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SATURATION PATROL TOTALS
The Clarksville Police Department conducted impaired driving saturation patrols on March 28th and 29th, which was partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office. The following are the totals:
MARCH 28 & 29, 2014
Number of vehicles stopped – 189
Number of Individuals Charged – 169
Driving Under the Influence - 8
Driving on Revoked/Suspended D.L. - 9
Speeding – 53
Proof of Financial Responsibility – 47
Improper Turns – 9
Failure to Obey Traffic Signal – 18
Failure to Exercise Due Care – 5
Reckless Driving – 1
Following to Close -1
Equipment Law Violations -65
Seat Belt/ Child Restraint Violations – 4
Other D.L. / Registration Violations -14
Texting – 1
Resisting Arrest – 1
Simple Possession – 3
Implied Consent – 3
Unlawful Carrying a Weapon – 1
U.D.P. – 1
Arrest Warrants served – 2
Window Tint Violations – 8
Total Charges -254
Public Safety Notice! Attempted Kidnapping
Earlier this week, the Clarksville Police Department released information to the local media about an attempted kidnapping. On 03/19/2014 at 11:45am, at the Shell Station on Wilma Rudolph Blvd., Garon Brown honked his horn and started waving his hands at a 19 year old female victim. She rolled her window down and Mr. Brown stated, "You're pretty.” Mr. Brown eventually asked if the victim wanted to go for a ride in his truck, and she refused. He then approached her vehicle and reached in her window and she rolled it up. Mr. Brown then opened her door, reached in, grabbed her, and attempted to pull her out of the vehicle. The victim was able to kick him away and he got back in his pickup truck and drove off quickly. Mr. Brown came back to the same Shell Station on Wilma Rudolph Blvd. the day after (03/20/14) the attempted kidnapping and was arrested by the Clarksville Police Department. Garon Brown was booked into Montgomery County Jail and made bond on 03/26/14.
Today, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, took out a Warrant on Garon Brown for Attempted Kidnapping, with a $1,000,000 bond. On 03/19/14 (the same day as the Shell Station incident), at approximately 3:30pm, Mr. Brown followed a female victim to a location near Woody’s in Woodlawn, TN, and tried to pull her out of her vehicle. She was able to kick him away and Mr. Brown fled to an unknown location. The only difference between the Shell Station incident and the Woodlawn incident is that Mr. Brown knew the victim in the Woodlawn incident.
Garon Brown is a 25 year old, Indian Mound, TN resident. Currently, both the Clarksville Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department are searching for Garon Brown. Included are photos of Mr. Brown and his vehicle. The vehicle is very noticeable, due to the distinct design. Mr. Brown frequents gas stations and is known to ask for money. In both incidents he started conversations with the female victims while they were in the vicinity of his vehicle.
If anyone sees Mr. Brown or his vehicle, please call 911.
There is no further information at this time. If you have questions about the second incident, please call the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department.
Residential Burglary Awareness and Request for Community Assistance
Recently, the Clarksville Police Department has seen an increase in Residential Burglaries on the north side of Clarksville. Most of the current burglaries occur during the day and involve kicked-in back doors and stolen televisions. The suspects have just recently started taking other items of value, such as; purses, jewelry, and other electronics.
Possible “Method of Operation” (MO):
It appears that the suspects are able to pull up to the victims homes in some type of work vehicle, like a van or truck. They may be posing as a moving company, service men, contractors, subcontractors, or a salesforce. It appears that the suspects knock on the front door to check if anyone is home. If no one is at home, the suspects kick in the back door. If suspects are able to pull up to the home, they can load the items of interest directly into their vehicle, either from the kicked-in back door or by opening the garage door, after entering through the kicked-in back door.
How Can You Help Us?
These daytime burglaries have been occurring in the middle of busy subdivisions. If you see door-to-door salesmen that are not properly identified residents or suspicious vehicles in your neighborhood during the day, please call 911, and a CPD Officer can check their identification and credentials. The Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline number is 931-645-TIPS (8477).
CPD Academy Graduates (03/14/14)
On Friday, March 14, 2014, four Officers from the Clarksville Police Department graduated from 10 weeks of training at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA). Officer Holden Hudgin won the Physical Training Award and the Driving Award. Both, Officer Hudgin’s and Officer Daniel Binkley’s names were added to the Physical Training Wall. We want to congratulate all four Officers on successfully graduating the academy and welcome them into 14 weeks of Field Training. Officers straight out of Academy are trained by experienced Field Training Officers before they go out on their own.
Picture attached/ Officers in order from left to right (Group Picture): James Baker, George Goodman, Daniel Binkley (PT Wall), and Holden Hudgin (PT Award, Driving Award, and PT Wall).
Attempted Bank Robbery on N. 2nd Street
Today, 03/21/14, at 12:24pm, the Clarksville Police Department responded to a hold up alarm at Regions Bank on 128 N. 2nd Street. A robbery suspect held up a note to a bank employee stating, “Give me all the money.” At no time did the suspect display a weapon. Before Officers arrived, the suspect took off on foot to an unknown location. The suspect was unable to get money from the bank. K-9 Officer, Gabe Johnson, tracked the suspect but the suspect was not located. The suspect is a black male, dark complexion, ranging from 5’10” to 6’ in height, with an average build. He was last seen wearing a red baseball cap, with a blue sweatshirt or sweater, and light blue pants (possibly jeans). If anyone has any information in regards to this incident or can identify the suspect, please call Detective Tracy Woodruff at 931-648-0656 Ext. 5531. This is an ongoing investigation. There is no further information at this time
Robbery/Shots Fired on Holiday Dr.
