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Police/Fire

  • OS offering free smoke detectors

    Oliver Springs Fire Department is offering free smoke detectors to residents of the town.

    These smoke detectors are made available through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The grant’s goal is to meet firefighting and emergency response needs.

    Call 435-7722 to request a free smoke detector.

  • Arrests: Aug. 21-25, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Aug. 21 — Matthew Benjamin Abston, 20, 741 Montview Road, Kingston: DUI, driving on revoked/suspended license. Total bond $3,000; court date Oct. 29.

    • Darrell Norman Burnette, 32, 115 Renfro Hollow Road, Ten Mile: violation of probation (criminal). No bond; court date Oct. 22.

  • Roane County E-911 August dispatches
  • AAA program aims to cut down on drunk drivers over holiday weekend

    AAA’s Tow to Go program will be offered in Roane County this Labor Day holiday weekend to help protect motorists.

    The Auto Club Group has provided the Tow to Go service for more than 14 years because it allows AAA to protect the freedom and mobility of everyone on our roadways.

    The program’s mission is to discourage an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel and risking the lives and safety of other motorists.

  • Arrests: Aug. 11-20, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Aug. 11 — Jason Lee Anderson, 33, 1099 Fairview Road, Harriman: failure to appear. No bond; court date Oct. 1.

    • Ashley Gail Andrews, 21, 707 Old Roane St., Harriman: violation of probation. Bond $900; court date Aug. 27.

    • Amanda Louis Christopher, 37, 316 Ayres Drive, Harriman: public intoxication. Bond $750; court date Sept. 24.

  • Man jailed for hurling puppy from vehicle

    Jack Lee Chesser Jr. was arrested on Thursday for cruelty to animals.

    A witness told police he saw Chesser throw a puppy out of a moving truck.

    According to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office report, the witness retrieved the puppy and drove to Ladd Landing, where he saw the truck.

  • Roane County E-911 July dispatches
  • THP to conduct August sobriety check in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Roane County on Aug. 31 on Hwy. 58 at the new bridge.

    The checkpoint will take place from 11 p.m. to midnight.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by intoxicated drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by intoxicated drivers.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these sobriety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing DUI laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • Arrests: Aug. 9-10, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Aug. 9 — Kelli Grace Aslinger, 30, 923 Paint Rock Ferry Road, Kingston: public intoxication, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct. Total bond $3,000; court date Sept. 24.

    • Branton Lee Bodine, 25, 298 Tucker Lane, Lenoir City: aggravated burglary. No bond or court date listed.

  • Harriman fire hydrant flushing to start today

    Harriman Fire Department, in partnership with Harriman Utility Board, will begin flushing fire hydrants throughout the city starting today, Aug. 15.

    The flushing will continue until the process is complete.

    A release from Harriman Fire Department said this process is vital for making sure that the hydrants operate properly during an emergency incident and plays an important part on the city's insurance rating.