Police Looking to Identify Person Who Took Unattended Wallet

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – An unknown female snatched a wallet right off the counter and stored it away in her purse after the victim forgot she left it at the Walmart checkout. The wallet contained an undisclosed amount of cash, iPhone, a debit card, and the victim’s identification. After the victim realized that she left her wallet at the checkout, she returned to Walmart to find it gone on March 30, 2014. Walmart’s surveillance video confirmed that the person waiting in line behind the victim was the person who took the wallet.

Suspect Before Snatching Wallet

Suspect Before Snatching Wallet

All of it was captured on video, and police are hoping someone will recognize the suspect. The suspect appears to be a large-build white female near 30 years-of-age. At the time of the incident she was wearing glasses, a dark purple jacket over a purple-patterned shirt, and blue jeans. A male child was with her who appears to be near one year-of-age. She left Walmart in an early-2000’s Gray Buick Park Avenue sedan.

Suspect Leaving Store

Suspect Leaving Store

Suspect Vehicle

Suspect Vehicle

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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Wilson County Law Enforcement Presenting ‘Heroes Behind the Badge: Sacrifice & Survival’ Tomorrow

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Lebanon, Tenn. – A movie that shines light on Law Enforcement is screening tomorrow in Lebanon, and Middle Tennessee residents are invited to attend this special screening. The Journey Church, 212 Leeville Pike, in Lebanon is hosting the documentary film “Heroes Behind the Badge: Sacrifice & Survival” tomorrow on Friday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m.

This will be the first screening of the film in Tennessee, and the documentary recounts heartbreaking stories of law enforcement officers. Many of stories recount those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and were killed in the line of duty, as well as stories of those who survived a deadly encounter, but survived against all odds. This inspiring documentary will change the way we look at the men and women of law enforcement and highlight the unselfish acts of bravery they commit each day while protecting our communities.

To bring this movie to Middle Tennessee, Wilson County’s law enforcement agencies and local Fraternal Order of Police lodges have teamed up to make it happen. Not only is this a chance to show the public the issues law enforcement deal with regularly, but it is also a fundraiser for Middle Tennessee Concerns for Police Survivors and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. This event also includes a silent auction, demonstrations, and equipment displays that will be available for viewing at 5:30 p.m.

Ticket prices are: $15.00 at the door

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Identity of Grocery Store Burglars Sought by Investigators

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – During the early morning hours of Friday, March 7, two men burglarized the Save-A-Lot grocery store on Lebanon Road. They forced their way through the front door with a steel pry bar. Once they made entry, the two went to the rear of the store and forced their way out the back door. The burglars did not take anything, but their entry and exit caused a significant amount of damage. It appears that they became startled, so they fled without stealing.

Save-A-Lot’s surveillance system captured the unknown men entering and leaving the store. The first suspect appears to be a young white male who was wearing a gray hooded-sweatshirt, camouflage jacket, blue jeans, and work boots. The second suspect appears to be an older white male who was wearing a maroon hooded-jacket, light-colored ball-cap and blue jeans. Investigators hope someone in the community will recognize these individuals from the surveillance video so they can be apprehended.

Suspect 1 Prying Doors

Suspect 1 Prying Doors

Suspect 1 Making Entry

Suspect 1 Entering

Suspect 2 Making Entry

Suspect 2 Entering

Suspect 2 In Store

Suspect 2 In Store

Suspects Attempting to Exit 1

Suspects Attempting to Exit 1

Suspects Attempting to Exit 2

Suspects Attempting to Exit 2

Suspects Exiting Store

Suspects Exiting Store

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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Investigators Hope to Identify Man Using Stolen Credit Cards

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – A man with two stolen credit cards used them fraudulently at Mt. Juliet stores recently. In March, the unknown man stole the credit cards from victims’ at the McKendree Village retirement community in Hermitage.

The cards were used at Academy Sports and Walmart, and over $500.00 was fraudulently charged to the different stolen credit cards.

