April 30, 2013: A body was discovered earlier this week on a road in the northern part of Davidson County. The body was found around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning by a Metro police officer. The body was determined to be a 24-year-old man from Clarksville. A person in the area reported hearing gunfire a short time before the body was found.
April 28, 2013: A suspicious fire in west Nashville claimed one house overnight. The cause of the fire is still unknown. Authorities say that the house had no electricity and was abandoned. According to police, there is strong evidence at the house that squatters have been occupying it.
April 27, 2013: It is a rainy start for the weekend here in Nashville. All security guards that work posts that require them to be outside should bring rain gear. A wet and uncomfortable security guard is almost certainly less effective and less observant than a well prepared security officer that brought his rain gear.
Earlier this week in north Nashville a man that was walking home from the store was robbed at gunpoint for his groceries. As the victim walked down 14th Avenue North, a man with two handguns approached him. The man demanded to know what the victim had in the grocery bags. The victim told the suspect that the bags contained meat and soda. The suspect ordered the victim to set the bags on the ground and then back away. Police arrested a man in connection with this incident a short time later based on the victim's description. The suspect remains in custody.
April 26, 2013: Thanks to all of our quality security guards. Thanks to all the non-security personnel that work with On Guard Security, too. The high quality security guard services that we provide would not be possible without really great support personnel. Thanks to everyone that works with On Guard Security. Special thanks to Lt. White, Captain Teal, Officer Ward, Kyle, Officer Owens, Officer Mitchell, Officers Cotham, Officer Roberts, Officer D. Nease, Officer J. Nease, Officer Jones, Britt, Officer Brown, Officer Chapman, Peggy, and Drew for all the effort that was put into making the last three weeks possible. Demand for our private protective services in Nashville is greater than we have ever seen. We made it work without compromising the quality of our security guard services.
The Tennessee Firearms Association, a pro-gun organization in Tennessee, has upset some people recently with there plans to give away an AR-15. The Tennessee Firearms Association plans to give away a Bushmaster AR-15 to the winner of a drawing that will be held on Monday. Many gun-control advocates see the Tennessee Firearms Association's timing as insensitive because of how recently a man used the exact same kind of firearm to kill more than twenty people in Connecticut. The winner of the drawing still must pass a background check before receiving the rifle.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations is participating in a campaign that is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency to help get prescription drugs off the streets. The TBI will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day tomorrow. This is a free event in which citizens that have accumulated unused or unwanted prescription drugs can safely dispose of the drugs by giving them to the TBI. Anyone that wants to get rid of prescription drugs can drop them off tomorrow between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the TBI headquarters at 901 R.S. Gass Boulevard in Nashville.
The forecast shows a rainy weekend here in Nashville. At least the temperature stays relatively warm throughout the weekend.
Last night in Chicago a man outside of a nightclub shot a private security guard that was on duty at the club. The suspect was denied entry into the nightclub by the security guard according to witnesses. The suspect then went to his vehicle where he had a gun. The suspect allegedly shot through the rear door of the vehicle. The private security guard was shot in the foot. Some reports claim that there was also a second victim, but that has not been confirmed by police. Detectives are investigating the incident. Currently, no one is in custody.
Police in Canada are investigating an incident in which a private security guard was stabbed earlier this week. The security guard is still in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Authorities say that the private security guard has provided much information that will help the identify his attacker.
April 25, 2013: It is an unseasonably cool morning in Nashville. Temperatures are currently in the mid-30s. We are only a few degrees away from the record low temperature for the day. I'm ready for the 70's to return.
One person is in custody in Rutherford County in connection with a stabbing yesterday evening. Few details have been released by police, but it is reported that the victim was stabbed multiple times at a Smyrna residence.
The city counsel of Wichita, Kansas will soon vote on a body armor regulation that could have a huge impact on security guard companies that operate in Wichita and the safety of private security guards that work there. The city counsel wants to restrict the use of body armor by private security guards to only vests that are worn under clothing. The city counsel doesn't want security guards to wear external vests because that is what police officers wear. They don't want security guards to mimic local police officers. The new regulation would be very onerous to private security guards and security guard companies. The proposed rule would also cause more private security guards to be without body armor at all. The vests that the city counsel wants private security guards to wear are much more expensive than the external ones. Also, the concealed vests are generally tailored to a certain person. A tailored vest can not be used by several guards that work different shifts. The proposed regulation would be very harmful to private security guards that work in Wichita. Hopefully, the city counsel will reconsider this proposal.
