The SHPD last night and early this morning responded to several incidents involving juveniles. A caller reported that he observed a male steal his Chevy Malibu from his driveway on Alex Drive. There was another male with him who fled on foot when the other subject left in his vehicle. Officers located the vehicle parked at Kroger on Port Royal Road and observed a subject walking to it. This subject was detained and also admitted to shoplifting from Kroger. The other subject who was with him during the stealing of the car also was located. Both subjects were juveniles, ages 14 and 15, who had ran away from the Tennessee Children’s Home. Both were taken to the Maury County Juvenile Detention Center. The juveniles also admitted to sneaking out multiple times prior from the Children’s Home and stealing items from vehicles. The juveniles stated that they had keys from said burglaries. Staff at the Children’s Home conducted a search and did locate some keys. These keys have been logged into the SHPD property room.
At 2:50 a.m., officers responded to Southeast Vapors for an alarm call. Officers observed that the door glass had been shattered and a paver stone inside. An employee responded to the scene and reported that nothing was taken. A short time later, a theft report from the north Shell gas station on Main Street was reported. Officers located two juveniles matching the description of the suspects. They are 17 and 16 years old. The juveniles admitted to the burglary at Southeast Vapors and also stealing from the Shell station. They were charged with the following: burglary, shoplifting, underage possession of alcohol, possession of tobacco, and curfew violation. Both juveniles were taken to the Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center.
In 2018, Sudsy’s Car Wash in Spring Hill dedicated a portion of its profits to pay for travel expenses for two of our officers to attend the National Police Memorial Week in Washington D.C. Detective Darryl Baker lost his son last year, Sgt. Daniel Baker, of the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office, when he died during a line of duty incident. Thank you to Sudsy’s for allowing us to attend this memorial.
The SHPD is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a witness to a stolen vehicle investigation. On April 12, the victim reported that his Chevy Trailblazer was stolen from a construction site at Southern Springs off of Kedron Road. An SHPD officer located the vehicle in the parking lot of Wal-Mart in Spring Hill. The vehicle was found locked and unoccupied. Video footage shows a female exit the stolen vehicle and get into another vehicle that pulled next to the stolen vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle is seen entering and exiting Wal-Mart and driving off with the suspect. If you can identify this person, please submit an anonymous tip here.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has released its annual Crime in Tennessee publication. The TBI analyzes incident reports from local agencies submitted through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). In 2018, there were 1,461 offenses reported in Spring Hill compared to 1,322 in 2017.
The Spring Hill Police Department’s Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant early this morning on a house in the Ridgeport subdivision. An ongoing investigation by the SHPD alleges that illegal drugs were being sold from the house. Joseph Janos, 51, of Spring Hill, was arrested at this residence and charged with the following offenses:
– Schedule II (methamphetamine) for resale
– Schedule III (steroids) for resale
– Schedule VI (marijuana) for resale
Janos also was wanted for absconding from the Tennessee Department of Corrections. Janos was given a $750,000 bond.
All persons arrested enjoy the presumption of innocence until proven guilty by a court of law.
The SHPD has a new online form for reporting traffic-related complaints. This form should be used for on-going traffic issues. If you have a complaint that requires an immediate response, please call our dispatch center at 931-486-2632, or 911 if it’s an emergency situation. This form will be reviewed by the Traffic Unit Sgt. Traffic complaint form: online traffic complaint form.
The SHPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the persons in the images accused of shoplifting approximately $1,200 worth of merchandise from Kohls on April 12. The suspect vehicle is a Dodge Charger. If you can identify the suspects or have information regarding this investigation, please contact Det. Baker at 931-486-2252, ext. 225, or submit an anonymous tip here.
The Spring Hill Police Department and Maury County Sheriff’s Office have obtained arrest warrants for Thomas Inman, of Mt. Pleasant, for theft of property relating to recent theft of lawn care equipment in Maury County and Spring Hill.
As of this afternoon, Inman has failed to turn himself in to the Maury County Jail. If you know the whereabouts of Inman, you can submit an anonymous tip here or contact your local law enforcement.
All persons enjoy the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law.