September 7, 2001


ÊÊ * Brenda Townsend, 54, 1128 Rittertown Road, Hampton, was arrested Wednesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Bradley Johnson on a warrant charging her with DUI.
   * Jonathan Andy Dishner, 19, 275 George Carr Road, Bountville, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Chad Grindstaff on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * Shannan L. Rigsby, 23, 1740 Netherland Inn Road #7, Kingsport, was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau on a charge of writing a worthless check over $10,000. The arrest took place following investigation into Rigsby writing a check for $21,042 to purchase a vehicle from John Skinner Honda, 2806 N. Roan St., on Aug. 10. It was found that the checking account belonging to Rigsby had been closed since February.
   * David Scott Clark, 25, 1215 Glyn Ridge Ave., Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau following investigation into several burglaries to local businesses between Sunday and Wednesday. According to police, D.J.'s Lounge, 2015 E. Main St., the Silver Spur, 102 N. Broadway, First Assist Urgent Care, 1019 W. Oakland Ave., NeuroBehavioral Associates, #2 Worth Circle, The Medicine Shoppe, 1301 N. Roan St., Hanger Prosthetics, 502 Princeton Road, Johnson City Pediatrics, 615 N. State of Franklin Road, Dr. William Diebold's office, 926 W. Oakland Ave., and Rheumatology Associates, 106 Woodlawn Drive, all had their front doors broken. Clark also was arrested in connection with a July 20 auto burglary at 1805 W. State of Franklin Road. He was charged with nine counts of burglary, one count of auto burglary, six counts of theft under $500 and one count of theft over $500. He was booked into Washington County Detention Center on $50,000 bond.


ÊÊ * Several Elizabethton residents awoke Wednesday to find they were the recipients of new bicycles. Unfortunately, whoever left the gifts swapped them out for bicycles owned by the residents.
   Bill Yontz, 68, 1301 Burgie St., told Elizabethton Police Department Capt. Clyde Croy that someone came up on his porch during the night and took a red and purple 20-inch Huff bike and left a blue Magna 20-inch bike in its place. Barbara Hurt, 1400 Happy Valley St., reported to EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry that she found her son's white Royce Union Taboo 20-inch bicycle stolen and a yellow Shockzone 20-inch boy's bicycle lying in the road in front of her house. Della L. Smith, 812 Hickory St., reported to EPD Sgt. Roger Crowe that her son's 20-inch Red Street Smart bicycle was taken from the carport during the night and a boy's 20-inch BMX Rhino with silver frame was left at the residence. Roger Day, 203 Donna Ave., reported to EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry that a blue boy's bicycle with foam on the bars was taken from the residence. Day did not receive a replacement.
   * Jerry Williamson, 515 Wilbur Dam Road, reported Wednesday to CCSD Deputy Keith Range that someone stole a lock box containing 56 morphine pills, 50 7.5 mg Loritab, six muscle relaxers, $30 in state quarters, four $1 pieces, six half-dollar pieces, $70 in cash, and a .32-caliber magnum revolver. There were no signs of forced entry.
   * Larry and Carmen Glover, 203 Taylor Town Road, Johnson City, reported Wednesday to CCSD Deputy Eric Buck that someone had entered their home and had stolen approximately $4,000 in cash contained in two red zip-up bags, and some money from Mexico. Entry appeared to have been made through a kitchen window which had been broken out by what was believed to be a lawn chair from the back deck. Also taken was a .32 revolver with black handle and a silver-plated .25 automatic with pearl handle.


ÊÊ * Roger Mohler, 198 Max Jett Road, Johnson City, reported Wednesday to CCSD Sgt. Keith Range that when he got into his 1996 Chevrolet S10 Wednesday morning and went to adjust the power mirrors, smoke started coming from the driver's side door panel. Apparently the motor to the mirrors shorted out, starting a small fire which was contained inside the door.
   * Herbert Dugger, 139 School House Road, reported Wednesday to CCSD Deputy Eric Buck that his self-cleaning oven was cleaning itself when a fire started. Members of Hampton Volunteer Fire Department said the fire apparently began when grease in the bottom of the oven caught fire. The fire was contained to the oven.