Stolen Credit Card Used at Wal-Mart on August 1st

Spring Hill, TN – The SHPD is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the individual pictured above. On August 1st this person allegedly used a stolen credit card number to purchase approximately $1800 worth of merchandise at Walmart. If you can identify this person please contact Det. Weber at jweber@springhilltn.org or submit an anonymous tip here.

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Facebook Marketplace Rental Scams

Spring Hill, TN – We have taken several reports this year in which victims are scammed into thinking they are renting a house in Spring Hill. The scammer will pose as a landlord/property owner and place “their” property for rent on Facebook Marketplace. The scammer does not actually own the property, they simply want your money and will disappear. Facebook Marketplace prices are sometimes lower. If a price is too good to be true, it probably is.

Often times the scammer will ask the victim to create an account on a payment app, such as Zelle/MoneyGram/Venmo/CashApp. The scammer will send the victim an “application” or “lease agreement” and the victim will send money to the scammer for the deposit or rent. Sometimes the scammer will know the code to the lock box (codes should be changed frequently to help prevent this) and this will add legitimacy to the situation. Scammers often use throwaway Facebook accounts, Voice Over IP phone numbers, and use virtual private networks (VPN) to access the internet, thus making tracking them down harder.

It is extremely important to avoid being scammed in the first place. These are some common red flags:

  • Watch out for common signs of suspicious posts such as vague messages, low prices, lack of photos, and no contact information.
  • Be sure to thoroughly check the contact information on a listing, as this is usually the best way to identify a scam. Verify the correct contact information by cross-referencing credible sources.
  • Do not communicate with anyone who does not have a photo on their profile or who is asking you to use a personal server as this may be a phishing scam.
  • Ask questions about the property in person (not through email). A real landlord or leasing agent will be knowledgeable about the home.
  • Be sure to inspect the property before signing any contracts or handing over money.
  • Be cautious of people who are asking for upfront cash payments.

Ways to find trustworthy rental listings online:

  • Always research the listing. You might also want to check other listings on different websites.
  • Perform a Google search of the listing name and address to see if there are any review websites that mention it. Websites such as Nextdoor, Yelp! and ApartmentRatings can provide some valuable insight on home listings near you.
  • Be wary of deals that are too good to be true and vague messages from landlords. If the landlord is offering a price much lower than what it actually costs, there’s probably something wrong with the property or they’re scamming you.
  • Ask for identification.Rental agents should have photo ID badges issued by the company that owns or manages the property.
  • Never pay with cash, wire transfers or gift cards. If anyone tells you to pay this way, it’s a sure sign of a scam. Wiring money is like sending cash — once you send it, you have no way to get it back. As for gift cards, they’re for gifts, NOT for payments.

June Is Internet Safety Month

Spring Hill, TN – June is “Internet Safety Month.” As a member of the Tennessee Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, we are committed to helping keep children safe on the world wide web. Please visit the following websites for valuable resources to learn how you can best protect your child:

NetSmartz

Tennessee Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

Common Sense Media

Enough is Enough

Conversation Tips for Parents

Please report all child sexual exploitation incidents to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children here at their CyberTipline

New Year’s Eve Holiday Traffic Enforcement

Spring Hill, TN – On December 31, 2021, the Spring Hill Police Department (SHPD), Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), Maury County Sheriff’s Office, and Williamson County Sheriff’s Office will be working to ensure everyone has a safe New Years. Our primary goal will be to ensure that everyone traveling through Spring Hill arrives at their destination safely so they can enjoy the holiday with their friends and family. The SHPD and their law enforcement partners will be saturating high traffic areas within the city looking for impaired drivers. In addition, several bar checks will be conducted to ensure bars are not over-serving patrons. We strongly encourage everyone to make the right choice DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE. Every year more than 10,000 people die in alcohol related crashes. That’s one every fifty-one minutes. Citizens are encouraged to contact 911 and or *THP to report any impaired drivers.  Happy New Year.   

How To Request an Officer for an Event

Spring Hill, TN- We have one officer who handles going to special event requests such as community events or school events where a police officer or police vehicle is requested. Due to his busy schedule he needs as much notice as possible to properly staff all events. We are asking the public to provide, if possible, at least one month notice prior to the time that they need an officer present. We will make every effort to staff as many events as we can. Please contact Officer Herb Rosa at hrosa@springhilltn.org or 931-486-2252 x221 and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Two Individuals Arrested and Charged With The Kidnapping of a 17 Year Old

Spring Hill, TN- On Sunday October 10th , SHPD officers were dispatched to a residence concerning an alleged kidnapping report. Officers spoke to witnesses who stated that their 17-year-old friend was taken in a vehicle against her will by two subjects. Later on, SHPD officers located the vehicle traveling on Duplex Road and a traffic stop was initiated. The alleged victim and two 20-year-old males were inside of the vehicle. Based on the investigation, officers placed the two males under arrest and charged them with kidnapping. They were taken to the Williamson County Jail. The parties involved know each other. The alleged victim was not chosen at random.

All persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Drug Take-Back Event at Elite Physical Therapy (*now Spring Hill Enrichment Center) on Saturday October 23rd from 10AM to 2PM

Spring Hill, TN –

In partnership with Elite Physical Therapy, now known as Spring Hill Enrichment Center, we will be hosting a drug take-back event on Saturday October 23rd from 10AM to 2PM. The location is 5290 Main Street in Spring Hill.

A secondary location has been established at TriStar Spring Hill ER at 3001 Reserve Blvd. in Spring Hill on the same day Saturday October 23rd from 10AM to 2PM.

The following items will be accepted:

If you can’t make the event, we have a drop box located at the police department (lower level of City Hall). The address is 199 Town Center Pkwy. The box is available for 24/7 drop offs.  For more information about this even, please contact Officer Herb Rosa at hrosa@springhilltn.org.