Earlier this week in Pennsylvania a private security guard was assaulted by a shoplifter. The shoplifter allegedly assaulted a security officer at a Target as he fled. Police found the suspect quickly. The security guard identified the man that the police apprehended as the person that assaulted him. No one was seriously injured in the incident.
A man in Franklin, Tennessee allegedly set his house on fire during a domestic dispute. Two minors and a 19-year-old were inside the home with the suspect when he set the fire. Everyone except the suspect left the burning home before emergency crews arrived. The suspect barricaded himself inside the house. Initially, police believed the suspect was armed. Firefighters had to wait until the suspect was in custody before they could start fighting the fire. The house sustained significant damage during the incident.
On Guard Security is currently seeking to hire an armed security guard for a post in the Nashville area. Position will be second shift mostly. Occasionally a third shift will be required. Position is full-time. Applicants should already have a valid Tennessee armed security guard license. This position needs to be filled immediately! Applicants should also have experience in law enforcement, corrections, the military, or at another private security guard company. Anyone interested should complete the form on the Career page of this website. Thank you.
Nashville has beefed up security for the Music City Marathon. In a press conference earlier this week the chief of the Metro Nashville Police Department said that there will be hundreds of law enforcement officers at the Music City Marathon. Federal and state agents will help add to the police presence. There will be undercover agents, too. The chief also reiterated that there has not been any threats made against the Music City Marathon. A hotline has also been set up for citizens to report suspicious activity. The hotline's number is (615) 880-1515.
According to the Tennessee Medical Association, Tennessee ranks 2nd in the country for per capita prescription drug abuse. The association lists pain management clinics as part of the reason that Tennessee ranks so high.
April 24, 2013: It is a rainy morning in Nashville.
Police in Nashville are looking for a suspect that robbed a bank in Donelson earlier today. The robbery occurred at the U.S. Bank that is inside a Kroger's in Donelson. No weapons were seen during the robbery. No one was injured.
Thanks to all the private security guards that work with On Guard Security. Special thanks to Lt. White, Officer Owens, Officer Cotham, Britt, and everyone else that has helped us out along the way.
April 22, 2013: Police in Brentwood arrested Randolph Maidens early this morning at his home at the Governors Club. Police found Maidens wife shot to death yesterday evening. The manhunt for Maiden ended without incident. Apparently Maidens was trying to get back to his house from the rear when police spotted him. He is currently being held in the Williamson County jail.
April 21, 2013: It is a very chilly morning in Nashville for late April!
Thanks to all the security guards that work with On Guard Security. A very special thanks to Officer J. Nease, Officer Chapman, Captain Teal, Lieutenant White, Officer Mitchell, Sandra, and Peggy!!!!
April 20, 2013: A couple in Murfreesboro were robbed at gunpoint early Thursday morning. The couple was held at gunpoint during their morning stroll at the apartment complex where they live. According to police, The man and woman were stopped by a man in a car that asked for directions to Franklin. The man pulled a chrome pistol out and demanded that the two people give him their wallets. The couple took cover behind a brick sign that was nearby. The robber waited and continued to demand their wallets for about a minute and a half according to the victims.
A man in south Nashville was shot last night. The victim claims that an unidentified man approached him as he walked to his car at Winstone Apartments. Police say that they have no leads in the case. There is no mention yet of the victim's condition.
Earlier this week in New York a private security guard was assaulted. The 79-year-old security guard works at a high school. A 17-year-old that had been expelled from the high school returned to the school earlier this week. The security guard asked the former student to leave several times. The 17-year-old refused to leave and struck the security guard in the back of the head and pushed him to the ground. The security officer was treated at a hospital for neck and leg pain. Police arrested the suspect after the incident and charged him with assault, criminal trespassing, and burglary.
Congratulations to all the graduates of our April 2013 handgun carry class!!!! We had another fun, safe, and informative class. Thanks to Kyle for teaching the class.
Sentencing is scheduled for May 30th for a man in Illinois that was recently found guilty of first degree murder in the April 2011 murder of a security guard. The suspect tried to rob the security guard and eventually shot the security guard in the head.
Happy Birthday, Brenna!!!!