Yesterday, 03/16/14, at approximately 6:03pm, the Clarksville Police Department responded to a robbery and shots fired call near the Microtel and La Quinta hotels on Holiday Drive. Initially, some streets around the area were shut down, and K-9 units were called to assist in the search of suspects. Vonzel Williams, Keshun Hester, and Darcell Wright were taken to District 3 CI for interviews conducted by Detective Howard Gillespie. Soon after, Vonzel Williams was charged with Reckless Endangerment, Keshun Hester was charged with Possession of Stolen property, and Darcell Wright was charged with Aggravated Robbery, Criminal Impersonation, Felony Vandalism, and Escape. All three were transported to Montgomery County Jail. This is an ongoing investigation. There is no further information at this time. If anyone has any information in regards to this incident, please call Detective Gillespie at 931-648-0656 Ext. 5234 or, to remain anonymous, call the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 931-645-TIPS (8477).
On Sunday morning, 03/16/14, at 2:20am, Clarksville Police Officers were dispatched to a fight in the parking lot of 700 N. Riverside Drive. Upon arrival, Officers found 31 yr. old Darrell Willis of Clarksville with a stab wound. Mr. Willis was transported to Gateway Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. At the scene, Officers took into custody 27 Yr. old Radames Rivera. The investigation has shown that Mr. Rivera was responsible for stabbing Mr. Willis. Mr. Rivera was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on the charge of Criminal Homicide. This is an ongoing investigation. If anyone has any information in regards to this incident, please call Detective Chris Nolder at 931-648-0656 ext. 5341.
Copper Thief Arrested: Seth Owen Hannah
On 03/06/14, at 12:15am, Officer Seth Paugh, from the Clarksville Police Department, made a traffic stop on Seth Hannah, due to a traffic violation. During the stop, it was discovered that Mr. Hanna was unlawfully carrying a deadly weapon and in possession of a leafy green substance that field tested positive for THC. Also, while searching Hannah’s vehicle, a large amount of copper was found in the trunk. Due to the multiple reports of missing copper from new construction sites, Officer Paugh took pictures of the suspicious items in Mr. Hannah’s vehicle and conducted a field interview. Detectives Kevin Rushing and David Bramel, then, took over the investigation. Mr. Hannah confessed to stealing copper from six different residential properties. For the Traffic Stop, Mr. Hannah was cited for Simple Possession and Unlawful Carry of a Deadly Weapon. Also, Mr. Hannah was charged with six Burglary charges for the six properties from which he stole copper. The bond is $10,000 per burglary charge. Mr. Hannah is a 21 year old Clarksville resident.
Man Charged with Animal Cruelty
On 03/11/2014, at 1:41pm, an Officer from the Clarksville Police Department observed a foal hanging from a tree on the 2000 block of Whitfield Rd. Officer Lisa Reed wrote a continuation about this call. She spoke with the UT Montgomery County Agricultural Agent, and yesterday, 3/13/14, he met her at the property where the horses are located. The agent said that the white mare with brown spots is in poor condition and emaciated. The other two horses on the property appear to be in better condition, however, at the time of the visit, there was no hay for the horses and the only food found was corn in the storage trailer, which is not accessible to the horses. The foal that officers had previously seen was no longer hanging from the tree and Timothy Decent (homeowner) said that he took the foal down and removed it from the property. Mr. Decent said the foal had died for unknown reasons, and he had hung it so he could keep the hide and then he forgot about it. Animal control was able to send photos that were taken on the night of 3/12/14 and the photos were burned to a disc and placed into evidence. A warrant has been secured for Mr. Decent's arrest. He has been charged with Animal Cruelty with a $10,000 bond. He was also charged with Animal Cruelty in November 2012.
Timothy Decent is a 62 year old Clarksville resident.
On Friday, 03/14/2014, after consulting with ADA Brollier, Officer Lisa Reed was able to begin a search warrant for Timothy Decent's property, which included a seizure of the animals on the property due to evidence of a crime. Officer Reed worked non-stop to create a search warrant, which was approved by ADA Brollier on the morning of 03/15/2014, then presented to Judge Shelton at his home around 9:30am. ADA Brollier also approved an additional warrant for Aggravated Animal Cruelty
The Clarksville Police Department will be conducting saturation patrols on March 14, 2014 and March 15, 2014 in the city limits of Clarksville, Tennessee.
Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Officers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol impairment. Officers will ensure the protection of all motorists by targeting those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed.
The Saturation Patrol is being partially funded by the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office
Strict Traffic Enforcement on Wilma Rudolph Blvd
The Clarksville Police Department is beefing up traffic enforcement on Wilma Rudolph Blvd. Warning signs are posted, and they read “STRICTLY ENFORCED” followed by “SPEED LIMIT 45 MPH.” The CPD will have traffic units in marked patrol vehicles, unmarked vehicles, and on motorcycles. Wilma Rudolph Blvd is currently the #2 roadway in traffic collisions. The beefed up traffic enforcement is to reduce and/or prevent more traffic collisions from occurring.
Stabbing at the Kangaroo Express at the Corner of Lafayette Rd. and Ryder Ave.
Today, 03/07/14, at 4:10, Officers from the Clarksville Police Department were dispatched to a stabbing at the Kangaroo Express at the corner of Lafayette Rd. and Ryder Ave. The victim was transported by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt Medical Center and the suspect is in custody. There is no further information at this time. More details will be released at a later time.
Follow-up/ Arrest Made
Stabbing at the Kangaroo Express at the Corner of Lafayette Rd. and Ryder Ave.
Hakim F. Mustafa, a 52 year old male, was charged with Attempted Homicide for the stabbing at the Kangaroo Express at the corner of Lafayette Rd. and Ryder Ave. The victim is alert and talking. This is an ongoing investigation. There is no further information at this time.
This morning, 03/07/14, at 3:40a, the Clarksville Police Department responded to a residence on the 1300 block of Sonja Dr., due to reports of a female yelling and screaming. When Officers arrived at the residence they went inside and found a deceased person. This is currently an ongoing investigation and there is not further information at this time. More details will be given throughout the day.
Deceased Person on Sonja Dr.
Tonight, 03/07/14, Stefany Paige Johnson, 24 years old, was charged with Criminal Homicide in the death of her 7 month old daughter, Astrid Johnson. Stefany has been booked in Mongomery County Jail. This is an ongoing investigation. There is no further information at this time. If anyone has any information in regards to this incident, call Detective Eric Ewing at 931-648-0656 ext. 5447.
