November 21, 2001

Arrests

   * Timothy Lee Mayse, 20, 151 Jackson Ave., was arrested Tuesday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jason McCall following a traffic stop. Mayes was charged with underage consumption.
   * Michael Jeremy Grindstaff, 21, 702 New Elizabethton Hwy., Piney Flats, was arrested Monday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Todd Hamm on a capias out of Criminal Court charging him with failure to appear on charges of burglary and theft under $500.
  
  
Theft

   * Wanda Banner, 119 Carl Smith Road, Hampton, reported Monday to CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson that someone had removed two gold chains and a leather Harley-Davidson jacket from her home.
  
  
Vandalism

   * Ruby D. Rice, 168 Jackson Ave., reported Monday to CCSD Deputy Sarah Ryan that someone had cut the passenger side front tire on her vehicle.
  
  
Auto burglaries

   * Three people were arrested this week by Bluff City Police Department officers after they responded to two auto burglaries. According to Police Chief Ken Potter, Officers Michael Rutledge and Ronnie McClure observed two subjects walking on Cedar St. around 4:30 a.m. The officers conducted a field interview with the suspects and recovered a cell phone taken in a burglary at 4336 Bluff City Highway. Shawn Shores, 19, 4917 Bluff City Hwy., and Randall Joe Summie II, 19, 219 State Hill Road, Telford, were arrested and confessed to the burglary. Summie also was charged with possession of Schedule VI and drug paraphernalia. Chief Potter said quick response and apprehension by the officers prevented other burglaries from occurring. Potter said Summie recently had been charged with five auto burglaries in the Bluff City area and was out on bond when he was apprehended. Police also issued an arrest warrant for Anthony Oliver, 23, 2969 Blountville Hwy., charging him with auto burglary, theft and vandalism following an auto burglary at 676 Kentucky Ave., Bluff City. Chief Potter said a cement block was thrown through the window of the vehicle and several items were taken, including $160 cash. All items except the money were recovered from a dumpster, Potter said. He and Sgt. David Nelson handled the investigation.

Accident


   * CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy was dispatched around 9:30 a.m. Sunday to Gap Creek Road regarding a traffic accident. Pam Nave, 142 Bear Hollow Road, told the officer she was driving a 2001 Nissan Altima down Gap Creek Road when she swerved to miss a medium-size vehicle which was traveling in her lane. Nave ran off the roadway, overcorrected and ran into a ditch, damaging the passenger side of the vehicle. The other vehicle left the scene prior to the officer's arrival.