Blotter: Burglars build fire, eat resident's food

Rain Smith • Mar 7, 2013 at 2:23 AM

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

Kingsport Police Department

March 5

Police were called to an assault at Maple Oak Apartments. A woman claimed her ex-husband — who is living with her — became angry when she "threw a shoe at him." He allegedly pinned her down by sitting on top of her, then chocked her with his hands. The man's version of events included being slapped "several times" by his ex-wife, who became enraged when he confronted her about selling his Suboxone. Ultimately, both were arrested and charged with assault.

March 6

A city woman called police on her son, 31, saying she suspected him of stealing her food stamp card. When she asked him about the theft he allegedly began tearing apart her home by destroying a coffee table, china cabinet, storm door, bedroom door and several ceramic figurines. He was arrested and charged with felony vandalism.

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office

March 4

A Church Hill man reported his home was "ransacked" while he was away, with $28,000 in property stolen. He believed the suspects were inside his residence for an extended period, as a fire had been built and some of his food was eaten.

Police filed a report of trespassing and joyriding at a construction company on Highway 66, after someone allegedly entered the facility and "rode around on the towmotor." Extra patrol checks were requested for the area.

March 5

A Rogersville man returned home from out of town to find the inside of his residence "demolished." He told police that toilets, cabinets, ceiling fans, shower heads and the "entire front door" had been removed. He suspected his wife in the incident, saying they are currently going through a divorce.

March 6

At a residence off Highway 11W police served a warrant for violation of parole, observing several syringes, spoons and other drug paraphernalia inside the home. The suspect allegedly stated he had "just finished shooting up meth" as officers were knocking on his door. He was taken into custody on the warrant, and additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police conducted a traffic stop after observing a driver not wearing his seatbelt. While approaching the car the driver was spotted, "switching seats with the passenger," while a subsequent records check revealed his license was suspended. He was arrested.

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

March 4

A caller requested that police respond to Ryder Church Road, hoping they could deal with an unruly 10-year-old.

A Blountville man wanted an officer to look around his yard "for anything suspicious." He believed his wife may have thrown items onto his property the night before in an attempt to frame him for "making meth."

An I-26 motorist reported a tanker truck was "leaking some type of fluid." They said it smelled like diesel fuel.

March 5

A fight broke out between father and son on Big Hollow Road, where the son allegedly started "going crazy" while they were drinking.

A suspicious vehicle was reportedly parked behind a market on Highway 421. The caller said four males were inside the fogged up car, refusing to roll down their windows when he knocked. It had left the area upon police arrival.

March 7

An individual on Camp Tom Howard Road claimed a "muscular bald man" had stabbed him in the stomach and beat him over the head with a stick. He also thought it was Monday, rather than Thursday morning, telling an officer that he had "no idea where the time went." A check of the alleged victim — who became uncooperative and did not want to pursue charges — revealed he had suffered no stab wound. He was transported to the hospital for further evaluation.

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