July, 2013



July 31, 2013: On Guard Security, Inc. wants to thank all the private security guards that work with us. It definitely would not be possible to provide quality contract security guard services without quality security guards. Thanks to all of On Guard Security's non-security personnel, too. Special thanks to Lt. White, Officer Wilson, Officer Clark, Britt, Officer Traister, Peggy, Officer Mitchell, and Officer Roberts for all the additional help that you have given. Thanks guys!!
It is a rainy morning today in Nashville. Traffic was not too bad this morning though. I was able to get down Briley Parkway fairly easily at about 7 a.m. I had to work an unarmed security guard post with Officer Wilson last night in Madison. Everything went well last night. There were no incidents of any kind. I still prefer not to work third shift security posts especially after a full day of work at the office.
A shooting in Nashville left one man dead early this morning. The incident occurred outside of a bar on Brick Church Pike at about 1 a.m. The victim of the shooting was a 48-year-old man. He had been shot multiple times and died at the scene of the crime. The victim had drugs around his body at the shooting and in his vehicle according to police. Police also report that the victim had 24 arrests in Nashville and most arrests were drug-related. A second man was also injured in the shooting. The man was inadvertently hit by shrapnel from a bullet. He was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Police are still investigating the incident.
Police in Nashville arrested a man for allegedly slashing a 13-year-old boy with a knife. According to police, the 60-year-old suspect got into a fight with the 13-year-old after the suspect pushed the victim's grandmother. The victim ran to help his grandmother and a fight ensued. The suspect then allegedly grabbed a pocket knife and slashed the teen across his chest. The incident occurred near South Eighth Street early this morning. The teen was taken to Vanderbilt for treatment and is expected to recover.
A school district in California will move forward next school year without the added security of hiring a private protective services company to provide security guards. The school district discussed adding private security guards to schools for after-hour school activities. The school district currently has police officers during school hours at their middle schools and high schools. It was also up for discussion about hiring a security guard company to provide a security patrol to all the schools in that district. Unfortunately, both ideas were stopped before they were voted on.
A Coffee County, Tennessee man was arrested earlier this week for allegedly targeting two witnesses. Authorities claim that the suspect built two pipe bombs and placed them in two cars. The cars belong to people that were both planning on testifying against the suspect in an upcoming trial that is not related to the bombs. The two confidential informants were planning to testify against the suspect in a meth case. Authorities claim that the bombs were fully capable of exploding. Luckily, the bombs were not detonated, and no one was hurt. The TBI and ATF were involved in the investigation. The suspect could face federal charges. He remains in jail in lieu of a $250,000 bond.
A man was arrested earlier this week in Nashville for possession of a prohibited weapon. Police in Nashville received multiple calls around 3:15 p.m. Monday about a man that was openly carrying an assault rifle and wearing body armor that was walking around downtown Nashville. Police officers found the suspect near Charlotte and 5th Avenue. Police asked the suspect if the weapon was loaded several times, but the man never answered. Eventually, police took the man's weapon and checked it for live rounds after the man continued to ignore police officers. The firearm was found to be unloaded. The man's weapon had some type of silencer on it according to police. The man was arrested for failure to provide proof that his firearm was legal.
Two men in California pleaded guilty earlier this week to charges related to an attempted robbery of an armored car and the assault of a private security guard that worked on the armored car. The incident that the charges stem from occurred early last year. The suspects attempted to use a TASER stun gun to rob an armed guard of the deposits that he was carrying back to the armored car. The suspects carried out the plan except that the security guard recovered much more quickly than they had expected. The armed security guard was able to shoot one of the robbers. The robber that was shot by the private security guard was arrested at the scene. The other robber was arrested later on that day. The two men will be sentenced in federal court in October.
A naked man was chased by private security guards and police officers in Pennsylvania earlier this week and eventually arrested. The incident occurred at a festival that is held on the beach. After a nude swim the suspect ran from security guards that wanted him to put on clothing. The suspect began running from the security officers. Eventually, police officers joined in on the chase. When the suspect stopped running he acted as if he were going to fight the police officers and security personnel. The suspect was warned more than once that if he did not surrender peacefully officers were going to use a TASER stun gun against him. The suspect never surrendered and was finally shot with the stun gun. The man was taken to a hospital to be checked for any injuries. He was then arrested for breach of peace. Security guards believed that the man was under the influence of narcotics.

July 28, 2013: It's a sunny, hot July day here in middle Tennessee. On Guard Security wants all the private security guards that work with us (and everyone that has to be outside in the heat) to be aware of heat-related illnesses and how to recognize the signs before the problem gets out of hand.
On Guard Security would like to thank all the private security guards that work with us for completing a weekend that was safe and free of major incidents on our security guard posts and during our security guard operations.

July 27, 2013: It is a relatively nice day here in Nashville, Tennessee. It is cloudy and mild for a late July day. I'll take the clouds over the heat anytime.
Once again I had the opportunity to go fishing again this afternoon. This time I went to the Old Hickory Dam. My fishing partner and I did not catch any fish once again. It was still an enjoyable afternoon on the river. We remain hopeful that our next trip will be much more successful.

July 26, 2013: A man in Murfreesboro had a close call in a road rage incident. The victim passed the suspect, and apparently the suspect was very offended by it. The suspect then passed the victim and slammed on the brakes at which time both of their vehicles came to a stop. Both men exited their vehicles. The suspect threw a cologne bottle at the victim's vehicle. The bottle cracked his windshield. The suspect then started issuing more serious threats. He threatened to fight the victim and even to shoot him. Police in Murfreesboro caught up with the suspect a short time later and pulled him over for a broken tail light. Police eventually let the driver go after writing him a citation for a small amount of marijuana. He was not charged for the incident.
Thanks to all the private security guards and other security personnel that work with On Guard Security, Inc. It is a pleasure to work with private security guards that are professional and reliable. The office workers and other support staff at On Guard Security, Inc. are just as good at what they do as our security guards. This is one security guard company that is not a headache to work for. Many companies hire guards that do not care for their jobs very much. Those security guards that are just on post to collect a check. Our security guards care about the services that they provide, and that makes all the difference in the world in the contract security guard business
Everyone here at On Guard Security, Inc. would like to wish Kyle a happy birthday. We hope this a great birthday for you!!!

July 25, 2013: Metro Police have teamed with special agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Violent Crime Task Force to locate a suspected bank robber. The robbery occurred around 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 24th, at the Regions Bank located at 3701 Clarksville Pike. According to eye witnesses, a black man in his mid- to late 30's walked into the Regions Bank and passed the teller a note demanding money. No weapons were seen. His picture was captured on the bank's video surveillance camera. The FBI's report Bank Crime Statistics (BCS) for Federally Insured Financial Institutions, January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011, states of the 4,495 commercial bank robberies reported, 79 of those were in Tennessee.
Nashville police are seeking the public's help in locating a man that burglarized three vehicles on Wednesday. One of the three vehicles that were burglarized was a police car. The car was parked outside of a police sergeant's home in west Nashville. Police believe that the suspect may be responsible for other burglaries involving law enforcement cars since Monday. Out of the burglaries on law enforcement vehicles there have been firearms and other law enforcement equipment stolen. Already the investigation has paid off because police have recovered some of the equipment that was stolen.
A man in Nashville has been arrested and charged with statutory rape, sex trafficking, and promoting the prostitution of a minor. The charges come from an undercover investigation in which the suspect set up a meeting between an undercover police officer and a 17-year-old. Police made the arrest of the 27-year-old suspect yesterday. The 17-year-old girl told police officers that the suspect picked up the 17-year-old at a bus station a few days ago and had sex with her. The 17-year-old told police that the suspect also rented a hotel room and drove the 17-year-old so that she could have sex for money.
A private security guard in Texas was involved in a shooting that left two people injured earlier this week. The armed guard was on duty at a game room early Tuesday morning when all the excitement began. The security guard denied entry into the game room to a man and woman. The man shot at the security guard as the couple were leaving. The security guard returned fire. The woman was wounded by the security guard's gunshots. The injured woman was placed in a vehicle by the male suspect and driven to a hospital. At the hospital a security guard detained the male suspect. The woman suspect was later transported by Life Flight to a different hospital. Her condition is unknown at this time. A customer that was inside had the game room during the shooting was also injured. The customer was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
According to reports, security officers on an Air Force base in North Dakota had an armed confrontation with a Tech. Sergeant on a road within the base. There are very few details being released at this time. However, it has been confirmed that the Tech. Sergeant was brandishing a handgun during the confrontation with the security guards. It has also been confirmed that the Tech. Sergeant was killed in the shooting with security guards. An Air Force spokesman said that no further details can be released yet because the investigation is still not complete.

