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If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at or submit a Web Tip .  You do not have to give your name.  CRIME STOPPERS will pay a cash reward of up to $1000 and you can remain anonymous. 


6/30/2009 - Murder of Caroline Langley Grollnek

THIS WEEK NASHVILLE CRIME STOPPERS IS OFFERING A REWARD OF $1000 CASH, FOR CLUES CALLED IN TO 74-CRIME THAT HELP SOLVE THE MURDER OF 36 YEAR OLD CAROLINE LANGLEY GROLLNEK WHOSE BODY WAS FOUND ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE CUMBERLAND RIVER NEAR DOWNTOWN.

 

ON THURSDAY, COTOBER 18, 2007 AT APPROXIMATELY 3:00 IN THE AFTERNOON, AN EMPLOYEE OF ALLEY CASSETTY BRICKYARD AT #2 OLDHAM STREET WAS WALKING NEAR THE RIVERS EDGE BEHIND THE PROPERTY WHEN HE SMELLED AN ODOR.  HE WALKED CLOSE AND FOUND A DEAD BODY ON THE RIVERBANK. DETECTIVES RESPONDED AND DISCOVERED THAT THE BODY WAS A FEMALE WHITE.  THE MEDICAL EXAMINER DETERMINED THAT SHE WAS A VICTIM OF FOUL PLAY. SIX DAYS LATER POLICE WERE ABLE TO IDENTIFY HER AS CAROLINE LANGLEY GROLLNEK.  CAROLINE WAS FIGHTING A DRUG ADDICTION AND HAD TURNED TO THE STREETS AS A PROSTITUTE TO FUND HER HABIT.  THE LAST TIME SHE WAS SEEN WAS ON OCTOBER 5TH WHEN SHE GOT INTO A LIGHT COLORED PICK UP TRUCK WITH TINTED WINDOWS AT THE INTERSECTION OF NORTH 1ST STREET AND OLDHAM STREET.

 

POLICE ARE ASKING THE PUBLIC TO CALL IF THEY KNOW OF SOMEONE WHO FREQUENTS THE AREA THAT DRIVES A SIMILAR TRUCK AND IS KNOWN FOR PATRONIZING PROSTITUTES.

 

DETECTIVES ALSO HAVE NOT RULED OUT THAT HER MURDER MAY NOT BE RELATED TO HER LIFESTYLE AND THAT SHE MAY HAVE BEEN MURDERED FOR ANOTHER REASON.

 

IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT WHO MURDERED CAROLINE LANGLEY GROLLNEK BEHIND THE ALLEY OF CASSETTY BRICKYARD ON OLDHAM STREET NEAR DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE, CALL CRIME STOPPERS AT 74-CRIME.  IF THE INFORMATION RESULTS IN THE ARREST AND PROSECUTION, NASHVILLE CRIME STOPPERS WILL PAY A REWARD OF $1000 CASH.

CRIME STOPPERS WILL ALSO PAY UP TO $1000 FOR CLUES CALLED IN TO 74-CRIME ON ANY OTHER MAJOR CRIME, WANTED PERSON, STOLEN PROPERTY OR DRUGS.  CALLERS REMAIN ANONYMOUS, THEY WILL ONLY BE KNOWN BY THE CODE NUMBER THEY ARE ISSUED.

 

            ANYTIME YOU HAVE INFORMATION ON ANY CRIME, CALL 74-CRIME (742-7463).  YOU CAN ALSO SEND AN ELECTRONIC MESSAGE TO CRIME STOPPERS BY TEXTING THE WORD “CASH” ALONG WITH THE MESSAGE TO 274637 (CRIMES).    TIPS CAN ALSO BE SENT THROUGH THE CRIME STOPPERS WEBSITE AT www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.

 

06/30/09 Crime of the Week Murder of Caroline Langley Grollnek

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6/23/2009 - Murder of Jerry Gurney

THIS WEEK NASHVILLE CRIME STOPPERS IS OFFERING A REWARD OF $1000 CASH, FOR CLUES CALLED IN TO 74-CRIME THAT HELP SOLVE THE MURDER OF 42 YEAR OLD JERRY GURNEY OF SOUTH NASHVILLE.

 

ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2008 AT APPROXIMATELY 10:15 IN THE EVENING, JERRY GURNEY WAS WALKING ON THOMPSON PLACE NEAR PATRICIA DRIVE WHEN HE WAS APPROACHED BY A MAN.  LITTLE IS KNOWN ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN THE TWO BUT WITNESSES SAID THE MAN PULLED A PISTOL ON JERRY AND BEGAN YELLING.  JERRY GRABBED THE MANS ARM AND FOUGHT WITH HIM OVER CONTROL OF THE GUN.  THE GUNMAN FIRED SEVERAL SHOTS INTO JERRY WHICH CAUSED HIM TO FALL TO THE GROUND.  THE GUNMAN WAS LAST SEEN RUNNING THROUGH THE PARKING LOT OF GLENVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BEFORE TURNING ONTO PATRICIA DRIVE.  JERRY WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD A SHORT TIME LATER AT A NEARBY HOSPITAL.