Assistance Requested: Help the CPD Identify the One Hundred-Dollar Bill ($100) Scammers
The Clarksville Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying scammers. Two subjects have been hitting retailers in the Clarksville and Nashville areas for the last few years. The two will select an item and take it to the register to pay for it. They start a conversation with the cashier and hand them a one hundred-dollar bill ($100). While the cashier is counting out change, they either take the one hundred-dollar bill back, or ask for it back and convince the cashier that they did not get the money back. This has happened at least three times in the past 30 days in the Wilma Rudolph area. If anyone has any information in regards to this criminal activity or can identify the subjects, in the photos provided, please call Detective Lifsey at 931-648-0656 ext 5298 or, to remain anonymous, call the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 931-645-TIPS (8477).
Assistance Requested: 2-Way Radios Taken from Several Local Business Vehicles
The Clarksville Police Department is requesting assistance in locating individuals responsible for burglarizing local business vehicles. In these burglaries the suspects are taking 2-Way Kenwood Mobile radios valued at $500.00 each. From just one company, five of these mobile radios were taken. There have been several local companies victimized. If anyone has any information in regards to these incidents, please call the CPD’s main number at 931-648-0656 and then either Detective Dindar at ext 5434 or Detective Honholt at ext 5260. Also, to remain anonymous, call the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 931-645-TIPS (8477).
Attached is a picture of one of the radios that has been taken. One model number for some of the Kenwood Radios taken is M4X8MAX.
Suggestions to Prevent Residential Burglaries
Since late December and the beginning of January, there have been multiple residential burglaries in the area North of 101st Airborne Parkway. The similarities of each of these burglaries are that the back doors were kicked open and multiple TVs, along with other electronics, were taken from the homes. Several of these incidents happened during the day, while the homeowners were gone. This release is to give suggestions that may prevent or lessen residential burglaries from occurring.
1. Even in the day, close all curtains and blinds so that TVs, electronics, and other valuables are not easily seen.
2. Do not advertise that there is no one home, which includes notes on the front door for delivery services to take delivered packages next door. Criminals watching homes will read those notes. Make arrangements with these businesses if you know you won’t be home.
3. Do not put TV or electronics boxes out by the trash to be easily seen. This lets the criminals know what you have in the home.
4. Copy all serial numbers down. It is best to copy them on a thumb drive separate from your computer, in case your computer is stolen.
5. Finally, the Clarksville Community has been very helpful in many different incidents in which the Clarksville Police Department has been involved. We are requesting more help. If you see suspicious individuals or activity happening at any time, please call 911, and Officers will come to that location to check out the situation
Road Rankings in Vehicle Collisions (from Jan 1 to Feb 18)-
Fort Campbell Blvd (41A) still Ranks #1 in vehicle collisions. The rest of the top 6 are listed below:
2. WILMA RUDOLPH BLVD
3. MADISON ST
4. TRENTON RD
5. ASHLAND CITY RD
6. TINY TOWN RD- tied with Ashland City Rd
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The Clarksville Police and Fire Departments Send a Boy from Rhode Island Happy Birthday Wishes
Yesterday, 02/25/2014, at 10am, the Clarksville Police Department brought together several Officers, a patrol vehicle, and two motorcycles for a picture. The CPD invited Fire Fighters, from the Clarksville Fire Department, and one of their Fire Trucks to be included in this picture. We all met in front of Police Headquarters to wish, 6 year old, Tyler Seddon a Happy Birthday, by sending this picture to him. Tyler has been diagnosed with leukemia for the second time and all he requested was that Police Officers and Fire Fighters send him birthday cards for his 7th birthday, which is March 6th. Detective Candace Rundle was responsible for this idea. She found Tyler’s story on PoliceOne.com News and suggested we do something even better than birthday cards. The CPD is sending a package with the group picture that says, “Happy Birthday Tyler” on the top and, “From the Clarksville Police Department and Clarksville Fire Rescue” on the bottom. Along with the picture, the CPD is sending a Chief’s Coin, a CPD Patch, and other assorted Police items that Detective Rundle wanted to include. The Clarksville Fire Department is sending a package with assorted Fire Department items to Tyler as well. Both the Police Department and the Fire Department were quick to respond to this request and we all hope Tyler has the best birthday ever!
Child Abuse/Neglect Settlement
On 04/22/2013, at 3:00p, Detective DeMone A. Chestnut, from the Clarksville Police Department, responded to a Child Abuse/Neglect at KING ROAD. Detective Chestnut responded to a Department of Children Services (DCS) referral in reference to two abused children living in a home on King Road; one child was said to have a broken collar bone and another a black eye. These injuries were said to have been caused by the mother’s live-in boyfriend. The mother of the children, Krystie Chancey, was interviewed and information was obtained about one of her children being seen at Gateway Medical Center for a broken collar bone. The Affiant obtained medical documents provided by Ms Chancey showing a juvenile victim (victim 1/ 4 year old male) being treated for a broken collar bone on March 26th 2013. Ms Chancey failed to disclose the truth on how the injury was caused to medical professionals. Ms Chancey failed to report the abuse to law enforcement and or DCS, therefore placed her minor children in a continued endangered environment. Sometime after March 27, 2013 another child (victim 2/ 1 year old male) was also abused by the same live-in boyfriend Darryl Mayo, whom had abused victim 1 the month before. Victim 2 had a significant bruise to his eye leaving what would be considered a “BLACK EYE”. All information was corroborated by interviewing Mr Mayo who admitted to causing the broken collar bone to victim 1 while giving him a spanking. Mr Mayo stated that he and Ms Chancey made up a story together on how the children were injured to protect themselves from prosecution. Mr Mayo also admitted to back handing victim 2 causing a significant bruise to his eye. Ms Chancey was advised of her Miranda Rights and further interviewed. Ms Chancey advised that the injuries to victim 1 happened on a playground, and victim 2 was assaulted by one or more of his siblings, all of which are under the age of four years old.