July 24, 2013: A man in north Nashville was robbed by two men earlier today. The robbery happened on the 1400 block of 14th Avenue North just after midnight. When police officers arrived at the scene, they were informed that the victim had been taken to the hospital in a private vehicle. According to the victim, two men between the ages of 20 and 30 approached him. At least one of the two suspects pulled out a handgun and demanded that the victim take off his pants. After the suspects had robbed the victim, one of the suspects shot the victim in the upper thigh. The two robbers then fled. Police are still investigating the robbery.
Police have one man in custody, but others are still at large in connection with a home invasion. The home invasion happened just after 3 a.m. this morning at a home on Clarksville Pike. Police officers began following a vehicle that is in some way connected to the home invasion at around 4:30 a.m. One occupant of that vehicle was taken into custody. No injuries were reported from the home invasion. Very few details are being released at this time. Police are actively investigating this incident.
Private security guards at a bar in Ohio detained an Ohio State football player earlier this week. The football player had allegedly come into the bar and was trying to start a fight with someone in the bar. The security guards made the football player leave the bar. The football player attempted to re-enter the bar to find his friends, but security guards that were working the door at the bar did not allow him to enter. The football player punched one of the private security guards at the door in the chest. The other security guards wrestled the football player to the ground and detained him until police officers arrived. The suspect was arrested and charged with battery.
A sandwich shop in south Nashville was robbed earlier this week. The Jersey Mike's store on Murfreesboro Road at Nashboro Village was robbed at about 8:45 p.m. on Monday night. According to police, a man was hanging around on the sidewalk in front of the sub shop when a female employee was outside smoking a cigarette. The suspect asked the young lady for a cigarette. The female employee gave the suspect a cigarette. When the female employee went back in the sub shop, the robber followed her. Once the suspect was inside he pulled up his shirt to show a black handgun. After demanding money and ordering employees to not set off the alarm the suspect fled out the back door with the cash. Police officers in ground teams and in a helicopter searched the general area and the strip mall for the suspect. The suspect is still not in custody. Witnesses said that the man appeared to be homeless. Police urge anyone with information about the robber or the robbery to contact the police.
A convenience store in south Nashville was robbed by a violent armed gunman last night. The convenience store was a Mapco on Harding Place in south Nashville. The store was robbed by an man with a handgun at around 11:00 p.m. last night. The suspect entered the store, pointed the gun at the store clerk, and said "hurry up and give me the rest of the money". Police officers in Nashville are investigating the robbery of the convenience store. The suspect left the scene of the robbery on foot.
Deputies in Florida were dispatched to a call that an attempted robbery of an armored car was taking place. Witnesses report that the robbers attempted to rob the contract security guards and the armored vehicle when the security guards were outside of the vehicle. The robbers reportedly fired several shots at the private security guards, but the guards hurried into the armored car and left the scene. According to witnesses, the robbers continued to shoot at the security guards while they were driving away. The would-be robbers fled the scene of the robbery, too. The investigation into the attempted robbery is ongoing, and the hunt for the suspects is just beginning.
Cooler temperatures made for a very nice day here in Nashville, Tennessee. It was so nice that I finally made myself go to the river to fish. I very rarely have time to go fishing anymore, but I still enjoy it as much as ever. Although fly fishing is my favorite, I love all fishing. My fly fishing gear was not ready to take to the river so I just headed to the Stones River with my spinning tackle and fished from the riverbank. I didn't do very well as far as catching fish goes, but I had a great time just being on the river on such a beautiful day.
On Guard Security is seeking to hire at least five private security guards for security guard posts in Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky. The security guards that we are hiring will be on stand-by for special events that require many officers. Special-event security guards work a variety of different posts. Compensation is dependent on the event. On Guard Security, Inc. uses armed guards and unarmed guards during these events dependent upon the client's security needs. Anyone that is interested in these kinds of security guard jobs should complete the form on the Career page of this website. All applicants should already be licensed in Tennessee as an armed guard or as an unarmed guard depending on which position is being applied for. All applicants should already have experience in law enforcement, the military, corrections, or at another private protective services company.

July 23, 2013: A police officer in Murfreesboro was arrested last night by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations. The police officer and his wife were arrested for allegedly trading a television for drugs. The police officer and his wife were both charged with one count of simple possession and one count of casual exchange of a controlled substance according to records at the Rutherford County Jail. The police officer worked for the Murfreesboro Police Department in the Patrol Section of the Uniformed Division, and he has been on the police force since 2010. Both the police officer and his wife were released from jail after posting bond. The police officer was divested of all his police authority following his arrest. The suspect remains on the payroll at the Murfreesboro Police Department even though he has been decommissioned. The police department is conducting its own internal investigation into the matter, too.
A private security guard in South Carolina killed his wife and injured two other people during a shooting late last week. The security guard works security at a hospital in South Carolina. According to police, the security officer killed his wife while she had come to visit him and their son at the security guard's house. The other two people that were injured during the shooting had come to the security guard's house to break up the fight between the guard and his wife. Records show that the woman had had an order of protection against the security officer following a domestic incident in which the security guard was arrested and charged with domestic violence. That charge was later dropped according to court records. The woman filed for divorce in 2012.
I would like to thank Officer Ward on behalf of On Guard Security. I would also like to thank Officer Ward on a personal level. Officer Ward's actions at a security post in Madison, Tennessee earlier today made a huge difference for many people. I can't be too detailed because some of the information about the would-be incident is related to a client's security. Without saying more than I should, I would like to thank Officer Ward.
Police in Nashville are investigating a shooting in Nashville that sent two people to the hospital with gunshot wounds. The shooting occurred around 6:30 p.m. today on Herman Street in north Nashville. Officials report that a man and a woman were shot. Few details have been released at this time. It is not even clear whether anyone is in custody or not in connection with the shooting.
Three men from Shelbyville, Tennessee are facing serious charges. The charges come from an incident that occurred at a home on Oak Street in Shelbyville early Sunday morning. The three suspects all played various roles in an attack on a man in his own house. The victim was seriously injured during the assault. The victim was treated for facial injuries and internal injuries at Heritage Medical Center. The victim was later taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville for further treatment. One of the suspects was upset about the victim's involvement with his ex-girlfriend according to police. The other two suspects are charged with various crimes related to helping the first suspect carry out the assault.

