Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Dozen Reports of Stolen Electricity So Far This Year
Almost a dozen reports of stolen electricity have been investigated by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department so far this year. Public Information officer Leslie Earhart says that in most cases the owner or renter is to blame. Electrical workers sometimes find power on after being cut off over a month prior. To steal electricity someone would need to tamper with the meter box and this is both illegal and dangerous as an arc could cause an explosion. There are 240 volts in a meter box which is enough to electrocute someone. More people are killed by 120 volts than all the other voltages put together. Meter readers check places regularly if the power has been cut off to make sure it’s still off. Deputies do take a report and investigate these cases and many times suspects are more easily determined. (bg)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

  • Attempted Murder Trial in Russell County Moved to April
  • Juvenile Arrested in Rash of Tire Slashings in Gray Community
  • Chafin is Co-Patron of Bills to Help People Get Jobs and Freeze College Costs
  • Andis Enters Race for Washington County, Virginia Sheriff
  • Young Greeneville Man Dies in Early Morning Crash
  • Two Charged in Bristol, VA Meth Bust
  • Bristol Woman Charged with Illicit Sales of Narcotic Pain Killer
  • Goodson Kinderhook Fire Department Reported in Dire Financial Need
  • Distributing Crack Cocaine in Johnson City Nets a Man 10 Years in Prison
  • Construction Biz Owner Helping Commonwealth in Cumberland Plateau Scandal Case
  • Johnson City Man Goes to Prison for Cooking and Distributing Meth
  • McDonnell to Remain Free as He Appeals Corruption Prison Sentence
  • Man Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Running "Crack House" in Kingsport
  • Rate Going Way Up for Bristol, Virginia Cable TV Subscribers
  • Man Accused of Stealing Medical Donation Jar Now Faces Car Theft
  • ETSU Group Gets Funding for Sex Week Activities
  • TDH, CDC Report Flu Cases Going Down in Tri-Cities



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