Outcome of the Case:
Darryl Mayo received 9 ½ years in prison as a Range 1 offender at 45% (out of range) sentence.
Krystie Chancey received a 10 year community corrections sentence.
Suspicious Subject Found with Multiple Weapons
Yesterday, on 02/20/2014, at 9:23p, Officer Brian M. Coghill, from the Clarksville Police Department, responded to a Unlawful Carry/Possess Weapon call at 350 Pageant Ln. Officer Coghill saw a vehicle in the parking lot behind the public library with a male subject sitting in the cab. Officer Coghill checked on the subject (Daniel Joseph Slusher). Slusher was dressed in all black and was wearing a tactical vest. Slusher stated he was trying to get a job with a bonding company and was waiting on them. Officer Coghill asked to see Slusher’s Driver’s License. Slusher gave the Officer his carry permit and Driver’s License. Slusher’s carry permit expired on 9/14/2013. Officer Coghill got Slusher out of his vehicle and found six knives, handcuffs, two collapsible batons and a .45 caliber handgun. The gun was in a drop leg holster and had one round in the chamber and a full magazine. He had a revolver holster strapped to his vest in front of his chest. The revolver was found under the driver’s seat and was loaded with 5 rounds. There were other items found which include four chemical protective suites, five nerve agent Mark 1 antidote kits, brass knuckles, and ammunition for five or six different weapon types on his person and/or in his vehicle. He was cited for Unlawful Carry/Possess Weapon and Prohibited Weapons.
Lt Liane Wilson, from the Clarksville Police Department, recognized the subject in the pictures provided in the initial News Release. She submitted her information to Detective Bramel and Mark Arthaniel Mosley admitted to the Parking Meter Thefts. He was transported to Montgomery County Jail.
Mosley is a 43 year old resident of Clarksville.
Please Help Identify Parking Meter Thief
Recently, an individual has been ripping parking meters out of the sidewalks in downtown Clarksville. The street that has been hit the most is First Street, though there are still cash parking meters on Legion Street and Third Street. The subject will rip the meters out of the ground and take them to a different location where he breaks them open and removes the change. Approximately 28 parking meters have been taken in the last month or so. Included in the attachments are pictures of the subject. If anyone can identify this subject please call Detective Bramel at 931-648-0656 ext. 5161 or, if you want to remain anonymous, call the Crime Stoppers TIPS hotline at 931-645-TIPS (8477).
Strict Traffic Enforcement Starting Today (02/18/14): Tiny Town Rd and Fort Campbell Blvd (41A)
Starting today, 02/18/14, the Clarksville Police Department is beefing up traffic enforcement on Tiny Town Rd and Fort Campbell Blvd. Today, a warning sign has been placed near the intersection of Trenton Rd and Tiny Town Rd, which reads “STRICTLY ENFORCED” followed by “SPEED LIMIT 45 MPH.” Near the intersection of Tiny Town Rd and Jockey Dr, the CPD has placed the radar-speed trailer, which gives digital readings of drivers’ speeds. The CPD will have traffic units in marked patrol vehicles, unmarked vehicles, and on motorcycles. Fort Campbell Blvd and Tiny Town Rd are among the top five roads in traffic collisions. The beefed up traffic enforcement is to reduce and/or prevent more traffic collisions from occurring.
Police Team Work, Detailed Information from Witnesses, and Store Video Helped to Confirm Robbery Culprits
On Wednesday, 02/12/2014, at 6:52p, the Clarksville Police Department responded to a Robbery at Rony’s Smoke Shop on N Second St. We received a silent alarm at the shop in reference to a possible robbery in progress. Officer J Smith made contact with the store owner (victim 1) and the other victim (victim 2). They both advised that they had just been held at gun point with a shotgun. Victim 1 stated that the suspect demanded money from the cash register and victim 2 stated that he had $15 taken from him. They described the male to be black, ranging from 5'9" to 5'11" tall, wearing a mask, dark clothing, and stated that they observed some facial hair on the chin. A witness (witness 1) stated that once the suspect left, he ran after him. The suspect ended up stealing over $400 and an undetermined amount of Newport Cigarettes. During the search for the suspect, Officer Walden checked out with another witness (witness 2) who stated that, while she was driving on Jefferson St, she observed a tall black man behind Kelly's Big Burger changing pants. She stated that he kept the black hoodie and saw him running with the backpack. Officer Edwards observed a black male, suspect Shonquiel Fields, with red and white striped pants with a black hoodie and a backpack standing next to the Greyhound Bus Station. Shortly after, Officer Edwards observed that same subject at Kelly's Big Burger. He and Officer Walden checked out with Fields inside of Kelly's Big Burger. A third witness (witness 3), who was working inside of Kelly's Big Burger at the time, stated that she saw the male, identified as the suspect, walk inside of Kelly's Big Burger with a black backpack. He went into the bathroom with the backpack and came out without the backpack. Officer Walden did conduct a search of the men's bathroom and found a black backpack filled with packs of Newport cigarettes. Officer Jones and Police Service Dog (PSD) Koda conducted a track and located a sawed off shotgun on 111 Womack St. Officers arrested Fields. Detective Bramel was called and took over the case. Fields was taken to CI, interviewed, and then transported to booking at Montgomery County Jail. He was charged with Robbery and Using a Firearm in the commission of a felony. Also, Joseph Watkins, who posed as Fields’ lookout, was transported to Montgomery County Jail. Watkins was charged with Criminal Responsibility for Conduct of Another.
Police team work, detailed information from witnesses, and the store video helped to confirm the robbery culprits. Another job well done by everyone included.
The video used to identify the suspect, clothing worn by the suspect, and other suspect evidence is included with this release.
(VIDEO CONTAINS PROFANITY)
Community Recognition in Search for Missing Juvenile
The Clarksville Police Department would like to recognize the neighborhood surrounding Hedge Apple Dr and Elkmont Dr for their efforts in locating the missing juvenile. Sgt Slavin stated that there were 50 to 60 individuals from this community searching for the juvenile, which was the reason he was located just over two hours after he went missing. We appreciate the assistance of this community.