July 22, 2013: Thanks to all the private officers that work with On Guard Security!! A very special thanks to all the private security guards that made adjustments to their schedules over the weekend to help us out with a very busy weekend. We couldn't have done it without these guys. Thankfully, our private security guards are committed to On Guard Security and to our clients. We managed to provide a quality security guard service to all our regular clients and several new clients over the weekend. There were no major incidents. All the security guards, clients, and anyone else involved with our posts remained safe and unharmed. Thank you again, guys!!! Special thanks to Lt. White, Captain Teal, Officer Nicholson, Officer Traister, Officer Chapman, Officer Roberts, Officer Ateib, and Officer Clark for being so flexible and so willing to help out.
Middle Tennessee State University has suspended three football players. The football players have been suspended by MTSU amid allegations of assault and other charges. The three college football players turned themselves in to MTSU police. The young men were then booked into the Rutherford County Detention Center. MTSU claims that the preliminary information that they have obtained warrants the suspensions. One of the players was charged with two counts of domestic assault, and the other two players were charged with charges related to the alleged incident of the assault.
A private security guard in California was assaulted late last week. The security guard was stationed at a hospital at the time of the assault. According to witnesses, a woman was kicked out of the emergency room at the hospital for being combative with hospital staff. The woman apparently attempted to return to the emergency room, but she was stopped by a hospital security guard before she entered. Police officers arrived at the scene quickly and placed the suspect in the back of the police car. In the police car the woman tried to kick out the windows and continued to be combative with police officers. The suspect was put in restraints and taken to another hospital. The woman was later arrested and charged with resisting arrest, battery, and trespassing.
A KFC in Nashville was robbed last night at about 10 p.m. Two men, one with a gun, entered the KFC on Rosa Parks Blvd. and demanded cash from one of the employees. The employee complied with the robber's demand. The two suspects also took some cash that was next to a safe. Before fleeing the robbers made all the workers at KFC lay on the floor. No one was hurt during the robbery. The entire incident was caught on surveillance video which the police are now studying. Police are investigating.
Two private security guards in the United Kingdom are being praised by firefighters. The two security guards were on duty at a hospital when they noticed that an adjacent house was on fire. The security guards used a fire extinguisher from the hospital to put out the flames at the house. Fortunately, no one was inside the house when it caught on fire. When fire crews arrived at the house, they said that the incident would have been much more severe if it wasn't for the security guards and there quick actions.
Nashville and surrounding areas were hit by some pretty severe thunderstorms earlier today. The storms were severe where I was anyway. I had to pull over on the side of I-24 on my way to Murfreesboro earlier today because the rain was so heavy. It seems like this year has had much more precipitation than most other summers than I can remember. I hope we have some drier days in the very near future.
On Guard Security is currently looking to hire two armed security guards for posts in the Nashville area and one armed guard for a post in Knoxville. The two private security guard positions that are in Nashville are part-time. The security guard job in Knoxville is full-time. The positions in Nashville are mostly needed for the third shift. However, sometimes these guards will be required to work the second shift. The armed officer in Knoxville will be scheduled whenever he is needed. This officer will work many different private security guard posts at different times of the day throughout the Knoxville area. None of these security guards that fill the three positions will work at only armed posts. These officers will almost certainly be needed for some shifts at posts that require the security officer to be unarmed. Applicants to all three of these jobs must already have a valid Tennessee armed guard license. Also, applicants must have some experience in the military, corrections, law enforcement, or at a different private security guard company. Anyone that is interested in applying or about getting more information about these positions can complete the form on the Career page of this website or call us at (615) 361-4141.
A 23-year-old woman is behind bars in Sumner County. The woman confessed to stealing $75,000 from a Portland, Tennessee liquor store where she worked. The suspect confessed to the theft in a hand-written notarized letter. The suspect claims that guilt over the theft led to the confession. The suspect has promised to repay the money that was taken. Police continue to investigate the theft.
A university in India has added extra security to their campus. The extra security presence is centered mostly around the female student's dorms and housing. Their will be at least four private security guards deployed in the woman's housing area on campus. The four extra guards will be in addition to the regular police patrols and regular posts for the security guards that were already being utilized at the university.

July 21, 2013: Thunderstorms are expected in Nashville and most areas in middle Tennessee tonight and tomorrow. It seems like Nashville has had an inordinate amount of rainfall this summer. I don't remember past summers having so many rainy days. I hope all the private security guards that work for On Guard Security remember to bring their rain gear if they work a post tonight.
Earlier today in Ohio five private security guards were involved in a deadly shooting. The shooting occurred outside of a nightclub that the security guards are contracted to provide security for. An unarmed security guard asked a man in the parking lot to move his vehicle. An argument and then physical altercation occurred. The suspect then drove his vehicle toward the security guard and chased him across the parking lot. Three armed guards saw the unarmed security guard being chased by the suspect. The three armed security guards fired their weapons at the vehicle that was attempting to run over the unarmed guard. Police later found the suspect in a parking lot. He was dead, and he had at least one gunshot wound. Police are investigating the incident. All the private security guards that were involved in this incident have been cooperative with investigators.

July 20, 2013: It looks like it's going to be another very hot day in Nashville! I hope everyone remains safe in the heat and takes precautions against heat-related illnesses.
A man was robbed and stabbed last night in Nashville. The robbery and stabbing happened on Trinity Lane near I-65. Police told reporters that the victim and the suspect were both homeless. According to police officers, the homeless man (victim) was approached by the other homeless man (suspect) robbed and then cut on his back and hand. The suspect tn fled the scene of the crime into some nearby woods. The suspect walked to a nearby convenience store and called police. Police officers searched the area for the suspect with the help of a K9 unit. The suspect is still at large. No other details are currently being released.
Earlier this week in California two people were shot and killed during a robbery of a medical marijuana dispensary. Authorities have confirmed that on of the two victims was a private security guard that was on duty at the dispensary. The security guard was only 23 years-old. The guard leaves behind three daughters. Police are continuing to investigate these murders. Two suspects have been identified by police officers. As of this morning no one is in custody in connection with these crimes.
A very special thanks to Captain Teal for the extra time that he spent on post last night training other security guards and being sure that everyone was up-to-date on the current procedures at one particular post. Thanks T.J.!
Investigators are searching for a man that is believed to be responsible for causing a wreck on I-24 earlier today. The wreck occurred on eastbound I-24 in LaVergne between the Waldron Road exit and the Sam Ridley exit around 2 a.m. That section of the interstate was closed for several hours following the wreck. The wreck left two people injured, damage to multiple vehicles, one person dead, and a manhunt for the driver that is believed to be responsible for the collision. Both of the injured drivers were taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries that they received from the wreck. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a vehicle was traveling the wrong way on eastbound I-24 and hit another vehicle head on. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the wreck. Authorities are searching for a 35-year-old man from Nashville in connection with the wreck. The man fled the scene of the accident. A manhunt and search of the area was conducted after a journalist claimed to have seen a man that matches the suspect's description walk into the woods at area not too far from where the vehicle's crashed. The Tennessee Highway Patrol, the LaVergne Police Department, and the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office had law enforcement personnel that helped with the search for the suspect. The Metro Nashville Police Department provided a helicopter to help with the manhunt. Police officers have questioned the suspect's wife about his whereabouts. Investigators say that his wife is cooperating with the investigation. Hot temperatures caused authorities to scale back the manhunt early in the afternoon. Some police officers that were involved in the search had to receive medical attention for heat exhaustion.
A riot at the Juvenile Detention Center in Maury County left several injured yesterday. Not too many details have been released about the riot yet. It has been reported that several corrections officers and several juveniles were injured in the riot. There were no serious injuries among the injured. The Maury County Sheriff claims that the situation is now under control.
A private security guard in Illinois has found himself in the news recently. Pictures have turned up of a hotel security guard watching porn in plain sight of guests including any children that could possibly walk by. Since the pictures have surfaced many other accusations have been made against this particular security guard. A vendor that frequently visits the Holiday Inn where this particular security guard works says that the guard drinks on the job, too. Many female employees of the hotel claim to have been grabbed or touched in a sexual way by the security guard. The really bad part is that these same employees claim to have already told management about the security guard's behavior and nothing has been done to the security guard. I am quite sure all this new attention that this security guard is getting will help change the way that he conducts himself on the job.
According to several reporters, private security guards that work for Taylor Swift tried to shut down a 4th of July parade that was happening near her residence. The security guards say that they thought that the parade was getting out of control. This is not the first time that Ms. Swift's private security guards have angered other residents of the community. The security guards that work for Ms. Swift have a reputation in the area now for being overzealous. Some of the security guards claimed that kids were "pelting" them with candy at the 4th of July parade. This statement is ridiculous because at the parade the kids were passing out candy to the crowd. With comments like that coming from the security guards I can definitely see why residents of the community are sick of Taylor Swift's security guards.

