Blotter: Man arrested after cursing, threatening dispatchers

Rain Smith • Apr 8, 2013 at 4:36 AM

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

Kingsport Police Department

April 4

A clerk at a North Eastman Road gas station suspected a customer as being drunk. The man allegedly continued pumping fuel after his tank was full, spilling gasoline out of his vehicle. When confronted he said his car, not the pumps, would tell him how much he owed, then entered his vehicle and drove away.

April 5

A customer at a Wilcox Court business exited through the fire escape door, setting off an alarm.

April 6

A resident of Alderwood Drive called police on a motorist who was stopped in the road and slumped over the steering wheel. Both police and EMS responded, with the driver allegedly found to be under the influence and in possession of marijuana. He was arrested on multiple charges, including his third offense of DUI.

A patron of an East Stone Drive fast food restaurant reportedly struck and damaged the drive-thru menu, then fled the area.

April 7

A Memorial Boulevard resident advised someone was trying to kill him, with police responding to determine his claim was unfounded. He then called 911 six additional times within an hour, allegedly threatening and cursing dispatchers. Police then revisited his home and arrested him for abuse of 911.

A woman told dispatch that her 11-year-old child is armed with three knives and "cutting up things." He also allegedly threatened to kill his mother.

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office

April 4

A Rogersville woman reported 25 chicks had been stolen from a pen in her front yard. She reportedly told police it was more of a harassment than actually theft, due to it, "only happening once a year."

A 69-year-old Rogersville woman reported $372 as stolen from her purse. She named her grandson as the suspect.

April 5

Goats reportedly wandered off their owner's property in Church Hill and onto a neighbor's, eating her landscaping.

Police took a report of harassment from a Rogersville resident, who said his ex-girlfriend drives by several times a day shouting obscenities.

A Church Hill woman requested EMS on Ramey Town Road, saying she could not see out of one eye. She was reportedly uncooperative in answering questions from medical personnel and dispatchers, but eventually stated her boyfriend had spit tobacco juice in her eye. She left the scene before police arrival.

April 7

A Bulls Gap man called police on his neighbor, due to their pigs continually getting loose and damaging his yard.

Police responded to an alleged assault on Horse Shoe Bend Road, where a resident claimed to be cooking supper when his girlfriend started an altercation. He said he walked outside to get away from her, at which point she threw a soap dispenser and struck him in the back of the head. The woman claimed she hit him with the dispenser in self defense, after he had struck her in the face with a steak. Due to evidence at the scene the woman was arrested for domestic assault.

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

April 4

A TV and cable box were reported stolen from Allison Road.

An employee of a dating website contacted the Sheriff's Office after a member allegedly posted a message threatening to kill himself.

April 6

Someone reported a vehicle burglary on Marion Street, adding that the suspect carries a, "realistic looking BB gun."

Shortly before 1 p.m. a Thompson Street resident claimed an unknown man and dog were in his yard. He said the individual and animal had been doing this since 8 a.m., with a police check revealing the suspect was house sitting for a neighbor.

A county man claimed his daughter, 10, had been assaulted by his ex-wife.

April 7

At 12:49 a.m. dispatch was alerted to "kids being loud" while playing basketball in a county street. When police responded the children were gone.

A man was allegedly walking along Memorial Boulevard with his, "pants pulled down."

For past entires read the Times-News blotter page.

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