Detectives from the Spring Hill Police Department and Williamson County Sheriff’s Office will give a presentation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 8, at Refuge Church in Spring Hill (2001 Campbell Station Pkwy. A-7), on current trends of online child exploitation.
Detectives will talk about the role of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, “sextortion,” the role of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an overview of some popular mobile chat applications and how predators use them to communicate with children, and a brief overview of the “dark web.”
The detective from the WCSO will also address current trends observed in the school district related to juveniles and their use of mobile devices. Electronics detection K-9, “Remi,” also will be on hand for a meet-and-greet.
This presentation is for parents or guardians who have elementary to high school-aged children who have access to devices that connect to the internet. This presentation is not suitable for children.
With Independence Day quickly approaching, we are reminding citizens about the City Ordinance for the discharge of fireworks. There are only certain days in which one can discharge fireworks within Spring Hill city limits, and the Fourth of July is one of those days. Fireworks are allowed to be discharged on the holiday between noon and 11 p.m.
We will respond to fireworks complaints outside of this time period or if someone is using fireworks in an otherwise unlawful manner. Keep in mind that the Spring Hill Fire Department may impose a ban on fireworks if dry conditions are likely.
If you wish to report a firework complaint, please contact our non-emergency dispatch number at 931-486-2632, or 911 if it’s an emergency.
On June 8, Isabella Noll, 16, ran away from her foster parent home in Spring Hill. She may possibly be headed to Russellville, Ala., where her biological parents live. If you have information concerning her whereabouts, please contact our dispatch at931-486-2632, or submit an anonymous tip here.
On April 21, the subject pictured committed a “quick-change” scam at Wal-Mart. The subject confused the cashier into getting approximately $640. If you can identify this person, please submit an anonymous tip here.
On May 5, the pictured subject used a different bar code to scan items he was purchasing. The subject left in a red Dodge Avenger. This subject has what appears to be either a tear drop tattoo or scar close to his eyes.here.
On May 18, the pictured subject used incorrect bar codes in an attempt to get a better price for the merchandise the subject was attempting to buy. The subject was confronted by loss prevention and fled the store leaving behind her merchandise. If you can identify the subject, please submit an anonymous tip here.
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.