 

WITNESSES DESCRIBED THE GUNMAN AS BEING A MALE BLACK IN HIS TWENTIES WITH BRAIDED HAIR.

 

IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT WHO KILLED JERRY GURNEY ON THOMPSON PLACE IN FRONT OF GLENVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN SOUTH NASHVILLE, CALL CRIME STOPPERS AT 74-CRIME.  IF THE INFORMATION RESULTS IN THE ARREST AND PROSECUTION, NASHVILLE CRIME STOPPERS WILL PAY A REWARD OF $1000 CASH.

 

CRIME STOPPERS WILL ALSO PAY UP TO $1000 FOR CLUES CALLED IN TO 74-CRIME ON ANY OTHER MAJOR CRIME, WANTED PERSON, STOLEN PROPERTY OR DRUGS.  CALLERS REMAIN ANONYMOUS, THEY WILL ONLY BE KNOWN BY THE CODE NUMBER THEY ARE ISSUED.

 

ANYTIME YOU HAVE INFORMATION ON ANY CRIME, CALL 74-CRIME. (742-7463)  YOU CAN ALSO SEND AN ELECTRONIC MESSAGE TO CRIME STOPPERS BY TEXTING THE WORD “CASH” ALONG WITH THE MESSAGE TO 274637 (CRIMES). TIPS CAN ALSO BE SENT THROUGH THE CRIME STOPPERS WEBSITE AT www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.

06/23/09 Crime of the Week Murder of Jerry Gurney

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6/16/2009 - Murder of Brandon Simmons

            THIS WEEK NASHVILLE CRIME STOPPERS IS OFFERING A REWARD OF $1000 CASH FOR CLUES CALLED IN TO 74-CRIME THAT HELP SOLVE THE MURDER OF 16 YEAR OLD BRANDON SIMMONS ON EDGEWOOD AVE. IN NORTH NASHVILLE.

 

ON TUESDAY MARCH 31ST 2009 AROUND 9:15 IN THE EVENING GANG INVESTIGATORS WERE IN THE AREA OF TRINITY LANE AND MONTICELLO AVE WHEN THEY HEARD GUNSHOTS COMING FROM THE EDGEWOOD DRIVE AREA. THEY SPED TO THE SCENE AND BEGAN A SEARCH OF THE AREA WHERE WITNESSES SAID THEY SAW A MAN RUN BEHIND SOME HOUSES.  DETECTIVES LOCATED BRANDON SIMMONS LYING IN SOME BUSHES BEHIND A HOUSE AND CALLED FOR AN AMBULANCE AFTER SEEING HE HAD BEEN SHOT.  BRANDON WAS RUSHED TO VANDERBILT HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD SHORTLY AFTER HIS ARRIVAL.

 

WITNESSES SAW TWO, YOUNG, MALE BLACKS CHASING BRANDON DOWN THE STREET WHILE SHOOTING AT HIM.  ANOTHER WITNESS SAW THEM JUMP INTO A LARGE WHITE TRUCK AND SPEED AWAY FROM THE SCENE.

  

IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION WHICH MIGHT HELP METRO POLICE SOLVE THE MURDER OF SIXTEEN YEAR OLD BRANDON SIMMONS ON EDGEWOOD DRIVE IN NORTH NASHVILLE, CALL CRIME STOPPERS AT 74-CRIME.  IF THE INFORMATION RESULTS IN THE ARREST AND PROSECUTION, NASHVILLE CRIME STOPPERS WILL PAY A REWARD OF $1000 CASH.

 

CRIME STOPPERS WILL ALSO PAY UP TO $1000 FOR CLUES CALLED IN TO 74-CRIME ON ANY OTHER MAJOR CRIME, WANTED PERSON, STOLEN PROPERTY OR DRUGS.

 

YOU NOW HAVE THREE WAYS TO SUBMIT YOUR TIP.  YOU CAN VISIT WWW.NASHVILLECRIMESTOPPERS.COM , CALL 74-CRIME, OR TEXT THE WORD CASH AND YOUR MESSAGE TO CRIMES (274637).  ALL THREE WAYS ARE TOTALLY ANONYMOUS AND SECURE. YOU WILL ONLY BE KNOWN BY THE CODE NUMBER YOU ARE ISSUED.

