Monday, February 7, 2011

Police Report 3rd Hispanic Store Robbery

Cookeville police have reported the third armed robbery in just over two weeks at a Hispanic business. The latest victim was the La Tienda Hispana grocery on the corner of 4th Street and Washington Avenue, which was robbed between 8:30 and nine o'clock Saturday night. This time, three men were involved, although only one of them pulled a gun on the clerk. They got away in what was described as a small, silver-colored four door vehicle.

A Pikeville woman is reportedly recovering at a Chattanooga hospital after falling from a bluff in Monterey. Officials with the Putnam County Rescue Squad say the 24-year-old woman apparently got too close to the edge of a drop-off behind a home on Poplar Street early Sunday morning.

Putnam County officials say they don't know what caused a fire that destroyed a mobile home on Elmore Town Road outside of Baxter early Monday. Passersby saw smoke and flames coming from the home about 4 am. Authorities say the homeowner was out of town at the time and no one was injured, but the home itself was severely damaged.