Millersville Patrol Car Burglary

Between the hours of 10:00 pm, March 22, 2015 and 8:26 am, March 23, 2015, someone burglarized a Millersville Police Department patrol car while parked in Mansker Farms. The burglar was able to make entry in to the vehicle absent any indication of force. A weapon was stolen in the burglary.

The Hendersonville Police Department is requesting anyone living in the Mansker Farms area that may have seen anything or anyone suspicious to contact the Hendersonville Police Department or Hendersonville Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information regarding this or other crime is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400. Tips can also be submitted by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.

 

Carjacking

On March 20, 2015 at 10:25 p.m. the Hendersonville Police Department received a call from two Hispanic males who were located at 251 New Shackle Island Road in the parking lot. They reported that four male black suspects arrived in a silver or gray SUV. They reported that two of the male blacks exited the SUV and approached their vehicle wearing masks and armed with semi-auto handguns.

The two suspects demanded that the victims exit their vehicle and give them the keys. The victims reported that the two male black suspects entered their 1995 Saturn and drove off towards State Route 386 on New Shackle Island Road with the other two male blacks following them in the silver or gray SUV.

Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Police at 615-822-1111 or the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400. Tips may also be submitted anonymously by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.

Theft Arrest

On Friday March 13, 2015, at approximately 1:12 p.m. the Hendersonville Police Department responded to a report of a theft at Wal-Mart located at 204 North Anderson Lane. Officers observed a suspect leaving the store in a white Grand Marquis vehicle. Officers stopped the vehicle and investigation revealed that the suspect had been involved in this theft and others.

The suspect was identified as Jared Scott McCoy, age 34, of 231 New Shackle Island Road in Hendersonville, Tn. He was charged with two counts of theft under five hundred dollars and two counts of theft over five hundred dollars. These charges involved thefts from Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club in Hendersonville, Tn.

Jared Scott McCoy was transported to the Sumner County Jail. His General Sessions Court date was set for April 8, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. His bond was unknown at the time of this release. A photograph is attached to this release.

Anyone with information regarding this or any crimes is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400. Tips can also be submitted by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.

 

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Third Arrest In Home Invasion

Melissa “Lisa” D. McCloud was arrest this morning while at General Sessions Court Gallatin TN on an unrelated criminal court case where she was charged.  The court date was set for 03/25/2015 at 0900hrs in General Sessions Court.  The bond was set at $100,000

This is the 3rd arrest from the 01/19/2015 home invasion that occurred on Campus Drive.

-          Andrew Scruggs was arrested on 01/19/2015 (Prelim scheduled for 03/05/15 at 1300hrs)

-          Matthew Mertens was arrested on 03/02/2015 (Gen Sessions Court date 03/25/2015 at 0900hrs)

-          Melissa McCloud was arrest on 03/04/2015 (Gen Sessions Court date 03/25/2015 at 0900hrs)

Warrants on Melissa “Lisa” D. McCloud are as follows: Criminal Conspiracy for Aggravated Assault (x2), Criminal Conspiracy for Esp Agg. Burglary, Criminal Conspiracy for Esp Agg Kidnapping (x2), Criminal Conspiracy for Theft over $1,000, Criminal Conspiracy for Theft over $500 and Criminal Conspiracy for Vandalism over $500.

 

Melissa McCloud

 

Home Invasion, Second Arrest Made

On January 19, 2015, the Hendersonville Police Department received a report of a home invasion at 226 Campus Drive. The caller stated that two male suspects wearing dark clothes and a ski mask had forced their way into the residence. Both victims suffered minor injuries.

On January 19, 2015, Andrew K. Scruggs, age 38, of Hendersonville, Tennessee was arrested.

The investigation continued and on March 2, 2015, Detective Bachman and members of H.P.D. arrested the second suspect in this case identified as Matthew J. Mertens, age 28, of Hendersonville, Tennessee. He was charged with:

One count of especially aggravated Burglary, Two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, Two counts of aggravated assault, One count of theft over one thousand dollars, One count of theft over five hundred dollars, and One count of vandalism over five hundred dollars.

He was transported to the Sumner County Jail where his bond was set at one hundred thousand dollars and his General Sessions Court date was set for March 25, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. A photograph is attached to this release.

Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Police at 615-822-1111 or the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400. Tips may also be submitted anonymously by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.

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Matthew J. Mertens

Missing Adult Located

The Hendersonville Police Department is attempting to locate Johnny W. Poff, a seventy-seven year old male white. He is believed to be confused and lost and has been missing since 9:30 a.m. this date. He is driving a black 2002 Ford Explorer four door bearing Tennessee registration plate U0722B.

