Woman arrested in package thefts


Gallatin police have arrested a suspect in connection with a string of package thefts from homes earlier this month.

Julie Gwynn, 41 of Gallatin, is accused of stealing packages from homes in the areas of Albion Way, Louise Avenue, Sagewood Drive and Callie Avenue, according to arrest reports from the Gallatin Police Department.

“We’ve had suspicions of packages being taken before, but it’s kind of hard to prove those,” Gallatin Police Lt. Rickey Troup said. “In this case we got lucky because we had a citizen that had a camera.

“There could be more victims that we don’t know about yet.”

Some of the items that were stolen include vehicle parts, a tabletop Christmas scene, other decorations and shoes. Police also found a Christmas tree in Gwynn’s home, which she claimed was delivered there by mistake.

Residents who are expecting a package to be delivered should know when it is going to arrive and try to be home if they can, said Troup.

“People order packages throughout the year, but this time of the year you know that there are going to be more packages coming because a lot of people do online shopping,” Troup added. “If you can’t be home, make arraignments for somebody to retrieve your packages for you. Don’t just leave them sitting on your porch.”

Gwynn is charged with five counts of theft under $500 and three counts of criminal trespassing, according to police. She is scheduled to appear in Sumner County General Sessions Court on Jan. 7.

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