Citizens are credited with helping to get two impaired drivers off of Franklin streets, Monday night. At 9:35 pm, a citizen reported an erratic driver on Columbia Avenue near Downs Blvd. An officer spotted the vehicle near Battle Avenue and noticed that the vehicle’s airbags had been blown and that there was severe damage to the car. It is unclear what the vehicle struck. Officers stopped the vehicle and determined that the driver, 24-year-old Angel Santiago, of Franklin, was impaired and arrested him. Charged with DUI, Driving Without a License, Violation of the Implied Consent Law, and Failure to Maintain a Lane, Santiago is free on the $2,500 bond set by the Magistrate.
A little more than an hour later, officers responded to a crash at E. McEwen and Oxford Glen Dr., after a citizen discovered a truck that had left the roadway and crashed into an embankment. Officers determined that the driver, 52-year-old Rhonda Baskin, of Franklin, was impaired and arrested her. Charged with DUI, Resisting Arrest, Violation of the Implied Consent Law, Failure to Maintain a Lane, Failure to Report a Crash, and Driving Without Due Care, Baskin is free on the $5,000 bond set by the Magistrate.
Both Santiago and Baskin are due in court on January 19, 2021.
Thanks to the quick action of a few Franklin Police Officers, a dangerous drunk driver is behind bars after driving the wrong way on I-65. Tuesday night at about 10:30, calls from southbound I-65 drivers began pouring in about a vehicle traveling north in the southbound lanes between the Goose Creek Bypass and Murfreesboro Rd. Officers radioed ahead for the interstate to be closed down in hopes of avoiding a head-on crash. This dash-cam video shows Franklin Officers boxing the drunk driver in moments before his arrest.
Robert Long Age: 31 Nashville, TN
Charged with DUI – 3rd Offense, Felony Evading, Reckless Endangerment, Driving on the Wrong Side of a Divided Highway, Violation of the Implied Consent Law, and Disorderly Conduct, 31-year-old Robert Long, of Nashville, remains jailed on the $10,000 bond set by the Magistrate.
Detectives are investigating dozens of auto burglaries that occurred during overnight hours this past week in several, normally quiet, Franklin subdivisions.
All of the victims’ vehicles were left unlocked, and things inside like electronics, purses, and wallets were stolen. These criminals are bold, and many of the victim vehicles were entered while they sat parked in their owners’ driveways. In one case, thieves stole a victim’s car after finding the key left inside.
As seen in this home surveillance video, these kind of thieves quietly approach and check car door handles to see if the car is unlocked. If it is, they steal anything inside that they can find; if it’s not … they simply walk away. The Department is asking residents to lock their car doors before going to bed.
The Department is stepping up neighborhood patrols, and even using covert police vehicles in an effort to catch criminals in the act.
If you notice overnight activations on your home camera system, please review the video and call Franklin Police if you have footage that might help. And do the #9pmRoutine … every night:Remove your valuables, lock your cars & home, and leave an outside light on.
If you have any information that you think might be helpful in these cases, call Franklin Police: (615) 794-2513
For many, home is a place of love, safety, and comfort. For millions, though, it’s anything but. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, about 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of physical violence by a partner every year.
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.
Franklin Police need your help identifying this suspect who stole two LG vacuum cleaners valued at $1,399.98 from Lowes at 3060 Mallory Lane on 09/13/2020. He left the store in a blue Chevrolet Impala. There is a cash reward for information in this case.
Officers were summoned to a bar & grill off of Meridian Boulevard, at 12:30 Friday morning, after a woman nearly hit several vehicles while trying to drive out of the parking lot.
Arriving officers determined that the driver, 24-year-old Alicia Perlson, was impaired and arrested her. Perlson became belligerent while at the hospital for blood alcohol testing, where she kicked a nurse and a police officer in the face, before biting another officer.
Charged with DUI, Violation of the Implied Consent Law, x2 counts of Disorderly Conduct, and x3 counts of Assault, Perlson is free on the $7,000 bond set by the Magistrate. She is due in court on November 21.
Zachary Marlin, 29, of Thompsons Station, remains jailed after his August 1 arrest for DUI – Third Offense, not having a required ignition interlock device on his vehicle, driving on a suspended driver’s license, and speeding.
At 2:53 a.m., Saturday, Marlin passed a marked Franklin PD cruiser while traveling at speeds up to 90 MPH on I-65 S near Murfreesboro Road.
The officer who stopped Marlin determined that he was impaired and arrested him. Marlin is being held on a $15,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear before a judge on August 4.
Robert Crawford Age: 27 Franklin, TN
Shortly after 3 a.m., Monday morning, officers were dispatched to Liberty Pike near Towne Park Ln. after the vehicle driven by 27-year-old Robert Crawford crashed into a subdivision entrance wall.
Officers found Crawford standing outside his vehicle, determined that he was impaired, and arrested him.
Charged with DUI – Second Offense and Failure to Exercise Due Care, Crawford is free on the $5,500 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court on November 10.
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.
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.