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If you are a member of the media and wish to obtain information regarding an incident in the City of Gallatin, coordinate access to a departmental event, or receive information on a given topic, please contact us as listed below.

The current Public Information Officers are Officer Bill Storment and Captain Kate Novitsky. They are available during business hours on weekdays and on a call-out basis on nights and weekends. Officer Bill Storment can be reached at 615-452-1313 ext. 215 and Captain Kate Novitsky can be reached at 615-452-1313 ext. 216

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Gallatin Police Department
130 W. Franklin St.
Gallatin, TN 37066

Email: info@gallatinpd.org
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Thank you Gallatin!! - Friday, September 04, 2015

 

Thank you Howard Elementary - Friday, September 04, 2015

 

James Richard McCutchen shooting - Thursday, September 03, 2015

For additional information
Contact: Officer Bill Storment

Shortly after 6 pm today, a Westmoreland, TN police officer was transporting a suspect to the Sumner County jail on their charges of Domestic Violence, Vandalism and Resisting Stop, Halt, Frisk along with several outstanding warrants for Macon County. Once at the jail, the suspect, 40 year old James Richard McCutchen got free from his handcuffs and got into a struggle with the officer. McCutchen was able to get into the patrol vehicle and attempted to flee, dragging the officer in the process. As he was stopped by the security gate, McCutchen then fled on foot to the outside perimeter of the building with a shotgun taken from the patrol vehicle. He encountered a Sumner County Deputy and pointed the shotgun at the deputy. The deputy fired one shot, missing the suspect. The suspect then ran around the corner and into the visitation center of the jail where he ordered approximately 30 people to the floor at gunpoint. A civilian and a correctional officer were able to tackle McCutchen and hold him in custody until armed law enforcement arrived on scene. The Westmoreland officer was transported to the Sumner Regional Medical center with non-life threatening injuries and McCutchen refused medical treatment. He has been booked onto the jail on the original charges from Westmoreland and additional charges of especially aggravated kidnapping and 3 counts of aggravated assault. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected. The Gallatin Police Department is conducting the investigation. No one else was injured.

 

All About Beauty Supply - Wednesday, September 02, 2015

For additional information
Contact: Officer Greg Washburn

The Gallatin Police Department needs assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection to a credit card fraud and forgery that occurred in Gallatin on 9-1-2015. On this date, the victim had her phone and credit card stolen from the Hendersonville library. Later in the day, she was notified by her bank of two unauthorized charges. Store security video captured the below image of the suspect who entered the All About Beauty Supply located in the Haynes Center on W. Main Street where the suspect made a purchase of $85.16 charging the amount to the victim’s card and signed the victim’s name on the receipt.

Anyone with information related to the identity or whereabouts of this suspect is asked to contact Officer Greg Washburn at the Gallatin Police Department at 452-1313.

 

Local Bomb Threat - Monday, August 31, 2015

For additional information
Contact: Officer Bill Storment

The Gallatin Police Department received a bomb threat this morning at 1130 for Howard Elementary located at 805 Long Hollow Pike. Law Enforcement is on the scene and all students and staff have been safely evacuated from the building. The Sumner County School system will advise parents of any actions they need to take.

Anyone with information related to this or any other crimes that have occurred in Gallatin are asked to contact the Gallatin Police Department at 452-1313.

 

Theft from a vehicle and fraudulent use of a credit card - Monday, August 31, 2015

For additional information
Contact: Officer James Perry

The Gallatin Police Department needs assistance from the public to identify and locate a suspect wanted in connection with a theft from a vehicle and fraudulent use of a credit card. On August 25, 2015, the victim was cutting grass on Kenny Street and left his billfold in his unlocked vehicle. Upon returning to his vehicle, the victim noticed his billfold to be missing. He immediately checked his account and discovered two fraudulent charges made with his debit card at the MGM Market on South Water Ave. Investigating officers were able to obtain pictures from the store security camera. Pictured below is the individual believed to be the suspect.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of this individual or information related to any other crimes that have occurred in Gallatin are asked to contact the Gallatin Police Department at 452-1313.

 

Session 13 Reserve Graduation - Saturday, August 29, 2015

For additional information
Contact: Sergeant Jeff Tarkington
Officer Bill Storment

The Gallatin Police Department is pleased to report the graduation of nine new Reserve Officers at a ceremony held Thursday, August 27 at the Hartsville Pike Church of Christ. The Reserve Officer graduates completed 12 weeks of training including Ethics, Self Defense, Firearms, Report Writing and Interview/Interrogation. The nine officers are Bryan Andreozzi, Michael Bates, Manny Conde, William Crunk, Chris Faires, Charles Hope, Anthony Johnson, Kenneth Parks and Emily Scruggs. GPD wishes to congratulate all of the graduating officers. Following graduation, as part of this entirely volunteer program, they will be required to work a minimum of 20 hours per month assisting in Patrol and special events such as the Square Fest held in the spring and fall each year.

