Kingsport Times-News: Bleeding burglar barricades himself in Kingsport home

Bleeding burglar barricades himself in Kingsport home

Rain Smith • Jun 8, 2018 at 2:15 PM

The blotter is derived from recent incident reports and central dispatch records of local police agencies.

Rogersville Police Department

June 6

— At the Department of Children's Services, an officer found a woman outside "screaming statements that could not be understood." As she continued her tirade, he stood behind her for three minutes without being noticed. When confronted and questioned, she said she was "placed on Earth seven years ago to tell the truth." She also admitted to using "ice," netting her arrest for public intoxication.

Kingsport Police Department

June 7

— Police were alerted to suspicious juveniles at the Lynn View Community Center baseball field. Upon arrival, the juveniles were gone, but against the rear of one building an officer found "the remains of a homemade Molotov cocktail." It had been lit and tossed but didn't explode, thus no damage was incurred.

— An employee of a Bridgewater Lane business reported his company vehicle stolen from the parking lot. A BOLO (be on the lookout) was issued, but the pickup was not located. The victim said it had been left unlocked with the keys in the ignition.

June 8

— Shortly before 1 a.m. on Broad Street, an officer on bicycle patrol spotted a woman squatting in the entryway to a closed business. A check found she had urinated on the sidewalk, while a man who accompanied her said they had been drinking in a restaurant. Police noted the establishment was less than a block away and still open. The female was cited for disorderly conduct.

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

June 7

— In Blountville, police found several malnourished cats surrounding a residence, while two were suffering from open wounds. Animal control was called in to retrieve the animals, while a detective was advised to open a cruelty investigation. The homeowner advised he was aware of the cats' condition.

— A resident of Summerville Road called police after arriving home and spotting a broken window. When the responding deputy entered to conduct a sweep, a door to one room was found to be blocked shut from the other side. Once forced entry was made, the officer spotted a 33-year-old man lying behind displaced furniture and wrapped in a comforter. He was also bleeding on pillows and had knocked a hole in a wall, spurring his arrest for both burglary and vandalism. No possible motive for his actions are listed, while the victim reported having no idea who he was.


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