 

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4/28/2009 - Murder of Gabriel Lopez

CRIME OF THE WEEK

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APRIL 28, 2009

 

 

            THIS WEEK NASHVILLE CRIME STOPPERS IS OFFERING A REWARD OF $1000 CASH FOR CLUES CALLED IN TO 74-CRIME THAT HELP SOLVE THE MURDER OF 22 YEAR OLD GABRIEL LOPEZ IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE HARDING GLEN APARTMENTS IN SOUTH NASHVILLE.

 

ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY THE 13TH 2009, AT APPROXIMATELY 8:15 IN THE EVENING GABRIAL LOPEZ AND A FRIEND WERE STANDING IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE HARDING GLEN APARTMENTS AT 270 TAMPA DRIVE  WHEN THEY WERE APPROACHED BY TWO MEN.  DETECTIVES ARE NOT SURE WHAT OCCURRED BETWEEN THE MEN BUT GABRIEL LOPEZ AND HIS FRIEND WERE BOTH SHOT DURING THE ENCOUNTER.  THE MEN RAN TO A SILVER CAR AND SPED AWAY FROM THE APARTMENT COMPLEX.  GABRIEL WAS RUSHED TO A NEARBY HOSPITAL WHERE DIED THE NEXT DAY.  HIS FRIEND SURVIVED.

 

WITNESSES DESCRIBED THE MEN AS POSSIBLY BEING TWO MALE HISPANICS. ONE WAS WEARING BLACK HOODED SWEATSHIRT AND DARK PANTS.  THE SECOND MAN WAS WEARING A WHITE HOODED SHIRT, DARK PANTS AND WHITE SHOES.  THE CAR THEY RAN TO WAS POSSIBLY A SILVER, FOUR DOOR CHEVROLET MALIBU OR IMPALA OR A SIMILAR GENERAL MOTORS PRODUCT.

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POLICE ARE VERY CONCERNED BECAUSE THIS CRIME HAPPENED ON A FRIDAY NIGHT IN A CROWDED APARTMENT COMPLEX WHERE INNOCENT RESIDENTS WERE PLACED IN EXTREME DANGER.

 

IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION WHICH MIGHT HELP METRO POLICE SOLVE THE MURDER OF GABRIEL LOPEZ IN THE PARKING LOT OF HARDING GLEN APARTMENTS AT 270 TAMPA DRIVE IN SOUTH NASHVILLE, CALL CRIME STOPPERS AT 74-CRIME.  IF THE INFORMATION RESULTS IN THE ARREST AND PROSECUTION, NASHVILLE CRIME STOPPERS WILL PAY A REWARD OF $1000 CASH.

 

CRIME STOPPERS WILL ALSO PAY UP TO $1000 FOR CLUES CALLED IN TO 74-CRIME ON ANY OTHER MAJOR CRIME, WANTED PERSON, STOLEN PROPERTY OR DRUGS.  CALLERS REMAIN ANONYMOUS, THEY WILL ONLY BE KNOWN BY THE CODE NUMBER THEY ARE ISSUED.

 

ANYTIME YOU HAVE INFORMATION ON ANY CRIME, CALL 74-CRIME.

(742-7463)

04/28/09 Crime of the Week Murder of Gabriel Lopez

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4/21/2009 - Murder of Melissa Rameriz

CRIME OF THE WEEK

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APRIL 21, 2009

 

 

            THIS WEEK NASHVILLE CRIME STOPPERS IS OFFERING A REWARD OF $1000 CASH FOR CLUES CALLED IN TO 74-CRIME THAT HELP SOLVE THE MURDER OF 24 YEAR OLD MELISSA RAMIREZ IN HERMITAGE.

 

ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH 2009 AT APPROXIMATELY 9:00 IN THE MORNING, A CLOSE FAMILY FRIEND WHO LIVES CLOSE TO MELISSA RAMIREZ NOTICED HER FRONT DOOR OPEN AND WENT TO CHECK ON HER WELFARE.  AFTER GETTING NO RESPONSE AT THE DOOR, HE WALKED INTO THE RESIDENCE AT 4120 HUNTING DRIVE IN HERMITAGE AND DISCOVERED MELISSA’S BODY LYING ON THE FLOOR. SHE HAD BEEN SHOT TO DEATH.