Walmart’s surveillance system captured the unknown man entering the store. In addition, the vehicle he was driving was captured on camera outside. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a maroon early-2000′s Acura MDX SUV. Investigators hope someone in the community will recognize this individual and vehicle from the surveillance video so they can be apprehended.

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Suspect

Suspect Vehicle

Suspect Vehicle

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 Ranks Among the 10 Safest Cities in Tennessee in Real Estate Survey

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Mt. Juliet has been ranked as one of the 10 safest places in Tennessee after a recent study of FBI crime statistics of Tennessee cities.

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Movoto Real Estate completed the study and released its ranking of the 10 Safest Places in Tennessee on Tuesday, and Mt. Juliet landed the sixth spot. Germantown in West Tennessee topped the list.  The rankings were created using the FBI’s 2012 Crime Report. Researchers evaluated violent crimes, property crimes, and the chances of residents becoming a victim of crime. Those three categories were weighted, with violent crime accounting for 50 percent, property crime accounting for 30 percent, and the chances of being a crime victim accounting for 20 percent.

“It’s nice to know that our city was recognized by the independent study as being one of the safest in Tennessee,” stated Police Chief James Hambrick. “We have a great police force and strong support from our elected officials, but it’s our people and community that create such a safe environment. Everybody cares about each other here.”

After the study, Movoto found “this fast-growing Nashville suburb is another spot in Tennessee that’s managing to keep its crime rate down while expanding at a rapid pace” in terms of reported crime.

View the full list at: http://www.movoto.com/tn/safest-places-in-tennessee/

Movoto Contact: Nick Johnson Email: NJohnson@movoto.com

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Investigators Look to Identify Two Who Are Using Fraudulent Coupons

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Investigators are hoping to identify two individuals who are using fraudulent coupons at Walmart. An unknown black male and female have targeted Walmart on many occasions to commit their crimes. Using fraudulent coupons, the suspects go to a self-checkout kiosk and load money onto gift cards. It is believed that these individuals are the same suspects in similar crimes around Nashville.

Walmart’s surveillance system captured the unknown man and woman entering and leaving the store. In addition, the vehicle they were driving was captured on camera outside the store. Investigators hope someone in the community will recognize these individuals and vehicle from the surveillance video so they can be apprehended.

Male Suspect

Male Suspect

Male Suspect

Male Suspect

Female Suspect

Female Suspect

Female Suspect

Female Suspect

Suspect Vehicle

Suspect Vehicle

Suspect Vehicle

Suspect Vehicle

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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Man Driving Stolen Truck Evades Police

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – A man driving a stolen pick-up truck evaded police officers this afternoon after he bailed from the truck as it rolled off the roadway. A Mt. Juliet Police officer, driving an unmarked police vehicle, spotted a Chevrolet S-10 pick-up truck on Interstate 40 east around 1:10 p.m. A computer check of the registration revealed to the officer that the truck was stolen out of Maryville, Tennessee on March 10, 2014.

The officer called for assistance and waited for additional police units before initiating a traffic stop on the truck. Additional police units arrived as the truck was traveling on Highway 109 near Central Pike in Lebanon. Prior to the officers attempting to stop the truck, the suspect drove off the roadway, jumped out, and started running. The suspect ran into a wooded area to the east of Highway 109 and near Wilson Central High School. Lebanon Police, Wilson County Sheriff, and Tennessee Highway Patrol aviation quickly responded to the area to assist in locating the suspect.

Search Area

Search Area

“I’m so grateful for the response of our law enforcement partners,” stated Police Chief James Hambrick. “They stopped what they were doing without hesitation and quickly responded to help us locate the suspect, which I am thankful of.”

Unfortunately, the suspect was not located after a thorough search. Wilson County Schools are on Spring break, but there were some faculty and students at the school during the search. Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan quickly responded to the scene himself to ensure the safety of the students and faculty remained a top priority. Wilson County Sheriff’s deputies were quickly positioned at the school as a precaution. A junior varsity baseball game was delayed for a moment while the search was being conducted.

