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.

Juvenile Runaway from Tennessee Children’s Home suspected of Sexual Battery and Attempted Carjacking

Nov. 2nd – At about 4 PM officers responded to the parking lot of Kohl’s in Spring Hill to an attempted carjacking report. The vehicle owner was inside her vehicle when a male subject, later determined to be a runaway from the Tennessee children’s home, came into her vehicle. The car owner punched the male who then fled on foot.

Through the course of this investigation it was also learned that the male allegedly grabbed a female on her buttocks in the parking lot of Sonic.

The juvenile was arrested and transported to the juvenile detention facility in Columbia.

Drug Take-Back Event at Tri-Star ER, Sat. Oct. 24th 10AM to 2 PM

From our partners at Tri-Star Spring Hill ER:

As the #COVID19 global pandemic continues, so does the nation’s opioid epidemic. The American Medical Association (AMA) has issued a brief showing 40 U.S. states reported increases in opioid-related mortality. This comes in addition to ongoing concerns for those with a mental illness or substance use disorder.

To help crush the crisis, TriStar Spring Hill ER is partnering with Spring Hill Police Department to support Drug Enforcement Administration – DEA ’s national take back day by collecting unused and expired prescription medication.

Clean out your medicine cabinets and come by our tent at TriStar Spring Hill ER between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3m4HLbk.

Vehicle Stolen at RaceTrac Gas Station Recovered in Bedford County

On October 10th at 3:40 PM SHPD officers responded to the Tennessee Children’s Home to assist in looking for two juveniles that fled on foot. Officers saturated the area but were unable to locate the two missing juveniles.

At 8:30 PM on the same date officers responded to 1060 Crossings Blvd. (RaceTrac) to a report of a stolen vehicle. The owner stated that while parked at the gas station, her vehicle was stolen. The vehicle was entered into a national database as a stolen vehicle.

On October 11th, the SHPD was notified that the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) had located the stolen vehicle unoccupied in Bedford County.

Based on video surveillance footage from RaceTrac two persons matching the clothing/physical descriptions of the run-away juveniles entered the vehicle at RaceTrac and left in that vehicle. The investigation is still on-going at this time. The juveniles from the Children’s Home had not been located.

Portion of US Highway 31 Named After Fallen Spring Hill Officer

Today we take time to remember those who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001. At the Spring Hill Police Department we also remember Corporal Jeremy McLaren who lost his life over 10 years ago due to complications from an on-duty traffic collision he was involved in. To honor him, a portion of US Highway 31, State Route 6 will be renamed “Corporal Jeremy McLaren Memorial Highway.” Thank you for your service to this community Corporal McLaren.

Dollar General Shoplifting Investigation

Unidentified shoplifting suspect (not this blurry in real life)

The subject in the image above allegedly took laundry detergent from Dollar General in Spring Hill on August 20, 2020. The subject placed 8 bottles of Gain detergent in his pants and walked out of the store. If you can identify this person submit an anonymous tip here.

Stolen Package from Home in the Winter Park Subdivision

Suspect vehicle is the grey car
Winter Park Subdivision

The SHPD is investigating a stolen package off of a porch of a home in the Winter Park Subdivision off of Duplex Rd. This incident occurred Thursday morning. The suspect vehicle is a grey four-door sedan. There may be other packages missing. If you believe that your package was stolen please report it to our dispatch center at 931-486-2632.