October 31, 2001


   * Joseph Hinkle, 28, 2750 Bob Little Road, was arrested around 1 a.m. Tuesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Keith Range following a traffic stop. According to the report, Sgt. Range observed a white Honda traveling eastbound on Milligan Highway which crossed the center line completely, traveling into the westbound lane. The officer turned on the vehicle and displayed his emergency equipment, however, the driver of the Honda made an erratic left turn onto Happy Valley Road and continued on a short distance before coming to a stop. As the officer exited his patrol unit, the driver took off again, traveled a short distance, stopped again, then continued on before pulling into a driveway off Happy Valley Road. Sgt. Range approached the vehicle and detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver. Hinkle was asked to step from the vehicle at which time the officer attempted to administer some field sobriety tasks, which Hinkle refused. He was charged with DUI and was administered an Intoximeter test at Carter County Jail, resulting in a blood alcohol content of .33 percent, or more than three times the legal limit for intoxication.
   * Roscoe Wheelock, 37, 219 Weaver Hill Road, Johnson City, and Teresa Kay Birchfield, 35, 866 Pardee St., Johnson City, were arrested around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Chris Pierce following a traffic stop. The officer observed a white Buick Skylark traveling north on Highway 19E which turned into the left lane, then back into the right lane without signaling. The officer activated his emergency equipment, however, the vehicle traveled approximately 4 miles before stopping. The officer conducted a field interview with the driver, Wheelock, and detected an odor of an intoxicant about him. Wheelock was charged with DUI, violation of implied consent, driving on revoked license, criminal impersonation and evading arrest. Birchfield was charged with public intoxication.
   * Donald Hammonds, 19, 1 Unaka Court #4, Johnson City, was taken into custody Saturday by CCSD Deputy Eric Buck at the Washington County line on a capias from Criminal Court charging him with failure to appear on six counts of aggravated burglary and theft over $500.
   * Lance G. Plummer, 40, 1447 Poga Road, Butler, was arrested Monday at Crossroads by Elizabethton Police Department Capt. Clyde Croy on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * A 15-year-old male was arrested Monday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau after the vehicle he was driving was observed passing another vehicle against a double yellow line. When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, it turned and hit a curb, ran a stop sign, then ran into the back yard of a residence. The driver was charged with improper passing, no driver's license and evading arrest.
   * Richard D. Lloyd, 27, 359 Ridgecrest Road, Jonesborough, and Dana R. Ramsey, 27, 126 Cochran Road, Jonesborough, were arrested Tuesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau and charged with vandalism over $500 and public intoxication. The arrests stem from an altercation that occurred at West Market Street and State of Franklin Road.
   * Sheila M. Williams, 29, 391 Hwy. 91, was issued a summons for shoplifting Sunday by EPD Ptl. Jason McCall after the officer was dispatched to Food City, 908 Broad St.
   * James C. McKinnie, 24, 108 Meadow Crest Drive, Kingsport, was arrested Sunday by EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey after the officer responded to a two-vehicle crash on West Elk Avenue. McKinnie was charged with driving on suspended license.
   * James D. Scott, 22, 618 Jackson Ave., Johnson City, was arrested Friday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felony following a traffic stop.

   * Tracy Pritchard, 2844 Hwy. 91, reported Monday to CCSD Deputy Gregg Nave that someone had stolen some copper wire, aluminum, and a kerosene heater from her mobile home, which burned Oct. 13.
   * EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters responded Monday to Broad Street Phillips 66 regarding a theft from a Pepsi machine. Bob Proffitt, owner of the business, said the machine was entered sometime over the weekend. The change box and about $40 were taken.


   * EPD Ptl. Kevin Cable responded Monday to Mike's Motors, 2014 W. Elk Ave., regarding a weekend break-in to a Coke machine. A Coke Co. representative advised the officer that the break-in resulted in about $1,529 in damage to the machine and the theft of about $30 in change.
   * Theresa D. Hatley, 44, 420 Washington Ave., reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Kevin Cable that someone had broken out the driver's side window of her 1992 Toyota pickup while it was parked in front of her residence.