September 13, 2001

Arrests

   * Michael Grindstaff, 21, 702 New Elizabethton Hwy., was arrested Tuesday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jason Shaw on a warrant charging him with the March 28 burglary of Lynnwood Apartments.
   * Mary J. Clemons, 32, 115 Carreville Road, Johnson City, was arrested Tuesday by EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh after the officer was called to Sycamore Shoals Emergency Room regarding a disorderly female making threats toward ER nurses. Clemons appeared to be in an intoxicated state and was charged with public intoxication. She was taken to Carter County Jail where she became disorderly again, reached out and grabbed a coffee cup and motioned with her arm as though she were going to throw it at the officer. Officers were able to take the cup away from her. She also was charged with disorderly conduct.
   * Lorenzo Michael Harrington, 30, 406 Welbourne St., was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau on a charge of aggravated robbery. The arrest stems from investigation into the Friday robbery of the Sunoco Store, 601 W. Watauga Ave.

Armed robbery

   * William Jerome Watts, Bldg. 1, Apt. 8, Mel Circle, Johnson City, was arrested Tuesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau after officers responded to an armed robbery at Colonel Steve's Wine and Liquor Warehouse, 701 W. Market St. The clerk reported that two black males entered the store, one of them brandishing a weapon, and demanded money from the register. The second male went behind the counter and removed money from the register and the suspects fled on foot. Following a search of the area, Watts was located a short distance from the scene and was identified as the male that removed the money from the register. He was charged with aggravated robbery. The second suspect is described as a black male, 6 feet tall, 160-175 pounds, wearing a pink- or peach-colored jersey. Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Division at 434-6166 or Crimestoppers at 434-6158.
   * Officers of Johnson City Police Bureau responded at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday to TCBY Treats, 2108 W. Market St., regarding an aggravated robbery. Officers were advised that a white male, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds, with black hair and wearing a navy blue sweater, light blue jeans and a black hat, entered the business brandishing a weapon. The suspect then demanded all the money and fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Division at 434-6166 or Crimestoppers at 434-6158.

Theft

   * Richard Norris, 31, 300 Broad St., reported Tuesday to EPD Ptl. Jason McCall that a 5000-watt digital air conditioner had been stolen from a storage building on his property at 327 S. Lynn Ave.
   * Carolyn Sue Fletcher, 59, 154 Melody Lane, reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Jason McCall that two rings were taken from her dresser on Friday while she was moving from Pine Ridge Circle. The rings were described as a square 1/4-carat diamond set in white gold and another as gold, horseshoe-shaped.
   * Mitchell Peters, 53, 140 A.O. Buckles Road, reported Saturday to Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Albert Nave that a .38-caliber Charter Arms pistol was missing.

Break-in

   * Ray Osborne, 59, 1300 Arney St., reported Wednesday to EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott that sometime in the last two days, someone broke into his apartment. Osborne said someone removed the window screen and entered his residence, taking some recently purchased clothes valued at $100.

Accident

   * A 17-year-old juvenile was issued a summons Tuesday by EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott after the officer responded to the area of Broad Street in reference to a hit-and-run accident which occurred on Highway 91. The vehicle and driver were located on Riverside Drive. The driver told the officer he left the scene because he was scared. The driver of the other vehicle, a 16-year-old female, was transported to Sycamore Shoals Hospital with unknown injuries. The male was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.

Trespassing

   * Kenneth Thurman, 22, 262 Lacy Hollow Road, reported Monday to CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm that he had found large logs pulled across his driveway last Wednesday, Thursday, and again Monday. He said he has been left several unsigned notes asking him to help make repairs on the driveway.

Unruly juvenile

   * CCSD Deputy Kenny Cornett was dispatched Monday to Lift Academy, 2453 Siam Road, where he was advised by Eric Ross, 50, that he was cursed and threatened by one of the students on Friday, just before school was dismissed. The student was suspended Monday for five days.