July 19, 2013: Thanks to all the private security guards that work with On Guard Security, Inc. Special thanks to Lt. White, Captain Teal, Officer Teal, Officer Wilson, Officer Mitchell, Officer Nicholson, Peggy, Officer Ward, Britt, and Officer Traister. The private protective services industry could use a few more security guards like the officers listed above. Thanks guys!!!!
On Guard Security welcomes Officer Clark as the newest addition to On Guard Security's security team! Officer Clark has an extensive and impressive background in security. We have already seen some improvements from his insight.
A tip that was called in to the Metro Nashville Police Department led to the arrest of a 35-year-old man and recovery of a stolen vehicle, a stolen four-wheeler, and a stolen trailer yesterday. A citizen called the tip in after seeing the suspect driving the stolen truck which was pulling the trailer and four-wheeler on 49th Avenue North. A short time later police officers stopped the suspect at 46th Avenue North. and Charlotte Pike. Police determined that the vehicle had been stolen from a residence on the 4600 block of Idaho Avenue, and the four-wheeler and trailer were stolen from a residence on the 4800 block of Idaho Avenue. The suspect was arrested and charged with three counts of felony theft and possession of burglary tools. The suspect is being held in lieu of a $56,000 bond. The suspect was already out on bond at the time of the arrest for two thefts that occurred in May. The suspect has many convictions in the past for crimes ranging from felony drug possession to aggravated assault.
Four people were arrested in Nashville earlier this week and charged in connection with a marijuana grow operation. Police officers discovered seven large marijuana plants, a grow light, and one pound of processed marijuana in a residence on Edge O'Lake Drive. The grow operation was set up in the laundry room. All the suspects were charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. One of the suspects was also charged with possession of a pistol.
Two women in Dickson County are behind bars tonight for meth charges earlier this month. Police apparently went to the women's residence in search of a fugitive, but instead of finding their fugitive the officers found a one-pot meth lab. The meth lab was found in a toy box. The suspects allegedly hid the meth lab in a toy box among toys that a two-year-old child and a four-year-old child regularly play with. The children had to be decontaminated when officers discovered the lab because of their proximity to the drugs.
A former police officer in Portland, Tennessee helped police catch two suspected gun thieves Thursday. The former officer, also a licensed firearms dealer, got a call from an Indiana couple that wanted to sell some guns. The story that the couple told the firearms dealer seemed suspicious so he notified the police. At the arranged meeting to sell the firearms the firearms dealer text the serial number from the first gun to police officers who quickly determined that the gun was stolen. Police officers arrested the two suspects in the parking lot of the firearms dealer's store. Police searched the couple's vehicle and discovered more guns, jewelry, knives, and watches that police believe to be from burglaries.
Two private security guards in Africa were murdered earlier this week. The private security guard company that the murdered guards worked for believes that the murders were revenge killings. The two security guards were patrolling railways when they were murdered. The armed guards were both found with gunshot wounds to the head and back. The firearms had been stolen from the two murdered security guards. Their supervisor says that recently two robbers were killed by security guards at the railway when a group of four robbers attempted to steal the firearms of two guards. The supervisor also reports that another private security guard was shot in the thigh during an altercation, and that incident is being investigated as an attempted murder.

July 18, 2013: The Hendersonville Police Department received a call yesterday at around 8:30 p.m. about a woman that was injured, possibly injured very badly. Police officers arrived at the scene to find a woman with several cuts on her chin, throat, and arm. Officers say that the woman's wounds were non life-threatening. A man in the neighborhood where the injured woman was found allegedly stabbed her during a fight. The fight started because of an ongoing dispute between the two people. The man that has been accused of the stabbing was arrested by police officers. The suspect is charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault.
It seems that it is going to be another very hot day in Nashville and surrounding areas. Rain is expected in the very near future, too. At least with a little rain it should cool down a little.
Police in Nashville discovered over $6,000 in fake money in a home on Tru Long Court in Antioch yesterday. Officers also found over a small amount of drugs at the residence. Two people were charged in connection with the counterfeit money. Earlier this year at the same residence police officers found over 1,200 grams of marijuana and over 250 grams of cocaine.
A 73-year-old man was shot twice last night in an attempted robbery in Antioch. The victim was approached by the robber when he was attempting to take out the trash. The robber was standing in the victim's driveway. The robber told the victim to "give it up" when he saw the 73-year-old come out of the garage and head toward the trash cans. The victim ran back into his garage to try to get away from the robber. Eventually the robber fired three shots. Two of those shots hit the victim. The victim managed to yell for his son when he had been shot. The victim's wife was also home during the shooting, but no one else was injured. The victim was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center in critical but stable condition. Police officers are investigating the incident. Anyone that has any information regarding this incident is urged to contact police.
Earlier this week in New Jersey a private security guard at a large retail store was threatened with a knife. The security guard watched as two men loaded a desktop computer into a shopping cart and attempt to walk out of the store with the cart. The private security guard approached the two men, and the suspects left the cart and fled. The security guard chased the two suspects through the parking lot. One of the suspects turned toward the security guard with a knife in a threatening manner. The suspect with the knife was able to get to his vehicle, but was apprehended quickly by police. The other suspect was caught by police officers after a short chase on foot. The men are both charged with robbery and several other charges relating to this incident. The private security guard was not injured in the incident.
A man in Florida was arrested two days ago on a warrant for charges that are connected to an incident back in March. A security guard at a mall in Florida saw the suspect put on a pair of shoes and walk out of the store without paying for the shoes. The security guard attempted to stop the suspect, and the suspect ran away. The suspect got into his vehicle at some point during the chase. As the suspect was trying to flee the security guard tried to get his license plate number. The suspect saw the private security guard attempting to get his license plate number and reversed his vehicle and tried to run over the guard. The security guard's arm was hit by the vehicle's passenger side mirror.

July 17, 2013: Thanks to all the private security guards that work with On Guard Security. Special thanks to Lt. White, Captain Teal, Officer Altobell, Officer Mitchell, Officer Ateib, Peggy, Officer Nicholson, Officer W. Byrd, Officer Chapman, Officer Ward, Britt, Officer Wilson, and Kyle. All the quality and professional work from these security guards is what makes it all possible. Thank you!!
A new law in Tennessee makes prison sentences tougher on gang members that commit crimes. The new law allows prosecutors to ask a judge for a harsher sentence for felony crimes if the defendant is proven to be a member of a gang. The new law is intended to stop existing gang members from committing crimes, to curtail violent crimes, and help to prevent prospective gang members from joining gangs. Criminal defense attorneys worry that civil liberties could be violated by enforcement of this law. The new law took effect on July 1st. The Metro Nashville Police Department's Gang Unit sees the new law as essential in taking back some neighborhoods in Nashville.
An Anderson County man is charged with five felonies and received quite a beating during a night of drinking. The suspect allegedly walked to a neighbor's yard and pushed a 13-year-old boy down and started swinging at the teen. The teen's father and older brother came out and defended the young teen. The suspect then allegedly went back to his home and returned with a knife claiming that he would "kill them all". Police arrived and arrested the highly intoxicated man. The man was charged with two counts of aggravated assault among other charges. The suspect had two black eyes and a bloody nose when officers arrived.
A private security guard in Kentucky helped police catch a man that was attempting to burglarize a school. Police responded to a break-in in progress call at a local high school Saturday evening to find a security guard waiting. The security guard informed police officers that there was still someone inside the school. Moments later police officers saw a man attempting to flee the high school. After a short chase on foot police officers apprehended the would-be burglar. Even once the officers caught up with the man he still resisted arrest. Over $3,000 worth of property was recovered from the suspect.
The mayor of Goshen, Kentucky has publicly warned the citizens of Goshen to lock up the homes and vehicles twice in the last two weeks. A recent string of burglaries and thefts is the reason that the mayor has warned the citizens. Now the mayor has a new concern. The mayor is concerned about vigilante justice. Many people in the communities that have been affected by the recent crime wave have said that they will find the perpetrator on their own and deal with them accordingly. Goshen is in Oldham County, Kentucky.
A former police officer and armed security guard in New Mexico was sentenced to ninety months in prison for child pornography earlier this week. The armed security guard asked an undercover agent if he could have sex with her two daughters over two years ago. The child pornography was found during that investigation. The former police officer pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in federal court and his enticement charges were dropped.
It is going to be a hot day in Nashville and across middle Tennessee. I hope all security guards, and anyone else that has to work outdoors, takes the necessary precautions. This kind of heat can be very dangerous. Stay cool and stay hydrated.
A business owner in Louisville, Kentucky has been arrested on felony charges earlier this week. Police report that large amounts of marijuana, a large amount of cash, digital scales, and handguns were found during a search of the liquor store that the suspect owns. Three others were arrested in connection with the marijuana and firearms.
Police in Nashville are investigating a stabbing that occurred this afternoon in the parking lot of Opry Mills mall. According to police, a Williamson County woman was sitting in her BMW in the mall's parking lot when she was attacked. The suspect opened the passenger door of the car, got inside the vehicle, and stabbed the woman in the chest without ever saying a word. The woman jumped out of the vehicle screaming for help while the suspect calmly walked to his car which was parked two rows away and left. Police say that the stabbing does not appear to be part of a robbery. Police are investigating the incident.

