November 9, 2001

Arrests

   * Julie H. Whitehead, 29, 696 Willow Springs Road, and Rico Shane Taylor, 27, 537 Jena Beth Drive, were arrested Wednesday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jack Ramsey following a traffic stop. Whitehead was charged with DUI and violation of implied consent. Taylor was charged with public intoxication.
   * Desmond Johnson, 22, 707 S. Watauga Ave., was arrested Tuesday by EPD Ptl. Michael Merritt following a motor vehicle accident. Johnson was charged with driving on suspended license and failure to yield the right of way.
   * Thad J. Buckles, 18, 213 Holston Ave.; Jeffrey Greene, 20, 113 A.L. Sliger Road, Telford; and Melinda L. Simerly, 18, 128 Isaac Lincoln Place, were arrested Wednesday by EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott and Matt Bailey following a traffic stop. Buckles was charged with reckless driving, underage consumption and two counts of failure to obey a traffic control device. Greene and Simerly were charged with public intoxication and underage consumption.
   * Scott M. Peters, 31, 309 S. View Circle, was arrested Tuesday by EPD Ptl. Jesus Pena on a warrant out of Unicoi County charging him with theft under $500.
   * Shelby J. Crawford, 39, 304 N. Lynn Ave., was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau following investigation of an Oct. 28 motor vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection of Legion and Orleans streets. Crawford was charged with four counts of vehicular assault. He was escorted to the Johnson City line by EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh, who served the warrant for JC Police.
   * Caylon Fletcher Wood, 19, 1604 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by EPD Ptl. Jason McCall after the officer responded to Wal-Mart regarding a fight involving a shoplifter. Store loss-prevention personnel told the officer they observed Wood conceal a snack cake and a CD in his front shirt pocket. When they attempted to stop Wood, he began throwing punches, according to the report, striking one employee in the chest and arms. He was restrained by other store personnel and the snack cake was recovered. The CD could not be found. Wood denied the shoplifting allegation. He was charged with theft under $500 and assault.
  

Fire

   * Carter County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Tim Lowe responded Wednesday to a fire at a vacant house on Old Charity Hill Road. Julie Williams, owner of the house, told the officer electricity at the house was off at the time of the fire, which appeared to have started in the back of the house. Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department responded. The house was a loss.
   * CCSD Sgt. Keith Range responded Wednesday evening to a structure fire at 309 Heaton Branch Road in the Elk Mills Community. Caretaker of the residence, Earnest Odom Jr., told the officer that he was in the residence when he heard a loud explosion. He went outside to investigate and found the storage building on fire. Odom said there was nothing flammable stored in the building and that he did not know what could have caused the explosion and fire. The building and its contents were a loss. Elk Mills Volunteer Fire Department responded. The property is owned by Cathy Heaton.

Theft

   * J.D. Robertson, 60, 102 Tagor Road, Johnson City, reported Wednesday to CCSD that someone stole his red-and-black 1997 400 Yamaha ATV from his residence.
   * Lisa Lacy, 34, 234 Ingram Branch Road, Roan Mountain, reported Wednesday to CCSD that someone took her GE washer/dryer, range and refrigerator from a rental home.
   * Basil Blackburn, 55, 1436 Milligan Hwy., reported Monday to EPD Investigator Greg Workman that a 1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse had been left at his business to be serviced and that when he arrived at work Monday, he found the driver's side window shattered and the car stereo missing.
   * Tim Whitehead, 41, of Tim's Auto Sales, 3663 Hwy. 19E, reported Wednesday to EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott that someone had removed four tires and rims from a 1992 Nissan Pathfinder.
  
Vandalism

   * Mitchell Lecarey Jr., 45, 1 Ives Drive, North Little Rock, Ark., reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh that he had left his Freightliner parked on private property along East Elk Avenue over the weekend and when he returned, he found two tires had been slashed with what appeared to be a knife.
   * Dorothy Smith, 55, manager of Subway, 500 Broad St., reported Tuesday to EPD Ptl. Jason McCall that an employee who had just been terminated was observed pulling down the gutter downspout at the northeast corner of the building.
   * Jamie Morrison, 22, 1201 Ledford St., reported Monday to Deputy Chief of Police Larry Shell that someone had sprayed her vehicle with some type of liquid which caused the paint to blister and peel.
   * Patti Buck, 44, 125 Ed Carpenter Road, Johnson City, reported Wednesday to EPD Ptl. Joey Proffitt that her vehicle had not been running right and she took it to Elizabethton Auto Repair where mechanics found sand in the fuel system.