Investigators Looking to Identify Home Burglars Who Broke into Home to Party

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – A homeowner returned home to find out that people broke-in and partied, causing damage and trashing the home, and the culprits left a receipt behind that could lead to their identity. On August 15, 2014, Mt. Juliet Police officers were summoned to the 100 Block of Augusta Drive to investigate a home burglary. The victim returned home to find the back door kicked-in, and it appeared that people partied in the home. Pizza boxes, busted watermelon, and beer cans littered the floor. However, investigators were able to locate one piece of key evidence: a Walmart receipt.

Investigators followed up with the receipt and reviewed surveillance video at Walmart in Mt. Juliet, where investigators obtained video of the suspects. Two unknown white males and an unknown white female were captured on video in the store. A third unknown white male was waiting outside the store near their getaway vehicle. The four suspects departed Walmart in a black 2002-2006 Nissan Altima that had an unreadable out-of-state tag. In addition, it was discovered that the potential home burglars also shoplifted while in Walmart.

Investigators hope someone in the community will recognize the suspects from the surveillance images so they can be apprehended.

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Anyone with any information regarding this crime is encouraged to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at (615) 754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (615) 754-TIPS (8477) or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website at http://www.mjpd.org/ .

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Mt. Juliet Police Notified that a Section of Nonaville Rd Will Close on 9/10/14

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – A section of Nonaville Road will close on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 during the day. Mt. Juliet Police was notified by the Wilson County Road Commission that Nonaville Road will be closed between Cedar Creek Drive & Sports Road on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 8:15 a.m. – approx. 3:00 p.m. while crews complete an emergency repair on a pipe that runs under the roadway.

During the closure, motorists can use N. Greenhill Road as a detour.

This section of Nonaville Road is not in the city limits of Mt. Juliet; however, it is a main thoroughfare for many of Mt. Juliet’s residents. 

Closure Location & Detour Route

Closure Location & Detour Route

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Film Production to Close Road in Mt. Juliet, Golden Bear Gateway to Close Tomorrow (Open for School Traffic)

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – The production company for a major motion picture, “My Many Sons,” will film in Mt. Juliet on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. This afternoon, crews will begin work in preparation for the production on Wednesday.

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The production will involve the road closure of Golden Bear Gateway from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3. However, the roadway will be open during school arrival and dismissal times to accommodate school traffic.

The filming includes a simulated vehicle crash.

During the filming, all residents will be provided access to their property.

“My Many Sons” is based on Don Meyer’s career as a successful head basketball coach. Including his years coaching this Lipscomb University men’s team from 1975-1999, and the many lives he influenced along the way. To learn more about the movie, “My Many Sons,” check out the following link: https://news.tn.gov/node/12815.

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Police Develop Location Where Stray Bullets Are Originating, Seven Homes Struck by Stray Bullets

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Stray bullets have struck several homes recently in a Mt. Juliet neighborhood, and Mt. Juliet Police are very concerned with this activity and are hoping to identify the source of the bullets. On May 29, 2014 a bullet went through the window of a homeowner, who located the round in the living room couch. Six additional incidents recently occurred, reported on August 19 and August 22, where additional homes were struck. After learning about stray bullets coming into their neighborhood, three additional residents reported that their homes were struck.

The homes that were struck are in close proximity and no more than 2500 feet apart. It is believed that the stray bullets are coming from recreational shooting or hunting on nearby property. Police have developed a small area where they believe the shots are being fired from, which is on property between the Del Webb – Lake Providence neighborhood and Beckwith Road corridor. Shooting or firing any projectile is prohibited by Mt. Juliet City Code. However, the shots are originating from property that is not in the city limits. Prior to noticing the bullet holes, witnesses stated that they would hear frequent gun shots between 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Mt. Juliet Police continue to warn area residents about the stray bullet activity and knock on doors in the area where shots possibly came from. Police are encouraging residents to call if they hear loud gun shots near their homes so the location can be investigated.

Locations of Homes Struck by Stray Bullets:

  • 400 Block of Battle Flag Lane
  • 600 Block of Belinda Parkway
  • 500 Block of Caliber Lane
  • 1400 Block of Hilltop Drive
  • 100 Block of Privateer Lane
  • 100 Block of Privateer Lane
  • 200 Block of Sutler Place
Area Where Bullets Were Possibly Fired From

Area Where Bullets Were Possibly Fired From

Anyone with any information regarding the stray bullet incidents are encouraged to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at (615) 754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (615) 754-TIPS (8477) or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website at http://www.mjpd.org/ .

