February 18, 2004
* Jennifer Lantz McCoury, 29, 100 Hicks Hollow Rd. Apt. #4,
Elk Park, N.C., was arrested Monday by Elizabethton Police
Department Ptl. Richard Haney and charged with criminal impersonation,
forgery, and theft under $500. She is scheduled to appear
in General Sessions Court on Feb. 23.
* On Monday, EPD Ptl. Richard Haney was dispatched to Wal-Mart regarding two white males whom loss prevention personnel said attempted to steal DVDs from the store. Store employees Mr. Hopkins and Mr. Ousley told Haney that the two suspects put the DVDs outside the fence in the garden center, then went to their car. Ousley and Haney said they tried to stop the men from getting the DVDs, but the suspects sped up in the car they were driving, a green four-door Chrysler sedan, and tried to hit them. The vehicle then left the property. Police are still trying to find out the names of the suspects, whom they said Haney and Ousley can positively identify.
Burglary* EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry on Monday was dispatched to the Grindstaff Chevrolet Parts Department regarding a break-in. Police found evidence of a burglary around the door knob and dead bolt locks. Police also found footprints, and Grindstaff employees retrieved a surveillance tape of the warehouse. A current Grindstaff employee and another employee who was fired from the Johnson City business are currently suspects in the crime. Police reported that four Nokia cell phones, two of which were found beside footprints around the railroad tracks, as well as four cell phone chargers, one power surge plug and $566.24 in cash missing from the store.
Larceny* On Monday, EPD Ptl. Kelly Mullins was dispatched to the Citgo gas station, 2404 W. Elk Ave. where an employee said that someone in a black, Chevy Suburban had driven away without paying for $18 in gas.
Theft* On Monday, an employee of R&M Electronics, 412 East Elk Ave., told EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters that around 4 p.m. she noticed that someone had stolen a vending machine outside the store in the rear parking lot. According to the employee, the machine was there when the store closed on Saturday.
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