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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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Satellite Credit Card Fraud - Monday, October 20, 2014

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

The Gallatin Police needs assistance from the public in identifying a suspect who is wanted in connection with a series of credit card frauds that have occurred in recent weeks. Suspect is climbing onto the roof of businesses and altering the satellite dish in order to use fraudulent credit cards. The suspect is operating a silver or gray older model Dodge Durango with luggage rack, trailer hitch, and appears to have a red, white, and blue license plate possibly out of Ohio. Pictured below is the actual suspect vehicle. The suspect is a BM and was last seen wearing a tan or brown stocking hat and hoodie over a black t-shirt and dark colored pants with tan shoes. Special attention should be given to convenience stores and banks.

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

 

Burglary - Friday, October 17, 2014

For additional information
Contact: Officer. Bill Storment
Investigator Bobby Harris

Gallatin Police are seeking assistance in locating a suspect who burglarized a residence located at 224 Ettington Blvd between September 29, 2014 and October 13, 2014. The suspect kicked in the door to gain entry to this residence where he took a black electric baby grand piano and a bedroom suit. The piano is valued at over $15,000.00.

A photo of the piano is pictured below along with a photo of the inside of the piano.

Anyone with information on this burglary or any other crimes in Gallatin is asked to call 615-452-1313 and speak to Investigator Bobby Harris.

 

Shop with a Cop 2014 - Thursday, October 09, 2014

For additional information
Contact: Lt. Billy Vahldiek
Officer Dustin Mesler

Each year the Gallatin Police Department and Gallatin Fire Department hosts the "Shop with a Cop and Firefighter" program. This program sponsors children from disadvantaged families to provide Christmas gifts for the children. The children are partnered with a Police Officer or Firefighter and allowed to shop at WalMart for Christmas presents for themselves and family members. For many of the children this event will be the only Christmas gifts they receive.

Of course, this event requires money in order to allow the children to shop. Each year the Long Hollow Golf Course sponsors a golf tournament to raise funds for the event. This year the "Santa Classic" will be held on Saturday, October 11 th, 2014. We are seeking cart and hole sponsorships for the tournament. Any amount will be accepted but a $100 donation will secure sponsorship with an individual sign with your name or business name at a hole or on a cart. Lesser amounts will secure your name on a shared sign with other participants.

If you are interested in sponsorship of a hole or cart please contact Lt. Billy Vahldiek or Kay Gregory. We can be reached at the Gallatin Police Department at 615-452-1313.

If you are interested in participating in the golftoumament on October 11 th, 2014 please contact Jimbo Hicks or Rick Tayes at the Long Hollow Golf Course 615-451-3120.

Please make checks payable to: Shop with a Cop

Send the Checks to:     Gallatin Police Department
                                     130. W. Franklin St
                                     Gallatin, TN 37066
                                     ATTN: Lt. Billy Vahldiek

Thank you for your consideration of this matter and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

 

Greater Nashville Regional Council Award - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

For additional information
Contact: Officer Bill Storment

The Gallatin Police Department recently received an award from the Greater Nashville Regional Council for excellence in Public Safety. 27 awards were presented across the greater Nashville area at the GRNC Annual Awards Banquet held at the Vanderbilt Legends Golf Club in Franklin, Tennessee. The Gallatin Police Department was recognized with this award for Police Use for Property Maintenance Enforcement. The City of Gallatin has demonstrated innovation to use law enforcement officers to enforce property maintenance violations. Most property owners have been willing to respond and are generally much more cooperative and appreciative of this initiative, resulting in the City having a high rate of resolution of property maintenance issues. This is a good example of interdepartmental cooperation to address quality of life issues

 

 Pictured: Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson Police Codes Enforcement Officer Jessica Jackson Gallatin Police Chief Don Bandy

 

Jose Salinas-Rangel - Monday, September 22, 2014

For additional information
Contact: Officer Bill Storment
Sgt. Chris Shockley

Gallatin Police are looking for a suspect wanted in connection to the rape of a 12 year old victim that occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, September 21. The suspect sexually assaulted the victim while the mother was temporarily away from home and the suspect was home with the victim and several other children who were asleep. The suspect, Jose Ruben Salinas-Rangel is the boyfriend of the victim’s mother. The suspect was last seen wearing a black shirt with a blue Nike basketball jersey over it, black baseball cap and khaki/brown shorts and has possibly fled from the Gallatin area. The suspect is originally from Mexico and investigators are concerned that the suspect will possibly flee the country. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this suspect is asked to call the Gallatin Police Department. Jose Ruben Salinas-Rangel is being charged with two counts of Rape of a Child and there are currently warrants outstanding on this suspect in Sumner County for these charges.

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.