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A 68-year-old East Tennessee man died Saturday night after a boating accident in Monroe County, according to TWRA. Local 8 Now reports the man has been identified as Guy Robert Gettinger. The incident happened around 9 p.m. Saturday night. Gettinger was the only person on the boat at the time. The incident is still under investigation.
A resident of Bell Road reports the theft of a Winchester Super X Model 1- 12 gauge wooden stock semi-auto shotgun from his home. The back door of the house had been pried open and there are no suspects at this time. Loss was estimated at $250.
Authorities in Cumberland County discovered a boat hidden in the woods on Arrow Drive. The serial model and numbers had been removed from the green 14 foot aluminum boat. The only identifier on the vessel is a Sears plate. The investigation continues as police attempt to determine the boat’s owner.
Cumberland County authorities are closer to solving a rash of vehicle burglaries after two suspects were caught on video. The pair is suspected of breaking into several automobiles on Northwood Drive, Plateau, Bristow and Creston Roads. They apparently target unlocked vehicles and snatch up whatever they can get their hands on in just a few minutes before fleeing the scene. Sheriff’s Department reports did not release any more details about the suspects and the investigation in ongoing.
The “Who Hoots? An Owl Program” will be held Saturday, January 24th at 2 p.m. CT at the Crossville-Cumberland County Visitor Center., 176 River Otter Drive in Crossville Join Cumberland State Park Ranger Mary Grimm and Ranger Monica Johnson for an informative program about a fascinating family of nocturnal raptors: the owls. The program is open to the public and cameras are encouraged. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call the Big South Fork National River and Recreation area at 423-286-7275.