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Needy 'employee' doesn't work for horse trainer

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

At least two people were contacted last week by someone falsely claiming to be an employee of a Bedford County horse trainer and asking for money.

Dickie Gardner told the Bedford County Sheriff's Department on Friday his neighbors and friends were receiving calls from the "employee" saying his truck was broken down in Birmingham, Ala. with alternator problems and asking for $75.

One of those contacted did leave $75 in Gardner's mailbox, Deputy Lindsay Puckett said, and the money was gone when Gardner returned from an out-of-town trip.

Drugs stolen

A large amount of medication has been taken from Glen Oaks Convalescent Center, Glen Oaks Road, over the past few weeks and one employee has been asked to leave, Shelbyville police were told.

The pharmacy has run out of "several different kinds of medications" over the past few weeks, officer Rod Stacy's report said.

The director of nursing checked medication logs against nurse logs for patients and discovered that all patients were receiving prescribed doses but one nurse was getting more medication than necessary. That nurse was "asked to leave" after a urine sample was taken, the report said.

Pot found

A search of a vehicle following a traffic stop Friday night led to the discovery of marijuana and a Xanax pill, police said.

Desma Porter, 40, of Burt Street had a half-smoked blunt in a cigarette pack and two full hand-rolled blunts in her purse, officer Tracey Nelson said. The marijuana was sniffed out by drug dog Rena. Nelson had stopped Porter for allegedly running a stop sign at Industrial Parkway and Blue Ribbon Parkway and asked permission for a vehicle search while a computer license check was ongoing.

Porter admitted the marijuana was hers and that she didn't have a prescription for a Xanax pill found in the cigarette pack, Nelson said. She was charged with running red possession of schedule VI and IV drugs and running a stop sign and was released on $750 bond.

Thefts

l A debit card stolen from a vehicle at a Madison Street business was later shown -- but purchase denied -- at a South Cannon Boulevard convenience store, police said.

Surveillance video showed the suspect as white, in his 30s, about 6 feet tall with green eyes and a "distinctive mark" over his right eye. He attempted to buy a 24-pack of beer and two cartons of cigarettes.

The wallet was taken last week from the center console of a vehicle, police said.

l A wedding band and payroll check were among items in a purse stolen from Rubbermaid, Railroad Avenue, between 4:45-6:30 p.m. Friday

The victim told police she had checked her vehicle and all nearby trash cans.

l A large-screen television and $3,000 were stolen from a Cedar River Road residence overnight Saturday.

Entry was gained by breaking a window.

l The resident of a Bethany Lane apartment said $200 was stolen from a suitcase in his home overnight Saturday.

The home was ransacked but nothing else reported missing.

l A patio table, grill, fence poles and light bulbs were stolen from a Cliffside Drive home Sunday night, according to police.

Kenneth Randall Tipton, 58, of Cedar Circle told police, who had been called about a "suspicious person" at the home, that he had been given permission to take the items. The homeowner said otherwise.

Tipton was charged with theft of property and criminal trespassing and released on $1,000 bond.

l A purple 12-speed bicycle was stolen from a Midland Road home overnight Saturday and a silver Mongoose boy's bike left behind, police were told.

The victim said a shovel had also been taken from her yard recently.

l The exterior side door was stolen off a Fairground Heights home Friday or Saturday.

Loose keys from a storage lock on the home's front door were missing as well, police said.

Fake bill

A man who allegedly passed a counterfeit $20 bill at Sonic Drive-In, Madison Street, sped away when asked by an employee to wait after receiving change, police were told.

The man was described as large in build, black, with dreadlocks, a bright teal shirt with writing on the back, and driving a late-model white Nissan Altima.

The bill for the man and two passengers amounted to a little over $4.

Jail intake

The following were arrested since Friday by the Shelbyville Police Department, Bedford County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol or 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force. They are only charged; guilt or innocence will be determined by the courts.

l Jason Todd Blevins, 36, Burrum Drive; public intoxication; held, $500 bond

l Rachel Elizabeth Brock, 36, Lewisburg; DUI (second offense), driving on revoked/suspended license, child abuse/neglect/endangerment (two counts); held, $4,000 bond

l Deonte Jakim Buckmon, 21, Barksdale Lane; violation of probation; released, $2,500 bond

l Michael Keith Dennis, 22, Davis Street; DUI, speeding; released, $2,500 bond

l Andrew Christopher Grimes, 18, Hobson Avenue; driving on revoked license, speeding; released, $250 bond

l Kristina Dawn Kujawski, 20, Old Nashville Dirt Road; drinking age law, public intoxication; released, $500 bond

l Clifford Charles Leverette, 39, Cedar Grove Road; domestic assault; released, $2,500 bond

l Julia Lynn May, 37, Railroad Road; public intoxication; released, $500 bond

l Troy Michael May, 37, Railroad Road; DUI, speeding; released, $2,500 bond

l Tristan David McMahon, 21, Green Lane; violation of probation; released, $500 bond

l Edward Evans Moore, 31, Colonial Avenue; DUI, leaving scene of accident, reckless endangerment; released, $4,500 bond

l Pascual Mateo Pascual, 37, West End Circle; public intoxication, resist stop/frisk/halt/search; held, $1,500 bond

l Desma Delorse Porter, 40, Burt Street; running red light/stop sign, possession of schedule VI drug, possession of schedule IV drug; released, $750 bond

l Dustin Lee Ratleph, 19, Stonefield Circle; aggravated burglary, theft of property; held, $3,500 bond

l Kenneth Randall Tipton, 58, Cedar Circle; theft of property, criminal trespassing; released, $1,000 bond

l David Kent Utz, 47, Viking Lane; public intoxication; held, $250 bond

l Mary Lois White, 59, Manchester; promotion of meth manufacture; released, no bond listed

l Johnny Marion Woodard, 62, Milan; DUI; released, $2,500 bond