Shoplifting Gone Bad Edition

Robbery- Highstone Way- Victim answered the door when the suspects force their way into the apartment. Suspect displayed a handgun and put the victim on the ground. Suspect removed iPhone, cash and marijuana.

Really? You reported your weed stolen? A colleague pointed out that it did take place on HIGH-stone way.

Robbery- Taylorsville Road @ Kmart- Employee reports stopping a shoplifter in the store. Suspect punched the lost prevention personal to commit the theft. Suspect fled from the store on foot. (Shoplifting Gone Bad)

Looks like the police forgot to remove their comment.

Theft From Auto – Preston Highway @ Iron Crafters – Employee reported a white 1984 Ford Van was removed from the lot by unknown means. Vehicle was inoperable. (Still Outstanding)

Ummmmm – why would you steal a non-working 30 year old van?

No Outstanding Warrant Edition

I guess he was told there was a warrant, but there wasn’t one for him after all.

Horse Walks Into Police Station

From the article:

Superintendent Peter Crowcroft had a cheeky response to the horse’s visit.

“We were somewhat saddled with our unexpected guest, who in the early hours of the morning quickly became the mane event of the night shift,” Crowcroft said in a statement. “We like to ensure a warm welcome to all our guests at HQ, and at neigh point did the horse pose a risk to security and appeared to be a well cared for animal.”

Smoky Mountain Memory Edition – Part 3

As part of our early September trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we visited Cades Cove. We followed the recommendation in our Falcon Guide book and went early on a weekday to avoid the crowds. The 11 mile, one way trip through the cove featured historic buildings, including cabins, churches and a mill.

John Oliver Place

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View of the mountains from the Cove

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Markers in Primitive Baptist Church graveyard

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Smoky Mountain Memory Edition – Part 2

During our early September trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we hiked to Abrams Falls from the trailhead in Cades Cove.The hike was not difficult, with little elevation change. Because it’s a popular hike, the trail was wide and packed hard. The 5 mile round trip took us about 2 hours.

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The pool beneath the falls would be lovely for a swim on a hot summer day.

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There were several log bridge crossings of side creeks.

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Wildflowers along the trail

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Smoky Mountain Memory Edition – Part 1

We went to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in early September. Our first hike was from Newfound Gap. The Appalachian trail crosses here, but instead of hiking the more popular northern route (fairly flat and wide) from here, we crossed the road and went south for about an hour. The trail was very shady, and the terrain not too difficult.

We crossed this weird bridge thing, designed to keep wild hogs out of a beech forest

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Since it was very shady, there were lots of mosses and fungi.

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