December 24, 2001

Burglary/vandalism

  
* The Carter County Sheriff's Department is investigating a burglary and vandalism of property at American Limestone, 350 W. Fourth Ave., Watauga, on Dec. 22.
   The entrance gate to the rock quarry and garage door were torn down. The ignition switch on a 1993 Ford F-10 truck was broken and a CB radio was torn off the dash.
   Two Mack Trucks were also entered, along with a dresser hauling truck and Caterpillar front-end loader. The snack building was broken into and the snack machine window was broken out.
   A white Ford truck, stolen from the lot, was found abandoned on Smalling Road near Maple Tree Lane in Johnson City. The driver of the truck, apparently, had damaged a fence, owned by James Smalling, 740 Smalling Road. The truck also damaged the yard at the residence of Dan Birkner, 241 Smalling Road. Deputy Eric Buck is investigating.

  
Vandalism

 
  * Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Kenneth Cornett is investigating vandalism at Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ, 2733 Elizabethton Hwy., Johnson City, on Dec. 22. A shotgun was used to shoot out windows and damage the front door of the church, according to Deputy Cornett.
  
Burglary/theft

   * On Dec. 22, Eddie Mobley, 127 Lewis Blevins Road, reported to the Carter County Sheriff's Department that someone broke into his mobile home, opened all the family's Christmas presents, and stole a video game valued at $300. Deputy Chris Pierce is investigating.
   * The Carter County Sheriff's Department is investigating a burglary and theft at the Hampton High School woodworking building on Hwy. 321, Hampton, on Dec. 21. A Dell computer brain, keyboard and speakers were reported stolen. CCSD Deputy Brad Hamm is investigating.

  
Car theft

   * On Dec. 21, Sherri Mayse, 2420 Lacy Springs Road, Broadway, Va., reported a 1990 Honda Accord, dark blue with spoiler, was stolen from 511 Dogwood Lane. The vehicle contained a pocketbook, which was later found, Cannon camera, car seat, tool bag, and checkbook. Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Sgt. Tim Lowe is investigating.

  
Stolen check

 
  * On Dec. 21, Leanna White, 2927 Hwy. 91, Elizabethton, reported to the Carter County Sheriff's Department that a check had been stolen and forged. Deputy Jeffrey Markland is investigating.