July 29, 2002

Arrests

   * Angela E. Thomas, 39, 732 Watauga Ave., was arrested Thursday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Richard Haney after the officer observed the vehicle she was driving, traveling 44 mph in a 25 mph zone. The officer conducted a traffic stop and asked Thomas for her license. She told the officer she did not have it with her. The officer ran a license check and found that Thomas's license was revoked for DUI. She also had a previous driving on revoked conviction. Thomas was charged with second-offense driving on revoked license and speeding.
   * Kathie Jo Byrd, 22, of Johnson City, was arrested Thursday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau and charged with possession of Schedule II narcotics for resale. The arrest stems from a traffic stop at Boone Street and Chilhowie Avenue.

Theft

   * Karen M. Jenkins, 39, 1621 Central Ave., reported Thursday to EPD Sgt. Matt Bailey that she went out to mow her lawn Wednesday evening and found her mower missing, along with the gas can. The mower and can were taken from the rear of the house, according to Jenkins.
   * James T. Miles, 19, 955 Hwy. 91, reported Thursday to Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Jeff Markland that a Nintendo game cube, a controller, a Mario Smash Bros. game, and an A/C adapter were taken from his residence. The items were valued at approximately $300.
   * Ron Hodge, 56, 111 Holly Springs Road, reported July 22 to EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey that he was contacted by a male subject regarding a vehicle he was trying to sell. The male subject went to Hodge's mother's house on Parkway Boulevard where the vehicle was stored and met Hodge there. Hodge said the man agreed to purchase the vehicle for $350 without test driving it. He gave Hodge a startup check drawn on NationsBank. Hodge said he gave the man the title to the vehicle but advised him that he had not obtained a valid title to the vehicle after purchasing it. The subject told Hodge that he intended to use the vehicle for parts. When Hodge took the check to Bank of America to cash it, he was advised that the account number was valid but that it was in another person's name. Also, NationsBank merged with Bank of America several years ago. No city/state or ZIP were included on the check and the telephone number also was invalid.
   * Stacey Leigh Ensor, 19, 705 Glen Oaks Drive, Gray, reported July 22 to EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey that she had parked her vehicle at 1294 Milligan Highway the previous day and when she returned she found that someone had entered her vehicle, causing about $300 in damage to the dashboard. The perpetrator removed a Pioneer CD/AM/FM player and an Ericsson cell phone.
   * Stephen Robert Rankin, 136 Noah Taylor Road, reported Thursday to CCSD Sgt. Keith Range that sometime around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, someone stole approximately $1,000 worth of tools and two toolboxes from his carport.
   * Jason Stamey, 210 Johnson St., Roan Mountain, reported Thursday to CCSD Sgt. Keith Range that someone had stolen a monitor heater from his residence. Stamey said he last saw the heater around 6 p.m. the previous day.
   * EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters responded July 22 to the Carter County American Little League Field regarding a theft from a Pepsi machine. Jackie Pierce, vice president of the organization, told the officer that someone had stolen $120 from the machine, however, the machine was not damaged or disturbed.

Vandalism

   * Amy Nicole Russell, 31, 2006 W. G St., reported Thursday to EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey that a window had been broken out of an outbuilding behind the house she rents. It did not appear that entry had been made into the building. The officer observed a basketball goal about 4 feet away and marks on the side of the building consistent with those made by a basketball.
   * Brandi M. Davis, 20, 621 Sugar Hollow Road, reported July 22 to EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott that someone had slashed a tire on her 1998 Honda Civic while it was at her residence. The officer observed that the tire had been slashed five times.

Fire

   * CCSD Deputy Jeff Markland responded Thursday to 129 Nave St., Hampton, regarding a vehicle fire. Ross Markland told the officer that he had started his girlfriend's van and left it running. Soon, he noticed smoke coming from the engine. Hampton Volunteer Fire Department responded. The 1990 Chevrolet Astro appeared to be a total loss.