July 16, 2013: Police in Nashville arrested a man in south Nashville and charged him with burglary and possession of burglary tools among other charges. Police responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle being behind a dry cleaning business on Nolensville Road. Police found a man that was attempting to burrow through the wall of the dry cleaners. When officers arrived the suspect ran from them. The suspect was quickly caught and arrested.
Four men were injured earlier today in a shootout between two vehicles on Buena Vista Pike in north Nashville. The four were injured when the vehicle crashed. One of the men that was injured was hit in the head in the shootout. The other three men were injured when the car crashed. The other vehicle that was involved in the shootout was a Chrysler 300. That vehicle sped away. All the men that were in the crashed vehicle were taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center to be treated for non-life threatening injuries, including the man that was shot in the head. Police are investigating the incident.
Police in Nashville say that drugs have been the cause of the recent violence in Nashville. Six of the seven shooting victims in Nashville since Saturday were shot in what appear to be drug-related incidents. The seventh person that was shot was shot over a basketball game in north Nashville. Police have said that marijuana was the drug that was involved in two of the four shootings.
Two contract security guard companies in London are the subjects of a criminal investigation. The two security guard companies are suspected of over-billing on government contracts. There will be a review of all the government contracts that these two private security guard companies have won. One of the two companies is the same company that failed to provide enough private security guards for the London Olympics. One person that is familiar with the government's probe has said that the security company overcharged in the "tens of millions of pounds."
State investigators in Georgia are looking into private security guards making traffic stops. A news report earlier this year caught security guards in the act as they made traffic stops. Since the news report aired many residents have called to say that they had been pulled over by private security guards, too. Many people believe that traffic stopsha should not be allowed by private security guards and should be left only to law enforcement officers. The traffic stops that were made by these contract security guards were made inside of private communities.
A private security guard at a bar in Washington was stabbed Saturday night. The security guard was on duty working as a bouncer at a bar. The security guard received a three-inch laceration from the incident. The guard was taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Police are investigating the stabbing.
A school bus driver in Campbell County, Tennessee was arrested for felony drug charges earlier this week. Deputies in Campbell County found about a pound of marijuana, pipes, $1,300, and scales in the bus driver's home. The bus driver consented to a search of her home. Investigators admit that there is no connection as far as they can tell between the marijuana and her job. A man that lives with the bus driver was arrested in connection with the marijuana, too.
Four people were arrested early this morning in Anderson County, Tennessee. The four people were arrested in connection with a meth lab. Deputies received a tip about suspected drug activity and went to investigate. At the residence deputies could smell a "chemical smell" in the air. No one answered repeated knocks at the door, but deputies could hear people inside. Chemicals used in the production of meth were found inside the residence. The four people in the house were arrested and were still in jail this evening.

July 15, 2013: Yesterday in Nashville police officers arrested a man for criminal homicide. The arrest comes just one day after the body of a 58-year-old man was found in an alley in Nashville. The victim's cause of death appears to be blunt force trauma. Police have not indicated what the suspect's motive might have been. Robbery has been suggested as a possible motive. According to police, the suspect did admit to playing a role in the homicide. The case is still under investigation.
It's another beautiful day here in Nashville, Tennessee.
An armed security guard in Texas shot and killed a man yesterday while on duty. According to witnesses, the man that was killed was assaulting the security guard before the security guard shot him. Police have not yet commented on why the man was assaulting the private security guard. The private security guard was treated at a hospital for multiple injuries. None of the security guard's injuries were life-threatening.
Two people were shot in east Nashville tonight. The two injured people were found only a few block from each other. Police believe that the two injured people are connected. Police didn't immediately release any suspect information. Even though neither victim was found in an apartment, police officers believe that the shooting could have occurred in an apartment that is in the area. Both victims were taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
On Guard Security, Inc. would like to thank all the private security guards that work with us. A special thanks to Officer Ward, Officer Altobell, Officer Mitchell, Lt. White, Captain Teal, Officer Wilson, Peggy, Officer Traister, Britt, and Kyle.
We are currently hiring here at On Guard Security, Inc. We are looking to hire one quality armed security guard for a post in the Nashville area. This position will be part-time and will be for second and third shift mostly. Applicants must already be licensed in Tennessee as an armed guard. Applicants must already have some experience in corrections, law enforcement, the military, or at another private security guard company. Anyone interested in this position should complete the form on the Career page of this website.

July 14, 2013: Police in Memphis seized two pounds of marijuana, more than two dozen firearms, and about $1,300 in cash. The seizure of property was from a drug bust. Police found these items and a man that has been charged in connection with the drugs and weapons at a home on North White Station.
Police in Nashville are investigating after a violent Saturday night in Nashville. All together five people were shot and one person was stabbed in Nashville last night. The victims were injured in five separate incidents. No one is in custody for any of these crimes at this time. Police are investigating.
Last week in Mississippi a woman was arrested for assaulting private security guards at a casino. The woman assaulted the security guards when they were trying to apprehend her. The woman had allegedly thrown a glass of water in another woman's face and grabbed her purse. When the suspect attempted to flee with the stolen purse, security guards intervened. The woman allegedly assaulted the security guards with pepper spray and by spitting on them. The private security guards eventually apprehended the suspect and detained her until the police arrived. Police officers arrived and arrested the woman and charged her with two counts of robbery and three counts of simple assault. None of the security guards were seriously injured in the incident.

