August 1, 2002

Arrests

   * Benny J. Grindstaff, 29, 508 Railroad St., was arrested Tuesday by EPD Ptl. Mike Sproviero after the officer responded to Sammons Hot Dogs on West Elk Avenue regarding a suspicious person lying in the parking lot. Upon arrival, the officer observed a male subject coming from the parking lot and stumbling across the grass. The subject, identified as Grindstaff, was unsteady on his feet and unable to perform a series of field sobriety tasks. He was charged with public intoxication and transported to Carter County Jail where he also was served a warrant by EPD Detective Greg Workman charging Grindstaff with burglary and theft of property.
   * Anthony L. Grindstaff, 22, 605 Cherry St., was arrested Tuesday by EPD Ptl. Mike Sproviero and charged with violation of an order of protection. Grindstaff was transported to Carter County Jail where he was served outstanding warrants charging him with failure to appear on theft under $500, failure to serve jail time and violation of probation.
  
  
Theft/burglary


   * Mark Roberts, 29, 1300 Gap Creek Road, reported Tuesday to Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Todd Hamm that someone had stolen a Honda 50cc motorcycle from his mother's residence, located at 1300 Gap Creek Road.
   * Ronald Campbell, 58, 2902 Hwy. 91, reported Tuesday to CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy that someone had taken a green John Deere 15 hp riding lawnmower from his residence sometime between 1 and 6:30 p.m. A neighbor told Campbell he passed a vehicle at the top of Cross Mountain traveling toward Elizabethton which did not have anything in the truck bed. About an hour later, the neighbor said, he passed the truck again and this time it had a green lawnmower in the back. Campbell told the officer that he parked the mower around 1 p.m. and went to help a neighbor work on a water line. When he returned around 6:30 p.m., the mower was missing.
   * Andrew W. Curtis, 19, 113 Messimer Lane, reported Tuesday to EPD Ptl. Mike Sproviero that someone took his wallet while he was working at the Boys & Girls Club of Elizabethton. Curtis said he left the wallet on a desk in an area designated for staff members only.
   * Nick Street, 25, 2919 Chestnut Lane, Johnson City, reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm that someone entered his 1995 GMC Sonoma sometime overnight and stole a Sony CD player. The vehicle was unlocked at the time of theft. The dash of the vehicle also was damaged during the incident.
   * Kristy Grimes, 23, 105 Ashlee Road, Apt. 2, Johnson City, reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm that someone had entered her vehicle and removed a Kenwood CD player. The dash also was damaged. Another resident of the apartment complex, Andy Anderson, 26, Apt. 5, reported that his 1993 Honda Accord also had been entered and a Pioneer CD player, a 12-inch Cerwin Vega sub-woofer and a Kenwood 250-watt amplifier with a custom box also were stolen.
   * Kendall L. Teen, 20, of Enka, N.C., reported Tuesday to CCSD Sgt. Ken Dugger that her 1999 Honda Accord, which was parked at 107 Mountain View Drive, had been entered. Teen said her wallet, containing cash and credit cards, was taken, along with about 30 CDs. While Sgt. Dugger was taking the report, a neighbor also reported that her Infinity had been entered and her purse and wallet, containing several credit cards, were taken along with about 90 CDs. There were no signs of forced entry to either vehicle.
   * Ben Watson of Hampton Auto Parts, 708 Hwy. 321, reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm that sometime within the last week someone had taken a chainsaw from the Stihl display. Value of the saw was $460.
   * Trudy A. Hodges, 56, 272 Sinking Creek Road, Johnson City, reported Tuesday to CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson that a red Snapper riding mower with 33-inch cut had been taken from her carport. A push mower, which was behind the riding mower, was left at the scene.
  

Vehicle damage

   * Bobby G. Reece, 65, 134 Edgewater Road, reported Tuesday to CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson that he left his 1990 Subaru at his residence around 3:30 a.m. and returned around 7:30 a.m. to find that the vehicle had rolled from his driveway, across the roadway, and into the river. Reece said he had left the car parked and out of gear. The vehicle was removed from the river and observed to have damage to the front and undercarriage.
   * Thomas Clawson, 243B Max Jett Road, Apt. 2, Johnson City, reported Tuesday to CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy that someone hit his 1992 Geo Metro LSI while it was parked at his residence. White paint was observed on the left side of the vehicle.