Be on the look out for a runaway missing juvenile. Mekhi Kaydon Bogertey left his home around 4:30p today (02-16-14) and was last seen wearing a purple hoody and blue jean pants. Mekhi is 9yrs old and was last seen around Hedge Apple Dr and Elkmont Dr by other people in the neighborhood. If anyone has any information in regards to the whereabouts of Mekhi, call 911.
UPDATE: CANCEL SEARCH
Mekhi Kaydon Bogertey has been located.
Two of Clarksville Police Department’s Sergeants were Presented with Police Chief’s Coins: Sergeant Javier Matiz and Sergeant David Galbraith
Today, 02/14/14, Chief Al Ansley presented Sgt Javier Matiz and Sgt David Galbraith with Police Chief’s Coins for their exemplary work in the apprehension of the suspects of an armed robbery.
Facts and Circumstances:
On January 30th, 2013, there was an armed robbery in district 3 in which one of the subjects pistol whipped the victim. After the robbery the victim was able to call 911 and a description of the suspects was eventually put out. Sergeant Matiz remembered observing a couple who met the description on Riverside Dr earlier in the night. This information coupled with a cab dropping the suspects off at the Grayhound Bus station led Sergeants Matiz and Galbraith to Kelly’s big Burger in search of the suspects.
Once at Kelly’s Big Burger, Sergeant Matiz identified the suspects and a subsequent struggle took place, between suspect, Willie Hardy Jr, and Sergeants Matiz and Galbraith outside of the restaurant. During the struggle a loaded 9mm handgun fell from Mr. Hardy’s waistband unbeknownst to Sergeants Matiz and Galbraith. During the struggle Officer Volkman arrived on scene and was able to locate and secure the handgun that fell from Mr. Hardy’s waistband. She subsequently took suspect, Danielle Vineyard, into custody while the struggle between Mr. Hardy and Sergeants Matiz and Galbraith continued.
Sergeant Matiz, Sergeant Galbraith, and Officer Volkman’s action coupled with their attention to detail led to the apprehension of two violent offenders, recovered property that was taken during a robbery, and recovered a loaded handgun that was used during the robbery. Their actions bring credit upon themselves, District 2, and the Clarksville Police Department.
Picture IMG 4265 (left to right)- Sergeant Javier Matiz, Sergeant David Galbraith, and Chief Al Ansley
Help Identify Robbery Suspect: Money Center in Walmart on Wilma Rulolph Blvd
On Thursday, 02/06/2014, at 7:57p, the Clarksville Police Department responded to a Robbery at 3050 Wilma Rudolph Blvd. Witnesses called 911 and stated that the money center inside Walmart had just been robbed. The victim stated that while she was working in the money center, she was approached by the suspect. The suspect was wearing a black ski mask when he approached the counter. The suspect had his right hand in his coat pocket the whole time, according to the victim. The suspect told the victim to open the register and give him all the money. The victim eventually got the cash drawer to open and gave all the cash inside the register to the suspect. The witnesses and the victim described the suspect's height to range between 5'7" to 6'3". A photo and surveillance video was obtained from Walmart and submitted into evidence. The video is included to see if anyone can identify the suspect.
If anyone can identify the suspect or has any information in regards to this incident, please call Detective Gillespie at 931-648-0656 ext 5234 or, if you want to remain anonymous, call the Crime Stoppers TIPS hotline at 931-645-TIPS (8477).
There is no further information at this time.
2013 United States Attorney Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement Recipient: Clarksville Police Department’s Agent Frederick McClintock
Agent Frederick McClintock, from the Clarksville Police Department’s Special Operations Unit, received the 2013 United States Attorney Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement yesterday, 02/13/2014.
United States Attorney Award Bulletin:
Each year at this time members of the law enforcement community are recognized and honored for distinguishing themselves by their extraordinary performance in a particular case. Agent McClintock is among a group of men and women who have not only done extraordinary enforcement and investigative work but have gone the extra mile to work with the attorneys and staff of the US Attorney’s Office to assure a just result in significant prosecutions of federal criminal defendants in the Middle District of Tennessee.
Those being honored represent a community of law enforcement officers and agents who have dedicated their lives to the protection of the public at any time and place that the peace is threatened. The life blood of law enforcement is the officer on the beat and the agent in the field. Without their efforts, no system of criminal justice can succeed.
The Clarksville Police Department is proud of Agent McClintock’s hard work and unselfish dedication. Congratulations Agent Frederick McClintock.
Help Identify Female Subject: Robbery on Wilma Rudolph
On 1-10-14, the Clarksville Police Department responded to a Robbery on Wilma Rudolph. The male victim and his male friend met two females at a gas station on Wilma Rudolph. The females went with them to their hotel rooms located nearby. One of the females went into the empty room, to use the restroom, and was gone for a long time. When the victim went to check on her, he was robbed at gunpoint. If anyone recognizes the female in the photo, please call Detective Lifsey at 931-648-0656 ext 5298 or, if you want to remain anonymous, call the Crime Stoppers TIPS hotline at 931-645-TIPS (8477).
Quality Inn Photo
Pedestrian Traffic Crash on Fort Campbell Blvd (41A) Near Ringgold Rd
Tonight, 2/07/2014, at 9:25p the Clarksville Police Department responded to a call that a pedestrian, wearing dark clothing, was struck by a vehicle on Fort Campbell Blvd (41A), near Ringgold Rd, while attempting to cross the road. The pedestrian is still alive and was transported by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt Medical Center, due to the injuries from the crash. The call to dispatch came in at 9:23p. Names and details will be given in a follow-up email.
A 1995 Chrysler Cirrus driven by Keith Germany (DOB 09/08/1964) of Clarksville, TN was traveling southbound in the right travel lane of Ft Campbell Blvd and struck pedestrian Thomas Burchett (DOB 7/19/64) of Clarksville TN who was in the roadway near 1985 Ft Campbell Blvd. Burchett was taken by Life Flight to Vanderbilt Medical Center and is currently listed in critical condition.
