Panty raid: Employee busts woman stealing $900 worth of undies

Rain Smith • Jun 21, 2013 at 12:15 AM

The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.Sullivan County Sheriff's OfficeJune 17Dispatch was advised of a suspicious man at South Holston Dam "standing in his underwear."Some "really rowdy" campers were asked to depart a campsite at Warriors Path. After they left, according to the caller, a wallet containing $300 was discovered to be missing.A Kingsport man called police during an argument with his wife. She had reportedly broken several items in their home and thrown his clothes onto the yard.At 9:30 p.m., dispatch was alerted to a teenager riding a lawnmower on Walnut Grove Road. The caller was afraid the teen was going to get hit by a car, as there were no lights on the mower.June 18A Regency Drive resident called police during a heavy rain, saying a landslide had collapsed a wall at her garage.

A Piney Flats man reported a spill from a neighboring paving company had entered his property. He couldn't advise if the materials were "asphalt, oil, tar or what" — but they emitted "a very strong odor."Wise County Sheriff's OfficeJune 13A female caller from Colorado requested to speak with a deputy. She then explained how she was attempting to sell a dog on Facebook, posting a picture of the pet with her message. She then claimed a Wise County resident is now using her photo, acting as if they're selling the dog. Police learned the suspect had not obtained any money from the woman nor her animal, but the caller still wanted to press charges for "taking the picture."Kingsport Police DepartmentJune 17Police were alerted to a possibly drunk driver now inside a Fort Henry Drive convenience store, mumbling and "stumbling around."June 18A Waffle House manager called police on "two employees fighting" inside the restaurant.Individuals on Barnett Drive were reportedly "jumped" by a pair of females. One suspect was said to have wielded a broom. June 19A caller from West Sullivan Street reported a fight between a man and a woman, with the female being the aggressor. The male — who was wearing a "wife beater" — was reportedly just "trying to get away."A Virgil Avenue resident called police on a suspicious man outside her home, possibly attempting to steal her bird bath.June 19An officer was dispatched to Belk in the Kingsport Town Center. Upon arrival loss prevention had a woman in custody, saying that she had earlier purchased items in the store. After the transaction was completed, she attempted to leave with her bags— but first stuffed them with an additional 48 pieces of underwear. The suspect, 42, was arrested for felony theft, as the undergarments were valued at $881.

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