Police blotter: Driver flees after striking car that had stopped for school bus

Rain Smith • Jan 31, 2013 at 2:56 AM

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

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 28

A Payne Ridge Road resident reported a burglary at his home. Items stolen: BB gun, padlock, gray in color pet cat.

Jan. 29

A Rogersville man reported receiving a call from a man he knows, with the caller telling him, "You will be robbed." The caller is alleged to have also threatened, "It's nothing for me to come up there and blow your brains out."

A Rogersville woman, 71, told police she fell asleep on her couch, leaving her pocketbook hanging on a nearby rocking chair. But when she awoke the next morning the purse was gone. She said she didn't hear anyone enter her home, but admitted to leaving her door unlocked.

An officer was traveling East Main in Rogersville behind a Kawasaki motorcycle, with its registration "shoved up under the taillight." The rider was allegedly observed "intentionally weaving back and forth, and into the oncoming lane of travel." A stop was conducted and the motorcyclist, 22, was found to have a suspended license — along withfour unsatisfied traffic violations — while the bike's registration had been switched from another vehicle. He was arrested.

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 28

Residents of Flatwoods Road claimed they were being cussed by a neighbor's son, who also picked up a snow shovel and threatened to hit them.

Chickens were reportedly stolen from a location on Birch Street. Forty five minutes later the alleged victim called dispatch again, saying the thieves were now across the road "hollering."

Jan. 29

Someone on Bristol Caverns Highway claimed a male on a bicycle "did not stop for kids when they got off the bus."

Police were asked to check the landfill on Idle Hour Road for people "with coon dogs and flashlights." They were not located.

Jan. 30

Police responded to a crash on Bloomingdale Pike, where a Kia Sorento had stopped for a school bus unloading children. A Toyota Camry traveling the same direction failed to stop, striking the rear of the Kia. The driver of the Toyota then allegedly turned around and fled the scene, with the driver who was hit following them to a parking lot. The victim says the hit and run driver exited his vehicle and "said something" — then reentered his car and attempted to back up, striking the their vehicle a second time. The suspect was last seen heading north on Wadlow Gap Road, and as of Thursday morning had not been located.

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


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