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Sewer Work – Week of April 27th

Sewer work continues around Morristown. See a full list of projects and road closings for this week … [Read More...]

Dustin Allen Davis

Runaway Juvenile

The Morristown Police Department is asking for your assistance in locating the following runaway … [Read More...]

Sewer work scheduled for the Week of April 20th

Sewer work has been scheduled on streets in and around Morristown. Motorists, pedestrians and … [Read More...]

Sewer Work – Week of April 27th

Sewer work continues around Morristown. See a full list of projects and road closings for this week by clicking HERE.

Runaway Juvenile

The Morristown Police Department is asking for your assistance in locating the following runaway juvenile. On April 23rd Dustin Allen Davis left the Helen Ross McNabb Center on foot. His family states that his life may be in danger if he does not receive his prescribed medication. Dustin is a 15 year old, white male, 5ft. 2 in. tall and weighs 115 lbs. he has brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing khaki pants and a white shirt. He may be attempting to go to west Tennessee where he has relatives.  We are asking anyone with information as to his whereabouts to contact the Morristown Hamblen County 911 Center at their non-emergency number 423-585-2715.

Dustin Allen Davis

Sewer work scheduled for the Week of April 20th

Sewer work has been scheduled on streets in and around Morristown. Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists are urged to use extra care and caution when traveling on the streets with sewer work areas. Temporary road repairs will be made and loose gravel should be expected until the patches are permanently paved. All construction work is subject to change based on such unknowns as weather, equipment and access issues. To view the schedule of this week’s streets, CLICK HERE.

MPD – Press Release 4-17-2015

At 9 a.m. today the Morristown Police Department began executing Operation SOBOs. The Narcotics/Vice Unit, MPD SWAT Team, Criminal Apprehension Unit, Patrol, Support Service and Detective Divisions are seeking 105 individuals who will be facing charges for illegal sales of narcotics within the city of Morristown. At this time, 16 individuals have been taken into custody.

Immediately following Operation LifeSaver Phase 2 in 2013, officers with the Morristown Police Department began undercover buys of the prescription medication to include Suboxone, Subutex and other illicit drugs. The operation name comes from a street term used for Suboxone.

Chief Overholt stated, “As with any prescription medication being illegally sold, this creates a greater challenge for law enforcement. When an individual legally obtains prescription medication, such as Suboxone, if that individual is contacted by law enforcement officers, they only need to produce a prescription; then they can drive a few minutes down the road to illegally sell the legally obtained medication. It appears that these medications used for drug rehab have furthered the drug abuse problem in our community.”

Morristown Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Supervisor, Lieutenant Chris Blair stated, “early on in this investigation it was apparent that prescription medication was being sold more frequently than in past years. When the Morristown Narcotics Investigators discovered that TennCare might have paid for some of the drugs sold, we immediately contacted the Office of Inspector General. Working together, we were able to add TennCare Fraud charges to the recipients of government assistance for their illegal drug sells.

Chief Overholt also stated, “The Morristown Police Department continues to see more law enforcement resources having to be dedicated to address the continuing increase of illegal sells and use of prescription narcotics. The personnel of the Morristown Police Department are to be commended for their ongoing effort to make our community safe against individuals who illegally sell and use drugs.”

 

City Elections – Sample Ballot

City Elections are just around the corner! Election Day is May 5th with early voting beginning on April 15th. View a sample ballot HERE to see the candidates up for election.

Sewer Work Scheduled for the week of April 13th

Sewer work has been scheduled on streets in and around Morristown. Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists are urged to use extra care and caution when traveling on the streets with sewer work areas. Temporary road repairs will be made and loose gravel should be expected until the patches are permanently paved. All construction work is subject to change based on such unknowns as weather, equipment and access issues. To view the schedule of this week’s streets, CLICK HERE.

PROM SAFETY TIPS

From the Morristown Police Department:

PROM SAFETY

Prom season is upon the Lakeway area, and the Morristown Police Department would like to give teens and parents tips for driving and overall safety, in order to have an enjoyable prom experience.

Prom Night Teen Tips:

-Keep an eye on your date/driver to ensure they are not drinking any alcohol.
-During the weekend, there are more drunk drivers.  While driving, watch oncoming drivers; impaired drivers tend to drive toward lights.
-After the red light turns green, delay pulling out into the intersection just to be safe.
-Know where you are going before prom night.  Have directions to those places.  Drive on well-lit roads and carry a cellphone.  Do not text, tweet, take pictures, etc. while driving.
-Do not accept any drinks from someone you do not know.  If you leave your drink, discard it and get a new one.
-Do not leave possessions unattended.
-Trust your instincts.  If you feel endangered or uncomfortable, leave immediately.

Prom Night Parent Tips:

-Know who your teenager is attending the prom with and obtain their cellphone number.
-Discuss pre and post prom parties.  Get places they are going and parents’ information.
-Discuss guidelines and curfews.  Tell your teenager the consequences for not meeting these.
-Pre-plan and even role play various situations (what to do if offered alcohol, getting a ride from someone intoxicated, unwanted sexual advances, etc.)
-Discuss the dangers and consequences of underage drinking and driving.
-Know who is driving to prom; and limit passengers for less driver distraction.  If using a limousine service, use one that has a good reputation and will not allow anyone to bring, serve, or introduce alcohol in the vehicle.
-Remind your teen that you are there for them, if they need a ride home or to an after prom event.

Following these tips should ease prom anxieties and keep our teenagers safe.

Talley-Ward Survey

To help us better serve the community, the Morristown Parks & Recreation Department would like your feedback regarding the Talley-Ward center. Please click on the following link to complete a short survey. Thank your for your assistance!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/H58RT72

Council Elections

This Spring we will select a Mayor and three Council members for a full four year term and one Council member to fill a two year seat left vacant by a recent resignation.

The Chamber of Commerce conducted a forum for candidates to help us learn more about each candidate and what the would bring to the leadership of our community. The Citizen Tribune recorded video of the event and has posted it for you review.

Please learn about these candidates and vote in the City Election.

http://www.citizentribune.com/?page_id=57056

Sewer work scheduled for the week of Monday, April 6th

Sewer work has been scheduled on streets in and around Morristown. Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists are urged to use extra care and caution when traveling on the streets with sewer work areas. Temporary road repairs will be made and loose gravel should be expected until the patches are permanently paved. All construction work is subject to change based on such unknowns as weather, equipment and access issues. To view the schedule of this week’s streets, CLICK HERE.

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