* Steven T. Lecka, 39, 807 Pineolla St., Newland,
N.C., was issued a summons Tuesday by Elizabethton Police
Department Ptl. Brooke Mullins following a traffic accident
without injuries on West Elk Avenue. Lecka told the officer
he was at fault for the accident because he wasn't paying
attention. Lecka was charged in the summons for driving on
suspended license and following too closely with contact.
* Bobby Dugger, 18, 502 S. Cedar St., was issued
a summons Wednesday by EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry after she
observed the vehicle traveling eastbound on West Elk Avenue
at 71 mph in a 40 mph zone. The officer turned on the vehicle
and stopped him. Dugger told the officer his speedometer was
off because it only showed him traveling at 65 mph. Dugger
was charged with reckless driving.
* Tony Berry, 42, 123 Phillip Drew Drive, Johnson
City, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Dean Jones on a
warrant charging him with violation of probation.
* Christopher T. Hensley, 26, 198 Old Embreville
Road, Jonesborough, was arrested Tuesday by officers of Johnson
City Police Bureau and charged with theft over $1,000 following
investigation into the attempted theft of $2,499.97 in electronics
from Sears, 2111 N. Roan St., where Hensley was an employee.
It later was found that Hensley previously had taken an additional
$7,099.94 in electronics while employed by the store.
* Officers of Johnson City Police Bureau responded
around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday to the area of Johnson City Country
Club in reference to a robbery. The victim stated that a male
and a female that he had picked up earlier, pushed him down
and took his wallet, then left in his vehicle. The investigation
is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact
the police bureau's Criminal Investigation Division, 434-6166,
or Crimestoppers, 434-6166, to remain anonymous.
* Sandra Tolley, 114 Ellison Road, reported Tuesday
to CCSD Deputy Laverne Julian that sometime during the night,
someone took her dark blue 2001 Chevrolet Tracker from the
garage. A neighbor told her the vehicle had been there when
he returned home from work around 1:30 a.m. A spare key was
hidden beneath the vehicle and this was used to drive it off.
Around three hours after the vehicle was reported stolen,
it was found on Dennis Cove Road, over an embankment, with
the key in the ignition and the engine running. The Tracker
was lodged against a tree, preventing it from rolling further
into the woods. The front end was damaged but the vehicle
was still in operation. The tail lights were broken out of
the vehicle before it was pushed off the roadway.
* Denise M. Bowen, 38, 431 W. G St., reported
Tuesday to EPD Sgt. Kenneth Hardin that she parked her white
1988 Chevrolet Cavalier at CVS Pharmacy on West Elk Avenue,
leaving the keys in the floor of the vehicle. When she returned,
she found the vehicle missing. The car was described as having
a gray hood and front end damage, along with a No. 3 sticker
in the back left rear glass.
* Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Michael
Carlock responded Tuesday to Matt's Auto Repair, 3067 S. Roan
St., regarding a vending machine which had been vandalized
and the money changer and money taken. Matt Osborne told the
officer that when he went out to the machine around 11 a.m.,
he found the door pried open.
* CCSD Deputy Laverne Julian recovered a maroon
1986 Chevrolet Z-28 involved recently in a high-speed pursuit
in which the driver managed to elude officers. The vehicle
was found sitting off the roadway on Bear Branch Road with
the key in the ignition and the windows rolled down. The vehicle
was towed and a hold placed on it. The investigation is continuing.
* Barbara Whaley, 309 Hurley Hollow Road, reported
Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Greg Nave that the rear passenger side
glass had been broken out of her 1994 Chevrolet Suburban.
The glass appeared to have been struck by a BB gun.
* Larry Tolley, deacon at Fairview Freewill Baptist
Church off Simerly Creek, reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy
Laverne Julian that an 8 foot bench just constructed out of
2 by 4's had been damaged. Tolley said children had been using
the bench as a ramp while skateboarding and riding bicycles
in the church parking lot.
* Gerald Birchfield, 136 Old Hwy. 19E, reported
Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Laverne Julian that while in town,
someone ran into the front of his 1998 Eclipse, damaging the
front bumper and scratching the hood. Birchfield said he did
not notice the damage until he returned home.
* Richard Berry, 419 Poga Road, reported Tuesday
to CCSD Deputy Laverne Julian that he noticed smoke coming
from under the hood of his 1992 Ford Thunderbird. After raising
the hood, it was found that a rag, which was located against
the manifold, had caught fire, damaging the plug wires and
causing a visible burn spot on the hood of the car.