July 13, 2013: Thanks to Kyle, a firearms instructor with On Guard Security, for teaching another informative Handgun Carry Class last night!!
A warehouse in south Nashville was damaged by a fire last night. The fire happened at a warehouse near Treadco Drive and Foster Avenue at about 8 p.m. last night. The exact cause of the fire is not known. According to authorities, the fire started near some crates. No one was injured in the fire. The warehouse received only minor damages in the fire. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.
Earlier today in south Nashville a man was stabbed and several people were taken to jail. The incident occurred at the Casa Linda apartment complex on Murfreesboro Road a little before 8 a.m. today. Police are still investigating the incident in which a man was stabbed and several people were arrested. According to police, the people that are involved in the incident are not being cooperative with investigators.
A man in south Nashville discovered his neighbor's body early this morning. The man that discovered the body quickly notified the police. The man found the body on Claiborne Street at about 7:30 a.m. Detectives have confirmed that the victim was male. They are still investigating the exact cause of death at this time.
An armed guard in Texas is being recognized by many as a hero for his actions yesterday. The private security guard was on duty at a Fiesta Mart when he heard gunshots in the parking lot. The security guard notified the police and then rushed to the parking lot to check everything out. The armed security guard shot and killed one of the gunmen in the parking lot and took the other suspect into custody. The police are calling the incident an attempted carjacking at this time. The police are reluctant to comment much more about this incident until they have investigated further. The private security guard is regarded as a hero for preventing any further injuries or death by stopping the suspects. The private security guard's identity has not been released.
Earlier today in Greenbrier, Tennessee a meth lab was discovered by officers. Police in Greenbrier received a tip that a "shake and bake" meth lab was in a certain room at the Deerfield Inn. Officers were on scene at the motel at around 4:30 p.m. The occupants of the room were not present when law enforcement officers found the meth lab. The meth lab was found beneath the bed in the room. The entire motel was evacuated once the lab was found. The Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force was called out to the motel to dismantle the lab and assist in the clean up. The room has been sealed off until the motel's owners can have it sanitized by a hazmat clean up crew.
Police in Nashville have arrested 26 people in a major drug bust. The group of people that were arrested dealt in thousands of prescription pain pills. The investigation began in August with the Metro Nashville Police Department looking into the trafficking of hydromorphone very closely. A house, 21 firearms, 25 vehicles, and various amounts of different kinds of drugs. Officers found large quantities of some of the drugs.
A security guard in Connecticut was shot early Friday morning. The private security guard was shot while attempting to breakup a fight. The guard was hit in the chest. Police noted that the security guard did not appear to be the intended target of the shooting. The security guard was rushed to the hospital where he is receiving treatment for injuries that appear to be non-life threatening. Police are investigating the incident.

July 12, 2013: On Guard Security would like to thank all the private security guards that work with us. Working at a contract security guard company is so much easier when you work with professional security guards that take security and their jobs seriously. Thanks to all the office workers and other support personnel that work with us, too. Too often in private security guard companies the security guards that work the posts receive all the praise and thanks for a job well done. It takes good support staff, office workers, and management in addition to quality officers to provide a quality security guard service. Special thanks to Captain Teal, Lt. White, Peggy, Britt, Officer Traist, Officer Nicholson, Officer Altobell, Officer Ateib, Kyle, and Officer Wilson.
Cooler temperatures and a clear, sunny sky made today a really nice day in Nashville.

July 11, 2013: It's a beautiful start for the day in Nashville as far as the weather is concerned. It seems to be a bit cooler this morning than it has been as I finish up the third shift security guard post that I had to work last night in Madison. Cooler is definitely a welcome change.
A private security guard in Texas is in some trouble for allegedly assaulting a man earlier this week. The security guard was on duty at an apartment complex when he pulled up next to a man that was outside after the curfew. The guard said "It's past curfew." The man ignored the security guard and continued to help his neighbor with her car that had broken down. Then, the private security guard allegedly attempted to put handcuffs on the victim. The victim stepped back and told the private guard to keep his hands off of him. The security guard allegedly sprayed the victim with pepper spray. The guard was taken to jail and charged with assault. According to reports, numerous other residents have complained about the exact same security guard. The contract security guard company that employs this security guard hasn't returned any phone calls regarding the incident or that particular security officer.
A security guard in New York was assaulted by a woman inside of a supermarket that he was posted at yesterday. The security guard saw the woman attempt to steal a Snapple and some doughnuts. The guard went to confront the would-be shoplifter, and the woman punched him in the mouth and caused his lip to bleed. The security guard struggled with the woman until police officers could arrive and arrest her. The woman apparently had drug paraphernalia on her person and other warrants out for her arrest. The suspect was taken to jail on more than half a dozen charges.
Police in Nashville are seeking the public's help in identifying a man that robbed a hotel in east Nashville. The armed robbery occurred just after midnight Monday morning at the Sleep Inn on Dickerson Pike. The robber wore a scarf over his face, but his face was visible to the person at the register. Police say that the suspect is missing several teeth and has multiple tattoos on his right arm. The gunman fled on foot with a very little cash from the robbery. Anyone with information about the suspect or the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME. Police have released photos of the armed robber in hopes that someone can identify the man. The suspect's pictures can be viewed on the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department website on the Media Release page.
Earlier today in Pennsylvania a private security guard at a motel opened fire on a man that tried to run over him and two other security guards. According to police, three security guards noticed some suspicious activity in the motel's parking garage. As the three guards approached the vehicle that seemed suspicious the driver took off and headed directly toward the security officers. The driver held his hand out the window with something in it that the security guards could not distinguish. One of the three armed guards opened fire on the vehicle. None of the private security guards were injured during the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

July 10, 2013: Rescue crews in Nashville recovered a body from the Cumberland River yesterday in west Nashville. The body was recovered around 8:30 p.m. near Cleece's Ferry Road. Authorities have not yet revealed the victim's identity. No additional information has been released yet. No word has been released yet about the victim's cause of death.
On behalf of everyone at On Guard Security, Inc., I would like to thank Ash Wright and Ashley for help with graphics, our website, our brochure, and various other technical problems and projects. As always, I would like to thank all the private security guards that work with On Guard Security. A special thanks to Lt. White, Captain Teal, Officer Mitchel, Officer Wilson, Officer Roberts, Britt, Officer Owens, Officer Cotham, Officer W. Byrd, and Peggy.
Welcome back, LaToya!!!!! We saved plenty of work for you!!! Glad to have you back in Nashville!!!
Citizens of northern Wisconsin are upset by a contract security guard company. The security guard company that has caused so much uproar among citizens is providing private security guards to drill sites for a company that recently was recently raided by fifteen masked people that caused thousands of dollars worth of damage. It seems to be the security guards' appearance that troubles citizens. The private security guards that patrol these drill sites are dressed in camouflage fatigues. According to a senator that has spoken out against the new security personnel, the security guards appear more like "mercenaries in a time of war" than private security guards. The senator also mentions the fact that the armed guards are carrying semi-automatic assault rifles. The security guards at these drill sites are wearing masks, too. I find the masks to be peculiar, too. I just do not see the need for private security guards in this situation to wear masks. However, there is much more to the story than I know. I would imagine that there is some reason why the security officers are wearing the masks. The sheriff of a county where one drill site is located has spoken out against the new security, too. He claims that it is a concern for him because the security guards are armed.
The newest addition to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations' Top Ten Most Wanted list is in custody today. His arrest comes after a six-day manhunt. Metro police, U.S. Marshals, and TBI agents found the suspect at a residence in Nashville after they received a tip. The suspect was already out on bond for attempted criminal homicide before any of these events occurred. Over the last six days the suspect has committed aggravated burglary, kidnapping, and a carjacking among several other crimes. There are warrants for the suspect in Rutherford County and Davidson County. The suspect has been taken to jail in Davidson County.