It has become another really hectic weekend at On Guard Security, Inc. It can be quite difficult to find enough well-trained, quality security officers to meet demand. Our officers sometimes work over 60 hours a week because of our fast growth and the lack of qualified security officers that are looking for a job. There are a lot of good security officers without a doubt, but there are also a whole lot of bad ones. There are also many private security guards that have the potential to be good security officers, but they don't have much experience or they are poorly trained.
April 19, 2013: A private security guard in Texas burglarized a store that he was hired to protect. The private security guard worked at a mall. Surveillance video shows four people break into a store that'sin the mall late last Friday. The security guard still had on his security guard uniform when the burglary was committed. Detectives simply went to the mall's chief of security who quickly identified the man in the video. The security guard that allegedly burglarized the store was arrested Tuesday.
On Guard Security will have its April handgun carry class today and tomorrow. Class begins at 6 p.m. at our office. Space is limited, and class is filling up fast. Many seats were reserved long before today. Anyone interested in attending today's class should call us at (615) 361-4141, or you can get more information regarding all of our classes on the Classes and Training page of our website.
Thank you to all the private security guards that work with On Guard Security. A special thanks to Officer Jones, Captain Teal, and Lt. White!
April 18, 2013: Earlier this week in LaVergne, Tennessee a pizza delivery driver was robbed and shot. The incident occurred at around 11 p.m. on Tuesday. According to police, the driver went to deliver a pizza to the address that was given by the customer. When the driver parked and was attempting to deliver the pizza, he was approached by two men that were on foot. One of the men produced a gun and robbed the pizza deliverer, The man then shot the victim. The victim is listed as being in critical but stable condition. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact the LaVergne Police Department.
The weather forecast for Nashville is not looking so great right now. Strong thunderstorms are expected in the area sometime this afternoon. The National Weather Service advises that some of these storms could produce very high winds. Temperatures are expected to drop by 20 to 30 degrees. Wind gusts could get as high as 40 mph. Tornadoes are also a possibility today.
Last night at around 11 p.m. police in Nashville responded to a drive-by shooting call in Antioch. Someone opened fire on a house on Starboard Drive in Antioch while four adults and two children were inside the residence. Fortunately, no one was injured in the shooting. At least one bullet came into the house, according to police. An investigation into this incident is ongoing.
Yesterday in Washington state a court security guard was assaulted while on duty. An unruly man that was having a dependency hearing regarding his daughter refused a judge's warnings to be quiet and to stop being disruptive. The man continued with the same behavior, so the judge ordered the court security guards to take the man into custody for contempt of court. One of the two security guards that tried to arrest the suspect was assaulted. The security officer that was attacked received only minor injuries and was later treated by a doctor. The suspect was arrested and charged with assault.
A routine traffic stop earlier this week in Nashville resulted in the seizure of over $10,000 worth of heroine. The driver of the vehicle gave consent for the police officer to search his vehicle. In the trunk of the car police found 125 individually packaged packs of heroine. According to police, the packs would sell for $60 to $80 each. The driver of the vehicle claims to have no knowledge of the drugs.
It is about 11 p.m. here in Nashville, and the storms are starting to move in to the middle Tennessee area. I just finished working an unarmed security guard post because the private security guard that was scheduled is sick.
April 17, 2013: Thanks to all the private security guards that work with On Guard Security, Inc. Thanks to all the non-security personnel that help out behind the scenes at On Guard Security's office. Thanks to all the people that have made this possible and continue to make it possible.
The suicidal man that was armed with a shotgun and wanted by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department checked himself into the Middle Tennessee Medical Center. The man was being searched for by the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department. The man also caused the lock down and late dismissal of two schools.
Five private security guards in Pennsylvania were arrested this week. The security guards were arrested while they were protesting a private security guard company. The protest was organized by a local union. The guards claim that the security guard company had not paid them and had cheated them out of their hourly wage. Neither the security guards' names, nor the security guard company's name was released.
On Guard Security is looking to hire two unarmed security guards for positions in the Nashville area. Positions will work mostly second shift, but an occasional first shift or third shift will be required. Applicants should already have a valid Tennessee unarmed security guard license. Positions will begin immediately. Anyone that is interested in the unarmed guard position should also have experience in law enforcement, corrections, the military, or with another private security guard company. If interested, complete the form on the Career page of our website
Earlier today in Murfreesboro another school had to be locked down. Riverdale High School was locked down today as a precaution because a fugitive was being apprehended nearby. The U.S. Marshals arrested a fugitive from Alabama in Rutherford County today. The lock down at Riverdale was the third lock down at a Rutherford County school in two days.
