Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of thief who stole thousands in fragrances


Franklin Police are hoping someone from the community might recognize this suspect. On September 10, he stole nearly $2,000 in fragrances from the CoolSprings Galleria Ulta. The suspect left in a waiting black sedan, possibly a Toyota Corolla.

There is a cash reward for information

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


Franklin Police establish appointment hotline for child car seat checkups: (615) 550-6783

Franklin Police have several certified technicians who can check your child’s car seat to make sure it’s properly installed. These specially trained police officers will actually put your seat in for you, which can, especially, be a relief to new parents.

This week is Child Passenger Safety Week, so Franklin Police have created an appointment hotline that parents needing installation help or to have their installed seat double-checked can call: (615) 550-6783, or schedule your appointment by email.

Here are some great links to information provided by top safety experts on car seats:

  • Car Seat Types: Determine whether your child fits best in a rear-facing car seat, forward-facing car seat, booster seat, or seat belt.
  • Car Seat Recommendations: Review NHTSA’s recommendations for the best car seat for your child’s age and size.
  • Find and Compare: Find and compare car seats with NHTSA’s handy car seat finder, which also searches specific brands.

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Update: Surveillance video released of downtown Franklin burglary suspects

Franklin Police have released surveillance video of the suspects wanted for breaking into three downtown businesses on September 10: Wilder Boutique, Frothy Monkey, and the Juice Bar.

The suspects, described by a witness as two black males, were driving a dark-colored Honda with a spoiler on the back and paint damage on the front hood. Detectives believe the suspects may have a connection to the Cleveland Park area of East Nashville.

There is a cash reward for information about these burglars.

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


Police investigating I-65 road rage case; cash reward for information


Franklin Police are investigating after an I-65 road rage incident leads to a shattered window at interstate speeds.

This cell phone video shows the suspect vehicle traveling northbound on I-65 immediately following the altercation. One of the two white males inside this white truck fired a shot, from what is believed to be a pellet gun, into the victim’s vehicle, completely shattering its side window.

It happened around 6:00 p.m. on September 10. There is a cash reward for information in the case.

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


Crime Stoppers cash offered in stolen trailer case

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Franklin Police are investigating after a trailer was stolen from the parking lot of Tiny Little Donuts, on Murfreesboro Road. It happened on September 12.

These surveillance photos show the suspect vehicle arriving in the parking lot and then leaving with the stolen trailer.

There is a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

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


Detectives investigating downtown Franklin burglaries

Detectives are investigating after three Franklin businesses were burglarized early Friday morning. Cash appears to have been the target in all three. Windows were broken out with a rock at the Wilder Boutique, Frothy Monkey, and the Juice Bar, all in Franklin’s downtown.

Franklin Police are seeking information on two black male suspects and the blackHonda Civic they were driving. Police are stepping up patrols and suggest that businesses do not leave on-premise cash overnight, especially in cash registers or safes that can be picked up and moved.

There is a cash reward for information in these cases.

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

Franklin Police need your help catching this vehicle burglary suspect

Franklin Detectives are investigating an auto burglary that occurred in the Westhaven Subdivision on August 27 at approximately 1:53am.  A purse containing cash was stolen from the unlocked vehicle parked in the victim’s driveway.  The suspect was caught on a Ring camera.  Area residents are asked to check their home surveillance systems for anything that might help identify the suspect.

Franklin Police urge residents to always lock their car doors, and remove valuables from parked vehicles. Doing these two things greatly reduces your risk of becoming a victim. Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information, with an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.  eTips can be submitted here.


Been thinking about a career with the FPD? There are only two weeks left to apply

Reminder: Through September 10, the Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer. Testing will be held on September 27th. Qualified applicants will be contacted with test day instructions upon successful completion of their application.

  • $47,500 for P.O.S.T. Certified Officers, increasing to $50k after probation
  • $44,000 for entry-level, non-P.O.S.T. Certified Officers
  • Take-home car program
  • 4-day work week
  • On-site fitness facilities
  • Vacation & sick leave, paid personal days, and paid holidays
  • Shift differential pay
  • Annual uniform & equipment allowance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Medical, dental, vision benefits
  • TCRS enhanced retirement


Repeat drunk driver held after hit & run crash

Vasiliy Birak
Age: 48
Columbia, TN

A Columbia man remains behind bars for his second DUI after nearly striking a pedestrian and shattering a telephone pole on Saturday.

Shortly after 4:00, Saturday afternoon, officers responded to the hit & run crash in the 1100 block of W. Main Street. Officers found the truck on Downs Blvd and determined that the driver, 48-year-old Vasiliy Birak, of Columbia, was impaired.

Charged with DUI – 2nd Offense, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment with a Deadly Weapon, Leaving the Scene of a Crash, Failure to Report a Crash, and Violation of the Implied Consent law, Birak remains jailed on a $15,500 bond. His court date is pending.

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Suspect using fake ID’s wanted for defrauding middle Tennessee banks of thousands

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of a bank fraud suspect.

This man is using a variety of fake ID’s that contain his picture, but several different identities, to withdraw thousands from customer accounts at banks across middle Tennessee. At one of the banks, he was seen driving a blue BMW.

There is a cash reward for anyone who can help put a name to this face.

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