It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
It’s also the time when people feel the most desperate and will go to greater lengths to steal your money and private information. So how do you protect yourself? Be SMART!
- Secure your valuables. Never leave belongings visible in your car. Take them in, lock them in your trunk or keep them with you.
- Make sure you are aware of your surroundings in parking lots and shopping areas. If you see something or someone suspicious, move on. Don’t risk it.
- Always know who is requesting information from you. Never give out personal information to someone who calls or e mails and asks for it. Remember that your bank and other such businesses will never ask for your social security number, account numbers and other such information over the phone. They should already have it so they don’t need to ask you for it.
- Review your account statements. Look at the transactions on your checking account statements and your credit card bill and make sure they are all legitimate.
- Take the initiative and report suspicious transactions to your bank or credit card company right away. The sooner you act, the less the criminal will get.
Listen to your intuition and be smart. A few simple, common sense behaviors will help you have a safer holiday season.
On 10-06-2016 three persons in the above pictured white Dodge Dakota pickup with the pictured unique graphic on the side stole a motorcycle from Hickory Pointe Townhomes in Hendersonville. HPD needs your help identifying whose responsible.
Case #: 16-006740 Contact: Detective Jacob Sprouls
The above pictured white male shoplifted televisions from Hendersonville Wal-Mart on September 10th, 12th, and 14th. He was seen leaving the area in an older model red Ford Explorer. The suspect has a large tattoo on his right forearm. HPD needs your help identifying this thief.
Contact: Det. Neal Harris Case #: 16-006217
We need your help to identify this subject. We think he can clear up a lot of those bogus charges showing up on credit card bills.
Detective Simms, complaint number 16005363.
We need your help to identify this person in relation to the theft of electrical wire. If you don’t recognize him, maybe you know his dog. Look closely!
Detective Simms, complaint # 16005647.
On 07-22-2016 the above pictured female took a wallet belonging to someone else and used the victim’s debit card at two Hendersonville area gas stations. Hendersonville Police need your help identifying this person.
Contact: Detective Sean Simms Case #: 16-004818
The Hendersonville Police Department responded to a burglary in progress today, July 27, 2016, at 3:47 pm. The victims arrived home and interrupted the suspects as they were removing items from the home. The suspects used weapons to force the victims back into their vehicle and then fled from the scene. The suspects were driving a green Ford Explorer. The two suspects were described as possible Hispanic males.
Additional information was discovered that suggests that a third subject was seen during the commission of the incident. A sketch of one of the subjects and a picture of a similar vehicle has also been obtained and attached.
If you can identify these suspects, you may become eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. Please call Hendersonville Crime Stoppers if you have any information at 615-573-5400.
Case Number: 16004910, Detective Gagnon
On July 4, 2016 the Hendersonville Police Department responded to a Robbery at 1 Stop Food Mart at 109 Sanders Ferry Road in Hendersonville, Tennessee. An unidentified white male subject wearing a dark fisherman style hat and a bandana entered the store wielding a handgun and demanded money from the clerk and the register. The subject left the store and fled on foot behind a nearby apartment building. Detective Gagnon, case number 16004359. IDENTIFIED AND SERVED: JUVENILE.
Someone leave a pink bag at your home? See this warning from the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office and the Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee: https://www.facebook.com/TennesseeSecretaryofState/posts/703971403077513