Police in Gallatin, Tennessee are having a busy week so far. There were three shootings in Gallatin Monday. One of the shootings was fatal. Authorities believe that all three shootings are gang related. The shooting that was fatal is the first homicide in Gallatin since August 2010.
Security is at the top of the list for people that organize, manage, and plan events since the Boston Marathon. The Music City Marathon is quickly reviewing their security, according to reports. It is not an easy thing to plan and provide security for the amount of space that a marathon takes and the number of people that attend. Security at any marathon would require a lot of security at the starting line and the finish line.
April 16, 2-13: Security guards at a hotel in Oklahoma helped police make a major drug bust last week. The hotel security guards responded to a smoke alarm and found the occupant to be smoking methamphetamine. The private security guards found the suspect to be in possession of over a pound of methamphetamine and various other drug-related paraphernalia including scales. The security guards quickly alerted the police about their discovery. With the help of local law enforcement, federal law enforcement, and county law enforcement came together to create a sting that resulted in several arrests of people that normally buy (and almost certainly re-sell) large quantities of methamphetamine. The people involved are expected to be indicted federally. Congratulations to the security guards that were being observant in this story.
Two men pleaded guilty to federal cocaine charges in middle Tennessee yesterday. The two men, one from Antioch and one from Clarksville, were part of a 23 person conspiracy to distribute cocaine throughout middle Tennessee. The two men arrested in 2010 after an investigation by the DEA. Sentencing for the two men is scheduled for July 22.
Two Rutherford County schools are locked down this afternoon after a suicidal man with a 20-gauge shotgun was spotted by a Sheriff's deputy in the general area of the two schools. Dismissal will be delayed for both schools. The armed man has not yet been identified. Authorities advise that the man should not be approached. Officers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol and deputies from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department are actively looking for the man.
A security guard in Indiana was robbed over the weekend. According to reports, the private security guard was in the security guard booth outside of a United Gypsum Plant when the incident occurred. A man in a green sweatshirt and a mask approached the security guard and demanded money or debit cards. The robber was armed. It is unclear whether or not the security guard was an armed guard or unarmed guard. The robber did not get any money, debit cards, or anything else. The robber left. Authorities are investigating the incident and are seeking the public's help in identifying the robber.
A man in South Carolina died suddenly after assaulting hospital security guards and the nursing staff. The 47-year-old man insisted on leaving the hospital. A deputy arrived and handcuffed the belligerent man. While waiting for the nurses to bring a wheelchair to transport the man, the suspect rolled over onto his stomach and became unresponsive. The suspect was pronounced dead a short time later.
Police in Nashville discovered about 2.5 pounds of marijuana today during a routine traffic stop. The incident occurred earlier today on I-40 in west Nashville. The suspect was pulled over because his license plate was partially covered. The driver, a resident of Nevada, gave officers permission to search the vehicle. The suspect admitted that he had bought the drugs in California and was going to Tampa, Florida to deliver them.
Early this morning in south Nashville a man was found shot to death. The man's body was found in his own vehicle on Jonquil Drive at around 7 a.m. by neighbors. The victim resides in Murfreesboro. According to his wife, the two had went to Nashville at around noon on Monday. The victim dropped his wife off in front of a store in the area. He was supposed to park the vehicle and join his wife. Police are investigating the murder. According to police, there is strong evidence that someone else had been driving the vehicle prior to the murder.
It is a humid, warm evening in Nashville, Tennessee.
April 15, 2013: Several "shake and bake" meth labs were found last week at a home in Rutherford County. The lab was discovered when deputies from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department arrested a man for warrants out of Greene County. The suspect had three grams of methamphetamine when deputies arrested him. Narcotics detectives were notified about the three grams that were found. Narcotics detectives received permission from the home's owner to search the property. Investigators immediately noticed a chemical smell that is indicative of meth labs and noticed at least one one-pot meth lab. Investigators exited the home because of safety concerns. Methamphetamine incident response specialists from the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force dismantled the labs, disposed of dangerous materials, and cleaned up the site.
Earlier this month in New York a 29-year-old man was arrested for assaulting a private security guard outside a nightclub. The security guard that was assaulted is an off-duty police officer. The suspect had been escorted out of the club by the security guard for being disorderly. Once the man was outside he grabbed a pole that security rope was hung on and swung it at the private security guard. The security officer suffered only a minor wound to his hand according to police.
