Of Damage Today
BY KEN LITTLE
Greeneville police are investigating incidents of vandalism at commercial businesses along East Andrew Johnson Highway.
Plate glass windows at a number of businesses were broken early today, according to reports from officers.
Police investigated a number of burglar alarms that were activated during the night, police Capt. Mike Crum said today.
About 1:35 a.m., officers responded to an activated alarm and discovered a large plate glass window shattered at the AT&T store, at 2321 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy.
Another large glass panel was shattered several storefronts down in the former Food Lion supermarket in the plaza.
"The possible cause of damage may have been a BB or a pellet-type projectile," Officer Louis Calobrisi said in a report.
Police were called to a burglar alarm activation about 2 a.m. at the Monterrey Mexican Restaurant in the Greeneville Commons shopping center.
There was no break-in at the restaurant, but when Officer Cameron Spradlin checked other businesses in the plaza, he found a broken plate glass window at Carolyn's Hallmark store at 1395 Tusculum Blvd., on the other side of the plaza.
No entry was made to any of the businesses that were vandalized, reports said.
There may have been other incidents of vandalism at several other businesses in Greeneville, Crum said.
"We will investigate that today," he stated.
Sheriff's deputies continue an investigation into a vandalism incident that occurred early Friday at the Baileyton Restaurant, 40 Baileyton Park.
A witness told deputies that about 1 a.m. Friday, he saw two vehicles "pull in the parking lot and throw gravel against the business," a report said.
Four glass pane windows, together valued at $1,200, were broken.
The vehicles reported by the witness are a dark-blue Dodge Ram pickup truck and an "old Jeep" with no doors.
Anyone with information about the incidents in Greeneville can contact the Greeneville Police Department at 639-7111.
Anyone with information about the Baileyton Restaurant vandalism can contact the Greene County Sheriff's Department at 798-1800.