Residential burglaries have been a common occurrence in a Mt. Juliet neighborhood recently.
The Clearview Estates neighborhood has had three residential burglaries, which have all occurred on Thursdays. The three different homeowners have come home to their doors kicked-in and homes ransacked. Cash, Jewelry, firearms, and narcotics were all reported stolen.
The first two burglaries occurred Thursday, April 11. A Longview Court homeowner arrived home to find the back door to his garage kicked-in. It was obvious that someone entered the home and looked through belongings. Multiple items of jewelry, a handgun, and cash were all taken from the residence. In addition, a home on Clearview Drive was burglarized with the same method. Three firearms, cash, and narcotics were stolen. The most recent burglary occurred on Thursday, April 18. A Weston Drive homeowner came back home, after only being gone a few hours, to find her door was kicked-in. Jewelry, cash, and narcotics were also taken from that home.
“I am very concerned that this activity is taking place in broad daylight in our neighborhoods,” stated Mt. Juliet Police Chief James Hambrick, “The watchful eyes of our community will help us stop the criminals who are jeopardizing our quality of life.”
The burglaries are occurring during the day while residents are away from their homes. Through witness statements, it is believed that the offenders are knocking on doors prior to breaking-in to determine if homeowners are at home or not. When they find a home that looks empty, they kick the door and steal anything of value that is easy to carry out quickly. It is very possible that residents, who stay home during the day, have encountered the suspects knocking on their front door. The Mt. Juliet Police Department urges anyone who has witnessed or sees anything suspicious to call immediately. A possible suspect description is a white female who is in her middle 20s. She was described as being 5’8” – 5’10” tall, weighing around 115 pounds, having dark hair, and brown eyes. A possible suspect vehicle was described as a silver, small two-door car similar to a Nissan 350z.
Anyone with any information on current investigations or ongoing crime trends is encouraged to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at (615) 754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (615) 754-TIPS (8477) or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website at http://www.mjpd.org/.