Update: New video of suspect vehicle in theft of several vehicles and trailers from Columbia Avenue business


Detectives have found new video in  a case where thieves rammed through a security gate, stealing three specialty vehicles and two trailers from Foriest Tree Care in Franklin, Sunday.

This video shows what the suspects arrived in before ramming through a security gate with the stolen vehicles. Here you can see a dark-colored Nissan trailing behind. Detectives say this car, being driven away by an accomplice, is the car the thieves originally arrived in.

There is a cash reward for information,
Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
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Three vehicles stolen from Columbia Avenue business

Detectives are investigating after thieves rammed through a security gate, stealing three specialty vehicles from Foriest Tree Care in Franklin.

This video shows a convoy of stolen trucks leaving the business. Stolen were two 2019, white Dodge Ram 5500 flatbed pickups and a 2018 Ford F550, white flatbed pickup. All of the trucks were marked with Foriest Tree Care logos. Two black flatbed trailers were also stolen. One of the trailers was abandoned after becoming disabled on I-65 N near McEwen Drive.

The theft happened early Sunday morning, at approximately 2:30 a.m., on October 17.

There is a cash reward for information,
Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip

Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of fraud suspect


Franklin Police & Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information leading to the identity of a suspect who fraudulently charged nearly $2,000 in merchandise at the Franklin Big Lots.

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


Heading out of town for Fall Break? We’ve got your back!

FPD offering free home checks for traveling residents:

Spending Fall Break away from home? Franklin Police Officers want to offer you a little extra peace of mind.

While you’re away, neighborhood officers will help keep an extra eye on your home.

Franklin residents can sign up for the free service by completing this online form.

Need additional assistance?
Call Franklin Police: (615) 794-2513.

Franklin Police reaffirm help, hope during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

For many, home is a place of love, safety, and comfort. For millions, though, it’s anything but.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the display on the lawn at Franklin Police Headquarters symbolizes the Department’s commitment to helping victims. Domestic violence perpetrated on an individual is a crime against our entire community.

For help, call Franklin Police: (615) 794-2513.
For shelter information, call (615) 599-5777 or click.

For the latest domestic violence statistics, visit www.domesticviolencestatistics.org.

Franklin PD Now Hiring: Police Records Supervisor


The Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Records Supervisor.

The Records Supervisor is a full-time employee who manages Records Section staff and operations, and works closely with members of the community: in person, on the phone, and online.

The ideal applicant is proficient with computers and committed to ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction.

Starting pay is $23.42/hour
Paid time off, excellent benefits


Update: Suspect charged with Criminal Homicide after shooting Franklin man

Guillermo Leon, a 57-year-old resident of Reville Court, in Franklin, was shot at 5:15, Tuesday night, during an argument outside of his home.

Leon had just arrived home when he and 27-year-old Brenton Johnson, who was visiting the nearby home of a relative, exchanged words. Johnson shot Leon during the argument, and Leon died at the hospital a short time later.

Guillermo Leon’s family is devastated by his loss. Franklin Police are working closely with Leon’s family to support them during a period of unimaginable trauma.

Charged with Criminal Homicide, Johnson is being held on the $400,000 bond set by the Magistrate. No word, yet, on his court date.



Caught in the act: Franklin Police arrest 2, recover 26 stolen catalytic converters

Police in Franklin have stopped two catalytic converter thieves in their tracks.

Officers interrupted an in-progress theft last week in the CoolSprings Galleria parking lot. Laquetta Eugene, 44, of Houston, TX, and 32-year-old Chesare Rivers of Memphis were arrested on September 30. Officers spotted Rivers under a car with an electric saw, and moved in. After they did, they discovered 26 catalytic converters in the car Eugene was driving. All of them appear to have been cut off of victim’s vehicles, and detectives are hoping to identify some of those victims.

Cars missing a catalytic converter will have a loud roaring sound, especially when accelerating. Criminals who steal catalytic converters are hoping to cash in on up to $800 on the black market. The high value is due to precious metals like platinum and rhodium that are used to make them.

If your catalytic converter was stolen in the past couple of weeks, Franklin Police want to hear from you. Victims can contact Franklin PD Criminal Investigations at (615) 791-3237.



Suspect held after deadly shooting, in Franklin

The victim in tonight’s shooting on Reveille Court has died. The 57-year-old was shot outside of his home during a dispute in his neighborhood. This is not a domestic-related case. The 27-year-old suspect has not yet been formally charged, but is in police custody.

The victim’s identity, information about the suspect, and the suspect’s charges will be released on Wednesday.

Our hearts hurt for the loss of a member of our community to senseless violence, and we’re praying, especially, for his family.


One shot, shooter in custody, Franklin Police investigating

Franklin police are investigating after a man was shot at around 5:15 pm during a neighborhood dispute on Reveille Court, in the Cadet Subdivision. The victim was seriously injured and has been transported to the hospital. The shooter is in custody, and there is no active threat.

Updates will be made as they become available.