The pedestrian was not in an intersection or unmarked crosswalk at the time of the collision and was not wearing reflective clothing. This makes 6 pedestrian collisions on Clarksville’s roadways since December 2013; 4 of which have been fatal.
The investigation is ongoing, anyone with any information may contact lead investigator M Spielhagen Clarksville PD.
Clarksville Police Department contact number: 931-648-0656
Three Vehicles Crashed on the 41A Bypass (Ashland City Rd) Near Glendale Dr
Today, 02/07/2014, at 1:56p the Clarksville Police Department responded to a vehicle crash, involving three vehicles, on the 41A Bypass (Ashland City Rd) near Glendale Dr. The Bypass was shut down between Seven Mile Ferry Rd and Glendale Dr. One driver was transported by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt and the other two other drivers, along with one passenger, were transported by EMS to Gateway Medical Center. The injuries caused by this crash were reported as non-life threatening. There will be a follow-up release with details and names later today. The crash is still under investigation and there is not further information at this time.
FOLLOW UP: On 02/07/2014 the driver, Margaret L Mayfield, of a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling west on Ashland City Rd when she crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a eastbound 1999 Ford Expedition- driven by Shelly L Gerlach, then hit an eastbound 2005 Chevrolet Malibu- driven by James C Sanders. Sanders attempted to avoid Mayfield's Tahoe, but was unsuccessful and was hit, causing his Malibu to leave the roadway and flip over in the ditch. Daniel L Newell, driver of a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, was avoiding the vehicles involved and his Silverado was hit by a tire from Mayfield's Tahoe that came off during the series of crashes. Sanders was traveling eastbound as well. Mayfield's Tahoe came to rest in the ditch up against a utility pole.
Margaret L Mayfield is a 43 year old Clarksville resident.
Shelly L Gerlach is a 34 year old Clarksville resident.
James C Sanders is a 59 year old Clarksville resident.
Daniel L Newell is a 22 year old Ashland City, TN resident.
Yesterday, 02/06/2014, an elementary student was approached by a black male driving a 4-door maroon pick-up truck, while walking home from the Kenwood School Complex. The suspicious male asked the student if she needed a ride and she told him, “no.” The suspicious male told her, “you better get in my car.” At that time, the student successfully ran away. Please call 911 when you see suspicious activity/behavior and or witness a crime.
Description of the Suspicious Male:
This was a black male, in his 30s, with medium skin tone, and a thin mustache. He was wearing a black ball cap, a black shirt with a white guitar on it, and was driving a 4-door maroon pick-up truck.
If anyone has any information about this incident and has seen the suspicious subject described above, please call 931-648-0656 ext. 5279 or our anonymous Crime Stoppers TIPS hotline at 931-645-TIPS (8477).
There is no further information at this time.
Awareness: Pedestrian Safety
Due to current pedestrian traffic crash incidents reported in Clarksville, the Clarksville Police Department wants to make the public aware of Safety Tips and Pedestrian Laws.
In the last two months (December and January) the Clarksville Police Department has investigated four pedestrian traffic crashes. Three of those four pedestrian traffic crashes were fatal. Below, is a combination of Safety Tips, State Laws, and City Codes in reference to pedestrian traffic.
State Law and City Code
1. Duty of pedestrian. No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield (Sec. 9-602. Right-of-way in crosswalks).
2. If there is a sidewalk available, it is unlawful for any pedestrian to walk or use a wheelchair along and upon an adjacent roadway (TCA 55-8-138 - Pedestrians on Roadways)(Sec. 9-609. Walking along roadways).
3. When a sidewalk is not provided, any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall, when practicable, walk only on the left side of the roadway or its shoulder facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction (TCA 55-8-138 - Pedestrians on Roadways)(Sec. 9-609. Walking along roadways).
4. If there is not a crosswalk, or the pedestrian is not within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, no tunnel, or no overhead pedestrian crossing; the pedestrian shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway (TCA 55-8-135 - Crossing at Other Than Crosswalks)(Sec. 9-606. When pedestrian does not have right-of-way).
5. When crossing at an intersection, cross in the direction of the signal (TCA 55-8-111 - Pedestrian-control Signals)(Sec. 9-306. Pedestrian control signals).
The Clarksville Police Department recommends the following safety tips.
1. While walking at night, dark colored clothing can be dangerous. It is easier to be seen at night wearing light colored and/or reflective clothing.
2. If walking or jogging on a roadway and using earphone/headphones, keep the volume low enough that approaching traffic can be heard and please do not use them while crossing a road . Crossing a road safely requires 100% of a person’s attention.
3. Carry a flashlight.
4. Cross the street in well-lit areas at night, preferably an intersection.
5. Stay clear of driver blind spots such as buses, hedges, parked cars, or other obstacles before crossing so you are easily seen.
6. If you plan on drinking you should take the same precaution as a Driver. Plan your trip, stop drinking and sober up before leaving, or have a sober person walk with you.
7. Finally, drivers need to always be aware of pedestrians along the roadway. When you see someone walking on the sidewalk or the shoulder, slow down, cover the brake and be prepared to stop if necessary.
Please use these precautions to assist in both vehicles and pedestrians safety.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Clarksville Police Department, and Montgomery County S.O. conducted checkpoints and impaired driving saturation patrols January 31, February 1, and February 2, 2014, partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office. Also, the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission was involved in the DUI Blitz Operation in Montgomery County.
