Sullivan County neighborhood watch nabs teen pranksters

Rain Smith • Nov 19, 2012 at 3:06 AM

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

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

Nov. 15

A Sullivan East student allegedly "exposed his butt" to several riders of a bus — including elementary school children — prompting disciplinary action from administration.

Nov. 18

A resident of Sugar Hollow Road complained that a man — who has been staying with him for approximately two months — has now, "taken over the home."

Residents of Skyland Drive contacted police due to juveniles ringing doorbells and running away. They advised a watch group had been formed because of these ongoing shenanigans — along with recent vandalisms — with the culprits being caught in the act tonight. A resident detained a female suspect, 17, by placing her in an armlock. A male suspect, also 17, was held to the ground. Officers spoke to their parents, along with the parents of a third teen. Police also advised one victim, who had incurred damage to their storm door, of how to seek private prosecution.

Kingsport Police Department

Nov. 16

A man allegedly stole 12 computer hard drives from the electronics department of Walmart on West Stone Drive, taking them to the customer service desk to try and obtain a cash refund. He reportedly became "nervous" and attempted to leave the store with the stolen items, valued at $708. He was stopped by loss prevention personnel and arrested by police.

Wise County Sheriff's Office

Nov. 11

A Big Stone Gap woman claimed her husband and "his girlfriend" were busting out her windows.

Nov. 12

A caller from Coeburn stated he and his wife have been separated for about a year, but she has, "done come up there and taken my car." He said court papers state, "what is hers is hers and what is his is his," but she took his vehicle, anyway. The man added that the woman is carrying a pistol, "but that's hers."

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office

Nov. 15

A Rogersville woman reported letting a friend stay at her home for a couple weeks, only to discover after they left that 30 DVDs, cash and $800 worth of jewelry was missing.

Nov. 16

Police responded to a late report of damage at Bulls Gap Town Hall, finding a motorist had struck the front porch during the night.

For the complete blotter listings read Tuesday's print edition of the Times-News.

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