MT. JULIET – Two theft suspects police believe were involved in a nearby burglary at a home under construction Wednesday afternoon left a trail of destruction after crashing into a nearby home in a truck.
The incident happened in the 1000 block of Carriage Trail at about 12:30 p.m. One person was in the home at the time, but no injuries were reported.
Police said two white men were stealing items from a home under construction but became spooked by a nearby homeowner. The suspects fled in reverse and lost control.
Two mailboxes and a fire hydrant were destroyed, and a home was badly damaged in their attempt to leave in an early 2000s-model GMC or Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck, light in color with either four doors or an extended cab. Police said the truck likely suffered significant damage to its rear.
The suspects are described as two white men, between 30-40 years old. One suspect was described as around 5-feet, 10-inches to 6-feet tall, and he was last seen wearing a light-colored T-shirt and blue jeans. The other suspect was described as short and stocky, but a clothing description was not available.
Since the home was badly damaged, Mt. Juliet firefighters and building inspectors responded to the scene to check the home’s structural integrity. The home was declared unsafe.
Firefighters remained on the scene to begin repairs on the home. Mt. Juliet volunteer firefighters brought lumber and supplies so work could be completed to make the home safe for the homeowner.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at 615)-754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling 615-754-8477 or through the department’s website at mjpd.org.