Calderon dies in Saturday accident
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
Feb 20, 2013 | 2986 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cleveland Police Department is in charge of a crash early Saturday morning which took the life of one person.

According to reports, the crash occurred at 3:45 a.m. on King Edward Avenue.

Officials eventually identified the man as Elias Perez Calderon, 25.

According to reports filed by Cleveland Police Department and with the Bradley County 911 Center, an immediate identification was not available but investigators were finally able to learn the victim’s true identity.

The report filed by officer Jansen Vassey hasn’t been completed, according to Evie West, information officer for Cleveland Police Department.

West said according to Vassey’s initial report and findings, Calderon was headed north on King Edward Avenue when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.

Calderon was pronounced dead shortly afterward. The report also indicated Calderon was wearing his seat belt.

Investigation is continuing.

- A man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, possession of legend drugs, simple possession of Schedule IV narcotics and violation of implied consent after he reportedly struck a car in the parking lot of a local restaurant.

Thomas Tucker Johnston, 56, was charged after officer Whitney Owens responded Sunday afternoon to McDonald’s located on North Lee Highway.

According to his report, Johnston was in the drive-through when he reportedly struck a car in front of him.

Law enforcement was notified and responded to the scene.

Owens noted in his report Johnston’s speech was slurred and he allegedly had trouble finding his identification inside his wallet.

Further investigation revealed several pills inside his pocket.

Johnston was taken to the Bradley County Jail and booked on the charges.

- Several scrap metal items were reported stolen from a Lancaster Lane address.

According to a report filed by deputy Kevin Chastain of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Scott Hegel said someone took the metal from a building where he had it stored.

The building was reportedly not locked at the time of the theft.

Hegel estimated his loss at $100.