July 9, 2013: The Federal Bureau of Investigations is sending a warning out to all law enforcement personnel in Tennessee after an incident that occurred last month outside of a Nashville strip club. A man outside of the strip club pulled a gun out on a police officer late last month. The man is a sovereign citizen, and that is what the FBI is warning police officers about. Sovereign citizens are people that whole-heartedly believe that laws do not apply to them. Incidents like the one at the strip club shows just how dangerous these people can be. The strip club incident is only the latest incident in middle Tennessee. There have been many others. The sovereign citizen's ideas are spreading and it is a growing trend.
A private security guard in Florida suffers from an injured shoulder after a confrontation with a shoplifter. The security guard approached a man that was caught stealing two pairs of shorts and two shirts on the store's surveillance cameras. Once the suspect was outside the security guard asked the man to go back inside. The suspect listened to the security guard and began to go inside. The suspect began to be uncooperative with the security guard. The man began to leave the store. A struggle with the security guard began. The suspect managed to get away from the security guard and exit the store. Another store employee caught up with the suspect and eventually managed to get him back to the retail store where the theft occurred. Police arrested the suspect at the store along with the suspect's female acquaintance.
A private security guard in Illinois died while on duty last week. The security guard was working a special event called Ribfest. The security guard died of a heart attack according to the coroner. The security guard was 63-years-old.
It's a hot day in Nashville. Temperatures are in the 90's as I type this. The heat can be especially oppressive to private security guards or law enforcement personnel that regularly wear body armor.
Travel and Leisure magazine ranked Nashville as the 13th snobbiest city in their annual America's Favorite Cities survey. The survey ranked the snobbiest cities by reader responses. San Francisco tops the list followed by New York and Boston. This ranking comes as quite a surprise to me. Clearly, someone made a mistake in ranking the cities.
Earlier this week in Pennsylvania a private security guard was assaulted. The security guard was attempting to stop a man in the parking lot of a Walmart that security personnel believed to be shoplifting. When the contract security guard confronted the suspect, she was attacked. The assault on the security officer was witnessed by a police officer that also happened to be in the parking lot. The suspect had more than $300 worth of merchandise that he had stolen from Walmart. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of robbery. The security guard was not seriously injured during the incident.
Earlier this week in Clarksville a judge sentenced a man to 50 years in prison. The man, a former Fort Campbell soldier, pleaded guilty to two counts of child rape. Each count of child rape carries an automatic 25-year prison sentence. It was up to the judge to decide whether or not the man would serve the sentences consecutively. These charges stem from abuse that took place in March 2008. The man was also sentenced to 27.5 years in federal prison for production of child pornography. The man made a video of the rape of a 6-year-old girl.
Earlier today in Murfreesboro, the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department dispatched emergency crews to the Manson Pike Dam area of the Stones River. Crews were sent to this location for the third water rescue in the last three days. Nearby swimmers had already pulled the 19-year-old victim out of the water by the time rescue personnel had arrived. The teenager has since been pronounced dead. No foul play is suspected. An autopsy will be conducted.
According to police, a nude woman in Crossville, Tennessee distracted a man while her accomplice burglarized the man's house. The suspects showed up at the victim's house and asked if they could use the pool. The victim allowed them to use the pool. Once they were at the pool, the woman asked the man to go get her cigarettes. The woman then took off her clothes and got in the pool. The woman kept the homeowner distracted for about twenty minutes. The man that had come with the woman had been burglarizing the victim's home the entire twenty minutes that the woman had been distracting the homeowner. The homeowner did not realize what had happened until after the suspects left. According to reports, thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, medication, and firearms were missing from the victim's home. Police have identified the two suspects, but they are still trying to locate them.

July 8, 2013: A security guard in California is in jail today. The security guard is charged with two counts of murder for an incident that occurred last Friday night. The suspect and another security guard were off work at a restaurant when the suspect shot and killed two people that worked at the restaurant. The suspect claims that he shot the two men in self-defense. He claims that he thought the two men were there to harm him and the other security guard. The security guard is also charged with two felony weapons charges. The security guard is not a licensed armed guard and was illegally carrying a loaded firearm at the time of the crime.
Police in Gallatin, Tennessee are seeking the public's help in finding the person or people that are responsible for the death of a man whose body was found in a Sumner County residence's driveway. According to reports, the body of a 26-year-old man was found with multiple gunshot wounds in a driveway. Authorities do not believe that the man was shot at the same location where the body was found. Authorities say that the man was from Knoxville, but he was staying with family in Gallatin.
Yesterday in Murfreesboro two teens were saved by firefighters from a creek. Apparently, the creek was flowing with a little more power than the two teenage males had thought from all the recent rain that we've had in middle Tennessee. When crew members with Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department arrived the two teens were holding on to a clump of trees in the water. Fire and rescue crews paddled to the two teens and got them safely back on land. The incident occurred at the Manson Pike Dam.
On Guard Security is seeking one armed guard for posts in the Nashville area. This security guard position is full-time. The private security guard that gets this job can expect about 32 hours a week. The job will be mostly second shift. However, an occasional first shift or third shift will be required. This security officer will work at least two different posts every week. Some of this security guard's work will be as an unarmed guard. All applicants for this position must already be licensed in Tennessee as an armed guard. All applicants must already have experience in the military, corrections, law enforcement, or with another security guard company. Anyone that meets these requirements and wants to submit an application should come by our office or complete the form on the Career page of this website.
Thanks to Officer Mitchell, Cpt. Teal, Lt. White, Officer Wilson, Officer Traister, Officer Nicholson, Officer W. Byrd, Officer Owens, Officer Ateib, Officer Chapman, Britt, Officer Linnear, Officer Stacks, Officer Prude, Officer Shockley, Officer R. Byrd, Peggy, and Officer Humphries. Thanks to all the private security guards that work for On Guard and have helped out by giving a little bit extra. Thanks guys. We could not do it without you.
Join us for our next Handgun Carry Class this weekend. Class will be held on Friday (July 12th) and Saturday (July 13th). Class will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday. Reserve your place today. Seating is limited. For more information about On Guard Security's Handgun Carry Class call us at (615) 361-4141 or check out the Classes and Training page of this website.

Private security guards at a summer festival in New York arrested a man that is now charged with a felony drug charge in addition to other charges. Security guards at the Blue Heron Festival were informed about a man that was believed to be selling drugs. Security guards confronted the suspected drug dealer. The security guards found the suspect to be in possession of a large fixed-blade knife. The knife was unsheathed in the suspect's pocket. After the suspect had been detained by security personnel, he attempted to get rid of seven baggies of a white powdery substance. The baggies later field tested positive for heroine. The man was taken into custody and charged with a weapons charge and a felony drug charge.
Last Saturday in Nashville a man was severely beaten and robbed while he waited at a bus stop. According to reports, the man was waiting for the bus at a bus stop on Lischey Avenue when two men approached him and asked if he wanted to buy some drugs. The man refused to buy any drugs. After the victim refused, he was hit over the head and then a group of six to ten men appeared and began beating him and eventually took his wallet. The victim was taken to Skyline Medical Center to be treated for a skull fracture and a head laceration. One person is in custody in connection with this incident. The investigation is ongoing. Police are still working to identify the other suspects.

July 7, 2013: Police officers in Nashville arrested five women at the Home Depot in Hermitage today. Police responded to a shoplifting call from Home Depot and waited for the suspects in the parking lot. Five were taken into custody by police officers. The investigation is ongoing. Some of the suspects were juveniles.
Late last week in Missouri a private security guard was seriously injured after a vehicle hit him. According to security guards, a group of people at an apartment complex where the security guards were on duty were shooting fireworks at the guards. Three armed guards approached the people that were shooting fireworks at them. Once the security guards began approaching the suspects, they drove toward the security guards and hit one of them. The vehicle kept going until it hit a parked car. One of the armed guards fired several shots into the windshield of the suspect's vehicle. Two or three suspects got out of the vehicle and fled. One of the suspects in the vehicle was hit in the face by one of the security guard's bullets. The driver of the vehicle was arrested.
Police in Nashville responded to a 911 call last night to find a man fatally shot inside his own residence. The man was shot by his girlfriend. According to the man's girlfriend, she acted in self-defense when she shot the man. The woman told investigators that she shot him during a physical confrontation.
Thanks to all the private security guards that work for On Guard Security. Special thanks to Lt. White, Captain Teal, Officer Traister, Officer Owens, Officer Ateib, Officer Wilson, Officer Nicholson, and Officer Chapman. I would also like to thank the non-security personnel that work for On Guard Security. Special thanks to Kyle, Peggy, and Britt.
A private security guard in Alaska is in the news for possibly saving a man's life last week. The security guard was working at a bar when he heard gunshots outside of the bar. The security guard realized that the victim of the shooting was still there on the ground. The security guard went to the victim's aid. The security guard gave the victim first aid until emergency workers could arrive. No one is in custody for the shooting at this time. Police are following many leads in the case. The victim was shot at least four times.
Finally, we have a sunny day in Nashville.