A very special thanks to On Guard Security's new instructor for our unarmed security guard classes. Last Saturday's unarmed security guard class was his first time teaching a class. He did extremely well. With a little experience he will be a really great instructor.
Earlier this week in Pennsylvania an armed security guard exchanged gunfire with a suspected murderer. According to police, a 24-year-old man was sitting in his vehicle in a parking lot outside of a nightclub when a man walked to his vehicle and shot multiple shots at the 24-year-old. The 24-year-old victim died. A private security guard that was in the same general area heard the gunshots and went to investigate. The armed security guard chased the gunman on foot. The armed guard and the suspect exchanged several shots during the chase. At one point the armed guard said that the suspect fell to the ground, but managed to get back to his feet and continue to flee. It is not known whether or not the private security guard hit the suspect or not.
April 14, 2013: On Guard Security would like to welcome two private security guards to the On Guard Security team. Officer Mitchell and Officer Cotham are the latest security guards to work with us full time.
Two private security guards were injured by a man that was attempting to flee in the U.K. The security guards were hit by the man's vehicle when he accelerated toward the guards. The security guards approached the man's vehicle because they had reason to believe that the occupants of the vehicle were involved in a shoplifting spree. Fortunately, neither of the private security guards were seriously injured in the incident. The suspect was caught soon after the incident. Surveillance footage showed the vehicle, and police were able to identify the owner. The suspect was arrested at his home without incident.
A contract security guard company was paid over $77,000 to help enforce curfew for Auburn's football players. The $77,000 was to place security guards at the off-campus homes of many of the players. The private security guards were stationed at the player's houses as many as six nights a week to help enforce the curfew. The security guards were stationed at up to as many as 16 off-campus locations. The coaches and others that set policies for the team are having to justify the expense.
Police in Nashville are searching for a suspect that was involved in a shooting Saturday night. The shooting occurred Saturday evening in east Nashville. A 19-year-old was shot in the leg in front of a private residence. The victim returned fire, but he did not hit the suspect. No motive is known. Police are still investigating the shooting.
April 13, 2013: Today has been a great end to busy week. On Guard Security had a record week again. On Guard Security continues to grow at a very quick pace.
The District Attorney in Houston is suing a game room where a private security guard was shot last weekend. According to reports, three armed men wearing ski masks entered the game room to rob it. At some point during the robbery one of the robbers shot the security guard. The suspect allegedly shot several shots. The security guard was injured in the shooting. According to the lawsuit, there is gambling that goes on in that particular game room. The game room has been the target of several investigations involving gambling. The District Attorney claims that large amounts of money that are generated by the gambling operation cause many problems for people in the area such as the shooting of a private security guard.
On Guard Security thanks Lt. White, Captain Teal, Officer Jones, Officer Owens, Britt, Officer Roberts, Peggy, and Kyle. We had an extremely busy and hectic weekend. We could not have provided our clients with the quality security guard service that they expect without employing top quality security officers.
Congratulations to the graduates of our unarmed security guard class.
A man in Georgia is suing a contract security guard company and Kroger for an alleged assault. The man was allegedly body-slammed by a store manager at Kroger's for helping another Kroger's customer. The manager that allegedly committed the assault was accompanied by an unarmed security guard. The security guard company could not be reached for comment.
April 12, 2013: Last night's rain has brought colder temperatures to Nashville. I had to work an unarmed security guard patrol overnight in the rain. It rained very hard at times last night. Fortunately, I was in a patrol car for the particular post that I worked. The rain reduced my visibility, but at least I stayed dry.
On Guard Security is currently seeking to hire three unarmed security guards for posts in the Nashville area and one armed guard for a post in the Nashville area. The unarmed guard positions and the armed security guard job are full time. Applicants should complete the contact form on the Career page of our website. All applicants should already have a valid security guard license. Applicants should also have experience in law enforcement, the military, corrections, or with another contract security guard company. These security guard positions start immediately.
Police in Nashville believe that they have caught a man that is suspected of breaking into a sandwich shop early this morning. Rae's Sandwich Shop on Union Street was burglarized after someone broke the front window to gain access. There was no money inside the cash register. The burglar ended up leaving with the change from the gumball machine that was in the restaurant. Police used surveillance video to get the suspect's description.
