Juvenile Charged with Attempted First Degree Murder Stemming from a Shooting on Belle Drive

On Friday January 8th SHPD Officers were notified by the Columbia Police Department that a shooting victim (17 years of age) was at Maury Regional Hospital. The victim stated that the shooting occurred outside of a home on Belle Drive in Spring Hill a few hours earlier. The victim was treated and released from the hospital.

One 16 year old has been arrested and charged with attempted first degree murder, especially aggravated robbery, and reckless endangerment. The shooting was not random and the parties involved are believed to have known each other. The investigation is ongoing.

“Felony Lane Gang” Likely Responsible for Certain Vehicle Burglaries This Week

First off, the “Felony Lane Gang” (FLG) is not a traditional street gang. The group got that particular name due to their mode of operation in going to the furthest drive-thru lane at the bank to avoid detection. The group originated in Florida over a decade ago and has been traveling to middle Tennessee to commit their crimes for at least that long.

The group targets cars parked in public places like parks, gyms, and post-offices. The group specifically are looking for purses that are likely to contain ID cards, checks, and credit cards. The suspects take that information and go to the “felony lane” of the bank drive-thru with a wig on to appear that they are the account holder. The FLG use rental cars to commit their crimes. Law Enforcement across the country have identified and arrested, over the last five years, more than 1500 FLG members. Some have been prosecuted at the federal level.

The FLG mode of operation is to smash windows and steal purses in plain sight. Please keep those items hidden. Keep in mind that FLG does surveillance of target areas and may watch you hide your items so it would be a good idea to have it hidden prior to parking.

SHPD Meets Conditions for Certification from the TACP Concerning it’s Use of Force Policy

The Spring Hill Police Department (SHPD) was notified by the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP) that they meet the conditions for certification on the Presidential Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities. The SHPD was required to meet two standards in order to be credentialed:

  1. That the agency’s use of force policies prohibit chokeholds, except in situations where the use of deadly force is allowed by law;
  2. That the agency’s use of force policies adhere to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

This credential allows the SHPD to be eligible to receive federal grants for three years beginning from December of 2020. The SHPD also maintains Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation from the TACP. This means that all of our policies and procedures conform to standards created by the TACP.

Burglary Reported at The Bridge Church

January 5th- The Spring Hill Police Department took a burglary report from The Bridge Church, 3005 Parkfield Loop South. It was reported that on January 4th at about 10:36 PM a subject forced entry into the church and stole a keyboard. The subject is seen on the above images/videos. If you have information that can help identify this person, please submit an anonymous tip here.

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Apple iPad Theft from Target on 12/9/20

On December 9th SHPD officers responded to Target (1033 Crossings Blvd) to a robbery report. Target employees told officers that four black males exited the store with $3000 dollars worth of Apple iPads. The male subjects asked an employee to see one Apple iPad that was secured behind plexiglass. As the employee unlocked the lock, one of the subjects pushed the employee and took several iPads. The employee was not injured during the altercation. After exiting the store the subjects fled in a black GMC Terrain with out of state plates. The subjects are believed to be hitting locations along Interstate 65.

COVID-19 Police Records Procedure Update

In order to maintain staffing levels, we are limiting exposure to the community, therefore, we will not be conducting hand to hand transactions in our Records Unit (located at 199 Town Center Pkwy).

Please use the phone receiver on the wall if you need to request an officer. If you need a copy of a police/crash report, need to pick up property from the Evidence Custodian please use the following contact information:

Property and Evidence Pick-up:

Melissa Wilson | mwilson@springhilltn.org | 931-486-2252 x251

Roger Peters | rpeters@springhilltn.org | 931-486-2252 x221

Records Unit

Margaret Derryberry | mderryberry@springhilltn.org (PREFERRED) | 931-486-2252 x234

Information you will need to provide us:

Case number or name and date of birth of the party involved, along with the date/time of the incident

Your name and phone number

Method by which you want us to send the documents; email (preferred), fax, or mail.

We will advise you about payment upon completing your request.

SHPD Increases Seat Belt Enforcement During National “Click It or Ticket” Mobilization

Spring Hill, TN – As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches and more drivers hit the roads, the Spring Hill Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.” From November 16 – 29, participating agencies across the state will increase seat belt enforcement as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) nationwide mobilization.

“During the ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign, we’ll be working with our fellow law enforcement officers across local and state lines to ensure the seat belt safety message gets out to all drivers and passengers,” said Sgt. Tim Kennedy. “By far, buckling up is the simplest thing you can do to limit injury or save your life during a crash. We see the results of not wearing a seat belt all the time. We see the loss of life and devastating injuries that could’ve been prevented with the simple click of a seat belt. That’s why buckling up is more than just a good idea—it’s the law.”

According to NHTSA, in 2018, there were 9,778 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. In that same year, 56 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night (6 p.m.–5:59 a.m.) were not wearing their seat belts. That’s why one focus of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign is nighttime enforcement. Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night.

For more information about seat belt safety or the THSO, visit www.tntrafficsafety.org.