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Police/Fire

  • Candidates sought for Reserves program

    For those who have dreamed of becoming a law enforcement officer but never had the opportunity, now is the chance.

    The Harriman Police Department is seeking qualified people for its Reserve Police Program.

    “We are looking for people who have the interest, passion and the desire to keep our citizens and neighbors safe,” said Police Chief Randy Heidle.

    The Reserve Police Program is comprised of community members who volunteer their time to fulfill many of the roles handled by full-time sworn police officers.

  • Federation supports Harriman Police Dept.

    Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle, left, accepts a donation from David Leffew, representing the Tennessee Police Federation.

    The donation for the Harriman Police Drug Fund was made to purchase three bulletproof vests for patrol officers.

    The federation also sponsored Harriman’s recent National Night Out.

    “Harriman Police Department appreciates the support of David Leffew and the Tennessee Police Federation,” Heidle said.

  • Two indicted on child rape charges

    Martin Lee Thomas, 66, faces five counts of child rape.

    He was indicted by the Roane County grand jury on June 18.

    Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Vianney Del Toro arrested Thomas at his home on Saturday.

    According to the indictment, the alleged rapes occurred between Jan. 1, 2009, and April 1, 2012.

    The alleged victim was younger than 13 years old.

    Jail and court records listed Thomas’ address as 241 Harvey Road, Kingston.

    He was granted a medical furlough on Monday.

  • Newly appointed police chief has big plans for Rockwood lawmen

    Danny Wright may not be sworn in as Rockwood’s new police chief until July 1, but he already has a lot in mind for the department.

    He recently met with the city’s officers and gave them some idea of what is to come.

    He explained what he has planned to Rockwood City Council recently as well.

    “It is not a job; it is not an occupation,” Wright said of police work.

    “It is a profession.”

  • THP sobriety, safety checkpoints slated

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct sobriety, driver’s license and seat belt roadside safety checkpoints on Roane County roads in March.

    A sobriety roadside safety checkpoint is planned for the week of March 8 on Hwy. 58 at the new bridge in Kingston.

    Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States, said a release from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

  • THP sobriety, safety checkpoints slated

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct sobriety, driver’s license and seat belt roadside safety checkpoints on Roane County roads in February.

    A driver’s license safety checkpoint is planned during the week of Feb. 1 on Pansy Hill Road at Swan Pond Road, Harriman.

    Another checkpoint will be during the week of Feb. 15 on Fiske Heights Road near the railroad tracks in Harriman

  • THP to conduct sobriety checks in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint during the week of Nov. 9 on Hwy. 27 at Tyler Pointe shopping center in Roane County.

    Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States, said a release from the THP.

  • THP checkpoints slated in Roane

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct a number of checkpoints on Roane County roads over the next several weeks.

    Troopers will conduct a safety belt checkpoint from 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 31 at the Interstate

    40 westbound 340-mile-marker off-ramp.

    Two driver’s license roadside safety checkpoints are planned. The first will be during the week of Sept. 28 at Pansy Hill and Swan Pond roads.

    The second one will be during the week of Oct. 5 on Hwy. 27 at Industrial Park Drive.

  • THP checkpoints slated in Roane

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct a number of checkpoints on Roane County roads in September.

    Two driver’s license roadside safety checkpoints are planned. The first will be during the week of Sept. 7 at Pansy Hill and Swan Pond roads.

    The second one will be during the week of Sept. 14 on Fiske Heights Road east of the railroad tracks.

    A sobriety roadside checkpoint is planned for the week of Sept. 21 at Pansy Hill and Swan Pond roads.

  • THP sets sobriety checks in Roane

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct a couple of sobriety checkpoints on Roane County roads in August.

    A sobriety roadside checkpoint is planned for the week of Aug. 24 on Hwy. 58 at the new bridge.

    The second sobriety roadside checkpoint will be on the week of Aug. 31 on Hwy. 70 at Caney Creek Road.

    Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States, said a release from the THP.