A man in Florida was arrested earlier this week for assaulting a private security guard at a Publix. The incident occurred when the security guard confronted the suspect for shoplifting. Several Publix employees saw the suspect attempting to hide several cans of deodorant in an attempt to steal the items. Initially, the suspect attempted to flee with his stolen goods. The security guard pursed the suspect for a little while before the suspect turned and attacked the private security guard. The security guard was pushed to the ground and badly injured his head at one point during the incident. With the help of two citizens the security guard was able to subdue the suspect. Police officers arrived and arrested the suspect a short time later.
April 11, 2013: Thanks to all the private security guards that work with On Guard Security. Working with people that don't mind helping out and always go above and beyond what is required of them is infinitely more enjoyable than working with miserable people. Thanks specifically to Officer Roberts, Lieutenant White, Captain Teal, Officer Owens, Peggy, Anthony, Officer Nease, Officer Stark, and all the people that came together to cover the new security posts in Nashville last night.
Earlier this morning in Nashville a 17-year-old was shot and killed. The incident happened while the 17-year-old was waiting for the school bus. The driver of the school bus that the victim was waiting for witnessed the shooting. The suspect fled the scene of the crime on foot. The bus was headed to Pearl Cohn High School. The identity of the victim has not been released, but authorities have confirmed that he was a sophomore and played on the basketball team. No one has been arrested yet. No motive is known yet. Police are investigating the incident.
Earlier this week in Colorado a private security guard was assaulted while on duty. It is not yet clear why the security guard was attacked. Police have not yet released all the details of the incident. The security guard received only minor injuries from the assault. The suspect was arrested at his home shortly after the incident occurred. It appears as though the suspect was either shoplifting from the store or robbing the store when he was confronted by the store's private security guard. The confrontation by the security guard is believed to be when the assault started.
Rainy weather has come to Nashville and most of middle Tennessee. It started off as a warm, sunny day. The day ended like this. Oh, well. It is still warm at least.
Last night in south Nashville two armed men barged into a woman's home after the woman answered the door. After barging in to the home one of the suspects pointed a gun at the woman's face and demanded money. The suspects took the victim's wallet that was laying on a nearby table. The suspects then fled in an older black sedan. Police are investigating the incident. Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident. The woman's four children were home at the time of the home invasion.
Police in Smyrna, Tennessee have identified a man that assault a security guard in a KMart last week. The assault occurred when the private security guard approached the man about stealing multiple electric razors. Smyrna police are looking for the suspect. A juvenile female was helping the suspect steal the razors in the Kmart.
Police in Nashville are working to identify two men that attempted to rob a Papa Johns on Gallatin Road last night. The two suspects entered the Papa Johns with guns and repeatedly asked "where is the safe?" Employees repeatedly told the would-be robbers that there was no safe. The two armed suspects then fled the store on foot.
A private security guard in Florida is in critical condition after a shooting earlier this week. The security guard was on duty at a gated community when three men approached the security officer. A confrontation between the private security guard and the three men occurred. There was an exchange of gunfire. The security guard was shot once in the side. The private officer was taken to an area hospital. It is not clear whether any of the suspects were injured in the incident. Police are investigating the shooting.
April 10, 2013: Police in Nashville are investigating a shooting that occurred yesterday afternoon in south Nashville. The shooting took place near the intersection of Beech Avenue and Wedgewood Avenue. Not many details are being released at this time.
It's a beautiful day once again in Nashville. Anyone that is lucky enough to be outside today should take advantage of the perfect weather.
April 9, 2013: Thank you to all the private security guards that work with On Guard Security. Thanks to Lt. White, Captain Teal, Britt, Peggy, Officer Owens, Officer Nease, Officer Roberts, and everyone else that continues to help out around here.
The Metro Nashville Police Department is looking for the public's assistance to help identify three robbery suspects. The robbery occurred on March 22nd at around 8 p.m. at Suzan's Hair, Body, and Spirit on Woodland Street. According to the victim, she was closing the store when two men forced themselves into the store. The suspects demanded access to the cash register, but the victim told them that she did not use a register. The suspects took the victim's purse and fled on foot. Surveillance video from a neighboring business shows a third suspect outside of the business during the robbery. The victim's debit card which was inside her purse when it was stolen was later used at the Walmart on Nolensville Road. Anyone with information about this robbery is urged to contact police at (615) 862-7525 or Crime Stoppers at (615) 74-CRIME.
