Online Extortion – Hit-Man Threat Scam

Spring Hill, TN- There has been a scam circulating for over a decade that has transitioned from email to text message. We have taken several of these reports in the past, including recently. We wanted to make people aware of this scam so you don’t fall victim to it.

In this case the victim receives an email or now a text message from the sender who purports to be a hired assassin. The sender threatens to kill the recipient or family members if they don’t pay thousands of dollars. This screen shot was provided by a resident, as an example of this scam:

This scam and other scams have cost people a lot of money throughout the years. Most of the time it is extremely hard to ever get your money back so prevention is key. Please visit the following websites to learn more about the most common scams and crimes that are circulating:

FBI’s Common Scams and Crimes

Internet Crime Complaint Center

Scams and Safety

If you have fallen victim to these scams, please report it to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3.gov).

SHPD Responds to Overnight “Shots-Fired” Call on Scoville Lane

Spring Hill, TN – On April 3rd at 10:25 PM officers were dispatched to the 2800 block of Scoville Lane to a reported “shots-fired” call. Witnesses reported hearing what sounded like 10 gunshots. While responding, officers were given the description of a suspect vehicle that left the area. Officers located that vehicle at the Twice Daily gas station on Port Royal Road. A female who was standing next to the vehicle was interviewed. During this time officers who were at a residence in the 2800 block of Scoville Lane located several spent shell handgun shell casings in the front yard of the house. The female’s address was the same address where the shell casings were located.

The female denied any involvement and claimed that she heard “fireworks” not gun-shots. The female gave consent to search her vehicle. A white powdery substance which field tested positive for cocaine was located. The female was issued a misdemeanor citation for that offense. No evidence linking the female or the vehicle to the shooting was located.

Officers at the home on Scoville Lane attempted to get persons inside of the home to come to the door but they refused. No damage to the property or evidence of any bodily injury/exigent circumstances was observed by officers there. The investigation is on-going.

If anyone has information that may assist with the investigation, please submit an anonymous tip here.

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SHPD to Participate in “Slow Down Tennessee” during April 15th through the 29th

Spring Hill, TN – The Spring Hill Police Department (SHPD) is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to promote “Slow Down Tennessee.” During April 15 – 29, the SHPD will increase education, awareness, and enforcement efforts to help reduce speeding-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities statewide.

For the year of 2021, the SHPD investigated 58 crashes that were due to speeding. 1 of those was a fatality.

The SHPD Traffic Unit will be out looking for motorists who are speeding in school zones, neighborhoods, and on state/local routes.

The State of Tennessee requires motorists to always exercise due care and maintain a safe speed while driving. Speed limits may vary depending on the county and road conditions; therefore, drivers must always pay attention and adhere to posted speed limits to ensure the safety of all roadway users.

For more information about speeding, visit www.tntrafficsafety.org/slow.

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SHPD Requesting the Public’s Help in Identifying the Driver of a Vehicle

Spring Hill, TN – On March 15th at 6:27 PM a SHPD officer stopped a vehicle in the area of Maury Hill St. and Main St. As the officer approached the vehicle, the driver opened the door and told the officer that “you got me,” shut the door, and drove off. The driver was a black male who appeared to be in his mid to late 30s. The vehicle headed south on Main St. and then exited onto Saturn Pkwy heading towards Beechcroft Rd. The license plate on the vehicle came back to another vehicle that was registered to a female. If you can identify the driver, please submit an anonymous tip here.

$5200 Worth of Merchandise Stolen from ULTA Store

Spring Hill, TN – On March 7th, two unidentified females allegedly stole over $5200 worth of merchandise from the ULTA store. One of the females is pictured above. A third person (unidentified male) distracted employees while the two females left the store. If you have information regarding this investigation, please contact Det. Gillam at sgillam@springhilltn.org or submit an anonymous tip here.

SHPD Taking Applications for the Citizen’s Police Academy

The Citizens’ Police Academy is designed to give residents a better understanding and increased knowledge of Spring Hill Police Department. It is the mission of this department to improve communications between the citizens and the police.

The Citizens’ Police Academy will begin June 9th, 2022 and end August 18th, 2022. This program will consist of both hands-on and classroom portions.

Topics covered during the academy will include many aspects of Law Enforcement to include:

  • Firearms
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Department Organization
  • Patrol Operations
  • Communications
  • Use of Force
  • Community Programs
  • Traffic Enforcement/Accident Investigations/DUI

The Citizens’ Police Academy is open to all individuals 21 years of age or older and reside or work within the municipal city limits of Spring Hill. Persons may apply outside of the municipal city limits; however, precedence will be given to those within the municipal city limits.

To apply, please fill out the application here.

Questions regarding the Citizens’ Police Academy can be directed to Officer Herb Rosa at hrosa@springhilltn.org or (931) 486-2252, ext. 221.

Application Deadline: April 29th, 2022

Vehicle Burglary Victim’s Card Used at Banks in Nashville and Mt. Juliet to Withdraw $3800

Spring Hill, TN – On February 9th SHPD officers responded to Morning Pointe assisted living center on McCutcheon Creek Ln. to a reported vehicle burglary. The victim’s car window had been smashed and the victim’s wallet was stolen. While on scene, another vehicle was discovered to have been broken into. The victim’s debit card/ID was used a First Horizon banks in Mt. Juliet and Nashville to withdraw a total of $3800 in cash from the account. The two pictured above were in a 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid van when the withdrawal was made. If you have information regarding this case please contact Det. Gillam at sgillam@springhilltn.org or submit an anonymous tip here.