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10/28/2017 - OCT 28, 2017 - Shred It Day - Accept no substitute for the real thing


Protect yourself, fight crime and be GREEN at the same time!!






Saturday, OCTOBER 28, 2017

9:00am- 1:00pm


Nissan Stadium, parking lots ‘B & D’

(Enter from Interstate Drive)



Take the first step in protecting yourself from identity theft crimes. Your old personal documents will be instantly destroyed by a Shred-it high speed, mobile, cross shredder.


All shredded material will be recycled so you will also help protect the environment!


All proceeds from your $5 per box donation will benefit Nashville Crime Stoppers, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, that is working with local law enforcement to solve serious crimes in your community. 

ALL DONATIONS GO DIRECTLY TO OUR REWARD FUND!  Receipts will be made available for your tax deductible donation. 


Nashville Crime Stoppers’ community partner for this great event is Shred-It, the world’s leading on-site document destruction company.  For information about Shred-It visit www.shredit.com






The improper use of prescription medication should be a concern to everyone.  Metro police officers will be on site to collect the prescription medications that you no longer need and we will properly dispose of them to protect our environment.





Metro Nashville Police Department’s Auto Theft Unit Offers VIN Etching:

The MNPD’s Auto Theft Unit will be teaming up with Crime Stoppers for VIN etching during this year’s event at LP Field.  These etchings will be performed free with a suggested $10 donation to Nashville Crime Stoppers, Inc. 

VIN etching involves the use of acid to etch your vehicle identification number (VIN) into every window of your vehicle and is used as an anti-theft deterrent.  It not only provides law enforcement with easy access to your VIN in the unlikely event your car is stolen, it also provides identification of your car if it happens to be sold for parts.  For more information on the VIN etching, please contact the Auto Theft Unit, 862-7612 or 862-7609.








¡¡ Protéjase, lucha el crimen, y sea VERDE al mismo tiempo !!






Saturday, OCTOBER 28, 2017

9:00am- 1:00pm


Nissan Stadium, parking lots ‘B & D’

(Enter from Interstate Drive)


Tome el primer paso en la protección contra los delitos de robo de identidad.  Sus documentos personales viejos serán inmediatamente destruidos por un Shred-It de alta velocidad, móvil, trituradora.


¡Todo el material triturado se recicla y usted también ayudara al medio ambiente!


Todos los ingresos do los $5 por caja de donación beneficiara Nashville Crime Stoppers, Inc., a 501 (C) 3 sin-fines-de-lucro organización que esta involucrada con las autoridades locales para resolver los graves delitos en su comunidad. ¡TODAS LAS DONACIONES VAN DIRECTAMENTE A NUESTRO FONDO de RECOMPENSA!  Recibos de su donación deducible de impuestos serán disponibles.


El socio comunitario de Nashville Crime Stoppers de este gran evento es Shred-It, el mundial líder de destrucción de documentos en sitio.  Para mas información acerca de Shred-It, visite www.shredit.com



El uso inapropiado de medicamentos con receta debe ser una preocupación para todos.  Los agentes de la policía metro estarán en el lugar para recoger los medicamentos por receta medica que ya no necesite y van adecuadamente disponerlos para proteger nuestro medio ambiente.


Metro Nashville Departamento de Policía Unidad de Robos de Autos ofrece VIN grabado:

La Unidad de Robos de Autos de MNPD se unirá con Crime Stoppers para grabar VIN’s durante la celebración este año en LP Field.  Estos Grabados serán hechos por una donación de $10 que beneficia al Nashville Crime Stoppers, Inc.  La grabación de su AUTO es el uso de acido para grabar el VIN de su auto en cada ventana de su auto y es usado como un anti robo.  No solo da fácil acceso a su numero VIN si le roban el auto, también ayuda identificar su auto si por casualidad se vende para los componentes.  Para  más información sobre la grabación de VIN, hagan contacto con la Unidad de Robos de Autos, 862-7612 o 862-7609.


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7/13/2017 - CrimeTracker Most Wanted Sex Offenders airs tomorrow 07/13/17 on Ch2 News

CrimeTracker: Most Wanted Sex Offenders airs Thursday on News 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – News 2 is partnering with law enforcement to spotlight sex offenders on the run in Middle Tennessee.

All day Thursday, News 2’s ongoing CrimeTracker reports continue with fugitives convicted of sex crimes wanted in your neighborhood.

With special reports airing in every newscast, CrimeTracker: Most Wanted Sex Offenders will examine new challenges authorities face as they work to keep tabs on offenders.

CrimeTracker: Most Wanted Sex Offenders begins Thursday at 4 a.m. on Good Morning Nashville and continues in each newscast.


4/22/2015 - Shred It Totals from April 18th event

  Thank you for making our last Saturday`s Shred It fundraiser a success.  Despite the last minute change in our parking lot location, we persevered together and managed to have another great event thanks to YOU!