Earlier today in California police officers arrested an armed security guard while he was on duty. The armed guard was arrested by undercover police officers that that posed as customers waiting in line at a Social Security Administration office where the private security guard worked. The armed guard allegedly went on break this morning and fired several rounds into a vehicle that was occupied by his ex-girlfriend and her male friend. Luckily, neither one of the victims were injured by the gunshots. After shooting at the two in the vehicle, the private security guard returned to work as if nothing had happened. Police were afraid that the armed guard might endanger other people in the crowded office if a uniformed police officer had come to arrest him. The four undercover officers managed to take the security guard into custody without incident.
A Clarksville woman died today from injuries that she received in her home during an attack over the weekend. Police were investigating the woman's death as an aggravated assault, but are now investigating the incident as a homicide. Police were alerted to the crime by the victim's son. The son called police at around 9 AM Sunday morning when he found his mother unresponsive with a head injury inside their home.
Early this morning in Knoxville a private security guard was assaulted while he was on post. The security guard was on post at a strip club when he was shot by an arrow. The security guard suffered only minor injuries. Police officers searched the area when they arrived, but they couldn't locate a suspect. The incident is still being investigated.
April 8, 2013: Happy Birthday to Jenny K.!!!!!!!!!!
It is a beautiful, warm day in Nashville today!! The weather forecast is looking really good for middle Tennessee for the next few days. We certainly deserve the break from the rain and cold.
April 7, 2013: Thanks to all the private security guards that work with On Guard Security. Special thanks to Lt. White, Captain Teal, Officer Roberts, Officer Stark, Peggy, Officer Chapman, Britt, and everyone that has helped out at On Guard Security. All the help is greatly appreciated. We could not have come this far if we had not had the good fortune of working with these wonderful people.
Last week in Columbia, Tennessee five shots were fired at a residence on S. Rainbow Circle. Police responded to the call shortly after 3:00 a.m. Friday. The home was full of people at the time of the shooting. Luckily, no one was injured in the shooting. At least one bullet was recovered from the scene. No motive is currently known. Police are investigating the incident.
Early this morning in California a private security guard that was on duty at a strip club shot a man. Security guards at the strip club asked the unruly man to leave the club. The situation between security personnel and the drunk patron continued to escalate. According to reports, the man attempted to run over an armed security guard as he was leaving the strip club. The armed guard fired his weapon at the man that was trying to run over him. The man in the vehicle was hit by at least one bullet. The man was taken to an area hospital. The man was last reported to be in stable condition and is expected to survive.
April 6, 2013: All security guard operations at On Guard Security went well today. Our clients, private security guards, and everyone else involved remained safe, and all security objectives were completed.
Nashville has finally warmed up a little. It is a beautiful day today.
April 5, 2013: Thanks to all the private security guards that work with On Guard Security! Thanks to all the quality people in general. Special thanks to "the Goose."
A gunshot was fired through a building at Arbor Knolls Apartments last night. The shot was an accidental discharge as a man was cleaning his firearm. The shot was fired at around 1:30 a.m. Police responded to the call. The man was not arrested because he had a handgun carry permit, and the shot appeared to be accidental.
It is a beautiful, warm day in Nashville today. Finally, we get a break from the cold and rain.
April 4, 2013: A very special thanks to Peggy, Tiffany, Christina S., and Ben! Everything that you did yesterday was nothing short of amazing!!!!
It is a wet and chilly evening tonight in Nashville. We are supposed to have perfect weather this weekend, though.
April 3, 2013: Police in Clarksville, Tennessee discovered a moonshine still Monday evening when responding to an unrelated call. Police officers were arresting a 20-year-old man for domestic assault when the suspect told officers that his father had a moonshine still in the basement of their residence. Police officers seized the still and wrote the suspect's father a citation. According to the suspect's father, he was making moonshine only for his own consumption.
Yesterday we had two special security operations to complete. Both of these special security guard operations were successful. In both situations, our client's security needs were met and both objectives were met.
Three cities in Tennessee rank among the top ten cities listed as the worst for allergy sufferers for 2013. Nashville was not on the list fortunately. The three cities in Tennessee that were on the list are Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Memphis. The list is released annually by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation. The foundation also said that in all areas allergies would probably be worse this year because of unusually wet weather.
According to police in Nashville, an 85-year-old woman in Bordeaux woke up to find an intruder in her bedroom. The intruder ran out of the elderly woman's house when he realized that she was awake. According to police, the robber took a wallet that was in the elderly woman's purse that was in the living room. The robber apparently forced his way into the elderly woman's home through the back door.