The results from the Checkpoints/Saturation Patrols and DUI Blitz Operation:
1 Reckless Driving
6 Disregard Signal or Sign
5 Improper Turns
14 Child Restraint Violations
46 Seatbelt Violations
50 Proof of Insurance Violations
107 Window Tint/Light Law/Equipment Violations
35 Registration Law
15 Revoked/ Suspended Driver License
25 Other Driver License Violations
28 Misc. Moving Violations
15 Misc. Non-Moving Violations
2 Possession of Handgun while Under the Influence
3 Unlawfully Carrying a Deadly Weapon
7 Simple Possession
461 Total Violations
3 Tavern Checks Conducted
Yellow Dot Program: Essential Information for First Responders in Emergencies
Recently TDOT, with the help of Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) and Representative Curtis Halford (R-Dyer), launched the Yellow Dot Program. Tennessee is the tenth state to adopt this program. It has been adopted as a way for emergency personnel to have essential information about one’s health during a medical emergency or accident.
When an individual enrolls in the Yellow Dot program they are given a packet. Inside that packet is a brochure of information about the program, a brochure where they can fill out their medical information, and a yellow circle sticker. It is important that the individual updates the medical information periodically to provide the most assistance in the case that it is needed.
After filling out the information on the brochure, the individual places the yellow bi-fold holder in their glove box and places the yellow sticker on the bottom left corner of the rear window of their vehicle (on motorcycles it is placed on the bottom left corner of the license plate). This signifies to emergency personnel that there is medical information in the glove box in case of emergency.
This has been proven very helpful in other states especially when dealing with individuals that have medical conditions. With bi-fold holder having a place to list medications, medical conditions, and allergies, medical personnel would be able to treat an individual without having to worry as much about the individual having an allergic reaction to something or it conflicting with a medication that is already in the individual’s system. When this program is launched, the plan is to be directed towards the elderly and individuals with medical conditions. Later on, it will branch out to everyone that drives.
One major benefit of this program is that it is free to the individuals that want to enroll. All the individual has to do is go to an enrollment site and tell them they are interested in enrolling in the program. There is no limit to the number of packets that an individual receives. It is recommended that there be one in each vehicle that the individual owns.
There are three locations with the Clarksville Police Department that individuals can enroll in this free program. The information for the enrollment sites are included below. Individuals can go to these enrollment sites during normal business hours, receive a packet, and get enrolled in the program.
Release information is from Officer Kyle Fleming…
Locations with Information
1. Officer Kyle Fleming
District One Crime Prevention
1885 Fort Campbell Blvd
(931) 648-0656 Ext 5227
2. Officer Roger Carroll
District Two Crime Prevention
135 Commerce Street
(931) 648-0656 Ext 5175
3. Officer James Howard
District Three Crime Prevention
1584 Vista Lane
(931) 648-0656 Ext 6662
Robbery on Wilma Rudolph Blvd
On 01/30/2014, at 9:48p, the Clarksville Police Department responded to a Robbery at 3065 Wilma Rudolph Blvd. The first responding Officer spoke with the victim (male) who stated that he met a female (Danielle Vineyard) on a social network called Tagged. Ms Vineyard told the victim to come hang out with her at the EconoLodge in room number 208. The victim arrived at the EconoLodge and walked into room 208 where he was met at the door by Ms. Vineyard. When the victim stepped inside, he noticed a black male (Willie Hardy Jr) standing behind the door. Mr Hardy closed the door and pointed a handgun at the victim. Mr Hardy struck the victim in the mouth with the gun and Ms. Vineyard grabbed the victim's legs which caused the victim to fall to the ground. Mr Hardy told the victim to give him his money, phone, and keys. The victim complied. Then, Mr Hardy ordered the victim to remove all his clothing. Again, the victim complied. The victim was told to go into the bathroom. When the victim went into the bathroom, he closed the door and locked it until Mr Hardy and Ms Vineyard left. When the victim felt that they had left the room, he came out of the bathroom and called police.
After a description of the suspects was put out to all three districts, Sgt Matiz from District 2 realized he had seen the suspects somewhere around Riverside Dr. Sgt Matiz and Sgt Galbraith located the suspects at Kelly’s Big Burgers at 405 N Riverside Dr. As Sgt Matiz and Sgt Galbraith approached the entrance of Kelly’s Big Burgers, the suspects attempted to leave. Mr Hardy ran a short distance on foot before he was apprehended by Sgt Matiz and Sgt Galbraith. He physically resisted the two Sergeants. While Mr Hardy was physically resisting arrest, the handgun used at the Robbery at the EconoLodge fell from his clothing, which an Officer immediately collected for evidence. Soon after physically resisting, the suspect Willie Hardy Jr and the suspect Danielle Vineyard were taken into custody and transported to District 3 CI and then to Montgomery County Jail.
Willie Hardy Jr had Felon Possessing a Firearm and Theft of Property charges added today for possessing the stolen handgun. The handgun was stolen from Farmington, MO on 12/21/13.
Student Threat Neutralized
Last night, 01/30/14, at 8:52p, the Clarksville Police Department received an anonymous phone call reporting that a Kenwood High School student had planned to bring a gun to school. The caller stated that the suspected student had a note indicating his plan to go to school and injure students. The CPD made contact with the suspected student and his father and the caller’s report was confirmed. The student admitted to planning the shooting and produced the note that indicated his plans. Also, he had access to a weapon and ammunition. Due to the anonymous caller’s detailed information and the CPD Officers recognizing the seriousness of this threat, the threat has been neutralized and the student has been detained. Also, the cooperation with Kenwood High School personnel, the SRO, and other agencies involved was critical to the investigation. The CPD is making steps to provide further security with extra Patrol Officers at the school, even though the threat has been neutralized. This incident is still under investigation. There is no further information at this time.
Traffic Incident Involving Two Clarksville-Montgomery County School Buses
Today, 01/27/2014, at 2:50p, the Clarksville Police Department responded to a traffic incident where the front end of one Clarksville-Montgomery County School bus collided with the rear end of a second Clarksville-Montgomery County School bus at the intersection of Tiny Town Rd and Peachers Mill Rd. Both buses were headed north bound on Peachers Mill Rd. There were a few minor injuries. Some of the passengers, with minor injuries, were transported to a medical facility. The last number given, of transported passengers, was two, but this has not been confirmed. Exact numbers and details will be given and confirmed in a follow-up release. There is no further information at this time.
