Topic: Tennessee Highway Patrol
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced a partnership with the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association and the Peace Officer Standards & Training Commission to enhance policies, improve information sharing and increase officer training.
Nashville, TN – On Monday, May 18th, 2020, Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Interdiction Plus (IP) Trooper Andrew Connors stopped a silver GMC Yukon XL on Interstate 24 at the 82-mile marker in Rutherford County, Tennessee for a traffic violation.
During the investigation, Trooper Connors became suspicious that the occupants of the vehicle were involved in criminal activity. IP Troopers Daniels and Campbell arrived to assist.
Trooper Connors obtained consent to search the vehicle. Troopers located 42 re-encoded credit cards, nine Bluetooth skimmer ribbons, one laptop, one USB skimmer ribbon attachment for a computer, multiple gas pump keys, gas pump security seals, five grams of cocaine, and other paraphernalia consistent with credit card fraud and identity theft.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) plans to increase patrols and utilize a variety of traffic safety enforcement tools to reduce the number of serious injury and fatal crashes across the state during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period. The THP will conduct saturation patrols, seat belt and sobriety checkpoints, as well as increased visibility on high-crash corridors throughout the summer to reduce serious injury and fatal crashes.
“This is not the typical Memorial Day that signals the start of summer travel,” Colonel Dereck Stewart said. “We continue to see fatalities on the rise with fewer vehicles on the road. I have instructed Troopers to proactively enforce seat belt laws, reckless and impaired driving this weekend and throughout the summer months. These behaviors are the common contributors to injury and death on the roadways of Tennessee.
Nashville, TN – On April 28th, 2020, at 9:28am, the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) was notified by the East Feliciana County Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana that a murder suspect wanted for 1st degree murder, Deandre Lamond Galmon, 32, of South Clinton, Louisiana, was possibly in the Mount Juliet, Tennessee area.
It was reported that Galmon was at the Quality Inn and Suites on Hershel Drive. After contacting the Mt. Juliet Police Department, Troopers and Mt. Juliet Police Officers responded, convening near the Quality Inn and Suites.
Chattanooga, TN – On Saturday, April 18th, 2020, the United States Marshals issued a be on the lookout (BOLO) for a silver Jeep Cherokee being driven by 32-year-old Mohamed Ali Saad of Dearborn Heights, Michigan.
Saad is a suspect in a Dearborn Heights, Michigan murder investigation. Tennessee State Trooper Kevin Hoppe was on I-75 when he observed the vehicle and followed it until additional troopers arrived to conduct a felony traffic stop. Saad was taken into custody without incident in Bradley County, Tennessee. Saad is currently being held for U.S. Marshals at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports Paris Gun Store Burglary suspects arrested in Clarksville
Clarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Clarksville Police Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol apprehended three adults and two juveniles in connection to a gun store burglary.
The burglary occurred at JMC Firearms in Paris, Tennessee at approximately 4:28am on Monday, March 16th, 2020. The suspect vehicle was pursued by the Stewart County Sheriff’s Office and was picked up by Montgomery County Deputies at the Stewart and Montgomery County line on Dover Road. Deputies effectively deployed spike strips as the vehicle continued east on Dover Road.
As Trooper Foster interviewed the driver and passenger he noticed signs of deception from both. The female passenger gave a name and date of birth that came back not on file, making her true identity suspicious.
Troopers were granted consent to search the vehicle. During the search, troopers found an identification card that belonged to the female passenger.
Clarksville, TN – On February 26th, 2020, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), Clarksville Police Department (CPD), and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) conducted a traffic safety bus tour .
Law enforcement rode in an unmarked bus and after observing traffic violations, communicated to ground units to initiate traffic stops.
They conducted 51 traffic stops during the safety campaign.
Clarksville Police report Skeletal Remains discovered near Fort Campbell Boulevard, Jack Miller Boulevard
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police report that on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020, skeletal remains were discovered at 3:36pmin the area of Fort Campbell Boulevard and Jack Miller Boulevard.
Officers with the Clarksville Police Department received a call in reference to possible human skeletal remains in the area of Fort Campbell Boulevard and Jack Miller Boulevard. Detectives responded to the scene to investigate and discovered that the remains were in fact human.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to support City enforcement efforts
Clarksville, TN – In response to a plea for help from Mayor Joe Pitts, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has agreed to join with Clarksville Police to step up traffic enforcement in and around school zones.
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