  We raised a total of $3,718 and all of that money goes directly to our reward fund.  Since our first event in April 2010 we have raised a total of $45,223 that has gone entirely to our reward fund.  By utilizing our Shred It partners to dispose of sensitive documents, we have shredded over 258,000 lbs of paper since our first Shred It Day; that works out to saving 1,295 trees. 

  Our MNPD`s Auto Theft Unit also was on hand Saturday morning offering VIN etching.  The process of VIN etching involves the use of acid to etch small vehicle identification numbers into every window of the vehicle in order to assist being a theft deterrent.  And so far, Auto Theft has etched 70 vehicles.  All of the monies donated to the VIN etching program also went directly to our reward fund.

  We have recovered 924 lbs of prescription drugs utilizing our medication drop box.  By using this free service, together we can safely dispose of your old and unused medicines.  So please do not flush or pour medicine down the drain. 

  We`ll see you next time in Fall 2015 for our next Shred It fundraiser.


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7/18/2014 - Metro Police Warn Nashvillians About Phone Scam

Metro Police Warn Nashvillians About Phone Scam


July 18, 2014




          Fraud Unit detectives are warning Nashvillians about a scam that has occurred at least three times in the past 36 hours in which a person with a foreign accent calls from what appears to be a police department phone number and tells the person they must pay money or face arrest.

          The Metro Nashville Police Department wants to make it very clear that these calls are absolutely false.  In one case, the man identified himself as Chief George Turner and told the victim that he was calling about a federal warrant.  No one from the Metro Police Department will ever call a citizen seeking payment of any kind.

          Anyone who receives such a call is encouraged to hang up and report it by calling the Emergency Communications Center at 862-8600.



6/3/2014 - MNPD Urges Motorists & Pedestrians to Watch Out for Each Other

June 3, 2014




          In an effort to raise awareness regarding pedestrian safety, the MNPD’s Traffic Section, which investigates fatal crashes, is urging motorists and pedestrians to watch out for each other.

     In 2013, fifteen pedestrians died in fatal collisions.  A contributing factor in six of those crashes was alcohol involvement on the part of the pedestrian.  In nine deaths, a contributing factor was pedestrian in the roadway.                                                    

          Safe pedestrian tips include:


Be Aware:

·        Be predictable. Follow the rules of the road and obey signs and signals.

·        Walk on sidewalks whenever they are available.

·        If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic and as far from traffic as possible.

·        Keep alert at all times-don’t be distracted by electronic devices.

·        Cross at crosswalks or intersections whenever possible.

·        Look for cars in all directions – including those turning left or right.

·        If a crosswalk or intersection is not available, locate a well-lit area, wait for a gap in traffic that allows you enough time to cross safely, and continue to watch for traffic as you cross.

Be Seen:

·        Never assume a driver sees you. Make eye contact with drivers as they approach.

·        Be visible at all times. Wear bright clothing during the day and reflective gear at night. Carry a flashlight.

·        Watch for cars entering or exiting driveways, or backing up in parking lots.


Arrive Alive:

·        Avoid alcohol and drugs when walking; they impair your abilities and judgment.


Tips for motorists include:


·        Look out for pedestrians everywhere, at all times. Safety is a shared responsibility.

·        Use extra caution when driving in hard-to-see conditions.

·        Slow down and be prepared to stop when entering a crosswalk.

·        Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.

·        Stop a safe distance from the crosswalk to give other vehicles an opportunity to see the crossing pedestrians.

·        Never pass vehicles stopped at a crosswalk. There may be people crossing that you can’t see.

·        Never drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

·        Follow the speed limit.

·        Obey speed limits in school zones and wherever children are present.

·        Be extra cautious when backing up – pedestrians can move into your path.


Motorists are also urged to exercise caution with school out for the summer and the increased number of children playing outside.




8/6/2013 - 2013 National Night Out Against Crime events in Nashville

Visit the following link to find out where an event is close to you.


National Night Out Against Crime 2013 - Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A link to the pdf list of events for August 6 is below




7/10/2013 - Crime Stoppers Tip leads to Burglary suspect arrest - Vine Street Wine & Spirits

July 10, 2013


          A tip to Crime Stoppers led to this afternoon’s arrest of Shane Owen, 40, who drove his pickup truck through the front door of Vine Street Wine & Spirits located at 493 Old Hickory Boulevard at 4:30 a.m. last Friday.

          During an interview with South Precinct Detective Phil Klarer, Owen admitted his involvement in the break-in.  After making entry, Owen grabbed several bottles of liquor from the shelves before jumping back in his vehicle and fleeing. 

          Owen, who is homeless, is charged with burglary.  He has previous convictions for assault, evading arrest and theft.  Owen is being held in lieu of $10,000 bond.



