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January 23rd, 2007 11:39 pm by Staff Report







Reward offered in Church Hill burglaries


Gray resident arrested after altercation


Police investigating break-in at Golf USA


Traffic stop results in multiple charges


Reward offered in Church Hill burglaries

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CHURCH HILL - The Church Hill Department of Public Safety is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a rash of downtown burglaries. Police Chief Mark Johnson said Tuesday he believes the same person or people are responsible for all the burglaries. The burglaries include the Church Hill Senior Citizens Center on Grandview Street on Jan. 10; the Church Hill Drug Store on Main Boulevard on Jan. 13; the Community Clothes Closet on Main Boulevard on Jan. 15; the control room of the Quick Car Wash on West Main Boulevard on Jan. 16; and an attempted burglary to an Embarq work truck on Harper Avenue on Jan. 17. The only burglary in which something was stolen was the Clothes Closet, in which some cash was taken. "All the burglaries occurred in an area which is less than one square mile," Johnson said. "We feel like the persons responsible may live in the immediate area." Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to contact police at 357-3487, ext. 27. Tipsters can remain anonymous.


Gray resident arrested after altercation

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GRAY - A Gray resident was arrested Monday on a charge of aggravated domestic assault. According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to 135 Saylor Road, Gray, on a domestic disturbance complaint. When authorities arrived, they determined Cody A. Johnson, 24, of the residence, allegedly had pulled a knife on his brother during an argument. While no injuries were reported in the incident, Johnson was charged with aggravated domestic assault. He was being held in the Washington County Detention Center on $5,000 bond.


Police investigating break-in at Golf USA

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JOHNSON CITY - Johnson City police are looking for the person or persons responsible for a break-in Monday that left one business out thousands of dollars. According to reports, around 8:30 p.m. Monday someone broke out the front glass door of Golf USA, 3101 Browns Mill Road, and stole thousands of dollars worth of golf merchandise from inside. Police are calling the incident a "smash and grab" burglary and ask anyone with information about the crime to call the Johnson City Police Department at 434-6166. Or to remain anonymous, call 434-6158.


Traffic stop results in multiple charges

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JOHNSON CITY - A woman driving the wrong way on a one-way street was arrested for multiple offenses after authorities spotted her Monday. Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies stopped Debra Gail Davis, 44, 103 Meadow Stone, Unicoi, on Monday after she was spotted going the wrong way while entering the Interstate 26 ramp from Watauga Avenue in a black Honda Civic. Davis was charged with driving the wrong way on a one-way street, driving on a suspended license, and possession of Schedule VI narcotics. The drug charge came after a police dog found marijuana in Davis' vehicle, authorities said.


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