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Stray Bullets Strike Homes in Mt. Juliet, Police Looking to Find Source

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Stray bullets have struck several homes recently in a Mt. Juliet neighborhood, and Mt. Juliet Police are very concerned with this activity and are hoping to identify the source of the bullets. On May 29, 2014 a bullet went through the window of a homeowner, who located the round in the living room couch. Three additional incidents recently occurred, reported on August 19, where three additional homes were struck.

The homes that were struck are in close proximity and no more than 2500 feet apart. It is believed that the stray bullets are coming from recreational shooting or hunting on nearby property. Shooting or firing any projectile is prohibited by Mt. Juliet City Code. However, it is believed that the shots are originating from adjacent properties on Beckwith Road that is not in the city limits. Prior to noticing the bullet holes, witnesses stated that they would hear frequent gun shots between 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

This afternoon, Mt. Juliet Police warned area residents about the stray bullet activity and began to knock on doors in the area where shots possibly came from. Police are encouraging residents to call if they hear loud gun shots near their homes so the location can be investigated.

Locations of Homes Struck by Stray Bullets:

  • 600 Block of Belinda Parkway
  • 1400 Block of Hilltop Dr
  • 100 Block of Privateer Lane
  • 200 Block of Sutler Place
Homes Struck by Stray Bullets

Homes Struck by Stray Bullets

Anyone with any information regarding the stray bullet incidents are encouraged to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at (615) 754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (615) 754-TIPS (8477) or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website at http://www.mjpd.org/ .

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Thunderstorms Kept Emergency Responders Busy Wednesday Afternoon

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – When strong storms moved through Mt. Juliet on Wednesday afternoon, Mt. Juliet Police & Fire began to respond to many weather-related incidents. The storms brought powerful winds that snapped large trees in half, toppled large limbs to the ground, and left power lines dangling. Tree damage was wide-spread and focused to the west of N. Mt. Juliet Road.

Around 1:40 p.m. police began to respond to many calls related to trees and power lines down in the roadway, which closed a few roads. The downed power lines caused transformers to catch fire, which required responses by Mt. Juliet Fire. In addition, Mt. Juliet Fire responded to two homes in the city limits that were reportedly struck by lightning, but never ignited. Wilson County Emergency Management (WEMA) requested mutual aid assistance at a house fire in the 100 block of Clark Drive, and Mt. Juliet Fire quickly responded to the scene to assist WEMA with their advanced firefighting equipment.

Thankfully, there was no serious structure damage nor injury caused by the storms. Throughout the stormy event, Mt. Juliet Police continued to update the community through its Nixle text-messaging system and on social media through Twitter and Facebook.

List of 8/20/14 Weather-Related Incidents

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Tree Damage on Page Dr

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Tree Damage on Larson Dr

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Tree Damage on Larson Dr

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Tree Damage on Old Lebanon Dirt Rd

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Power Pole Damage on Chandler-Radford Rd

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City Public Works Crew Clearing Tree from Road Near Willoughby Station Blvd

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Damage to Flag Display

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Tree Fell Onto a Car at Rutland Elementary

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Lt. Chandler Speaks to NES Crews Who Are Repairing Downed Power Lines

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NES Crews Repair Downed Power Lines on Chandler-Radford Rd

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Traffic Stop for Speeding Leads to Arrest of Man Wanted in Ohio for Felony Drug Possession

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – A 31-year-old man, wanted out of Ohio for felony drug possession, is in custody following a traffic stop in Mt. Juliet. A Mt. Juliet Police officer clocked a car on radar speeding 61 MPH in a 35 MPH zone on S. Greenhill Road near Willoughby Station Boulevard. The driver, identified as Alexander Kurth, 31, of Old Hickory, was stopped for exceeding the posted speed limit by more than 25 MPH while he was in the process of delivering pizza to a customer.

