News & Events
|6/8/2013 - Gift Cards for Guns Initiative this Saturday - June 8th, 2013|
June 5, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A reminder that the Gift Cards for Guns Initiative, during which Davidson County citizens can exchange unsafe and/or unwanted real firearms for $25 MAPCO gift cards, stylish Titans ball caps and vouchers for Predators tickets is Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at St. Luke Primitive Baptist Church, 135 Lewis Street. Officers will be on hand to receive the weapons, no questions asked.
Now that summer is here, the police department strongly urges parents, grandparents and other family members to check homes for unused, unwanted or inoperable firearms and help prevent them from falling into the hands of young people by exchanging them on Saturday.
A special collection box will also be on site from 8 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday to receive outdated/unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medication. Citizens are encouraged to safely dispose of medicines in this manner instead of throwing them into the trash or flushing pills down a commode.
Partners in this program include the Metropolitan Police Department, St. Luke Pastor Frank Stevenson and other Nashville clergy members, MAPCO, the Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators, Crime Stoppers and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.
During last summer’s Gift Cards for Guns Program, citizens exchanged a total of 156 guns for MAPCO gift cards. The past three Gift Cards for Guns initiatives, in December 2011, June 2012 and November 2012, resulted in a total of 337 firearms being surrendered.
Photo Caption: Pastor Frank Stevenson today joined Chief Steve Anderson, other Nashville clergy, District Attorney Torry Johnson, Juvenile Court Judge Sophia Crawford and Sheriff Daron Hall in urging citizens to take advantage of this Saturday’s Gift Cards for Guns offer.
|4/19/2013 - Heroes and Outlaws Spring Benefit|
Heroes and Outlaws Spring Benefit
Nashville Crime Stoppers, Inc.
Friday, April 19th, 2013
4125 Whites Creek Pike Nashville, TN 37189
with Stephen Salyers, Jesse Lee & Special Guest
doors open at 5:30PM / Entertainment starts at 7:00PM / Live & Silent Auctions
$50 per ticket (General Admission includes two drinks, heavy hors d`oeuvres, live and silent auction, and the live entertainment)
Tickets Available at: Http://HeroesandOutlawsSpringBenefit.EventBrite.com
All proceeds benefit Nashville Crime Stoppers, Inc
Nashville Crime Stoppers, Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and donations are tax deductible.
|4/3/2013 - Help 9-1-1 protect you and your family // Sign up today at Smart911.com|
Help 9-1-1 protect you and your family, Nashville Emergency Communications now offers a free service to help you when you call 9-1-1.
Do you have a medical issue, a family member that is handicapped or has Alzheimer’s? Maybe you have small children in your home.
Signing up provides first responders information to help them assist you in an emergency. This information can include any valuable information you feel may be critical such as photos, medical issues and your current location for Police, Fire, and EMS to better locate and help you. Smart 911 is 100% FREE and PRIVATE.
Sign up today at Smart911.com
|11/17/2012 - South Nashville’s first-ever Gift Cards for Guns event was a strong success today Nov 17, 2012|
November 17, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
South Nashville’s first-ever Gift Cards for Guns event was a strong success today as citizens exchanged a total of 91 firearms (76 pistols, 1 sawed-off shotgun and 14 long guns) for $25 Dollar General gift cards.
The gun turn-in program was held for four hours, 8 a.m.-12 noon, in the parking lot of Tusculum Hills Baptist Church, 4930 Nolensville Pike. Sponsored by Metro Police, Dollar General, Tusculum Hills Pastor Wesley Baldwin, other Nashville clergy and Crime Stoppers, the Gift Cards for Guns program is designed to take unsafe and unwanted firearms out of Nashville’s neighborhoods.
“As a result of today’s third Gift Cards for Guns initiative since last December, a total of 337 firearms are now off the streets and will not find their way back into neighborhoods where they might have fallen into the hands of a criminal or even a child,” Chief Steve Anderson said. “Nashville is safer because of our partnership with outstanding businesses like Dollar General, ministers throughout the community and Crime Stoppers.”
Citizens turned in 156 guns in June in exchange for MAPCO gift cards. Ninety firearms were surrendered last December in exchange for Kroger gift cards.
First Photo: Dollar General Vice President Steve Brophy (left) and Mayor Karl Dean (center) watch as Chief Steve Anderson examines a sawed-off shotgun turned in during today’s Gift Cards for Guns event.erson
Second Photo: This pistol, concealed in the pages of a 1986 Nashville telephone book, is one of 74 handguns received during today’s four-hour program.
|11/16/2012 - Suspect Identified in Carjacking of Cab Driver from Crime Stoppers Tip|
November 16, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
North Precinct detectives have sworn out an arrest warrant charging convicted burglar Douglas Maurice Siner with carjacking a Nashville cab driver at knifepoint on November 3rd.
Siner, 45, was developed as a suspect as the result of a Crime Stoppers tip that came in after video from the cab was released to the media on Wednesday. The victim subsequently positively identified Siner from a photo lineup.
