Grandparents curse, threaten teachers at school picnic

Rain Smith • May 23, 2013 at 3:11 PM

The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.Kingsport Police DepartmentMay 23Police responded to an altercation between a man and woman at the Hog Wild Saloon. The male suspect was found sitting in the parking lot, where he claimed, "I've been out here for a while, I'm trying to throw up." Upon being asked for identification he allegedly became hostile, yelling profanity and saying, "Someone record this (expletive.)" As a crowd gathered police attempted to arrest him for disorderly conduct and public intoxication, but he began resisting arrest and had to be threatened with a Taser. He then complied and got into the officer's patrol vehicle. Sullivan County Sheriff's OfficeMay 20A woman called police on her daughter, who was outside on the porch, "yelling and cussing."A possibly intoxicated man — who was wearing a medical boot and walking with a cane — was reportedly asking people for money outside a Fort Henry Drive shopping center. He then entered a vehicle and drove away. Kids were spotted "jumping on the air conditioner at the old library" in Bluff City, but fled before police arrived. Dispatch was advised of a reckless vehicle traveling 19E, occupied by three males, "flipping people off and shouting profanity."A 2007 Ford Mustang heading towards Fall Branch was reportedly driven by a 15-year-old, unlicensed driver. Her passengers were alleged to have been, "at least five other kids."An individual called 911 due to a fight on Buncombe Road, where one person was armed with a stick. A few minutes later the other party involved contacted dispatch, saying a skillet had been thrown through the window of their car. A Blountville resident wanted to speak with an officer, due to a neighbor blowing grass clipping onto his driveway. A Kingsport woman alerted police to a "man with binoculars" behind her home. May 21A female claimed to have been assaulted by her boyfriend on Jackson Hollow Road. He allegedly became enraged after she woke him up, "to discuss why he had been talking to a girl." A Blountville woman reported her son keeps stealing her mail from the AARP. May 22Police were alerted to an adult "threatening teachers" during a picnic at Central Heights Elementary School. One teacher had told a student, whose grandparents were in attendance for the event, to stop running six times. A police report states she eventually placed her hands on the child's shoulders, in accordance with the school's training, to make him stop. The student then "threw himself to the ground saying he was hurt" — igniting a profanity-laced tirade from the grandparents. Police say the grandmother "put her finger" in one teacher's face, saying she'd "come after them" if they ever touched the child again. She's also alleged to have, "made threats against their lives." No charges were placed in the incident. Hawkins County Sheriff's OfficeMay 22A deputy on Highway 66 South observed a vehicle weaving in it's lane of traffic, then pull into a roadside market. When the car's door opened the driver stuck out her head, throwing up in the parking lot. Upon questioning she allegedly admitted to taking prescription pills about an hour prior, then failed field sobriety tests and was arrested.

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