Harrison man is arrested after suffering narcotics relapse
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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A Harrison man was arrested and charged with possession of a handgun with intent to go armed, possession of drug paraphernalia and alleged traffic violations after a Bradley County deputy performed a traffic stop.

Alden Mucciarone, 23, was taken into custody by deputy Matt Landolt, according to his report.

Landolt was reportedly parked at Inman and Lowery Street Friday when he spotted a vehicle traveling without a functioning taillight.

After making the traffic stop, he approached the driver identified as Mucciarone and reportedly saw him attempting to hide something in his left hand.

Mucciarone reportedly showed the deputy two hypodermic needles and then told Landolt he had been recovering from a narcotics addiction but “had relapsed the weekend prior,” according to the report.

Mucciarone informed the deputy he had a handgun in the glove compartment of the vehicle.

A consent to search was received from Mucciarone and the deputy recovered a .45 caliber Glock handgun. The gun was not loaded but the deputy also reportedly located a loaded magazine between the seat and center console of the vehicle.

Further investigation revealed Mucciarone’s driver’s license had been revoked.

Mucciarone was arrested and taken to the Bradley County Jail where he was booked on the weapons and possession charge as well as driving on a revoked license and violation of the light law.

n A van reported stolen in Hamilton County was recovered last week in Bradley County.

Deputy Paul Allen was dispatched to Moe’s Towing located on Freewill Road, and spoke with Rattie Young of Newman and Sons Painting Co.

Newman said the work van was reported stolen Feb. 18.

The van had been abandoned in the parking lot of a Cleveland motel and was eventually towed by Moe’s.

According to the report, all tools and ladders that had been with the work van prior to the theft were missing.

Six ladders and the ladder rack were among the missing tools.

No estimate regarding loss was available, according to the report.

n A burglary at a vacant Owenby Road structure was reported late last week.

Deputy Cru Ross filed a report for Darrell Sprayberry, the caretaker of the property.

Sprayberry said someone broke into the house and took a Troybilt tiller and miscellaneous tools.

Sprayberry said he had earlier seen a white pickup truck with a camper top in the area.

The loss was estimated at $300.