Traffic Stop Scene

Traffic Stop Scene

A computer check, through a national database, revealed that Kurth was wanted out of Ohio on a full-extradition warrant. An indictment filed in the Shelby County, OH Court of Common Pleas on July 21, 2014 charged Kurth with violating Ohio Revised Code for 5th Degree Felony Possession of Drugs.

He was taken into custody and booked into the Wilson County Jail, where he will await extradition back to Ohio.

Alexander Kurth, 31, of Old Hickory

Alexander Kurth, 31, of Old Hickory

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Natural Gas Main Rupture Repaired in Mt. Juliet

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Around 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday, August 6, Mt. Juliet Police, Fire Department of Mt. Juliet, and Wilson EMA responded to a possible natural gas line break in the area of Providence Parkway in the Providence community. Upon arrival, emergency responders found Piedmont Natural Gas attempting to repair a reported 4 inch gas main rupture, located behind Providence 14 theater and across Providence Parkway. Piedmont Natural Gas repair crews capped and stopped the gas leak around 1:15 p.m. this afternoon.

Area of Gas Main Rupture Incident

Residents in the yellow area  were asked to shelter-in-place or leave the area.

Emergency responders determined that this was a large natural gas line incident, and heavy fumes were travelling downwind from the rupture. Therefore, a Dangerous Situation Alert was issued to area residents. Residents and tenants in the immediate area were advised to leave the area. For those who stayed in the area, residents were asked to stay indoors, shelter-in-place, and turn off air conditioning systems.

Gas Main Rupture Scene

Gas Main Rupture Scene

Gas Main Rupture

Gas Main Rupture

This dangerous situation is over and the rupture was repaired. Officials with Piedmont Natural Gas told emergency responders that a contractor for a water utility was completing work in the area and struck the gas main.

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Natural Gas Main Rupture Repaired in Mt. Juliet

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Around 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday, August 6, Mt. Juliet Police, Fire Department of Mt. Juliet, and Wilson EMA responded to a possible natural gas line break in the area of Providence Parkway in the Providence community. Upon arrival, emergency responders found Piedmont Natural Gas attempting to repair a reported 4 inch gas main rupture, located behind Providence 14 theater and across Providence Parkway. Piedmont Natural Gas repair crews capped and stopped the gas leak around 1:15 p.m. this afternoon.

Area of Gas Main Rupture Incident

Residents in the yellow area  were asked to shelter-in-place or leave the area.

Emergency responders determined that this was a large natural gas line incident, and heavy fumes were travelling downwind from the rupture. Therefore, a Dangerous Situation Alert was issued to area residents. Residents and tenants in the immediate area were advised to leave the area. For those who stayed in the area, residents were asked to stay indoors, shelter-in-place, and turn off air conditioning systems.

Gas Main Rupture Scene

Gas Main Rupture Scene

Gas Main Rupture

Gas Main Rupture

This dangerous situation is over and the rupture was repaired. Officials with Piedmont Natural Gas told emergency responders that a contractor for a water utility was completing work in the area and struck the gas main.

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Man Quickly Apprehended in Woods After Threatening Woman with Butcher Knife

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. –  Officers were summoned to Green Hills Homes on Monday afternoon around 6:40 p.m. after reports that a man was chasing a woman with a butcher knife. Upon arrival, the 56-year-old female victim ran up to officers as they pulled into the mobile home complex at 14200 Lebanon Road.  Officers learned that the victim was allegedly assaulted and threatened with a butcher knife, prior to being chased by the offender, who was identified as Richard Fowler, 49, of Mt. Juliet.

Witnesses stated that Fowler ran into the woods as police were arriving on scene. Officers quickly established a containment perimeter around the wooded area that Fowler was hiding in, and two officers went into the area to search for Fowler. As public alerts were about to be transmitted, officers stated that they had located Fowler lying on the ground and hiding under vegetation.  Fowler’s two pet dogs followed him into the woods, and their barking assisted in his quick apprehension. He was unarmed when officers located him.

Officer Vanhoose & Corporal Toy Escort Suspect from Woods

Officer Vanhoose & Corporal Toy Escort Suspect from Woods

Fowler was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail under a $10,000 bond for Aggravated Assault, which he is to appear in court on August 19, 2014.

Richard Fowler, 49, of Mt. Juliet

Richard Fowler, 49, of Mt. Juliet

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