 

 HERMITAGE PRECINCT DETECTIVES SOON DETERMINED THAT MELISSA HAD RELATIONSHIPS WITH AFFILIATE’S OF THE BROWN PRIDE GANG.  IT IS UNKNOWN IF HER TIES TO THE GANG HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH HER MURDER. DETECTIVES HAVE RUN INTO PROBLEMS WITH PEOPLE NOT WANTING TO COOPERATE SINCE MELISSA’S MURDER MAY BE TIED TO GANG ACTIVITY, AND HAVE ASKED FOR HELP FROM CRIME STOPPERS. THIS IS EXACTLY THE TYPE CASE WHERE CRIME STOPPERS CAN HELP SINCE ANYONE CAN CALL IN TO CRIME STOPPERS AND SHARE WHAT THEY KNOW ABOUT MELISSA’S MURDER WITH 100% CONFIDENCE THAT THEIR IDENTITY WILL NEVER BE KNOWN.  METRO POLICE ARE ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC’S HELP TO TAKE THE KILLER OFF THE STREET BEFORE THEY CAN HURT ANYONE ELSE.

 

IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION WHICH MIGHT HELP METRO POLICE SOLVE THE MURDER OF MELISSA RAMIREZ ON HUNTING DRIVE IN HERMITAGE, CALL CRIME STOPPERS AT 74-CRIME.  IF THE INFORMATION RESULTS IN THE ARREST AND PROSECUTION, NASHVILLE CRIME STOPPERS WILL PAY A REWARD OF $1000 CASH.

 

CRIME STOPPERS WILL ALSO PAY UP TO $1000 FOR CLUES CALLED IN TO 74-CRIME ON ANY OTHER MAJOR CRIME, WANTED PERSON, STOLEN PROPERTY OR DRUGS.  CALLERS REMAIN ANONYMOUS, THEY WILL ONLY BE KNOWN BY THE CODE NUMBER THEY ARE ISSUED.

 

ANYTIME YOU HAVE INFORMATION ON ANY CRIME, CALL 74-CRIME.

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04/21/09 Crime of the Week Murder of Melissa Rameriz

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4/14/2009 - Murder of Lorenzo Horton

THIS WEEK NASHVILLE CRIME STOPPERS IS OFFERING A REWARD OF $1000 CASH FOR CLUES CALLED IN TO 74-CRIME THAT HELP SOLVE THE MURDER OF 22 YEAR OLD LORENZO HORTON IN WEST NASHVILLE.

 

ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH 2009, AT APPROXIMATELY 1250 IN THE AFTERNOON, LORENZO HORTON AND TWO FRIENDS WERE STANDING NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF 19TH AVE. N. AND HERMAN STREET WHEN A CAR DROVE BY AND BEGAN SHOOTING AT THEM.  THE CAR WENT TO THE END OF THE STREET AND TURNED AROUND.  THEY FIRED MORE SHOTS AS THEY DROVE BACK BY THE MEN.  LORENZO AND ONE OF HIS FRIENDS WERE STRUCK BY GUNFIRE.  HIS FRIENDS LOADED LORENZO INTO A CAR AND RUSHED HIM TO THE HOSPITAL AS THE CAR SPED AWAY. LORENZO DIED A SHORT TIME LATER AT A NEARBY HOSPITAL.

 

WEST PRECINCT DETECTIVES FEEL THAT THE MURDER MAY HAVE BEEN DRUG RELATED BECAUSE A BROKEN BAGGIE OF COCAINE WAS ON THE SIDEWALK WHERE THE MEN WERE STANDING.

 

THERE IS NO DESCRIPTION OF THE SHOOTER HOWEVER THE CAR WAS DESCRIBED AS A BLACK, OR DARK COLORED PONTIAC AND MAY HAVE BEEN A GRAND PRIX.

 

POLICE ARE VERY CONCERNED BECAUSE THIS CRIME HAPPENED ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON WHILE THE NEIGHBORHOOD WAS BRISTLING WITH ACTIVITY AND INNOCENT RESIDENTS WERE PLACED IN EXTREME DANGER.

 

IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION WHICH MIGHT HELP METRO POLICE SOLVE THE MURDER OF LORENZO HORTON AT 19TH AVE NORTH AND HERMAN STR. CALL CRIME STOPPERS AT 74-CRIME.  IF THE INFORMATION RESULTS IN THE ARREST AND PROSECUTION, NASHVILLE CRIME STOPPERS WILL PAY A REWARD OF $1000 CASH.

 

CRIME STOPPERS WILL ALSO PAY UP TO $1000 FOR CLUES CALLED IN TO 74-CRIME ON ANY OTHER MAJOR CRIME, WANTED PERSON, STOLEN PROPERTY OR DRUGS.  CALLERS REMAIN ANONYMOUS, THEY WILL ONLY BE KNOWN BY THE CODE NUMBER THEY ARE ISSUED.

 

ANYTIME YOU HAVE INFORMATION ON ANY CRIME, CALL 74-CRIME.

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