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.

Please be Mindful When Driving as Schools Begin to Open

When to stop for a school bus

Area schools will soon be opening. Please remember that there will be an increase in traffic in the mornings/afternoons. Please be mindful of children who are walking or riding bicycles to their schools. Please obey the posted school zone speed limits. Please familiarize yourself with the above diagram of when you are obligated to stop for a school bus. Officers will be in school zones in the upcoming weeks to ensure everyone’s safety.

Request to Identify Alleged Home Depot Shoplifting Subject

The SHPD is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the above person who is alleged to have stolen merchandise from The Home Depot in Spring Hill and other Home Depot stores in the middle Tennessee area. If you can identify this person, contact Det. Gallahaire at bgallahaire@springhilltn.org or submit an anonymous tip here.

Shots Fired Call Leads to Arrest

On Wednesday, July 1st at around 1:40 AM officers were dispatched to the 4200 block of Port Royal Rd. for a shots fired call. When officers arrived on scene, they heard several gunshots being fired from the outside of the home. An officer observed George Hodges III, 57 years old of Spring Hill, with a rifle while walking inside of his home. Officers asked Hodges to step outside but he refused to do so. Officers entered Hodges home and found him sitting on a couch with a rifle in front of him and several other rifles on the couch. Hodges was detained without incident. Hodges stated that he was “shooting at rats.” Hodges had a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person. Officers located numerous bullet holes in a privacy fence in the backyard that were in the direction of other houses in the area. Officers also located two bullet holes in a neighbor’s garage. While Hodges was detained, he allegedly kicked an officer several times. Hodges was arrested and charged with the following offenses; simple assault, reckless endangerment with a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm while intoxicated, vandalism, and public intoxication. All persons enjoy the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law