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Submitted: LT. Brian Eckelson, Crimestoppers Coordinator/Public Information Officer Friday June 17, 2016

A City of Crossville Police Department Detective and a Cumberland County E-911 Operator have received recognition with the issuance of “Officer of the Month” and “Special Recognition” awards for May, 2016.

On May 12, 2016, Crossville police were dispatched to Lowe’s, due to a report of stolen lawn mower keys and a cut security cable. Lowe’s staff described that, the truck driven by the suspects, had a Roane County tag. Later, the Cookeville Lowe’s reported that a similar truck had been used to steal a lawn mower and that witnesses had obtained a partial tag number.

Crossville Police Detective Sgt. J.C. Hancock partnered with Cumberland County E-911 operator Kelly Billingsly, who used the partial tag number and prior county information to search for and identify a possible suspect. Armed with this new information, Det. Sgt. Hancock located the truck and suspect, solving several thefts from the City of Crossville, Roane and Putnam Counties. The investigation led to the recovery of thousands of dollars in stolen property, from several Tennessee counties.

The Crossville Police Department thanks and congratulates both of the award recipients.

(Photo Courtesy CPD:Pictured L-R: Mayor James Mayberry, Kelly Billingsly, Det. Sgt. J.C. Hancock, Chief Rod Shoap)


Man claiming to be FAA employee arrested at Nashville International Airport
WVLT Friday June 17, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A man claiming to be a Federal Aviation Administration employee was arrested after police say he threatened a Nashville International Airport employee, CBS affiliate WTVF reports.

According to an affidavit from Metro Nashville Police obtained by WTVF, 39-year-old Matthew Jenkins was taken into custody Wednesday night after trying to board his Southwest flight while intoxicated.

He was not allowed on the plane because he appeared to be drunk and allegedly threatened an employee, the Nashville station reports.

Police tell WTVF Jenkins became loud and began to curse in front of customers and children.

During the altercation, Jenkins repeatedly stated that he worked for the FAA, and was upset he was not getting veteran treatment.

Jenkins denied several requests to leave the airport and take a cab. He now faces a charge of public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Joint Investigation into Sophisticated Marijuana Operation Results in Eleven Arrests, Seizure of Drugs, Cash, Weapons

Joint Investigation into Sophisticated Marijuana Operation Results in Eleven Arrests, Seizure of Drugs, Cash, Weapons
TBI Thursday June 16, 2016

NASHVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division with Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the DEA, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and multiple Middle Tennessee law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of eleven individuals and the seizure of hundreds of plants and more than $100,000 in cash.

The two-year investigation focused on an organized drug trafficking operation involved in the cultivation and distribution of high-grade marijuana in Middle Tennessee. The investigation culminated in the execution of more than a dozen search warrants executed simultaneously Wednesday morning. Six searches were conducted in Davidson County, and others were executed in Lewis, Sumner, Macon, Cannon, Bedford, Putnam, DeKalb and White Counties. Among the agencies involved in the drug investigation and search warrant executions were Metro Nashville Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Drug Task Forces with the 15th, 16th, 17th, 21st and 22nd Judicial Districts, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department, and the Governor’s Task Force on Marijuana Eradication.

Active indoor grow operations were found in Lewis, Macon, DeKalb and White Counties. A total of 320 plants were recovered and seized Wednesday; 224 plants were found in Lewis County, 52 in Macon County, and 44 in DeKalb County. The street value of the high-grade marijuana seized today is more than $560,000. More than 15 pounds of finished product, valued in excess of $37,500, and multiple weapons were found in one of the Davidson County locations. Three guns were found in the Bedford County location, and a total of more than $140,000 in cash was seized from multiple sites. Additionally, 40 plants were recovered in the White County location, along with ten pounds of finished product valued at $25,000, more than $11,500 in cash, and a gun.

“The sophistication and danger of indoor grow operations like this demonstrate the complexity of what’s involved in these organizations,” says TBI Director Mark Gwyn. “It takes the collaboration and persistence of law enforcement agencies, and we want those involved in the production and distribution to know they’re not going to get away with it.”

“This is exactly why it’s difficult for law enforcement officers to wrap their minds around legalization efforts,” says Drug Investigation Division Assistant Director T.J. Jordan. “This is a sophisticated organization with the goal of operating covertly, producing and trafficking high-grade marijuana, and making money at the expense of Tennessee citizens.”

On Wednesday, eleven individuals were arrested and charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana and booked into the Davidson County Jail: Carlos Hernandez Landerio, 25, Hohenwald, TN, Luis Orlando Rego, Jr, 32, Shelbyville, TN, Luis Orlando Rego, Sr, 54, Madison, TN, Holly Furlough, 23, Madison, TN, Nelson A Perez, 43, Antioch, TN, Pedro Martin, 28, Lafayette, TN, Hector Ruiz, 28, Antioch, TN, Israel Martinez, 58, Bloomington Springs, TN, Humberto Perez, 28, Antioch, TN, Alexis Ravelo, 51, Madison, TN, and Luis Lopez, 25, Antioch, TN. (Photo Courtesy TBI).


2016 TWRA WMA Big Game Quota Hunt Application Period Now through July 27, 2016 Thursday June 16, 2016

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the application period for the 2016 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Quota Hunts, the regular elk, youth elk, and WMA youth will run now through July 27.

Entries must be submitted before midnight (CDT) July 27. The WMA hunting instruction sheet lists locations and dates for each of the quota hunts along with drawing rules and regulations. Instruction sheets can be obtained and applications made for the hunts at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office or online at the TWRA website, Mailed applications will not be processed into the drawing system.

There is no fee for current Annual Sportsman License holders, Lifetime Sportsman License holders, or seniors possessing a Type 167 Annual Senior Citizen Sportsman License. For all other applicants, there is a non-refundable $12 permit fee for each drawing entered. There is a $1 agent fee for applications made at a license agent. When applying at a license agent, hunters must remain at the location while the application is processed to verify the information is correct on the receipt.

For applications made on the internet, there is a $2 internet usage fee. An internet application is not complete until the applicant gets a Temporary Authorization Number, which is found on the Purchase Confirmation page. If entering multiple quota hunts, a person must pay the permit and agent fee(s) for each quota hunt application submitted.

The WMA (elk hunts excluded) priority point system gives a priority point for each year a hunter participates (this year a maximum of 11 points) without being successfully drawn for a hunt. Applicants drawn for a hunt last year will start over with a priority of zero.

After all the drawings are conducted, leftover permits will be sold on-line, on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning Aug. 24 at 8 a.m. (CDT). The state’s eighth elk hunt will be held Oct. 17-21, 2016. As in the previous hunts, five individuals will be selected to participate. Four of the participants will be selected through a computer drawing conducted by the TWRA. The fifth participant will be the recipient of a permit that is donated to a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), which will be announced at a later date. That permit will be auctioned with proceeds going to the elk program.

Additionally, five new archery only permits were added. Archery hunt dates are Oct. 3-7, 2016. For the fifth year, a Young Sportsman Elk Hunt will be held Oct. 22-23.

Those applying must be ages 13-16 years old at the time of the hunt. Youth who submit an application for the regular elk quota hunt are not permitted to apply for the youth elk hunt.


Crossville Fire Dept. Truck Collides With Car
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday June 16, 2016

Two people were reportedly injured Wednesday night after a Crossville Fire Department ladder truck crashed into their vehicle. The accident happened at the intersection of Fourth Street and West Avenue as crews were responding to a fire call at Dairy Queen on Main Street. No one was seriously injured and no names were immediately released


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