Siner is alleged to have ridden in the cab from Dickerson Pike to Green Lane. When informed of the $12 fare, the male driver reported that Siner pulled a knife, forced him out of the minivan, got behind the wheel and left. The cab was recovered a short time later on Dickerson Pike at Broadmoor Drive.
|8/7/2012 - 2012 Nashville Night Out events|
2012 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 2012 - join us Tuesday, August 7, 2012
|Baxter Heights Neighborhood Watch Group
||3728 Hilltop Lane
||5700 Brentwood Trace
||State parking lot corner of Jefferson St and Rosa Parks
|CE McGruder/Buena Vista CE
||McGruder Family Resource Center
||Parking lot across from Freeland Chavy
|District 29 Night Out Against Crime
||Smith Springs C of C and Priest Lake Presbyterian
|East Nashville NOAC
||800 North 2nd Street
||525 Shelby Avenue
||Gernert Studio Apartments on Edgehill Avenue
|Glendale Spanish Immersion Elementary
||800 Thompson Avenue
||Arlington United Methodist Church 1360 Murfreesboro Pike
|Gold Key Neighborhood Watch Association
||Cumberland Elementary School
|Gordon Memorial United Methodist
||Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church
||Haynes Court cul-de-sac
||Haywood Elementary School
||McGavock High School
|Lake Park Homeowners Association
||Cul-De-Sac, Port Jamaica Ct
|Madison-Rivergate Area Chamber of Commerce
||Madison Park, Shelter #1
|Nations Neighborhood Association Inc
||Strike `n` Spare
|Neighbors Reaching Out
||Mt. Nebo Church
|Old Hickory Area Chamber of Commerce
||Old Hickory Ball Field
|Osage Neighborhood Watch
||Fire Hall #1 1745 D.B. Todd
||301 28th Avenue North
||3900 Clifton Road
||Remington College - Nashville Campus
|St.Luke AME Church
||901 40th Avenue North
||301 Starboard Court
||McCabe Community Center
||210 Timberway Drive
|Trimble Action Group
||922 Waldkirch ave
|Woodland-in-Waverly Neighborhood Assoc.,Inc
||2009 White Ave
Mayor`s Office of Neighborhoods
Nashville, TN 37201
Phone: (615) 862-6000
Fax: (615) 862-6001
|7/27/2012 - Our new 2012 NISSAN TITAN Crime Stoppers Truck is here!|
Nissan USA on July 27th formally presented Nashville Crime Stoppers with a brand new Titan pickup truck to help promote the Crime Stoppers message at community events, parades and the scenes of violent crime.
“The more ways we can publicize Crime Stoppers, the safer Nashville will be,” Chief Steve Anderson said. “I want to express the Metropolitan Police Department’s sincere appreciation to Nissan, which now calls Middle Tennessee home for its North American headquarters, as well as the independent Crime Stoppers Board of Directors for their strong support and community spirit.”
Over the past 29 years, citizen tips to Crime Stoppers have been directly responsible for solving more than 200 murders, more than 700 armed robberies and more than 300 burglaries. Those tips have also led to the apprehension of more than 4,000 fugitives.
Citizens with information on those responsible for criminal activity can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 74-CRIME. Persons can also send an electronic tip by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or by logging onto www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com. Callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for cash rewards.
Pictured with Crime Stoppers’ new Nissan Titan pickup truck are (l-r) Crime Stoppers Board Member William Coleman, Nissan USA Vice President Dave Mazur, Chief Steve Anderson and Crime Stoppers Board Member Dwayne Duhon.
Chief Steve Anderson and Nissan USA Vice President Dave Mazur speak at a news conference announcing the donation of a new Titan pickup truck to Nashville Crime Stoppers.
|6/9/2012 - 156 Firearms Turned In During Gift Cards for Guns Event|
June 9th’s Gift Cards for Guns event was a major success as citizens exchanged a total of 156 firearms (104 pistols and 52 rifles & shotguns) for $50 MAPCO gift cards.
The gun turn-in was held for four hours, 8 a.m.-12 noon, at St. Luke Primitive Baptist Church, 135 Lewis Street. Sponsored by Metro Police, MAPCO, St. Luke Pastor Frank Stevenson, other Nashville clergy, Crime Stoppers and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, the program was designed to take unsafe and unwanted guns out of Nashville’s neighborhoods.
“Nashville is safer because of the Gift Cards for Guns Initiative,” Chief Steve Anderson said, noting that among the weapons surrendered were three sawed off shotguns and one sawed off rifle. “These are 156 firearms that will not find their way back into the community where they could perhaps fall into the hands of a child or a person up to no good.”
Mayor Karl Dean, MAPCO Vice President Tony McLarty and Chief Steve Anderson examine a sawed off shotgun that was surrendered during the event.
These are some of the 156 firearms that were exchanged for $50 MAPCO Gift Cards.
|3/12/2012 - New online tool from MNPD`s Warrants Division|
The Nashville Police Department’s Warrants Division has created an online tool to assist citizens in reporting persons wanted on outstanding criminal charges.
Citizens who have knowledge of a wanted person’s whereabouts are urged to visit http://www.police.nashville.org/bureaus/investigative/warrants.asp and click on the Report Wanted Criminals Online link. Citizens can access this information from computers or smart phones. Persons can also contact the Criminal Warrants Division at 862-7683.
“Information provided by citizens plays an important role in removing wanted criminals from our neighborhoods,” Chief Steve Anderson said. “This new online tool is part of the police department’s continuing efforts to work closely with the community to enhance safety.”
Citizens who contact the Warrants Division can remain anonymous. This new tool is in addition to Crime Stoppers. Citizens who contact Crime Stoppers by phone, text or Internet can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.
|12/14/2011 - Two separate Robbery Suspects Arrested from two separate tips to Crime Stoppers|
December 14, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Investigation by East Precinct Detectives Rex Davenport and Warren Fleak led to the recent arrest of two Springfield men suspected in separate robberies.
A tip to Crime Stoppers identified Dustin Wilson, as the person who on November 22nd robbed the Citgo at 500 Main Street. During an interview, Wilson admitted to the hold up. He is jailed on $150,000 bond.
In the second Crime Stoppers tip, convicted felon Mandricus Darden, is now charged in the October 26th armed robbery of Cash America Pawn at 801 Gallatin Avenue. Darden, who has previous convictions for cocaine possession and unlawful weapon possession, remains jailed in lieu of $75,000 bond.
Springfield Police Department detectives greatly assisted in these investigations.
|Page 2 of 4||Prev | Next|