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School Board members will meet in regular session at 6 PM tonight at the Central Office. Items on the agenda include a contract with Planet HS for live web streaming of board meetings. Board members will also be discussion matters relative to the hiring of a new Director of Schools. The board has scheduled a work session and special call for January 30th to interview local candidates for the position.
A resident of Brenda Lane reported their apartment burglarized. The victim told police they had been away for about an hour when they returned to discover a window in the back door had been broken out. A Playstation 3 with 12 games was missing. Total value of the missing items placed at $300.
A resident of Charleston Lane reported finding a bullet hole in the hood of his car. The victim told authorities that after snow had melted from his vehicle, he discovered a bullet hole in the hood. The bullet was found on the ground in front of his vehicle. The 2013 Nissan Rogue sustained damages estimated at $500.
The Cumberland County Health Department along with the Crossville Police Department will be hosting a Prescription Drug "Take Back" and a Child Passenger Safety checkpoint on Friday, January 29 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the health department located at 1503 S. Main Street. Individuals can turn in any expired or no longer needed prescription or over the counter drugs for proper disposal at the " Take Back" event. Also individuals with Child Passenger Car Seats can get them checked for proper installation at the checkpoint. For more information about these events call 484-6196.
The Crossville – Cumberland County Crimestoppers program is preparing for a record year. Now into its 10th year, crime solving tips have increased 5 fold! With participation from the citizens of Crossville and Cumberland County, as well as surrounding areas, Crimestoppers has helped to solve crimes, identify criminals and recover stolen property. Today, Crimestoppers is helping more families and individual victims of crime than ever before. Crimestoppers is working toward a better future for our community, by preventing future crimes.
Crimestoppers success is due in-part to partnerships with news outlets, printed media and local broadcast radio. Additionally, social networking on Facebook, where the post reach is nearing the 110,000 mark, helps Crimestoppers stay in contact with the community. With 5,087 page likes today, a goal of 10,000 likes by year’s end is very possible. Crossville-Cumberland County Crimestoppers reach has even caught the attention of a police agency in another state, who has called looking for information on how they might duplicate a Community Partnerships program.
The longest serving Crimestoppers board members, Betty Bowman and Terry Stephens, have been involved with the program since its inception in 2006. “Our Crimestoppers program has grown very quickly in the last couple of years. Helping our community is why we got started.” “Crimestoppers is doing more good than ever before, and that’s a great thing!”
The Crimestoppers board would like to thank all of those who have participated in making the program a success. A special thank you for the generous support from the City of Crossville Police Department, Cumberland County Sheriff’s office and the local Wal-Mart Supercenter for the donations that continue to help the program pay cash rewards for the tips that we receive. Crimestoppers would like to invite everyone to visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CrossvilleCrimestoppers
(Photo Courtesy Crimestoppers. Shown: Crimestoppers Board meeting: Tom Houston, Donald Moody, Jr., Gerald Walker, Jerry Harris, Chip Reed, Terry Stephens, Steve Randel, Kim Tabor, Betty Bowman).