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HARRIMAN, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidel announced his plans to retire. A statement from the city attorney cited a "tense workplace" after a series of allegations came out against the chief.
According to Local 8 Now, the city attorney said in light of the retirement, the city will not continue its investigation of whether Heidel violated ethical city and police policy and mismanaged the department.
All criminal investigations are at the discretion of the district attorney's office. The district attorney has not confirmed if a criminal investigation will go forward.
The position remains open and there will be an application process for anyone interested and qualified individuals.
This comes after he was placed on administrative leave Thursday.
A packet containing 19 allegations against him was distributed to the city manager, district attorney, council members and the city attorney's office earlier last week.
Some of the allegations included: he took car parts from police cruisers and used them on his personal car; that he held a birthday party for his son under the guise of airsoft gun training; and that he yelled at and belittled his employees on a regular basis.
No one was injured Monday night in a vehicle fire on South Main Street. City police got the call around 10:30 p.m. and arrived at 421 South Main Street to find a 2000 black Jeep Wrangler glowing underneath from flames in the engine compartment. The Crossville Fire Department quickly extinguished the blaze. Contact was made with the driver, 48-year-old Terry D. McAnally, who fortunately was not in the vehicle when the fire broke out. The cause of the fire was not known at the time of the officer’s report.
Vandals have caused hundreds of dollars in destruction following what Crossville Police say is at least three egging incidents on Mockingbird Drive. One homeowner called police Monday morning to report at least a dozen eggs had been thrown at his vehicle and property causing an estimated $200 in damages. Another homeowner said someone egged his Dodge Dart while it was parked in his driveway on Sunday night or early Monday morning. Police have named no suspects at this time.
Crossville Police were dispatched to 10th Street on Monday after vandals targeted the Country Church. Carson Reno told authorities that he had discovered that the screens on two windows had been cut and they had been damaged when someone pried on them. Reno also discovered Sunday that the church sign had been spray painted with graffiti. It’s not known if both acts of vandalism were committed by the same suspect. Damage was estimated at $250.
A Sparta couple has been charged with shoplifting at the Crossville Walmart. Police say that Walmart Loss Prevention identified 26 year old Andrew Blake Young and 30-year-old Laura Alene Young as the duo who stole a 50” television and a Spider Wire from the Super Center on May 28, 2016. The value of the stolen merchandise was just under $1,700. The pair was also slapped with criminal trespassing charges because they had previously been banned from the store. On the Police Report dated June 10, officers state that warrants were served on Mr. and Mrs. Young, who were then currently incarcerated at the Cumberland County Justice Center.