February 8, 2002

Arrests

   * Robert Allen Blevins, 29, 145 Grandview Circle, Watauga, was arrested Wednesday at Highway 400 and Riggs Road intersection by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Jim Whaley. Blevins was charged with public intoxication.
   * Christopher S. Heimann, 18, 129 Aviation Drive, was arrested Thursday by CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson after the officer investigated a complaint of a subject stealing beer from Hampton Roadrunner. According to a clerk, Heimann entered the store, took a beer and put it in his pocket, then left. The clerk followed him outside and made him return the beer. Heimann was charged with drinking under age and theft under $500.
   * Phillip Lee Lyons, 40, 190 Lovers Lane, was arrested Wednesday at Crossroads by CCSD Deputy Matt Lunceford on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * Roy L. Cox, 53, 163 Deloach Road, was issued a summons Saturday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Brooke Mullins after the officer observed a vehicle traveling east on Mill Street in an erratic manner. The officer initiated a traffic stop, and upon asking for driver's license, registration, and proof of insurance, noted that Cox exhibited delayed motor skills. He was given several field sobriety tasks, which he performed poorly, and was transported to Sycamore Shoals Hospital for a blood alcohol test. Cox appeared to be in very poor health and told officers that he had taken a pain shot at his doctor's office. Due to Cox's health condition, he was issued a summons for DUI in lieu of arrest.
   * Amy M. Russell, 30, 2006 W. G St., was arrested Wednesday by EPD Ptl. Mike Sproviero following investigation into theft of money and items from an apartment. Russell was charged with burglary and theft under $500.
   * Robert Todd Blackwell, 31, 2610 Plymouth Road, #414, was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau after officers investigated a report that a white male with long brown hair had exposed himself on two separate occasions to two female juveniles in the area of Maple and Division streets. Blackwell was charged with indecent exposure and driving on suspended license.
   * A second juvenile was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau following investigation into a Dec. 23 burglary at 2522 Browns Mill Court. The juvenile was issued a citation to appear in juvenile court and was released to his father on $10,000 appearance bond.

Vandalism

   * CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson responded Wednesday to Doe River Gorge where Gary Hopson, caretaker for the property, advised that a vehicle, described as a red Neon with loud mufflers, and a black pickup had been on the soccer fields at the camp, "cutting donuts." Hopson advised that three white males were observed in the Neon. CCSD Deputy Sarah Ryan stopped a vehicle matching the description. One of the occupants owned a black Chevrolet pickup, which was parked at the residence where the vehicle stopped. The truck had weeds and mud on it. The suspects were all juveniles. The investigation is continuing.

Accident

   * CCSD Deputy Bradley Johnson was on patrol on Teaberry Road in Roan Mountain when he came upon a 1983 Chevrolet Blazer lying on its side in the middle of the road. The operator of the vehicle was not at the scene and the vehicle was towed to Freeman's Wrecker Service in Roan Mountain.

Theft

   * Claudia Taylor, 34, 1005 Bluefield Ave., reported Wednesday to EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott that a bag of prescription medication had been stolen from her vehicle while she was visiting her mother at 301 S. Sycamore St. Two prescriptions contained Loritab and one contained Valium.
   * George Fisher, 41, of Elizabethton, reported Wednesday to EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott that a Dell laptop computer had been taken from a cabinet in an office at Alcoa sometime between Friday and Wednesday. Fisher said the computer was in its proper place when he left the building Friday afternoon.

Suspicious package

   * EPD Sgt. Matt Bailey responded Wednesday to the law office of Dugger and Cole, 615 E. Elk Ave., regarding a suspicious package. According to the report, Kathryn Dugger received a package through the U.S. Postal Service from a subject whose family member she had represented in a life insurance matter. Dugger advised she was concerned about the contents of the package due to its weight and her past experience with the subject who had sent it. She contacted Elizabethton Police Department and EPD Capt. Mike Peters responded to the location. Capt. Trent Harris of Johnson City Police Bureau was contacted by Capt. Peters, and Harris activated the police bureau's explosives unit. The explosives unit took X-rays of the package, then proceeded to explode the box in place, using a water-based projectile device. It was found that the box contained paperwork pertaining to the Supreme Court. No explosives were found.