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Friday, May 24th

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From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

A Cleveland woman was arrested by the Cleveland Police Department last week on multiple drug charges after an officer discovered drug paraphernalia during a welfare check at a Fisher Street apartment.

According to a CPD report, the check was prompted by a call from public housing officials, who told police the front porch at 1850 Fisher St., Apt. 2B was littered with trash, televisions and clothing.

The tenant was not home and her three children were being watched by Jenny Beard.

The tenant, Shonda Perez, 30, arrived a few minutes later. The officer obtained written consent from Perez to search the apartment. While searching the back bedroom, several syringes were collected, along with approximately one gram of what was believed to be heroin, according to the report.

The report also stated the children were dirty, unclothed and in close proximity to the syringes and drugs. In addition, the youngest child’s face and chest were covered by a rash, according to the report.

The children were placed in custody of family members by the Department of Children’s Services.

Additional drug charges are pending until the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation identifies the substance as heroin.

Perez is charged with four counts of drugs/narcotics and equipment and one count of drugs/narcotics.

Also from The Banner…

A Cleveland woman was arrested for child neglect by the Cleveland Police Department Sunday after a vehicle in which she and her children were passengers was stopped for expired tags.

According to a CPD report, the officer stopped the vehicle on the 2100 block of Ohio Avenue and confirmed the tag had expired in April.

Sabra G. Trujillo, 26, was arrested on  three counts of abuse and neglect of a child, according to the CPD report.

The driver of the vehicle, George Bierer was informed of the violation and was asked to exit the vehicle. The driver did not have a driver’s license, and had an active warrant.

Further investigating, the officer discovered an adult female and three juveniles in the hatchback area of the vehicle. The children appeared to not have bathed for an “extended period of time,” according to the officer.

The children were taken into DCS custody.

Mr. Bierer was also transported to the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant.

In news today…

The labor statistics for April have arrived. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the United States was 3.6%, down from 3.8% in March, and down from 3.9% one year ago. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Tennessee was 3.2%, the same as in , and down from 3.6% one year ago.

Moving closer to home, in Bradley County the unemployment rate was 2.8%, down from 3.4% in March, and down from 3.2% one year ago. McMinn County was at 3.1%, down from 3.7% in March, and down from 3.9% one year ago. Meigs County was at 3.6%, down from 4.3% in March, and down from 3.7% one year ago. Polk County’s unemployment rate was at 3.1%, down from 3.9% in March, and down from 3.7% one year ago. Rhea County was at 4.9%, down from 5.7% in March, and down from 5.1% one year ago. Hamilton County’s unemployment rate was 2.6%, down from 3.1% in March, and down from 3% one year ago.

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