Police Reports

Investigation of Two Suspicious Packages

Cookeville, TN – On Monday, June 4, 2018 at 10:05 PM, employees at Walmart alerted the
Cookeville Police Department of a suspicious suitcase found beside the propane tank cage.

Armed Robbery on Elmore Town Road

PUTNAM COUNTY, TN – On May 30, 2018, at approximately 5:00 AM Benjamin Lilly, Tabitha
Zapien, Telissa Sandusky, Robert Smith Jr., and an unidentified male accomplice committed armed
robbery at a residence on Elmore Town Road in Baxter, TN.

Ten Indicted in Putnam County Human Trafficking Operation

COOKEVILLE – An undercover human trafficking operation conducted by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Office of the 13th District Attorney General, Cookeville Police Department, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, and Homeland Security Investigations has resulted in the arrest of ten men facing felony charges in a targeted effort to identify individuals attempting to purchase illicit sex from minors.