November 23, 2019: Detectives are investigating after a suspicious man attempted to pick a 5-year-old child up at 6:30 last night in The Factory at Franklin. The man repeatedly tried sitting near the child before putting his hands under the child’s arms in an attempt to pick him up. The man moved away from the child and left after being confronted by the child’s relative.
The man in question, wearing the pink hat, was in the company of two others, pictured here. They left in an older, dark-colored long, boxy vehicle with a loud exhaust.
While there is no way to concretely know the man’s intentions, the Department takes seriously its responsibility to protect children and to inform the public. If there is any misunderstanding, we hope the man will come forward so we can put the child’s parents and our community at ease about what happened.
Parents are encouraged to use this incident as an opportunity to talk with their children about stranger danger. Anyone with information is urged to contact Franklin Police at (615) 794-2513, or click to submit an anonymous eTip.
On November 5, Franklin Police asked for the public’s help to identify two burglars who stole from a Franklin church. Anonymous tipsters identified the suspects as Hollie Janz and Richard Webb.
Franklin Police located 50-year-old Janz in Nashville Friday afternoon, and arrested her. Charged with Burglary and Felony Theft, she is free on the $10,000 bond set by the Magistrate. Janz is a convicted felon, currently on parole.
Richard Eugene Webb, 51, has not been located. He is a convicted felon with a violent history. He is wanted by Franklin Police for Burglary and Theft.
There is a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to his capture.
Police want to identify two burglars who stole from a Franklin church. This surveillance video shows the duo who stole a laptop, two TVs, and a vacuum from Cross Point Church on Franklin Road. They got in through a door at the back of the church in the early morning hours of October 25.
Crime Stoppers cash is being offered for information about this suspect, wanted for using the cloned card to withdraw money twice from a bank in Franklin on April 21st and once from a bank in Hendersonville on April 22nd. The total amount from all three banks was $660.
Franklin Police have made two arrests related to a string of neighborhood auto burglaries, and more are expected.
Officers working a special anti-burglary detail on May 27 encountered a carload of suspects at a Moores Lane apartment complex. The driver spun out while attempting to evade officers in a vehicle that had just been stolen from the apartments, shortly after 2am. Officers were able to catch two of the four suspects as they fled from the stolen car on foot.
Charged with Burglary, Evading Arrest, and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, 18-year-old Michael Ulumenfo of Antioch is free on the $15,000 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court tomorrow at 1:00 pm. The fleeing juvenile suspect captured by officers has been charged with Auto Theft and Evading Arrest. Two additional juveniles have been identified and are now being sought by Detectives on multiple felony charges.
Detectives believe that up to a dozen unlocked cars were entered. A handgun was stolen from one of the unlocked cars – that gun remains unaccounted for. The car the suspects stole was left unlocked by the owner, with the keys inside.
Detectives determined that a Nissan van drove 9-10 suspects to Franklin. When they reached the apartment complex, suspects got out on foot and simply started checking door handles for unlocked cars.
Franklin Police urge residents to
lock their car doors, and never leave keys, guns,
or other valuables in their car overnight
Franklin Police want to identify this suspect, wanted for using several credit cards stolen from a Franklin fitness center locker room on March 22. There is a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information.
Detectives want to speak with these women about a wallet that was taken from a restroom counter in the CoolSprings Galleria. These women are the only two people who entered the restroom during the same timeframe. If you recognize them, call Franklin Police at (615) 794-2513 or Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.