Update: Franklin Police release photos of accomplice vehicle in Sunday’s violent robbery

Police in Franklin are releasing photographs of the maroon Dodge Durango that dropped off two armed robbers at the Market Master gas station on Columbia Avenue, Sunday night. Pay close attention to the dark rims on the SUV, as well as the damage to the driver’s side.

One suspect has been arrested, but detectives are still working to identify a gunman, as well as a third suspect who was driving this vehicle.

There is a cash reward for information
that leads to additional arrests in this case. 

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



New Video: Franklin Police seeking gunman and getaway driver in gas station robbery

Detectives in Franklin are releasing new video from a Sunday night armed robbery at the Columbia Avenue Market Master gas station. Shortly after the robbery, officers arrested 26-year-old Tyshawn Hoesay, of Nashville, hiding in a nearby parking lot. Hoesay remains behind bars. The search continues, however, for the gunman wearing the red hoodie in this video. The hoodie had the word “Trap” in white lettering on the chest and side of the hood. 

Franklin Police are also seeking information about a third suspect, the driver of a maroon Dodge Durango, who dropped the robbery suspects off, and then left them behind as officers began to flood the area.

If you have information about the black male gunman in this video, or the driver of Dodge Durango, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers. There is a cash reward for information that leads to their arrests. 

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


Franklin Police to Close Historic Downtown Neighborhood Streets on Halloween

Franklin Police Officers will be focusing on neighborhood safety as community kids gear up to trick-or-treat this weekend.

Due to its traditionally high volume of pedestrian activity, Franklin Police Officers will close West Main Street and Fair Street to vehicle traffic between 7th & 11th Avenues, and 9th Avenue between Natchez St. & 96W, to help make it safe for trick-or-treaters.

Closure times:
5 pm to 9 pm on Sunday, October 31
(see the map).

Other trick-or-treat days or times in Franklin may be
determined by individual neighborhoods & homeowner associations.

Statistics show that children are at higher risk of being hit by a car and seriously injured on Halloween than any other night of the year. Reasons include:

  • They often choose to take the shortest route, which may mean darting out between parked cars rather than taking the safer route of crossing at corners.
  • They are not good at evaluating potential traffic threats.
  • They are more likely to ignore their peripheral vision and are generally less attentive to their surroundings.
  • They tend to take more risks.
  • They cannot cross the street as rapidly as adults.
  • They may be distracted by other children’s costumes and actions, or home decorations.

Police encourage parents to trick-or-treat with their kids,
and to tell them that some people driving
cars may not see or slow down for them.

To search for information on registered sex offenders
living or working in or around your neighborhood, 
click to visit the Sex Offender Registry.

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Franklin Police capture Sunday night gas station robber; working to ID others

Shortly before 9:00, Sunday night, a witness called police after seeing two masked men walk into the Columbia Avenue Market Master. Area officers, who were only moments away, saw the suspects run into a nearby commercial area, called for additional officers to set up a perimeter, and requested a Williamson County Sheriff K9. 

Tyshawn Hoesay
Age: 26
Nashville, TN

Officers quickly apprehended 26-year-old Tyshawn Hoesay, of Nashville. Detectives are working to identify a second robber, as well as a getaway driver, in a maroon Dodge Durango, who left the other two suspects behind. 

This was a violent robbery. The suspects roughed up the clerk and used a gun to repeatedly threaten to kill him. Thankfully, he was not seriously injured. 

Charged with Aggravated Robbery, Hoesay is being held on the $250,000 bond set by the Magistrate.

If you have any information about the second suspect or the getaway driver, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers. There is a cash reward for information that leads to additional arrests. 

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

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
or click to submit an anonymous eTip

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