residents to reach out to the FPD with understandable concern. In the posts, the authors share information about things they witnessed and make references to human trafficking.

The Franklin Police Department wants to share information about the incidents:

  1. After reviewing surveillance video with Target security, Franklin Police confirmed that the concerning person referenced in the post was an undercover Target Loss Prevention Officer.
  2. The arrests described in the second post, made by plainclothes Franklin Police Officers in the parking lot, were of four suspects who were attempting to fraudulently purchase cellular phones at the store.

The Department has never had a case of human trafficking or suspected trafficking at either Franklin Target. 

Citizen vigilance and people utilizing social media to raise awareness is commendable. In these recent cases, however, what was shared in these citizen posts was an unintended misunderstanding of the facts. Because those posts created undue public concern, the Franklin Police Department felt obligated to share this additional information with our citizens.

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