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9th District Commission Seat Filled
Tuesday April 19, 2016

The Ninth District Cumberland County Commission seat was filled at Mondays regular monthly meeting. The seat became vacant after Mr. John Kinnunen passed suddenly in February. There were four candidates that applied for the position: Dr. Robert Ochsenrider, John L. Patterson Jr, Robert W. Smith, and Sandra Baxter Dutcher. Each candidate was allotted 5 minutes to present him-or-herself before the board as to why they would be appropriate for the position, and then answer any questions from Commissioners. Upon voting, Sandra Dutcher received nine votes, the minimum number of votes required to be voted in. Behind her came Patterson with four votes and Smith with 2 votes. Dutcher was sworn in, and then took her seat for the rest of the meeting.


Sobriety Enforcement Checks April 29,2016
Submitted: Kristi Cook, Crossville Police Dept. Tuesday April 19, 2016

The Crossville Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Enforcement Checks and Saturations throughout the City of Crossville beginning on April 29, 2016 at 5 p.m. until about 2 a.m. These checkpoints and saturations will be located on U.S. Hwy 127, U.S. Hwy 70, State Route 392, State Route 101, Hwy 70N at Northside Drive and will also include Lantana Road and Genesis Road. The Crossville Police Department will be placing special attention on the impaired driver, the unrestrained driver and occupants, child restraint law violators and other traffic related violations.


Man Up a Tree Holds Cops At Bay for Hours
Peg Broadcasting News/CPD Tuesday April 19, 2016

A Spring City, TN man who climbed a tree on Peterbilt Lane held authorities at by for about 2 hours. According to Crossville Police reports, 37-year-old Dewayne Scott Mathis was spotted at the top of a pine tree and stated he had been shot in the chest. Even though officers saw no evidence of a wound, Mathis claimed that people were chasing him and that he had been jumping from tree to tree for 5 hours to elude them. Crossville Fire and EMS also responded to the scene and after about 2 hours police were able to persuade the man to climb down from the tree and he was taken into custody. Mathis was evaluated by city fire and EMS and no injuries were found. A background check revealed that Mathis had an active warrant in Cumberland County for Failure to Appear. He is also wanted in Rhea County for rape, statutory rape and criminal indictment. Mathis is also wanted in Arkansas, but they refused to extradite him. He was transported to the Cumberland County Justice Center where his local warrant was served.


Plateau Bowling Lanes to Host Three State Tournaments
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday April 19, 2016

Plateau Bowling Lanes in Crossville has been selected to host three Tennessee State Womens Bowling tournaments. The first tourney will be held on August 20th and August 21st. The second event, the 2016 Queens Tournament will be on October 8th. And next March, Plateau Lanes will host the 2017 Tennessee State Womens Championship. The tournaments are expected to draw 2,000 bowlers to Crossville.


Car Vandalized on Dooley Street
Peg Broadcasting News/CPD Tuesday April 19, 2016

Crossville Police were called to a Dooley Street residence around 8:30 Thursday night after a man tried to break into a parked car. The victim told police she saw a white male in his early 20s attempting to get into the trunk of her Chevrolet Cobalt. After the suspect was unable to access the trunk he kicked the right brake light cover and left the area. He was wearing a black hat, a white shirt, blue jeans and was carrying an aluminum baseball bat. No suspects were identified at the time of the report.


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