Follow-up 1- Bus Driver Names
Bus 97-23 ran into the back of bus 09-13 at the traffic light of Peacher’s Mill Rd and Tiny Town Rd around 2:45 p.m.
The driver of bus 97-23 was Erika Gaines, a 34 year old Clarksville resident. She claimed that her brakes went out, which caused her to run into the back of bus 09-13. THP came on scene to inspect bus 97-23 and found that there was nothing wrong with the brakes. She was cited for following too close.
The driver of bus 09-13 was Charity Gross, a 39 year old Clarksville resident.
(SEATBELT & SOBRIETY) ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECKPOINTS &
The Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting roadside safety checkpoints and saturation patrols on January 31, February 1, and February 2, 2014 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee. The locations of the checkpoints will be on U.S. 79 and Kraft Street. Saturation Patrols will be on U.S. 41-A & U.S. 79 and Tenn. State Routes 374, 12, 13, 48, 76 & 236.
Troopers, Deputies, & Officers will also be out in force doing D.U.I. Saturation Patrol along with Seatbelt enforcement. This Enforcement Blitz is the startup for the Governor’s Highway Safety Office (G.H.S.O.) SAFE Campaign (SEATBELTS ARE FOR EVERYONE) that will run February 1, 2014 to August 1, 2014. Troopers, Deputies, & Officers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, and the Clarksville Police Department recognize that Checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving and increases seatbelt usage.
The Checkpoints and Saturation Patrol are being partially funded by the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
Two Structure Fires in the Same Neighborhood (01/26/2014)
This morning, 01/26/2014, at 07:07a, the Clarksville Police Department responded to a structure fire at 875 Richardson Street. EMS and Clarksville Fire and Rescue were on scene. The first responding Officer for the CPD stated there was significant fire damage to the residence.
Then, at 07:18a, the Clarksville Police Department responded to a Arson to a Business, Gov., Church, Etc. at 1201 Greenfield Dr. Officers arrived on scene to find Jordan's Market fully engulfed in flames. Officers made the perimeter secure. Clarksville Fire Department arrived on scene and started to distinguish the fire.
875 Richardson Street and 1201 Greenfield Dr are in the same neighborhood. Both the Clarksville Fire Department and the Clarksville Police Department will be working jointly to investigate the cause of the two fires. With this being an open investigation, there is no further information at this time.
Additional information: Sgt Johnny Ferfuson, from the Clarksville Police Department, injured his hand while knocking open a door to wake up neighboring residents to get them to safety.
Pedestrian struck by Two Vehicles at the Intersection of Tiny Town Rd and Needmore Rd
Tonight, 1/24/2014, at 6:35p, the Clarksville Police Department responded to a call that a pedestrian was struck by two vehicles at the intersection of Tiny Town Rd and Needmore Rd. The pedestrian was still alive when the Officers arrived on scene. He was transported by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt Medical Center. Details on this incident will be sent in a follow-up release. There is no further information at this time.
Follow-up Release with Details
The pedestrian was Edward Holt. He is a 25 year old Clarksville resident.
The driver of the vehicle is Malaena Borger. She is a 41 year old Clarksville resident.
Borger was driving a Toyota Paseo west bound on Tiny Town Rd. She proceeded through the intersection at Needmore Rd, with a green light. Holt, wearing dark clothing, ran across traffic and was struck by Borger's vehicle. The Investigating Officer could not confirm that there were two vehicles that struck Holt. Holt's condition from the injuries caused by this incident is still unknown at this time. This is an ongoing investigation. There is no further information at this time.
Armed Robbery at 523 Dover Rd (Kangaroo Mart)
On 01/22/2014, at 02:12a, the Clarksville Police Department responded to a armed robbery at 523 Dover Rd (Kangaroo Mart). The clerk, at the Kangaroo Mart, stated that a black male pointed a handgun at him and demanded the money from the register. The clerk complied by giving him the money from the register, which totaled $20 (twenty dollars). The black male left and fled in a green, 4 door car. Officers located the suspect vehicle on Lafayette Rd and the driver refused to stop. MCSO Deputies located the vehicle and stopped near Woodlawn Park, in the county, off of Dover Rd. The driver was identified as Shannon Lamont Bowers. The clerk was transported to the traffic stop location and identified Mr. Bowers as the man who robbed him. Mr. Bowers admitted to the robbery during an interview and was arrested and booked into Montgomery County Jail.
Public Assistance Request: Help Identify Suspects
On 01/14/2014, at 8:57p, the Clarksville Police Department responded to a Residential Burglary at 922 Power St. The victim Esteban Rangel-Luna, stated that two white males forced entry into his residence while he was home and hit him in the head and face with a pistol. Rangel-Luna stated that the suspects demanded money from him. Rangel-Luna said that the unknown males left in a red pickup truck. Rangel-Luna had head and facial injuries. Rangel-Luna was taken to Gateway ER.
See Video Attached: The video evidence provided, shows a dark colored pickup truck enter the trailer park at 8:41p, and the same truck leaves at 8:48p. The video shows 2 white males jumping out of the bed of the truck and getting into the cab. The truck then turns left onto Power St with its lights out and heads toward the Mart. The truck is then seen turning its lights on and making a right turn onto Providence Blvd. The truck appears to be a dark colored, older model standard cab pickup truck with a light colored bottom rocker. If anyone has any information, in regards to this incident, please call Detective Bramel at 931-648-0656, ext. 5161 or, if you want to stay anonymous, call the Crime Stoppers TIPS hotline at 931-645-TIPS (8477).
Grain Truck Turned Over at the Intersection of Tiny Town Rd. and Peachers Mill Rd.
Today, 1/22/14, at 11:32a, the Clarksville Police Department was dispatched to the intersection of Tiny Town Rd and Peachers Mill Rd, due to a turned over Grain Truck. The driver was transported by EMS to Gateway Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries due to this incident. There will be a follow-up email with the name of the driver and other details later today. Traffic will be slow moving in this area for several hours. Clarksville drivers are encouraged to avoid this area until later this afternoon.
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