Dalton Police Seek Information In Case Where Antique Truck Was Towed

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Dalton Police are seeking information in a case where an antique truck was towed on July 28. It was originally thought the truck was stolen.

However, the driver of the tow truck involved saw a news report with the picture of his truck that night and called a Dalton detective and told him that he was hired to tow the truck from Dalton to Chattanooga by a man who claimed he’d bought it. He produced a bill of sale, which the tow truck driver photographed and showed to our detective. The tow truck driver took the detective to the location in Chattanooga where he delivered the pickup truck.  

The resident there claimed he had sold the truck to a resident of Murray County, and when detectives went to check the report, they found the stolen pickup abandoned on the side of the road.  It has been recovered and returned to the owner.  

Detectives are still investigating the case and are interviewing the people involved. No charges have been filed at this time. 

Detectives said the operator of the tow truck in this case is not suspected of any wrongdoing.   


Green Arrested After Man Renovating Home Finds Him Inside

A man renovating a house on Harrison Pike said he arrived to find a man inside who was carrying out items. William Hubert Green, 51, of 111 Sunnyside Dr., was charged with aggravated burglary. The incident happened Feb. 8 and Green was picked up on Saturday. The man renovating the house said when he arrived at the residence he saw a black Ford Explorer in his driveway. ... (click for more)

Crist Arrested For Pressuring Young Trio To Buy His Book

A Patten Towers resident has been charged with aggressive panhandling after three people said he kept after them to buy his book. Taken into custody on Saturday was Mitchell Scott Crist, 53. The paperbook book is a collection of some of his sayings and thoughts. An 18-year-old said he was with a younger female and her much-younger brother when they were approached by Crist ... (click for more)

Local School Boards Should Not Delegate Their Authority To Others

Education is primarily a state and local responsibility in the United States. Most Tennesseans support local control of public education by the district board of education. This includes the autonomy of the local school district to adopt curriculum, assessments, and programs to meet recognized educational goals and objectives.  It is clear in the Tennessee Constitution that ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: DeVos Changes Everything

I believe that from every point on my moral compass the state’s hijacking of five public schools in Hamilton County is wrong. I also believe I can argue with success from any direction on my compass against any of the proposals or terms that Commissioner Candice McQueen just threatened to impose on the county’s Department of Education. But today let’s go to ‘True North’ on my compass ... (click for more)

State Softball, Baseball Matchups Set

The opening 2017 state tournament baseball and softball matchups involving local high school teams have been finalized. The next-to-last pairing came Sunday morning when Ooltewah (32-8) drew Dyer County (19-15) for a Tuesday game with a 4 p.m. (CT) start on Field 1 at the Starplex softball complex in Murfreesboro. Ooltewah, which lost to Soddy-Daisy in the District 5-3A ... (click for more)

Boyd-Buchanan Reaches Class A/AA State Soccer Tournament

The setting was nothing new for the seven seniors on the Boyd-Buchanan boys’ soccer team, but this time the Bucs got to celebrate a different outcome.   Playing in their fourth consecutive Class A/AA state sectional, the Bucs put three years of heartbreak behind them by earning a 1-0 victory over Merrol Hyde and a trip to this week’s state tournament in Murfreesboro. ... (click for more)