May 9, 2002

Arrests

   * Misty Rene Singleton, 20, 270 Whitehead Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, was arrested Tuesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Patrick Johnson on a warrant charging her with violation of probation.
   * Ralph Lynn Holly, 29, 107 Sunrise Drive, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * Timothy Dale Arnold, 40, Kimberly Trailer Park, Hampton, was arrested Tuesday at Carter County Sheriff's Department by CCSD Deputy Jim Whaley on a warrant charging Arnold with assault on a minor.
   * David S. Causby, 41, 121 Lynnwood Ave., was arrested Monday by CCSD Investigator Chris Pierce on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * Chadwick Wayne Dunford, 23, 511 Dogwood Lane, Watauga, was arrested Wednesday by Elizabethton Police Department Sgt. Roger Crowe after the officer noticed a black Mazda sitting at the car wash behind Blimpie's with its lights on. The officer approached the vehicle and observed Dunford slumped over the steering wheel with the vehicle's motor running. An open knife and a pipe were found on his lap and the officer detected what he believed to be an odor of marijuana coming from the subject. Dunford was awakened by the officer and given several field sobriety tasks to perform, after which he was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. During inventory of the vehicle, a bag containing what was believed to be marijuana also was found. Dunford additionally was charged with possession of marijuana.

Shots fired

   * Elizabethton Police Department officers were dispatched around 4 a.m. Wednesday to 1485 Milligan Hwy. regarding shots fired. Several subjects at various locations along the highway told Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry that they heard several gunshots. An off-duty officer from Johnson City Police Bureau told the officer that she was asleep with her bedroom window up and heard three distinct shots. Other complainants said they heard from five to seven shots. A Winchester .45-caliber shell casing was found on the eastbound traffic side of the highway, about 20 feet from the officer's residence. The casing was taken into evidence.

Accidents

   * EPD Ptl. Brooke Mullins was dispatched Tuesday to Southside and Dugger roads regarding an accident with injury. When the officer arrived, she found William Townsend of Hampton lying on the ground next to an overturned blacktop roller. Townsend was surrounded by CAPS Construction co-workers, who aided him until officers arrived. Workers said that Townsend was operating the roller while blacktopping the upper extension of Dugger Road, when the roller started sliding across the foundation and hit a curb, causing it to overturn and throw Townsend from the machine. He received a laceration to the back of his head and several smaller lacerations to his right arm and elbows. He was transported to Sycamore Shoals Hospital by Carter County Rescue Squad.
   * CCSD Deputy Brad Johnson responded around 8 p.m. Monday to an area near 510 Piney Grove Road, Hampton, regarding a one-vehicle accident with injuries. When the officer arrived, he observed two men trying to upright a 1985 Dodge Ram which had ran through a fence and overturned. The officer was told that Teresa Pelletier, 43, 514 Piney Grove Road, was injured in the accident and was transported to Sycamore Shoals Hospital by her husband, Clifton L. Pelletier, 34, driver of the vehicle. The officer went to the hospital and spoke to the driver, who said he had lost control of the vehicle and rolled it over on its top. The accident was alcohol-related, according to the report.

Burglary/theft

   * Bill Miller, 76, 3120 W. Walnut St., Johnson City, reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm that someone had entered a mobile home he owns, located at 1883 Powder Branch Road, and had removed an electric range, furnace and two vent covers, and copper tubing from the water heater. The door to the mobile home appeared to have been pried open.
   * Robert Greer, 68, 109 Rome Hollow Road, reported Tuesday to CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson that a mobile home he owns located at 1896 Hwy. 91, had been entered, however, nothing was found missing. The officer found damage to all of the window screens. A rear window had been pried open and left jimmied so as not to latch back.
   * Joseph B. Golden, 1414 Spruce St., V.A. Mountain Home, reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Shannon Deloach that he left his campsite at Little Stoney Campground on Monday and returned Tuesday evening to find several items missing, including a Coleman stove, sleeping bag, bow-saw, and two Diawai rods and reels.
   * Barbara Pierce, 50, 200 Hart Road, reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Janice Black that she went to get her daughter's ring, which she kept with some of her own, and found five rings and a pair of earrings, valued at $1,500, missing. There was no sign of forced entry.
   * Kevin Hayworth of Hayworth Tires, 4074 Hwy. 19E, reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm that someone had stolen two sets of tires from his business. On Friday, after the business closed, someone removed four YK white-letter radials and on Monday night, four BFG Comp TA's were removed from a warehouse located next door to the shop.
   * Richard A. Wilson of West Side School reported Monday to EPD Sgt. Kenneth Hardin that two employees had left their purses in the teachers' lounge Monday morning and around 1:30 p.m. the teachers found their cash missing. A total of $410 was taken.

Vehicle recovered

   * EPD Ptl. Mike Sproviero was dispatched Tuesday to Riverside Pavilion Park on West Riverside Drive regarding the recovery of a stolen vehicle. Charles McQueen, 73, 812 Hemlock St., told the officer he noticed the vehicle in the parking lot Monday morning and then observed it still in the same place around noon Tuesday. McQueen said he saw that the vehicle had come from Scotty's Auto Sales, 420 Railroad St., and notified them of the vehicle. After being made aware that the vehicle had been reported stolen, McQueen notified police. The vehicle was taken to a storage lot for processing.

Auto theft

   * The driver of a vehicle belonging to Joel W. Hodge, 602 Majestic View Court, reported Tuesday to EPD Ptl. Mike Sproviero that she went in to CVS Pharmacy, 100 W. Elk Ave., around 3 p.m. Tuesday and when she came out around 3:25 p.m., she found that the 1992 Daihatsu Charade was gone. The victim said she left the vehicle unlocked with the keys inside.