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Dozens of East TN Churches on Alert After Receiving Mysterious Anonymous Letter
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday November 18, 2015

Dozens of churches in East Tennessee are on alert after receiving a mysterious anonymous letter. The letters include the scripture Isaiah 54:16-17, “Behold I’ve created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire and that bringeth forth the instrument of His work and I have created the waster to destroy.” They are signed “The Waster”. Police don’t know who is sending these letters to the churches or for what reason. For now, over 50 churches that received the menacing note are taking extra safety precautions.


Authorities looking into counterfeit bills
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday November 18, 2015

City Police were called to investigate a counterfeit $20 bill at McDonalds. Reports say a suspect attempted to pay with the bogus bill when the clerk noticed it wasn’t real and refused the bill. The suspect, who has been identified, left the premises. A second business has also reported a counterfeit bill. United Grocery Outlet told police a female suspect attempt to pay with a bogus $20. The cashier was able to get vehicle identification when the suspect left and police later stopped the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, officers discovered several fake bills under the seat. The investigation is continuing and as yet no charges have been filed.


A Warpath Drive resident reports Internet fraud
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday November 18, 2015

City Police took a report from a Warpath Drive resident for fraud. Officers report that the victim had been using website called to earn extra money. Earlier this month, a subject by the name of James Johnson contacted her about work. After the victim agreed to take the job, the suspect stated he would send her cashier's checks that she was to forward as a MoneyGram to a caregiver for his grandmother. The victim did as instructed but after depositing the checks and forwarding the money, discovered that the checks were no good.


Vandever Road resident reports theft to City Police
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday November 18, 2015

A resident of Vandever Road reported the theft of their purse while at Burger King. The victim told authorities she had left the purse in a seat and upon returning to retrieve it, found it missing. A 20 year old suspect has been identified and investigators have served a warrant on Alex Estep of Heather Ridge Apartments.


Police called to burglary in progress at Mountain Village Lane
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday November 18, 2015

City police observed a suspect attempting to exit a rear door at Mountain Village Apartments after they were called to a possible burglary in progress. The suspect, identified as David Jonathon Elmore, managed to evade authorities but left behind burglary tools and a hat. Elmore had been banned from the premises earlier and an arrest warrant has been issued.


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