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The Crossville-Cumberland County Crimestoppers is asking the public for help in recovering a box trailer that was reported stolen from Bargain Beds at Cumberland Square. The Trailer is an Interstate Cargo trailer (similar to the picture). The trailer is gray in color and a single axle model. The diamond plate fenders are bent and there is a small hole in the diamond plate in the left area of the tongue. The trailer was taken sometime around 1130 PM on 4/25/2016.
If you have any information on this theft or if you see this trailer, please call the Crimestoppers Tip Hotline 931-200-1173 or contact Det. Donnie Hammons at the Crossville Police Department.
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The Crossville-Cumberland County Crimestoppers is asking the public for help in apprehending the suspects that vandalized two church vans. Sometime during the night time hours, on April, 17, 2016, two unknown males entered the parking lot of First Baptist Church, carrying what appear to be gas cans. While in the church parking lot, the subjects cut holes in two of the church vans gas tanks, causing around $700.00 worth of damage before leaving the area with the stolen fuel.
If you have any information about this crime, please call the Crimestoppers Tip Hotline 931-200-1173 or contact Det. Jason Wilson at the Crossville Police Department..
(Photo Courtesy Crimestoppers)
Tennis vs. Harriman on 4/25
SMHS girls won 6-3. The SMHS boys defeated Harriman 8-1.
Senior, Allison Padgett was named 2nd team all district at #3 singles. Seniors, Stephen Tung and Abi Wightman received Sportsmanship of the Year awards.
Track at York Quad meet at York Institute on 4/26
SMHS boys and girls teams took 1st place of 5 teams. Freshman, Susan Nelson broke the school record in the 400 meter open.
The Crossville and Cumberland County Fire Departments will be checking and installing smoke alarms on April 30, 2016 as part of a fire prevention/public awareness campaign with the State Fire Marshal's Office. This Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. firefighters will focus on homes on Camelia, Fourth, Halstead, Myrtle, Prentice,Stanley, Storie, and the Camelot subdivision to educate residents on fire safety. However, anyone who needs a smoke alarm can call the Crossville Fire Department at 484-7571 or the Cumberland County Fire Department at 484-8448 and ask about obtaining a free ten-year smoke alarm from the State Fire Marshal's Office.
NASHVILLE – It’s that time of year when the weather warms, flowers bloom, and asphalt scam artists emerge. The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs urges consumers to beware driveway paving scams recently reported by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
“Don’t be fooled by door-to-door driveway paving sales scams,” said TDCI Deputy Commissioner Bill Giannini. “The Division of Consumer Affairs reminds Tennesseans to always research and vet businesses thoroughly before investing in their services.”
Asphalt scammers offer great deals for cash on the spot claiming to have leftover material from a nearby project. However, the quality of work is often shoddy and the final cost generally much more than the quoted price. In many cases, the pavers claim to come back the following day to finish the job, only to never return.
To avoid becoming a victim, look for the following red flags that may indicate a scam:
--Selling door-to-door. Reputable asphalt contractors don’t sell left over product door-to-door.
--Claims of leftover asphalt from another job. Professional asphalt contractors know with great accuracy how much paving material is needed to complete a project. Rarely will they have leftover material.
--Pushing you to make a quick decision. Trustworthy contractors provide a written estimate that should be valid for a specified amount of time. Never hire someone on the spot.
--No written contract. Insist on a written contract specifying in detail the work to be performed and the agreed total price, not just price per square foot.
--Cash-only sales. Most reputable contractors take checks or credit cards and don’t require cash-only terms.
--Deals that seem too good to be true. If the quoted price seems very low, chances are the quality of work will also be quite low.
The contractor is from out of state or in an unmarked truck. Itinerant scammers will often drive unmarked trucks or have out of state license plates. Even if they have a local phone number, scammers have more recently been purchasing local cell phone plans to appear as if they are a local area business. A little research will reveal they have no permanent address or are traveling from out of state.
For a listing of specific individuals identified for operating with misleading tactics, visit the BBB’s website.
For more consumer resources or to file a complaint, contact the Division of Consumer Affairs at 800-342-8385 or visit www.tn.gov/consumer.