THP Helicopter Searching Area

THP Helicopter Searching Area

The suspect was a middle-aged white male with a medium build. He was wearing a light-colored button down shirt with a “Hawaiian” pattern and cargo shorts that were khaki or faded camouflage. A heavy police presence will remain in the area through the night.  If he is spotted, call police immediately.

Suspect Bailing From Truck

Suspect Bailing From Truck

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Mt. Juliet Police to Conduct DUI Checkpoints

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Additional Mt. Juliet Police Officers will hit the streets on the evening of Monday, March 17, 2014 in an effort to curb impaired driving and impaired-related crashes. Sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols will be conducted in the Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet Road, West Division St, and Belinda Parkway areas that evening.

 “We recognize the danger presented to the public by those who make the terrible decision to drive while impaired,” said Mt. Juliet Police Chief James Hambrick. “Therefore, officers will concentrate their efforts on motorists who operate a vehicle while impaired.”

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VIDEO ADDED: Goodwill Aggressively Robbed by Three Masked Gunmen

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Mt. Juliet Police officers were summoned to Goodwill, located at 1321 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Tuesday evening around 8:20 p.m. for a hold-up alarm. Once officers arrived on the scene, a 911-caller stated that Goodwill was just robbed. Officers determined that three armed, masked men entered from the backdoor, pointed guns at the staff, and took an undisclosed amount of cash. One of the suspects pushed a staff member to the floor. The robbers quickly fled the scene, and they were not located after multiple officers searched the area. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured during the incident.

Investigators responded to the scene in hopes of piecing all the information together so the robbers can be identified and apprehended.

The suspects were described as three black males between 18-30 years-of-age. One suspect had a husky-build, around 5’9” tall, wearing a black jacket with a fur-trimmed hood, blue jean pants, and black bandana to conceal face. Another suspect had an average-build, around 5’11” tall, wearing a gray hooded-jacket with black-colored shoulders, blue jean pants, and a navy bandana to conceal face, and the last suspect had a thin-build, around 5’11” tall, wearing a black hooded-jacket, white undershirt, khaki or camo pants, and a white bandana to conceal face. A copy of surveillance video is not available at this time, but photos of the suspects in the store are contained within this release.

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In addition, a very distinct purse was stolen from one of the victims The purse was described as a Loop NYC Andy Warhol Velvet Underground Banana Canvas Tote Bag. A example photo of the purse is contained within this release.

Example of Stolen Purse

Example of Stolen Purse

Anyone with any information regarding the robbery 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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Goodwill Aggressively Robbed by Three Masked Gunmen

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Mt. Juliet Police officers were summoned to Goodwill, located at 1321 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Tuesday evening around 8:20 p.m. for a hold-up alarm. Once officers arrived on the scene, a 911-caller stated that Goodwill was just robbed. Officers determined that three armed, masked men entered from the backdoor, pointed guns at the staff, and took an undisclosed amount of cash. One of the suspects pushed a staff member to the floor. The robbers quickly fled the scene, and they were not located after multiple officers searched the area. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured during the incident.

Investigators responded to the scene in hopes of piecing all the information together so the robbers can be identified and apprehended.

The suspects were described as three black males between 18-30 years-of-age. One suspect had a husky-build, around 5’9” tall, wearing a black jacket with a fur-trimmed hood, blue jean pants, and black bandana to conceal face. Another suspect had an average-build, around 5’11” tall, wearing a gray hooded-jacket with black-colored shoulders, blue jean pants, and a navy bandana to conceal face, and the last suspect had a thin-build, around 5’11” tall, wearing a black hooded-jacket, white undershirt, khaki or camo pants, and a white bandana to conceal face. A copy of surveillance video is not available at this time, but photos of the suspects in the store are contained within this release.

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In addition, a very distinct purse was stolen from one of the victims The purse was described as a Loop NYC Andy Warhol Velvet Underground Banana Canvas Tote Bag. A example photo of the purse is contained within this release.

Example of Stolen Purse

Example of Stolen Purse

Anyone with any information regarding the robbery 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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