July 6, 2013: Federal prosecutors charged a man with federal charges for a bank robbery in Murfreesboro. The incident occurred at the a Bank of America branch on East Main Street on June 27th. Police arrested the suspect on June 28th. Prosecutors for the federal government charged the suspect this week.
It looks like it's going to be another rainy day here in Nashville. Authorities say that flooding could be an issue in some areas of middle Tennessee. The National Weather Service says that we could get as much as four more inches of rain in some areas of middle Tennessee. Hopefully we will see the sun again soon. I hope all the private security guards out there (especially the ones that work for On Guard Security) are aware of the weather forecast and come prepared to deal with the wet weather. A dry and comfortable security guard that came to the post prepared is infinitely more effective than a wet and miserable security guard.

July 5, 2013: Officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reported that 10 people were arrested for boating under the influence last weekend during a sweep. The number is down from 19 last year. This was the TWRA's fifth annual sweep in Operation Dry Water.
It is a rainy Friday morning in Nashville, Tennessee.
Early this morning in Nashville a vehicle crashed into a liquor store. The incident occurred at Vine Street Wine and Spirits on Old Hickory Boulevard near Nipper's Corner. Police were nearby when the store's alarms began to sound off. Police arrived on the scene in minutes, but it was still too late. The suspect had already left the area. Nothing major was missing from the liquor store according to police. If the suspect took anything it was only a few bottles.
Early this morning in Nashville a man that was asked to leave a nightclub by the club's security pulled a grenade out of his pocket and showed the security guard in a threatening manner. The private security guard called the police about the incident. Police officers located the suspect quickly. Police officers found the grenade that was in his pocket. The grenade was not real according to police. The suspect was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and using a prohibited weapon for a hoax.
A contract security guard company in Pennsylvania is facing a second lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday by a former employee of the security guard company. The lawsuit claims that private security guards that worked for this company were cheated out of overtime pay. The former employee claims that security guards could not add their times together from the different posts that they worked during the week. The same security guard company already has a lawsuit that is pending. The first lawsuit claims that the security guard company made employees work for free by requiring that each employee come in before their shift began to inspect equipment, meet with supervisors, complete paperwork, or other work tasks. The security guards were not compensated for the time that they came in early. The security guard company denies the allegations.
On Guard Security is now hiring! We are looking to hire one armed security guard. This armed guard position will be part-time. This armed guard will work about 16 to 26 hours each week. This position will require some shifts at an unarmed post, too. All shifts will be in the Nashville area. Most shifts for this new security guard will be on second shift. However, some third shift hours will occasionally be required. All applicants must already be a licensed armed security guard in Tennessee. Also, all applicants must have experience in law enforcement, the military, corrections, or at another security guard company. Anyone that is interested in this position should complete the form on the Career page of this website or come by our office to fill out an application.
Earlier today in LaVergne, Tennessee a home robbery led to gunshots from police officers, a two county manhunt involving the LaVergne Police Department and the Metro Nashville Police Department, and an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations. Police officers chased a suspect after an armed home invasion. Police officers fired many shots while chasing the maroon Lincoln Navigator that the suspect was driving. Police in LaVergne arrested one man in connection with the incident. The suspect in the Navigator managed to make it into Antioch. Metro police finally found the Navigator that had been involved in the pursuit in the Hickory Hollow Mall parking lot. The Navigator had a flat tire, a passenger window that had been shot out, and temporary tags. The suspect is still at large and is armed and dangerous. The TBI is investigating the shots fired by the officers as well as the armed robbery.

July 4, 2013: Happy Fourth of July everyone!!! I sincerely hope that everyone has a fun and, most importantly, safe Fourth of July today. Here in Nashville the forecast calls for a rainy 4th of July. I guess we'll have to make the best of it. Thanks to all the private security guards that have to work during the holiday. Unfortunately, everyone can't have the day off of work. Crime and other disasters don't take a day off.
A fight between two brothers in Hendersonville, Tennessee ended with one of the brothers being taken to jail early yesterday. A fight between the brothers led to a knife being pulled and a broken beer bottle being used to stab each other. Both brothers were taken to a hospital in separate ambulances and treated for injuries that they received in the fight. The younger brother, the aggressor according to police, was arrested and charged with assault, aggravated assault, and underage consumption.
Heroin use in Nashville is on the rise in a major way according to many recent news articles and reports. Heroin is becoming a replacement for people that are addicted to prescription pain pills, but can not afford to buy the pain medications. Heroin is much cheaper and more powerful than pain pills on the black market. According to many law enforcement officers in the Nashville area, until the last five years heroin use was almost non-existent in Tennessee.
Earlier this week in Wisconsin a woman was arrested for stealing baby formula and assaulting a private security guard that tried to intervene in the shoplifting. The woman passed the last point of purchase in the store with baby formulas in her bag when a security guard grabbed her by the wrist. According to the private security guard, the suspect began hitting him with closed fists. At some point, the security guard was bitten by the suspect. A police officer arrived and arrested the woman.
A private security guard in Florida was ambushed and assaulted earlier this week. The security guard noticed a person kneeling in front of an office door inside of a business that he was hired to patrol. The security guard asked the man several times who he was. The private security guard was ambushed from behind by a person or people the he had not seen. The security guard was hit with some sort of weapon and kicked and punched once he was on the ground. The security guard still managed to call police and give a description of his assailant. Police quickly arrested a man that previously worked at the business where the assault on the security officer took place.

July 3, 2013: Police in Nashville have arrested a man that they claim has robbed the same Walgreen's on four separate occasions since January. Police say that a 34-year-old Ashland City man has admitted to robbing the Walgreen's on Highway 70 four times beginning in January. In all the robberies the suspect demanded pain medication while showing a handgun or indicating that he had a gun. The suspect was charged with four counts of aggravated robbery and is jailed on a $200,000 bond.
Private security guards at a mall in Georgia responded to a call of a disturbance being made by a group of teenagers to find an intoxicated 14-year-old. The private security guards found the suspect to have a Four Locos beer can in his possession and dilated pupils. The security guards called the police. Police officers called the suspects parents after determining what his real age was. The juvenile initially claimed to be 17 and later claimed to be 15. When the juveniles parents arrived, officers found out that the suspect is only 14-years-old.
It is a nice day so far here in Nashville, Tennessee. According to the weather forecast, it could be a rainy Fourth of July in Nashville and most of middle Tennessee.

July 2, 2013: Thanks to all the private security guards that work with On Guard Security, Inc. Special thanks to Officer Owens, Lt. White, Captain Teal, Britt, Peggy, officer W. Byrd, and Officer Mitchell.
Earlier this week in south Nashville a woman was robbed as she left an ATM. The robbery happened at a Suntrust ATM at 4310 Nolensville Pike. The suspect waited for the woman to finish at the ATM, then robbed her of $50. Police in Nashville are investigating the robbery.
It is a very nice day in Nashville as far as the weather is concerned.
Yesterday afternoon in Franklin, Tennessee a man was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight. The incident happened on the 500 block of Corporate Center Drive. A man that was sitting in his car was approached by a man with a covered face. The suspect robbed the victim for his cash and then fled. Police searched for the suspect in the area with a K-9 unit, but officers were unable to locate the suspect.

July 1, 2013: On Guard Security, Inc. had a record-breaking month in June 2013. By almost every measure imaginable for a private security guard company, On Guard Security has seen tremendous growth. We have expanded our security guard operations into new areas. We have expanded our security services to include new services. Our private security guards also gained some valuable experience.
Early yesterday in east Nashville a man was beaten by a cab driver that was supposed to drive him home. The victim was beaten until he was unconscious by his assailant. According to the victim, the cab driver had caused a scene outside of a Nashville bar earlier that day by honking his horn and disturbing the bars patrons. The victim made a comment to the cab driver at that time. A little later in the day the victim hailed a cab and attempted to get home. The victim did not realize that the person that was driving him home was the same cab driver from the incident at the bar. The cab driver took the man to 12th Avenue and Eastland Street and pulled him out of the vehicle. The man knocked the victim down and started to kick him in the face until he lost consciousness. The victim suffered from a broken finger, many bruises, a broken nose, black eyes, and several other minor injuries. Police in Nashville are investigating the incident and are searching for the suspect.


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