May 20, 2002
* Timothy William Gallagher, 40, 29-1/2 Crescent
St., Johnson City, was arrested Sunday by officers of Johnson
City Police Bureau following investigation into the rape of
a juvenile. The juvenile was treated at Johnson City Medical
Center and released. Gallagher is charged with statutory rape
and was being held in Washington County Detention Center in
lieu of $15,000 bond.
* Gordon Welch, 21, 208 Old Lacy Hollow Rd.,
reported Friday to Carter County Sheriff's Department Sgt.
Keith Range that someone had broken into his residence and
had taken a .7mm Ruger Mark 2 rifle. The rifle is described
as stainless with black synthetic stock, bolt-action with
built-in kick pad and variable scope. Entry to the residence
was gained by prying open the back door.
* Marcella S. Nidiffer, 60, 602 S. Lynn Ave.,
reported Thursday to Elizabethton Police Department Capt.
Clyde Croy that someone kicked in the basement door of the
residence. The door casings and the lock were broken in the
process. Medication was the only item found missing at the
time of the report. Nidiffer later reported to EPD Records
Clerk, Teresa Treadway, that two baskets of state quarters
had been taken from the bedroom.
* A fiberglass canoe described as rusty-red in
color was taken Thursday from Beck Mountain Baptist Church
where it was set up as a Bible school display. The owner of
the canoe had loaned it to the church for the display.
* Betty Kirby, 67, 240 Swimming Pool Rd., reported
Friday to CCSD Deputy Brad Hamm that someone had thrown a
rock through a bedroom window and the rock had come to rest
on the headboard of her bed. Further investigation into the
matter is pending.
* EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh was dispatched Thursday
to Roadrunner, 725 W. G St., regarding a dumpster fire. Elizabethton
Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the
blaze. The store clerk told Ptl. McIntosh she was taking boxes
to the dumpster when she found it fully engulfed. She said
she was unaware how the blaze started.
* Officers of Johnson City Police Bureau responded
Sunday to 2105 E. Lakeview Dr. in reference to a reported
armed robbery. An employee reported that two men wearing black
ski masks entered his place of business and demanded medications.
The employee said one of the suspects brandished a handgun
during the incident, which was still under investigation at
the time of the report.