For additional information please contact the Gallatin Police Department at 615-452-1313.

 

Animal Cruelty Arrest - Saturday, August 29, 2015

For additional information
Contact: Lt. Ricky Troup
Officer Bill Storment

The Gallatin Police Department has made an arrest in an animal cruelty case that occurred back in July. Abdel Khaliki Mahmoud F was arrested and charged with one count of animal cruelty following an incident that occurred on July 23, 2015. On that date, the suspect was driving on Nashville Pike in the area of Stoneridge Apartments in Gallatin, when a white Pyrenes, one of two dogs tied into the bed of his truck, jumped out of the truck bed and was dragged a short distance before the suspect stopped and placed the dog back in the truck. The suspect stated the dog had no injuries. The suspect continued on into Hendersonville where he advised the dogs had jumped from the truck and were gone. The dogs were later picked up by Hendersonville Animal Control where the Pyrenes was found to have serious injuries. The suspect never attempted to provide the animal with medical care and never indicated that he had a desire or intention to provide medical care to the animal.

Anyone with additional information or about this incident or any other criminal case is asked to please contact the Gallatin Police Department at 615-452-1313.

 

Assault - Wednesday, August 26, 2015

For additional information
Contact: Lt. Ricky Troup
Officer Glen Rager

The Gallatin Police Department needs assistance from the public in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection with an assault that occurred at The Dollar Store located on Hartsville Pike in Gallatin on August 24 around 9:45 p.m. The white male suspect entered the store with a white female and two juveniles. As the suspect exited the store, he assaulted the manager by pushing him, and then proceeded to take his phone and threw it an employee behind the register. The suspect left in a newer model Toyota Tundra or similar style vehicle with tinted headlights and foglights. Store security video captured the below images of the suspect. The female can be seen entering the store behind the suspect.

Anyone with additional information or that can identify this suspect is asked to please contact the Gallatin Police Department at 615-452-1313.

 

Stolen Credit Cards - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

For additional information
Contact: Officer Cline

On 08/16/2015 at approximately 16:45 hours a white female used two stolen credit cards to make four prepaid debit card purchases at WalMart. She purchased four (4) $400.00 cards. Then left in the silver Nissan pictured, as a passenger. Please help identify this individual 615-452-1313

 

Citizens’ Police Academy - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

For additional information
Contact: Officer Dustin Mesler

The Gallatin Police Department is accepting applications for the fall session of the Citizens’ Police Academy. Applications are available in the Records Department at the police department located at 130 W. Franklin St. Preference for slots in the class will be given to citizens who live or work in the city of Gallatin.

The academy provides a basic overview of police operations, policy and procedure. The academy consists of six weeks of instruction meeting on Wednesday nights from 6pm to 9pm. Class size is limited to 20 people. Class room instruction includes crime scene processing, traffic enforcement, S.W.A.T. and crisis negotiations, drug and K-9, to name a few. Graduates of the Citizens’ Police Academy will be asked to become Volunteers in Policing and be subject to activation in case of natural or manmade disasters.

Applications will be accepted until Friday September 18th with the first class starting on September 23rd. For additional information concerning the Citizens’ Police Academy please contact Lt. Lamar Ballard or Officer Dustin Mesler at 615-452-1313.

 

 

Conducting sobriety check points - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

For additional information
Contact: Cpl. Scottie King

The Gallatin Police Department in conjunction with the Hendersonville Police Department, the Sumner County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety check points Friday, September 4, 2015 in the area of S. Water and Highway 109 in Gallatin during the evening hours. These check points are an ongoing effort by the department and other law enforcement agencies to reduce traffic crashes and fatalities related to impaired driving during the Labor Day Holiday weekend.

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Number One Chinese Restaurant Burglary - Friday, August 07, 2015

For additional information
Contact: Officer Bill Storment

On Thursday, August 6, 2015, Gallatin police along with assistance from the Hendersonville Police Department arrested 27 year old James N. Jarlis for a series of burglaries that have occurred in Gallatin and Hendersonville. On July 25, 2015, the Number One Chinese Restaurant in Gallatin was burglarized. Investigators were able to get a possible vehicle description based on security video from a nearby business. Diligent follow-up by investigators with the Gallatin Police Department led to the vehicle the suspect was operating at the time of the burglary and the vehicle was located in Sumner County. Items from the Number One Chinese Restaurant were recovered in the suspect vehicle. Hendersonville PD obtained search warrant for the residence where the suspect was staying and the suspect was apprehended. Jarlis has been placed in the Sumner County Jail charged with Burglary. Jarlis has been connected to 5 other burglaries in Hendersonville.

Anyone with information related to any other crimes that have occurred in Gallatin are asked to contact the Gallatin Police Department at 452-1313.