July 12, 2001

Arrests

ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  * Donnell Hill, 37, 738 Watauga Ave., was arrested Tuesday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jesus Pena after the officer was dispatched to a disturbance at 915B Pine Ridge Circle. Christy Marie Carty, 22, told the officer that she had brought Hill to her apartment, where an argument began. Hill was located behind Building 921 and advised he was under arrest for criminal trespassing since he had been banned from the complex by Elizabethton Housing Development Authority. The officer also detected a strong odor of alcohol about Hill. As Ptl. Pena got Hill to the parking lot, he attempted to resist and the officer was forced to take him to the ground and restrain him. He additionally was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest and also was served a capias charging him with failure to appear.
  * Michael Keith Whisenhunt, 53, Old Stoney Creek Road, was arrested Tuesday by EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters after the officer was dispatched to 113 Virginia Ave., on a report of a break-in/unwanted guest. Whisenhunt was charged with violation of an order of protection and failure to appear.
  * Ramsey Allen Harvey, 18, 142 Buttermilk Road, Gray, was arrested Tuesday by Constable Bobby Canter on warrants charging him with vandalism and felony vandalism.
  * Derrick P. Smith, 21, 162 Sparks Road, Johnson City, was arrested Tuesday by Constable Capt. Tom Smith on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
  * Hope Christine Hatcher, 29, 244 Creek Road, Erwin, was issued a summons for shoplifting Monday by EPD Sgt. Kenneth Hardin after the officer was called to Winn-Dixie on Hudson Drive. According to store officials, Hatcher attempted to leave the store without paying for several items which she had placed in her purse. While the officer was writing the summons, the suspect asked to use the restroom and while in the restroom, attempted to flush two packs of Jell-O and a pack of ham steaks down the toilet. A warrant check revealed Hatcher was wanted in Washington County for forgery. Johnson City Police were notified and took custody of the suspect.
  * Lucas M. Gutierrez, 20, 232 Spring St., Jonesborough, was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau following a traffic stop at Carroll Creek Road and Emerald Chase Circle. Gutierrez was charged with felony evading, reckless driving, three counts of reckless endangerment, driving on suspended license, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  * Timothy Ray Jones, 40, 415 Tavern Hill Road, Jonesborough, was arrested Tuesday by officers of Johnson City Police Department on charges of aggravated assault and felony vandalism after Jones went to Don's Tree Service, 2027 Watauga Road, and assaulted an employee with a baseball bat and broke out several windows. Jones apparently was irate over service, according to the report.

Burglary

ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  * Lynn Tottle, 48, 3407 McKinney Road, Johnson City, reported Tuesday to Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Dean Jones that she went to her summer home at 209 Dolan Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, and found the sliding glass door had been removed and was lying in the kitchen. Nothing was missing from the residence, however, Tottle found that someone had slept in her bed and had used the bathroom.

Theft

ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  * Patricia Lane, 84, 408 S. Main St., reported Tuesday to EPD Ptl. Jason McCall that a lamp was taken from the detached garage behind her house. The lamp is described as a copper Turkish-style water jug with no shade.
  * An employee of Garland Tire Co., 790 W. Elk Ave., reported Tuesday to EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh that he observed a white male take four Bridgestone Dueler HL tires from a storage shed at the north end of the building and place them in the back of a vehicle. The tires were valued at $150 each.
  * Daniel Gregory Robbins, 30, 401-1/2 Daytona Place, reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry that someone entered a house still under construction on Ridgefield Road and took a DeWalt palm sander and jigsaw, and a Skil biscuit sander.

Vandalism

ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  * Jeana S. Tuten, 35, 1298 Bluefield Ave., reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters that she came home from vacation and found her bedroom window broken. Nothing else appeared to be damaged or missing.
  * Danny Ray Holsclaw, 46, 153 Coal Chute Road, reported Monday to EPD Sgt. Kenneth Hardin that the trailer unit of his tractor and trailer was vandalized while parked overnight behind Auto Zone in the Bemberg Center. Lines from the tractor to the trailer were cut, as well as the left rear tire and seal on the back door. The perpetrator also damaged the trailer while attempting to make entry, according to the report.
  * Edward Sargent, 151 Grindstaff Hollow, reported Monday to CCSD that somebody had cut all four tires on his Honda. The cuts appeared to have been made with a sharp instrument.
  * Bernice Rolland, 317 Rockhouse Road, Johnson City, reported Saturday to CCSD Deputy Dean Jones that someone had cut the tires on three vehicles at her residence. Rolland said this was the third time this had been done.