The last traceable information places him just South of Paducah, Kentucky on or around I-24 at approximately 5:30 p.m. today possibly headed back towards Nashville. Mr. Poff has gray hair with blue eyes and is 5’10” tall and weighs 180 pounds. A photograph is attached to this release.

Update – 02/24/15   Mr. Poff has been located.

 

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February 2015 Alcohol Compliance Checks

On February 19, 2015, members of the Hendersonville Police Department conducted alcohol compliance checks of several local establishments. Twenty-Four locations were visited and all refused to sell an alcoholic beverage to an underage customer.

The H.P.D. would like to thank all businesses who were in compliance and remind all others that the H.P.D. will continue to do random checks of all businesses selling alcoholic beverages.

Anyone with information regarding any crimes is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400. Tips can also be submitted by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.

Hendersonville Police project 7.5 % increase in overall reportable crime, but still down 30% since 2010

Although the numbers are not official yet, early reports indicate overall Group A reportable crimes have increased by 7.5 % in 2014. This represents 157 more reported crimes than in 2013. Looking historically at the broader picture, the city is still experiencing a 30% decrease in Group A reportable crimes since 2010.

“We take these numbers very seriously”, said Chief Mickey Miller. Looking closer at the increased number of reports, we see the leading cause was attributed to Simple Assaults. In 2013, Hendersonville reported 311 Simple Assaults, and in 2014 that number grew to 391, an increase of 80 reports or up 25.7%. Most of these Simple Assaults are attributed to domestic violence cases. In 2013, 61% of the reported Simple Assaults were domestic related. In 2014 that number grew to 68%. Domestic cases involving assaults are not crimes that can be easily patterned, or identified making prevention more difficult.

The next contributing factor for the increase can be directed tied to an increase in drug arrests. Drugs/Narcotic Violations and Drugs/Narcotic Equipment Violations both saw a significant rise with an increase of 41, and 44 reported crimes respectively. These particular crimes have a high clearance rate averaging 92% as most reported crimes result in an arrest.

Other individual areas of increase were noted to include Commercial Burglaries, up from 17 to 29 or 70.5%, Aggravated Assaults, up from 80 to 90, or 12.5% and Theft, All Other, up from 103 to 114 or 10.6%.

Even with the overall increase, we are still seeing several categories that have decreased. Weapon Violations, down -33.3%, Robbery, down -20%, Shoplifting, down -13.8%, Theft from Motor Vehicles, down -3.9%, and Residential Burglaries, down -2.5 %.

In the fall of 2010, Hendersonville Police began a Community Service Program. It was created to engage the public through a series of one-on-one community meetings to share our strategy of reducing crime, and listening to the ideas and problems unique to the particular neighborhood group. The Community Service Program continues to be a great partnership between the police department and the citizens. To date, we have met with hundreds of citizens representing over 30 community groups, and we continue to build these relationships. This program has been a major key to our continued success.

If you have not had an opportunity to participate in a community group meeting, or if you would like more information on any of the services provided by the department, we encourage you to please visit our website, or call 615-590-2677 for more information.

Robbery Arrests

As a result of the cooperative efforts of the Hendersonville Police Department, Metro Nashville Police Department and the Gallatin Police Department, four suspected robbers have been taken off the streets.

On January 27, 2015 shortly after 8:30 PM, Hendersonville Police received information of a robbery that had just occurred at a Kangaroo Express Market in Gallatin, TN. Following this information, a Hendersonville FLEX Officer observed a matching vehicle and suspects exhibiting suspicious behavior near a Hendersonville market.

Hendersonville patrol units stopped the vehicle and subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the four occupants for Armed Robbery. The same four have been identified as suspects in the prior robbery of Exxon in Hendersonville on January 22, and each has been charged with Armed Robbery for that incident as well.

As a result of continued investigation, additional evidence has been discovered which incriminates this same group of arrestees in multiple armed robberies in the Metro Nashville jurisdiction.  Additional charges are expected.

Two arrestees are juveniles, ages fifteen and sixteen, both of Nashville. Two adult arrestees are as follows: De’Montez Malone, age 18 of Nashville, and Chadzel Dionta Adams, age 18 of Nashville.

This investigation is active and ongoing. Please refer questions relevant to incidents outside of Hendersonville to the respective agency.

Anyone with information regarding this or other crime is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400.

Tips can also be submitted by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.

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Chadzel Dionta Adams                                        De’Montez Malone

 

Armed Robbery

On 01-22-2015 at 11:29 pm the Hendersonville Police Department responded to an Armed Robbery at the Exxon station at 1082 West Main Street.

Three (3) subjects entered the store, one armed with a long gun, robbed the clerk, and then fled on foot.

Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Police at 615-822-1111 or the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400. Tips may also be submitted anonymously by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.

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