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Police/Fire

  • 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 checks set in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint from 9 to 10 p.m. Feb. 28 at the new bridge on Hwy. 58.

    Another sobriety checkpoint, also at the new bridge, will be conducted during the week of March 16.

    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 sobriety checks set in September in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint the week of Sept. 1 on Bowman Bend at Caney Creek Road.

    Another sobriety checkpoint will be the week of Sept. 2 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.

  • THP to conduct sobriety check in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint during the week of Aug. 16 on Fiske Heights 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.

    During the sobriety roadside safety checkpoint, troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment.

  • THP to conduct sobriety checks in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct sobriety roadside safety checkpoints in the next couple of weeks in Roane County.

    Both checkpoints will be on Hwy. 384 (Patton Lane) at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    The first checkpoint will be conducted on the week of June 28.

    Drivers can expect the second checkpoint on the week of July 5.

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

  • Tennessee Sheriff’s Association Scholarship goes to local teen

     

    Roane County High School senior Shayla Butler is the recipient of the 2013 Tennessee Sheriff’s Association Scholarship. Her father, Deputy Rick Butler, presented the $800 check to his daughter with his wife, Vicki, and Sheriff Jack Stockton. Shayla plans on attending Tennessee Tech while pursuing a degree in nursing. The Butler’s son, Kaleb, received the same scholarship in 2012. Kaleb is currently working towards a degree in nursing at Roane State and will transfer to Tennessee Tech with his sister in the fall.

  • THP to conduct April license check in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a driver license roadside safety checkpoint from 6 to 7 p.m. April 19 on Pansy Hill Road near Swan Pond Road.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • Still time to sign up for Citizens Police Academy

    It’s not too late to be part of the Harriman Police Department Citizens Police Academy from April 9-May 28.

    A few spots are still open, and the last day for applications is March 29.

    More information can be obtained by calling Karen Joseph at the police department at 882-3383.

    Classes will be from 6 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday.

    Training will include basic police training information, police policy, a simulated firing range, defensive tactics and self-defense.

  • Ever wonder how sheriff’s office works?

    The Roane County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for an upcoming citizens academy. Participants will meet every Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 4 through May 30. Topics include drug investigations, patrol, corrections and the judicial system.

    A graduation ceremony for participants will be held.  

    Lt. Rick Baker decribed the academy as a condensed version of what people go through when they’re training to become police officers.