The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary and theft at a residence in the 2200 block of Macedonia Road on Sunday, Sept. 13.

Deputy sheriff Bart Blythe’s report said a 32-inch television and a jewelry box containing various items including rings and watches was stolen. The total value of the stolen property was placed at $600.

The report said a screen was removed from an unlocked window and the window was then raised for entry into the residence between 8:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.


Franklin Police is investigating the theft of a lawn mower trailer from the driveway of a residence in the 800 block of Walnut Street on the night of Friday, Sept. 11.

Officer Brian Crane’s report said the theft happened between 6:30 and 10 o’clock.

The eight-by-ten foot trailer was purchased in July and is valued at $1,000.


Two lawn mowers and a weed eater were stolen from outside a residence in the 600 block of North Street.

The report filed by Franklin Police Sgt. Vickie Kristiansen said the theft happened between 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 and 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11.

The riding mower was near the carport while the self-propelled push mower with a bag attached and the gas powered weed eater were on the carport when they were stolen.

The total value of the stolen items was placed at about $1,525.


A two-vehicle rear end collision on U.S. 31-W South near Flying J Travel Plaza injured three Portland, Tennessee residents on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

Taken by Franklin-Simpson Ambulance Service to The Medical Center at Franklin were 27 year-old Charles E. Blackwell, Jr., 34 year-old Charles L. Groves-Blackwell and 18 year-old Destiny A. Groves.

Franklin Police Officer Daniel Riley investigated the collision that happened just before 6 p.m.

Riley’s report said Charles E. Blackwell was the driver and the other two Portland residents were passengers of a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox involved in the collision with a 2004 GMC Yukon driven by Toby D. McKinney, 35, of Greenville.

Both vehicles were northbound when the collision occurred at a traffic light.


A Woodburn woman was injured Saturday, Sept. 5 when the motorcycle she was operating left Broadie Cassitty Road and struck some small trees.

Patrichia L. Chaffin, 30, was taken by Franklin-Simpson Ambulance Service to Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green after the accident that happened just after 2:30 p.m.

Simpson County Deputy Sheriff Cory Jones’s report said Ms. Chaffin was east bound and slowing down prior to entering a curve when the 2014 Harley Davidson left the roadway and struck a tree line.

Ms. Chaffin was the motorcycle’s only occupant.


A two-vehicle collision on Ky. 100 East at the intersection of Ky. 622 injured two Portland, Tennessee residents on Friday, Sept. 4.

Taken by Franklin-Simpson Ambulance Service to The Medical Center at Franklin were 62 -year-old William Hinger and 58-year-old Isabel Hinger.

Franklin-Simpson Fire Rescue extricated Ms. Hinger from the vehicle in which she was a passenger.

A Franklin man, Fred R. Poole, 82, was also injured but refused medical treatment at the scene.

Simpson County Deputy Sheriff Justin Casada’s report said William Hinger was the driver and Ms. Hinger the passenger of a 2006 Subaru Legacy and Poole was the driver of a 2006 Volkswagen Passat involved in the collision that occurred just before 3:30 p.m.

The report said Poole was south bound on Ky. 622 entering Ky. 100 and William Hinger was west bound on Ky. 100 when the collision happened.

Casada’s report said after the initial impact the Subaru rolled once and came to rest on its wheels in a ditch.


A McDonald, Pennsylvania man told Franklin Police a handgun was stolen from his truck while it was parked at Holiday Inn Express on Neha Drive near the U.S. 31-W South and I-65 interchange.

Officer Serhiy Varyvoda’s report said the theft happened between 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30 and 8:15 the following morning.

A back driver’s side window on the truck was broken for entry into the vehicle. The stolen handgun along with a holster and ammunition were in the truck’s center console. The console was locked at the time of the theft.

The stolen handgun, holster and ammunition are valued at $600.

Estimated value of the damage to the truck’s rear window is also $600.


Franklin Police say power tools were stolen from a storage building in the 100 block of John J. Johnson Avenue.

Officer Richard Vaughn’s report said the theft happened between Sunday, Aug. 30 - Saturday, Sept. 5.

An electric planer, a miter saw, an air compressor with three finish nail guns and a box of drill bits with a total value of more than $940 were stolen.

The padlock was cut for entry into the storage unit being used as workshop.


Franklin Police is investigating the theft of a camera valued at $599 from Wal-Mart.

Officer Daniel Riley’s report said the camera was reported shoplifted from the store about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2.


Franklin Police report an attempted burglary at a mobile home on Pepper Street.

Another report filed by officer Daniel Riley said an attempt was made to kick in a door on the mobile home on Friday, Sept. 4 between 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

There was no other damage to the mobile home and nothing was reported stolen.

A value estimate of the damage was not available.

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