6/21/2013 - Serial Auto Burglary Suspect in Custody from Crime Stoppers Tip

June 21, 2013


          A Crime Stoppers tip led to this morning’s arrest of suspected serial vehicle burglar Tremale Wilson, 28, at a residence in the 4100 block of Ames Drive.  He is now charged with the following three break-ins (all occurred at parks):   


·        June 4th the victim parked her car at Centennial Park, 2500 West End Avenue. When she returned an hour later, her purse was taken from under the driver’s seat. 


·        May 25th the victim parked her car at the Beaman Park trail head, 5911 Old Hickory Boulevard, to go walking at 10 a.m.  When she returned her purse was missing from the rear passenger floor board.


·        May 28th the victim parked his car at Beaman Park, 4111 Little Marrowbone Road, to go jogging at 1:45 p.m.  When he returned his wallet, which had been placed in a pants pocket in the back seat, was taken.  


          In all three cases, a window was broken to gain access.  Wilson was also identified as the man who later used the victims’ credit cards to purchase electronics and clothing.          

          Wilson had been free on $5,500 bond stemming from his June 7th arrest for allegedly breaking into a woman’s car at Percy Warner Park last month.  The victim discovered her purse was missing from her vehicle when she returned. 

          Wilson is now charged with three counts of burglary of a motor vehicle, six counts of forgery and six counts of fraudulent use of a credit card.  Wilson, who has previous convictions for attempted aggravated kidnapping, domestic assault and drug possession, is being held in lieu of $57,000 bond.



6/18/2013 - Murder Suspect Santerius Lavender in Custody

June 18, 2013


            A Crime Stoppers tip led to today’s apprehension in Memphis of murder suspect Santerius Lavender, 24, who was wanted for the April 9th fatal shooting of Chad Allen Daniel on Hillside Avenue.

            Investigation by West Precinct detectives shows that Daniel, 33, was shot while in the front passenger seat of a Nissan Altima that had been driven to apartments at 1330 Hillside Avenue by his 26-year-old friend, who had arranged to make a drug buy from Lavender’s girlfriend, Bershia Edens.  The 26-year-old reported that as he approached Edens in a breezeway, a gunman, alleged to have been Lavender, appeared and demanded money.  The 26-year-old said he threw down his wallet and ran back to the Altima as the gunman followed.  He said that as he tried to pull away, shots were fired into the car and Daniel was struck.  The 26-year-old then drove to Wedgewood Avenue, where he noticed a police officer working a traffic assignment at Wedgewood & Beech.  He pulled over there and asked for help.  Daniel was already dead.

            Edens, 24, of 1330 Hillside Avenue, was jailed May 31st on a Davidson County Grand Jury indictment charging her with first-degree murder, especially aggravated robbery and aggravated robbery.  Lavender, who is being returned to Nashville from Memphis, faces the same charges.         



6/13/2013 - South Precinct Detectives Arrest Suspected Serial Burglar Jovany Garces & Wife from our TIP

June 13, 2013



          A tip to Crime Stoppers led to Wednesday’s arrest of suspected serial burglar Jovany Garces who is believed responsible for at least 10 business break-ins in the Nashville area since the first of the year.

          The Crime Stoppers tip came after the police department Tuesday night released surveillance images of the man who broke into Sally Beauty Supply at 55 E. Thompson Lane on June 6th and stole the safe.  Through further investigation, including an analysis of evidence found at the scene of Wednesday morning’s burglary at Twin Kegs Bar at 413 Thompson Lane that directly linked Garces to that case, an arrest warrant was issued.  South Precinct detectives and officers late Wednesday afternoon arrested Garces at his Linbar Drive apartment after finding him hiding inside a child’s closet.  A safe from one of the burglaries was found in the apartment’s master bedroom.  Garces was taken to General Hospital for treatment of an arm laceration apparently received in the Twin Kegs break-in and then to jail.

          Additional warrants were issued today charging Garces with the June 4th burglary of the same Twin Kegs location and the June 6th burglary of Sally Beauty Supply at 55 E. Thompson Lane.  Detectives believe Garces is also connected to the following burglaries:

·        Daniela’s Bar at 12 E. Thompson Lane on January 4th and June 3rd;

·        Bikini Beach Bar at 1297 Antioch Pike on June 5th;

·        Sally Beauty Supply at 3143 Lebanon Pike on June 6th;

·        Sally Beauty Supply at 78 White Bridge Road on June 8th;

·        Sally Beauty Supply at 5320 Mt. View Road on June 9th; and

·        Sally Beauty Supply at 4414 Lebanon Pike on June 10th.

          During an interview with Garces’ wife, Janitzia Amor, 37, detectives learned that she drove him to at least some of the burglary locations.  She was arrested this afternoon on three counts of burglary facilitation.



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