Officer Jordan Byland began work for the town of Blowing Rock last week. Submitted photo
Thursday, February 14, 2013
(Last modified: 2013-02-14 08:47:28)
 
Author: By Capt. Aaron Miller
Source: The Blowing Rocket

Blowing Rock Police welcomes the newest member of the team, Jordan Byland.

Officer Byland began his employment with the town of Blowing Rock last week.

Byland is a Granite Falls native. He completed his basic law enforcement training in December 2011 and has worked part time for the Valdese Police Department since July 2012.

Byland will be completing several weeks of field training with his field training officer, Dan White.
Please make Jordan feel welcome around town.

Officer Byland is filling the first of two vacancies at the Blowing Rock Police Department. Work is currently under way to select a candidate to fill the second opening.

Motorcycle stolen
A motorcycle was reported stolen in Blowing Rock last week. Donald Hill Hefner II reported that a KTM motorcycle, black and orange in color, was stolen from his home on Buxton Road.

Hefner reported that the motorcycle was in the garage and was taken between Jan. 3 and Jan. 10.
The incident is under investigation.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious between those dates, or has any information about the incident, is encouraged to contact the BRPD.

Citations, accident
Ten citations were issued last week. The charges included driving while license revoked, speeding, expired tags and one alcohol violation.

One traffic accident was reported last week. A 2006 Land Rover driven by Ruth Parker Andrews of Statesville began backing up on Valley Boulevard and struck another vehicle.

The second vehicle, a 2010 Honda, was driven by Kimberly Carol Triplett of Hickory.

No injuries were reported and damage was minor.

Last week, Blowing Rock Police officers handled 85 calls for service and property checks.

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