Caught on camera: Police investigating after home surveillance cameras catch auto burglars making their rounds in a quiet Franklin neighborhood

 

Franklin Police are investigating after a group of auto burglars was caught on camera in Westhaven. Home surveillance video shows the suspects checking car door handles & rifling through unlocked vehicles. These burglars simply moved on every time they encountered a locked car.

Franklin Police want to stress the importance of locking your car door, even when it’s parked in your own driveway. As seen in this video, doing the #9PMRoutine can greatly reduce your chances of becoming a victim.

There is a cash reward, so call Crime Stoppers if you recognize the suspects in this video.

Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Impaired driver charged with second DUI, drug possession, evading

Octavio Rosas
Age: 26
Franklin, Tennessee

Franklin Police were dispatched to a Murfreesboro Road Mapco at 8:00 Wednesday night to investigate the report of a man harassing customers.

Officers spotted the suspect as he was driving away. He evaded those officers for a short time before being taken into custody.

Octavio Rosas, 26, of Franklin, is now facing charges of Felony Evading, DUI – Second Offense, three counts of Drug Possession, Disorderly Conduct, and Driving on a Suspended License. Rosas remains jailed on a $19,000 bond. He is due in court on May 7.

Drive Drunk, Get Nailed.
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Impaired driver charged with third DUI

Angelia Wilson
Age: 53
Franklin, Tennessee

Franklin Police were dispatched to the area of Southwinds Drive at 3:45 yesterday afternoon to investigate a reckless driver.

Responding officers stopped the car, ultimately determining that the driver, Angelia Wilson, had alcohol in her vehicle and was driving impaired.

Charged with DUI – Third Offense, Wilson remains jailed on a $7,000 bond. She is due in court on May 7.

Drive Drunk, Get Nailed
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Beware of COVID-conners

 

Because criminals work to capitalize on crisis, and with considerable public concern over the Coronavirus, Franklin Police want to remind residents to be on guard against scammers.

Most scams try to entice victims with a special offer while presenting a sense of urgency. Scammers will prey on current concerns about the virus to steal personal information and money from their victims.

On the phone:
Hang up on robocalls. Do not press any numbers, answer questions, or provide personal information or credit card numbers, or make any form of payment to someone with whom you have not previously done business.

Online:
Do not click on links sent to you by email or text that are from new or unknown/unverified senders. Criminals may create fraudulent emails that appear to be from organizations like the CDC or World Health Organization, with clickable links, in an attempt to steal personal or financial information from your phone, tablet, or computer.

Retail:
There are currently no FDA-approved home test kit available for COVID-19. Ignore online or in-person offers for vaccinations, pills, potions, lotions, etc., that claim to treat or cure Coronavirus.

Door to door:
Door to door solicitation in Franklin is strictly regulated by City Ordinance. Report suspected violations to Franklin Police by calling (615) 794-2513.

Donation scams:
Be leery of donating to anyone you do not know or who makes you feel rushed – especially if they are soliciting cash, gift cards, or asking you to wire money. Instead of making a solicited donation, consider making an unsolicited donation locally, or by seeking out a reputable, verified website for a known relief organization. For more help on this, visit www.sos.tn.gov/charitable.

Government scams:
The government will not ask you to pay anything up-front to get relief or other government checks. There are no charges or fees, ever. The government will not call and ask for your Social Security number, bank account number, or credit card number. Anyone who calls requesting you to provide or verify these numbers is attempting to defraud you. Hang up.

  • Franklin residents who have provided personal information or payment to a scammer should file a report by calling Franklin Police at (615) 794-2513.

  • If you see scams, fraud, price gouging, or other attempts to take advantage of Tennesseans during this public health emergency, contact the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs to file a consumer complaint.

  • Report suspicious claims (impostors, phone/text, internet, robocalls, etc.) to the (Federal Trade Commission).

During this unprecedented time, #YourFranklinPolice are here for you: serving your family, protecting your neighborhood, facing this crisis with you. Together, but 6′ apart.

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Franklin man arrested for third DUI

John Jervis
Age: 28
Franklin, TN

A Franklin man is out on bond after being arrested for his third DUI, Thursday. At 2:07 a.m., officers stopped 28-year-old John Jervis, a convicted felon on probation, for traveling 47 in a 30 on Murfreesboro Road near downtown Franklin. Officers determined that Jervis was impaired and arrested him.

Charged with DUI – 3rd Offense, Driving on a Revoked Driver’s License, and Speeding, Jervis is free on the $8,500 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court on March 19.

Every day, almost 30 people in the U.S. die in drunk-driving crashes.
DUI crashes claim more than 10,000 lives per year (www.nhtsa.gov).

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Armed, impaired driver arrested after crashing car while evading police

Justin Newman
Age: 23
Lebanon, TN

Justin Newman, 23, of Lebanon, was arrested early Sunday morning after crashing his vehicle into a fence. It happened at 3:15 am.

Newman fled down I-65 S at a high rate of speed after an officer attempted to pull him over. Witnesses called in a vehicle that crashed into a fence on Goose Creek Bypass a short time later. Arriving officers determined that Newman was the driver who had fled, and that he was impaired. Officers spotted a handgun wedged between his driver’s seat and center console.

Charged with DUI, Felony Evading, and Possession of a Firearm While Impaired, Newman is free on the $3,500 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court on March 5.

Drive Drunk, Get Nailed
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Domestic assault suspect held on $200,000 bond

Corzell Esmon
Age: 44
Franklin, TN

Corzell Esmon, 44, of Franklin, was arrested after assaulting his ex-girlfriend and another woman, Friday night.

Officers were summoned to a Franklin home after Esmon struck his ex in the face and then struck a second woman in the head after she came to her friend’s aid. Esmon was gone before officers arrived, but located and arrested, Monday. 

Esmon, charged with two counts of assault, is being held in the Williamson County Jail on a $200,000 bond. He is due in court on February 20. Esmon is a convicted felon. 

Visit the Franklin Police Department’s website
for information on how to get
help & protection from domestic violence
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Cash reward for ID of snatch-and-grab shoplifters

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information about these two. On February 8, they grabbed armfuls of clothing and ran out of the Belk Men’s Store. The couple is believed to have gotten away with about 70 t-shirts valued at more than $2,500.

Call Crime Stoppers if you recognize them:
(615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Officers nab in-progress auto burglar, credit alert citizen for calling police

Richmond Tanner Atkins
Age: 21
Franklin, TN

A citizen tip and quick response by Franklin Police led to the arrest of an in-progress auto burglar early Sunday morning. Shortly before 5:30 a.m., officers responded to the Marriott’s Residence Inn, on Meridian Boulevard, after an alert citizen reported seeing a man with a flashlight looking into vehicles & checking car door handles in the parking lot.

Arriving officers encountered the suspect, 21-year-old Richmond Tanner Atkins of Franklin. While speaking with Atkins, officers saw several bags and other items in his car, ultimately determining he had recently stolen those items from vehicles in the parking lot.

Officer arrested Atkins, charging him with x2 counts of Auto Burglary, x2 counts of theft, Drug Possession, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Additional charges are expected. Atkins is a convicted felon, out on probation. He is currently being held on a $40,500 bond.

See something? Say something.
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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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