CRIME & SAFETY
Bristol woman accused of stealing multiple packages arrested
BRISTOL, Tenn. (WCYB) — A Bristol woman accused of stealing multiple packages has been arrested, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office. Authorities said a resident of Lindas Way in Bristol reported to the sheriff's office on November 22 that a package delivered earlier that day had been stolen from the porch of the victim's home. Deputies responded and obtained photos of the suspect, an older female, driving a silver Honda car, from surveillance footage.
Johnson City, Ill. police rescue 2 from burning home
JOHNSON CITY, Ill. (KFVS) - Police rescued two people from a burning home Tuesday morning, November 28. According to Johnston City Fire Chief Tom Burton, they were called out around 6:50 a.m. to a house fire in the 300 block of W. 5th Street. When they arrived, firefighters found the...
Deputies arrest woman after discovering apparent meth lab in Gray
GRAY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Deputies with the Washington County Tennessee Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) arrested a woman Sunday after reportedly finding a meth lab and “marijuana grow operation” in a home. A WCSO release says deputies responded to a 911 call for a possible domestic abuse in the 100 block of Horseshoe Circle. When they arrived, […]
SCAM ALERT: Washington County TN Sheriff warns of new phone/internet scam
The Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a phone another scam. The sheriff’s office has received numerous reports from residents stating that scammers are calling with a recorded message claiming to be members of the Sheriff’s office Civil Services Division. The office does not have a Civil Services Division. The message directs the recipient to call or email them. The message also encourages logging into a web site, which is also a scam. The Sheriff’s office said “Residents do not need to call that number or send an email.” The Sheriff said this is a scam, designed to get your personal information.
Crews respond to fire at Bristol, TN Pizza Hut
(WCYB) — Firefighters responded to a structure fire at the Pizza Hut on Volunteer Parkway. According to Bristol, TN battalion chief Alan Howard, the call came in around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. A total of nine units and 22-firefighters responded. Howard said it took about 15 minutes to extinguish. The...
Speeding driver caught going 128 mph on Thanksgiving weekend by Virginia State Police
Bristol, Va. (WSET) — A driver was caught Thanksgiving weekend going nearly double the speed limit in Bristol, Virginia. According to Virginia State Police, the driver was going 128 mph on I-81, where the speed limit was 70 mph. The driver was in a Chevy pickup, VSP said. "Going...
WCSO: Circulating phone scam claims to be with ‘Civil Services Division’
JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) is warning area residents of a circulating phone scam, in which a recorded message claims to be with the sheriff’s office. A release from the sheriff’s office said numerous reports have come in regarding the phone scam, where an automated voice claims to be […]
Limestone woman accused of pointing gun at Amazon delivery driver charged
LIMESTONE, Tenn. (WCYB) — A Limestone woman accused of pointing a gun at an Amazon delivery driver has been charged, according to the Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff's Office. Deputies responded to Dorothy Circle on Friday. Authorities said the alleged victim told them that he stopped in the road to...
Multiple arrests made by Carter County Sheriff’s Office across various charges and warrants
The following arrests have been reported by the Carter County Sheriff’s Office: Deputy McCloud, Lt. Reichenbach, and Deputy Huskins responded to 1072 Hwy. 321 for a warrant service. Jennifer Miller was found with an active failure to appear warrant and taken into custody without incident. Lt. Reichenbach conducted a traffic stop on a beige Nissan […] The post Multiple arrests made by Carter County Sheriff’s Office across various charges and warrants appeared first on www.elizabethton.com.
Inmates, officers require medical attention after incident at Washington County Detention Center
UPDATE Nov. 24: According to a spokesperson for the detention center, eight inmates and two officers were treated at a local hospital following an “incident inside a pod.” The spokesperson confirmed to News Channel 11 that all officers and inmates are OK. No further details were released. WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Inmates at the […]
Johnson City Fire Department Urges Locals to Follow Safe Home Heating Guidelines as Winter Approaches
The Johnson City Fire Department (JCFD) advises residents to adhere to safe home heating procedures as temperatures are set to drop. The National Fire Protection Association states that heating equipment is a primary cause of home fire deaths, particularly in December, January, and February. JCFD Chief David Bell highlights the need for safety measures to avoid most home heating fires.
Elizabethton Police Department reports arrests
The following arrests have been reported by the Elizabethton Police Department: Brandy L. Fletcher was apprehended on November 19 behind Aarons Rental after being found in a dumpster. She had an active warrant from Washington County and was transferred to their authorities. Sydney Blevins was arrested on the same day during a traffic stop on […] The post Elizabethton Police Department reports arrests appeared first on www.elizabethton.com.
Weekly Safety Report: Crash and Armed Robbery in Bristol, Virginia
Two incidents occurred in Bristol, Virginia this week. The first incident involved a crash on Interstate 81, resulting in two drivers being taken to the hospital. The second incident was an armed robbery at a store, where a suspect demanded money at gunpoint and fled the scene. Additionally, a Senior Alert was issued for a missing 66-year-old male who suffers from a cognitive impairment.
SCSO offers tips for avoiding porch pirates
Inmates treated after incident at Washington Co. Jail
Inmates treated after incident at Washington Co. Jail.
Johnson City man arrested after he threatened a shooting in the city
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WCYB) — A Johnson City man was arrested on Wednesday after he called the FBI and threatened to commit a shooting in Johnson City, police said. The Johnson City Police Department said that David Renfro has been charged with:. Possession of a weapon by a convicted...
Woman who fell from Sean Williams’s window thankful for his arrest
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — While Mikayla Evans was in the hospital Tuesday, notifications were lighting her phone up to notify her of Sean Williams’s capture in Florida. Tuesday evening, alleged child rapist Sean Williams was captured in Pinellas County, Florida. He had been on the run for more than a month after escaping a […]
Two drivers taken to the hospital after a crash on I-81 in Bristol
BRISTOL, Va--Two drivers were taken to the hospital after a crash on Interstate 81 on Tuesday. According to VSP, officers responded to a two-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of I-81 at the 7 mile marker. An SUV traveling South lost control and struck a tractor-trailer. The impact of the...
New Jersey pair accused of extorting Washington County, TN victim out of more than $100K
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) discussed arrests made in a scam investigation on Tuesday afternoon. The sheriff’s office reports two people in New Jersey were arrested in relation to an alleged scam of a local elderly person. According to the WCSO, Chinagorom Onwumere, 34, and Salma Abdalkareem, 27, […]
Sullivan Co. deputies arrest man, find missing Florida girl
Sullivan Co. deputies arrest man, find missing Florida girl.