Blotter: Burglary suspect kicks out police car's window

Rain Smith • Feb 25, 2013 at 7:05 AM

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

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 19

A domestic dispute was reported on Lawrence Street, where a man claimed his wife refuses to return his cane, Bible and Percocet.

Feb. 20

Several juveniles waiting for a school bus on Bloomingdale Road were allegedly, "jumping in front of cars." The caller advised dispatch the same thing, "happens every morning."

A male and female were allegedly "causing a problem" at Romantic Escapades on Fort Henry Drive, ignoring the staff's orders to leave. They eventually exited the store, but then stood in the parking lot another five minutes before departing.

Feb. 21

A man on Devault Bridge Road reported his neighbor, "is beating on cars." Moments later he said he wished to cancel the report, abruptly disconnecting the call.

A vehicle was allegedly traveling recklessly on Silver Grove Road. A caller to dispatch described the driver as either a juvenile, "or very small person."

Someone reported a man was driving on I-26, "with a blindfold over his eyes."

A county woman wished to speak with police about her child being bullied on the school bus, claiming that the principal of the school will do nothing about it.

Feb. 22

A 17-year-old male reported his brother, 16, had hit him in the face with a "makeup bottle." When dispatch asked where their mother was located he said the living room — adding that she's upset he called police. A deputy responded to the residence to find everything was OK.

Feb. 23

Police were advised of a large fight on Barnette Road, later speaking with one of the victims. He was reportedly "very clear" in his desire not to press charges, saying the altercation was, "over a girl."

Wise County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 21

A caller from Wise advised a large bear was on their patio, "trying to steal the freezer." When officers arrived the bear was gone, but the freezer was observed to have been unplugged and moved.

A male advised 911 that his friend was stuck in mud at recently drained pond. Emergency responders found the victim, a juvenile, submerged up to his waist, with it taking several hours to safely extract him. He was transported from the scene by MedFlight to a Tri-Cities hospital, while his injuries were categorized as non-life threatening.

Kingsport Police Department

Feb. 24

Officers responded to a burglary in progress on Rock Springs Road, where the resident reported returning home to find someone was inside. He then exited and called police, who surrounded the home and left no route of escape for the suspect. Officers entered and demanded the suspect surrender, taking him into custody for burglary. Police then searched the home to find nothing stolen, but the master bedroom was, "basically destroyed." Police say the suspect also, "ate and drank the victim's food from the kitchen area." During transport to jail he allegedly stretched out in the back of the police cruiser and kicked his legs, breaking out the rear passenger window. That incident prompted an additional count of vandalism.

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 21

Shortly after noon police were dispatched to a wreck on Highway 11W at Melinda Ferry Road. A Chevrolet pickup was found crashed into the guardrail and abandoned, with a tow truck called to remove it. After the vehicle was towed a deputy discovered two women over an embankment on Melinda Ferry, identifying them as the driver and passenger. They had to be assisted back to the roadway, with each allegedly discovered to be intoxicated. They were both arrested.

Feb. 22

A Rogersville man reported telephone harassment from a 22-year-old female, who calls and sends him text messages "continually."

An officer with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency left his issued patrol vehicle parked at the Tunnel Hill Boat Dock. He returned to find $500 in tools had been stolen, while the toolbox was vandalized to make entry. On the same day someone broke out a window of a vehicle parked at Melinda Ferry Boat Access, stealing approximately $500 in tools.

Feb. 24

A Rogersville woman called police after discovering a suspicious item in her basement, saying it was brought to her home by her now deceased fiance. A report says the container had wiring on the side and was labeled, "simulator for cannon fire." The Kingsport bomb squad responded to take possession of the item.

A Whitesburg woman awoke to find several tire tracks throughout her yard and garden, while her mailbox had been, "busted into pieces."

For past entries visit the Times-News blotter page.

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