FPD offers free home checks for traveling residents:
While many are gearing up to travel this holiday season, Franklin Police Officers want to offer you a little extra peace of mind. While you are away, neighborhood officers will help keep an extra eye on your home.
To take advantage of this free service, complete the online form. Need additional assistance? Call (615) 794-2513.
Franklin Police want to identify this suspect, wanted for using the cloned disability befit debit cards of two different victims to purchase and send more than $1,700 in money orders. One transaction was conducted at the Riverside Drive Publix; the other was at the Publix in McKay’s Mill. Both crimes were facilitated during the first week of November.
Information on this suspect’s identity is worth up to $1,000 with an anonymous call to
Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
A Nashville man remains in custody following his arrest, Tuesday, after he tried cashing a counterfeit check.
Officers were summoned to the SunTrust Bank on Murfreesboro Road at 3 pm on November 7, after 51-year-old Andre Zakiya of Nashville attempted to pass a counterfeit check made out to him for almost $1,000. Zakiya was working with other suspects in what appears to be a counterfeit check cashing ring. An investigation is underway to identify additional suspects.
Charged with Criminal Simulation, Zakiya remains in custody on the $2,500 bond issued by the Magistrate. He is due in court 11/14/2017 at 1:00 pm.
This week, Detectives continue piecing together information about the recent murder of Devillas Dodson. The 37-year-old was found shot in a Chestnut Lane driveway on October 25. Franklin Police are urging anyone with information to come forward. We want your information, not your name. Tips about Dodson’s death can be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000, or click to submit an anonymous web tip.
Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information on these suspects, wanted for passing more than $300 in counterfeit $20s. It happened on October 20 at Walmart on Mallory Lane.
Recognize them? Cash in by calling Crime Stoppers at (615) 794-4000
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As the seasons change, it’s time to remind parents and students of the district’s inclement weather policy. Parents of students attending Williamson County Schools will receive school closing notifications on their phone and email, in addition to the information being posted on the district’s website, Facebook page and Twitter feed.
Parents will be contacted by phone and email if schools are closed due to hazardous travel conditions. The district’s phone notification system continues to be used by the school district and individual schools to notify parents of school closings and other important information.
In addition, parents, students and staff may “like” the school district and follow the district on to receive the district’s school closing information.
“We will continue to contact our parents as quickly as possible based on the weather we are experiencing,” said Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney. “The phone notification system is a communication tool that allows us to reach parents either at home or at work. Our website and social media outlets are other methods we will continue to use to communicate as well.”
If the decision to close school is made overnight, parents and staff can expect to receive a phone call at home early in the morning.
“We try to call parents and staff members by 9 p.m. if school will be canceled the next day, and our parents and staff tell us they appreciate when we can make the decision early,” said Looney. “We will continue to try to call the night before, but if that is not possible, the district will begin calling homes as early as 5 a.m. the day school is closed.”
Parents will only be called at the phone number requested in the morning or evening. If school is dismissed during the day, parents will receive calls at all of the phone numbers listed in Family Access. An email address must also be in the school’s database to receive the email notification.
“I encourage parents to make sure the school has the correct contact information on file,” said Looney. “It is especially critical if we must close school early.”
In addition, school closing information will be available on the district website and through local media outlets.
In Middle Tennessee, any type of inclement weather, including snow, ice and flooding, can cause schools to close, along with extended power outages.
“Our transportation staff monitors road conditions throughout the day and night, and we also work with the County’s Emergency Management office,” said Deputy Superintendent Jason Golden. “The Superintendent makes the final decision to close school based on all the information we can gather.”
Since Williamson is a large county with many rural roads, hazardous conditions in one part of the county may close the entire district. When schools are closed due to weather, events are automatically canceled at all schools. Dr. Looney or his designee may make the decision to hold an event at the high school level if conditions have substantially improved during the day.
If parents use extended care at their elementary school, snow day plans will be communicated through that program.
The district has 10 inclement weather days built into the 2017-18 calendar. Any additional days missed would be rescheduled.
Ravenwood High senior Joe Roebuck is proving that math and science aren’t the only outlets for gifted students.
Joe was recognized by the Tennessee Association for the Gifted as the Gifted Student of the Year at the October 27-28 conference.
Joe’s skills in business and entrepreneurship earned him the honor. After seeing a problem with rain and flooding on the way to Ravenwood High, Joe took the initiative to work with his Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science teacher, principal and fellow students to create a rain garden.
“I have enjoyed watching Joe’s enthusiasm and ability to solve and create solutions to problems,” said RHS Principal Dr. Pam Vaden. “Every day I come to school, I appreciate his leadership because where there once was an eyesore there is now a beautiful rain garden.”
Joe currently has an internship with Hytch.Me, a startup company aiming to reduce air pollution. He is the spokesperson and runs the social media.
Joe received a monetary award as well as a certificate of excellence to commemorate his achievement.
The investigation of the Devillas Dodson homicide remains very active this week as Detectives continue to piece together details about Dodson’s life, and death — to find his killer.
Officers were called to 234 Chestnut Lane early Wednesday morning after Dodson was found shot in the driveway. Franklin Police are urging anyone in the area with home surveillance cameras to check their recordings for anything that might help with the investigation.
A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that helps lead police to Dodson’s killer.
Anyone with information is urged to call Franklin Police: (615) 794-2513
Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000, or text the keyword 615FPD and their anonymous tip to 847411
Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward that leads to the arrest of this suspect. He is wanted for using a cloned credit card to “purchase” more than $500 in pre-paid debit cards at the Cool Springs Boulevard Walgreen’s on October 6.
Know who he is?
Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000 or submit an eTip