Today (6.20.18) Officers J. Johnson and V. Gilbert (J.J. and Petie) went out to check out a trespassing complaint at the Mountain View Apartments (You can see a mountain from anywhere in town) around lunch time. Once upon the scene they went to apartment 302. Ms. Dori Silvey Reeves answered the door and a search ensued. It’s like a never ending story…meth, scales and needles. Ms. Reeves also had two Bench Warrants Unfortunately the story doesn’t even slow down. Ms. Reeves had guests, a Mr. Christopher Carroll and a Ms. Candice Simpson. Mr. Caroll had a Violation of Probation warrant (not going to treatment) as well as a Complaint Warrant (Fraudulent use of a credit card) and because he was there, charged with possession also. Ms. Simpson also had 5 Bench Warrants going and was also charged with possession for joining the party. Needless to say, the three gained admission to Pineville’s busiest hotel. I wonder if Petie got lunch. It’s not like he could have gone to the Floco you know.
Last night around 9 p.m. Officer J. Johnson (working too many hours), made a traffic stop out in Noetown. Ms. Melissa Lee a nice lady from Lafollette unfortunately thought it was OK to bring drugs into the crater…some meth, 25 oxycodones and 30 muscle relaxers. Ms. Lee was escorted down to Pineville where she currently resides at the Detention Center charged with three counts of possession. Perhaps the word didn’t get to Campbell County that the Middlesboro Police arrest any law breaker not just the locals. Lt. Tom Busic (The Southern Gentleman) assisted Officer J. Johnson (J.J.) in the arrest.
Also yesterday, out at the gas station in front of Walmart Officer Hurd arrested Mr. Vincent Anthony Carpenio of Lakeland Florida for being “manifestly under the influence of alcohol”. I think that means he was really drunk. Mr. Carpenio explained to Officer Hurd that he was a Tennessee State Trooper. Drunk is Drunk, remember this is Middlesboro. Mr. Carpenio further stated that he was once a Florida State Trooper and had retired after 20 years as a N.Y. State Trooper. At this point, Officer Hurd had heard it all. Mr. Carpenio became Mr. Williams and was wanted on a “trafficking Heroin” warrant in Florida as well as an FTA warrant in Bell County. Anytime a spectacle such as the above happens in front of Walmart it draws a crowd. Officers J. (bust em) Burchett, Lt. Myers and Brad Cawood assisted “Heard it all Hurd” in the arrest. Mr. Carpenio/Willams was charged with “impersonating a peace officer” “giving an officer false information”, “alcohol intoxication in a public place” and of course the 2 warrants. At the time of this writing he is staying at the B.C.D.C.
There you have it, another couple of days in the life of the Middlesboro Police. Drug arrests upon drug arrests. In Eastern Ky. it seems drugs are like Ketchup…goes with everything. The Boys in Blue risk their lives daily protecting the citizens of Middlesboro. I think that many don’t realize that. These writings want you to see that not only is the job rough but the Police are human. They aren’t robots.
Go Team Middlesboro !!!