Police alerted to man 'wrestling a potbellied pig' in Kingsport

Rain Smith • Jan 17, 2013 at 2:44 AM

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

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 14

Police were called to a disturbance at a Bloomingdale Road Store, where a 72-year-old woman told police her son took her keys and wouldn't' let her drive. He left before police arrived.

A suspicious car was reportedly, "going up and down Princeton Road looking in mailboxes."

Jan. 16

A resident of Lawson Drive called police due to cattle getting loose from a neighboring property, then grazing on their azalea and blueberry bushes. A deputy advised the man of how to seek reimbursement for damages, while the police report notes there was no criminal intent in the incident.

A caller from Violet Street told dispatches that a man was, "wrestling a potbellied pig."

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 13

A county woman reported being assaulted by her in-laws. She said it occurred when she visited their home, attempting to explain that she was going to take a "small break" from caring for her dying husband.

Kingsport Police Department

Jan. 15

An employee of Walmart on Fort Henry Drive caught a woman leaving the store with two water filters concealed in her purse. Police arrested the suspect, who had been caught stealing from the store on five previous occasions.

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

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