June 12, 2013. Courtesy of the Blowing Rock Police Department, here is the weekly “Brief Sheet,” compiled by Capt. Aaron Miller on Tuesday, June 11.
I was asked recently if I would continue to highlight our officers in the Brief Sheet so that our citizens could get to know our officers and staff and put names with faces. So this week I selected Officer Dan White.
Dan is a veteran law enforcement officer with nearly 13 years of service. Dan has worked for Blowing Rock Police Department for 6 years. Dan came to Blowing Rock with experiences from Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, Avery County Sheriff’s Office, Elk Park Police and Beach Mountain Police.
Dan has lived in the High Country for 30 years, is married and has two adult sons and two step daughters and one step son. During his off time, Dan servers as a pastor, a calling that he has enjoyed for 28 years. Dan currently serves as Patrol Officer II and Field Training Officer at the police department.
One arrest was made last week. Adam Thomas Johnson, 27, of Wilkesboro was arrested on June 9. Johnson was charged with possession of narcotics and possession of marijuana. Johnson was arrested during a routine traffic stop by Officer Reynolds on Valley Blvd. Johnson was release on a written promise to appear.
Other notable calls for service last week include an attempted breaking and entering on Ransom Street. No entry was made into the residence and nothing was reported missing.
11 citations were written last week. The charges include:
- Driving while license revoked
- Expired registration
- Failure to stop at stop sign/light
- No insurance
- Improper Equipment
Don’t forget that Emergency Fest 2013 will be held this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Raley parking lot on the ASU Campus. Emergency Fest which originally began in Blowing Rock, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Emergency Fest is an opportunity for emergency service organizations of all types to come together to educate the public about our services and provide some valuable life safety information. The location may have changed a few years ago, but the mission has remained the same; “It is serious fun for the entire family and it is free.”