SHOPLIFTERS ARRESTED AFTER PURSUIT

Byrd Walker

On Monday, 07-21-14, at approximately 1:40 pm, Hendersonville Police Officer Scruggs witnessed a shoplifting at Target in Hendersonville.  Officer Scruggs attempted to stop two subjects who had just stolen a flat screen television.  The subjects fled towards Nashville in a blue Honda Accord.  The vehicle stopped near the intersection of Graycroft and Old Hickory Blvd in Nashville.  The passenger fled on foot and the driver surrendered to police.  Metro Nashville Police Department assisted in the arrest of the driver and the location and arrest of the passenger.  The driver was identified as Kevin Byrd, age 35, of Nashville.  The passenger was identified as Steven Walker, age 48, of Nashville.  Each has an extensive arrest history in Nashville.  Walker was found to have active arrest warrants out of Franklin and Smyrna for Violation of Probation, Theft and Criminal Trespass.  Walker was also wanted by Metro Nashville for FTA, 8 counts Failure to be Booked, Probation Violation, Theft over $500, and Theft under $500.  Each is in custody in the Sumner County Jail pending a General Sessions Court date.

Byrd is charged with Evading Arrest, Driving on a Revoked License, Reckless Endangerment, Theft under $500, and Resisting Stop, Halt and Frisk.

Walker is charged with Simple Possession Sch II, Simple Possession Sch VI, Theft under $500, Resisting Stop, Halt and Frisk.

Contact: Det. Neal Harris, 615-264-5303

Fireworks Warning

The Hendersonville Police Department will aggressively enforce the city’s ban on fireworks during the July 4th holiday. Officers will be on patrol and will respond quickly to reports of ANY fireworks.

Grass and trees are especially dry this year and the Hendersonville Fire Department has been responding to grass fires and mulch fires over the last few weeks. Any firework can spark a fire and according to fire chief Jamie Steele, said “anything that receives extra heat is subject to burn.”

Please contact HPD if you see or hear fireworks in neighborhoods. Only the Freedom Festival in Drakes Creek Park Tuesday, July 3rd, can legally shoot fireworks.

Also, please be aware that the area surrounding Drakes Creek Park and the park’s entrances on Gallatin Road and Indian Lake Blvd will experience excessive traffic from cars and pedestrians before, during and after the festival which begins at 5pm Tuesday. The fireworks are scheduled to go off at 9pm.

 

Tip Line is Online

Hendersonville Crimestoppers partnership between the community and the police department welcomes all tips that could help solve a crime.

You may receive a reward for tips that lead to an arrest and/or conviction. The Hendersonville Tipline is now active. Please call   615-573-5400 with your tips and information.

Christmas Parade Information

The City of Hendersonville will be hosting its annual Christmas Parade on December 4, 2011 from 2:30 pm until 4:00 pm. Please come out and enjoy the festivities and see all the floats. Santa Claus will be there to wave at all the children.

There will be traffic stoppages from New Shackle Island road to Cherokee Road that will not allow vehicle traffic on Main Street between these two points beginning at 2:15 pm, until Main Street is clear of floats, at approximately 4:15 pm. Imperial Boulevard will be closed from Main Street to Walton Ferry and Sanders Ferry roads.

If you need to travel to the West peninsula (Sanders Ferry/Walton Ferry) please use Rockland Road to Reviera Road to Harbor Drive and then Cumberland Shores to Walton Ferry.

If you are trying to reach the east end of town use SR386 exit 7 (Indian Lake) or exit 8 (Saundersville Road) to do so.

If you need to access the area between New Shackle and Cherokee Road on Main Street and you fail to arrive before the closure, please allow additional time to walk to your destination.

We apologize for the inconvenience but it is for a worthy cause. Those of you receiving this information on Nixle are encouraged to share this with your neighbors and recommend that they get logged onto nixle to receive valuable community information themselves.

Christmas Tree Lighting, November 27th

The City of Hendersonville will be having its Annual Christmas Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 27, 2011 at 5:30 pm in Memorial Park for those citizens who wish to attend.The Old Tyme Carriages will be providing carriage rides. Enjoy music from the Nashville Suzuki Players along with the Nannie Berry Elementary Choir and Hendersonville Community Singers.

Dreamworks Characters from Opryland’s Holiday on Ice Show will also be present to help kick off the holiday season.

We look forward to seeing you at this fun family event.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please call Corporal David Holscher, Community Services Officer, by phone at 418-5726 or by e-mail at davidholscher@hendersonville-pd.org.

Local Businesses in Compliance in Recent Alcohol Check

On 11-21-11, the Hendersonville Police Department conducted alcohol compliance checks at eight local establishments.  We are pleased to announce that all were in full compliance with Tennessee state law.  We will continue to check local businesses for compliance in order to reduce the availability of alcohol to minors.

We appreciate those establishments that remain vigilant to protect our youth; and also the Sumner County Anti-Drug Coalition for their support in alcohol compliance checks.

Please contact your local police department if you have information of underage alcohol sales.