Last night in Australia a private security guard was assaulted by two men that were waiting by the security guard's vehicle. The assault occurred when the security guard was walking to his car after his shift. One of the men allegedly assaulted the private security guard while the other suspect set the guard's car on fire. According to the security guard, the men that assaulted him pushed him onto his burning vehicle before leaving the scene of the crime. The private security guard was taken to a local hospital and treated for smoke inhalation and extensive burns on his body. Police are still gathering information about the incident and are still investigating.
Yesterday police in Nashville arrested a man in connection with burglaries and several car break-ins in two Nashville neighborhoods. Officers discovered Xbox controllers, Xbox games, a stolen purse, and various other items in the suspect's vehicle that link him to the burglaries and break-ins. The suspect is currently in jail on charges of burglary.
A 19-year-old man in Virginia was sentenced last week to a prison term of 3 to 12 years for an incident last year in which gunfire was exchanged between the suspect and police officers and private security guards. The incident began with the suspect shooting at a private security guard. The security guard notified police of the incident, and police officers were able to locate the suspect. When a police officer attempted to pull over the vehicle that the suspect was in, the suspect attempted to elude police and evade arrest. At one point during the chase, the armed suspect ran toward a police officer. The officer shot at the suspect, but the officer missed.
Last week in Connecticut lawmakers proposed a bill that would give private security consultants immunity from civil liability. The proposal stemmed from a security consultant's reluctance to assess security weaknesses at a school and provide security advice over liability concerns. The proposal was ultimately left out of the final bill.
It is a chilly night here in Nashville!!
April 2, 2013: On Guard Security has had a record first quarter in 2013. We have grown in nearly every way imaginable. By any measure On Guard Security has grown and improved. All of our private security guards, clients, and everyone else on our posts remained safe. Our security guard operations were completed without any major incidents. We have provided our quality security guard services to many new clients. We have continued providing our existing clients with the same quality private security guard service that we started with. We have expanded our security guard services in new areas geographically. We have also had the privilege and good fortune to work with several new quality private security officers. We have had the privilege of continuing to work with these quality armed guards and unarmed guards. We have also gained more experience and training in security and security-related matters. On Guard Security has also gained a key member of our current office staff that has made our office much more efficient and expedient. We are very pleased with our growth as a company and individually. On Guard Security is definitely poised to have another record-breaking year!
A man in Nashville is facing DUI charges today after he wrecked into a Pizza Hut in Antioch earlier this morning. The incident occurred at around 2 a.m. at the intersection of Bell Road and Murfreesboro Pike. The damage that was done to the Pizza Hut was significant. Crews that were on the scene helping with clean-up say that it could be several days if not weeks before the Antioch Pizza Hut can reopen. The driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A meth bust in Putnam County last Friday has left two children in state custody. The two children were living with their mother and two men in a house where methamphetamine was being manufactured. The two men and the mother were arrested in connection with the meth lab. The children were taken to a hospital to be decontaminated. The children were then turned over to the state. The house was evacuated and quarantined, too.
April 1, 2013: Happy Birthday Officer Chapman!!!!
Thank you to all the private security guards that work for On Guard Security. We couldn't have completed all our security guard operations last weekend with out the highest quality private security guards working with us. Also, I would like to thank all the support personnel that have helped us whose work frequently goes unnoticed at a contract security guard company. Special thanks to Lt. White, Captain Teal, Officer Jones, Officer Chapman, Officer Nease, the other Officer Nease, Officer Roberts, and Britt.
Thanks to Ash Wright! Ash has helped On Guard Security with photography and various aspects of marketing. We are greatly appreciative of Mr. Wright and all the work that he has done for On Guard Security. Thanks again, Ash!
A Nashville grand jury indicted a man today on seven counts for murdering a three people last year. The indictment charges Lorenzo Jenkins with the stabbing deaths of Patrick Sullivan, Deborah Sullivan, and their 26-year-old daughter Wendy Sullivan. According to police, the Sullivan's were selling prescription drugs and marijuana from their home.
It has been cloudy and rainy in Nashville for way too long it seems. I am ready for a warm, sunny day.
Last Saturday in Virginia a private security guard was shot and killed. The security guard was on duty at a nightclub when he was killed in a drive-by shooting. Police have made an arrest in connection with the murder.
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