May 17, 2002


   * Dennis Wayne Trinchera, 25, 1506 Bellridge Road, Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Kenny Cornett after the officer responded to an auto burglary at 2697 Old Johnson City Hwy. David Hazelwood told the officer that he went to his business to do some paperwork and when he came out he found a suspicious vehicle parked in the parking lot. He checked the vehicles in the parking lot and found that one had been broken into and the stereo equipment taken. The officer checked the suspect vehicle and found the stolen equipment in the floorboard. Investigator Audrey Covington located a subject nearby identified as Trinchera. He was advised of his rights and confessed to taking the stereo. Trinchera was charged with auto burglary, theft over $500 and criminal trespassing.
   * Shannon Lee Campbell, 24, 324 Race St., was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Dean Jones at Crossroads on a Criminal Court bond revocation.
   * Benjamin Chad Cannon, 27, 1005 Harding Ave., Johnson City, was arrested Tuesday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Kevin Cable on a warrant charging him with theft over $500.


   * Lynell Potts, 112 Borderview Ave., reported Wednesday to CCSD Reserve Deputy Darrell Hardin that she heard a noise around 7 a.m. and witnessed a juvenile walking out of her driveway. When Potts went to her vehicle around 11 a.m., she found the left instrument panel had been broken and also had an unknown substance smeared on it.


   * EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh responded Wednesday to Flick Video, 113 Hudson Drive, regarding an upset customer. When the officer arrived, he observed a customer identified as Regina Hunt, 44, 1983 Siam Road, shouting at store employees. Hunt was asked to calm down and was advised that her conduct was bordering on being disorderly. A store employee told the officer that Hunt returned movies to the business at 8:11 p.m. and was assessed a late charge since the deadline was 8 p.m. The employee said Hunt became upset and was advised that she could keep the movies until the next morning and the late charge would remain the same price. The employee said Hunt refused and left. A short time later she returned and demanded the movies back. Hunt was informed that the transaction already had been entered into the computer and that she would have to rent the movies again. The employee said Hunt became very upset and demanded she be given the movies back before she would leave. At the request of Flick Video, Hunt was advised not to return to the store and was advised of the consequences if she did.


   * Colon Michelle Lea, 27, 1298 Bluefield Ave., reported Wednesday to EPD Sgt. Brian Fraley that she was outside her apartment when an unidentified man driving a maroon Oldsmobile motioned her to come to his car in the parking lot. Lea said the subject told her he would give her a beer if she would let him touch her breast. Lea ran to her apartment and the subject fled in the vehicle. He is described as a white male, 50 to 60 years old, and wearing a plaid shirt at the time of the incident.


   * EPD Ptl. Joey Proffitt responded Wednesday to BP Market, West G St., to speak with Stephanie James, 18, 701 Oak St. The officer observed several bruises and marks on James' face and neck. James told the officer that she had been assaulted by her husband, Josh James, 18, on Sunday and again on Tuesday. She told the officer this was not the first time she had been beaten by her husband. The officer assisted James on retrieving some property from her residence, after which she obtained an order of protection from Carter County Sheriff's Department. Officers were unable to locate Josh James at the residence.


   * An article in Thursday's Elizabethton Star inadvertently referred to Fire Chief Mike Shouse of Elizabethton Fire Department as Elizabethton Police Chief. The Star regrets the error.