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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Public Safety Log for 01-28-2020

File photo. May 3, 2016.

Public Safety Log for 01-28-2020

12:49am FIre Alarm Burningtown-Iotla VFD (Liberty Woodworks)

• MCSO also dispatched when burglar alarm later activated. Response canceled by the keyholder.

1:05am Medical Call Franklin EMS/Clarks Chapel VFD

4:48am Public Assist Franklin EMS (fall)

7:48am Accident Franklin EMS/Franklin VFD

• Accident reported northbound on US-441 just north of Dowdle Mountain Road (often called Siler Road). The location turned out to be closer to the Little Tennessee River Bridge. [LINK]

9:14am Medical Call Franklin EMS/Cullasaja VFD

9:58am Public Assist Franklin EMS

10:58m Medical Transport Franklin EMS

11:10am Medical Call Franklin EMS/Otto VFD

11:54am Medical Call Franklin EMS

12:06pm Blood Draw Franklin EMS

•NCSHP needs a blood draw at the Macon County Detention Facility. [This is to determine the level of impairment]

12:35pm Medical Call Franklin EMS/Franklin VFD

1:09pm Fire Alarm Franklin VFD (manual pull station at Lowe's)

1:29pm Medical Call Franklin EMS/Franklin VFD (fall injury)

2:57pm Fire NC Foest Sevice/Franklin VFD

• Loose grass fire on Burnett Road. Caller extinguished it before VFD arrived. Response canceled.

3:24pm Medical Call Franklin EMS

4:13pm Medical Call Franklin EMS/Franklin VFD

5:49pm Medical Call Franklin EMS

• Respond to an assault, stage nearby until law enforcement can secure the scene.

6:17pm Medical Call Franklin EMS/Franklin VFD

9:41pm Medical Call Franklin EMS/Franklin VFD

• report of a person passed out in a van in the parking lot of Franklin Plaza

9:47pm Medical Alarm Franklin EMS

10:04pm Medical Call Franklin EMS

11:00pm Medical Call Franklin EMS/Franklin VFD/MCSO (medical call requiring law enforcement response)

11:26pm Arrest Report MCSO (Macon County Sheriff Office) 

The following report published on social media, no press release sent to this outlet. --editor

Detectives with the Special Victims Unit of the Macon County Sheriff’s Office & SBI Agents have arrested Mark Wayne Saffran of Franklin following an investigation that was initiated from an ICAC tip. Detectives with The MCSO Special Victims Unit are also part of the SBI ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) Task Force. Once contacted SVU detectives and SBI agents worked to identify and locate the suspect involved with the possible internet crimes against children. Mr. Saffran was identified and located to be living in Franklin at Pines RV Campground. MCSO executed a search warrant on his residence and vehicle. Late this evening Saffran was formerly charged with 3rd Degree Exploitation of a Minor Class H Felony and booked into the Macon County Detention Center where he remains under $100,000 bond. Mr. Saffran previously lived in Indiana but has been living here for a period of time at the campground. Owners of Pines RV Park were fully cooperative with our investigation and have provided assistance throughout the course of today’s investigation.

Detectives seized several items of evidence including electronic equipment and are currently attempting to identify other minors. If you have any information or know of children who may have been associated with him you are encouraged to contact our office. We are in the process of going through images and trying to identify other children who have obviously been victims of sexual abuse and other crimes against children.

Sheriff Robert Holland states, “This investigation should serve as yet another example of why parents should take the necessary steps to know who their children are communicating with and what information they are sharing. Your minor children DO NOT and SHOULD NOT have a right to privacy when it comes to their computers & phones. If you believe they do... then you are a parent who is a “Predators Dream Come True.”

This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are forthcoming.

If you have any information concerning this investigation please contact SGT. Dani Burrows of the Special Victims Unit of the Macon County Sheriff’s Office 349-2268
CrimeStoppers Hotline 349-2600.


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Published on Tuesday, January 28, 2020