Woman busted stealing 122 items from Walmart

Rain Smith • Feb 14, 2014 at 9:15 AM

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

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 10

A Bluff City woman called police on a man who was across the street, cutting down trees that are on her property.

A reckless van was reported on West Carters Valley Road, with someone inside throwing beer bottles out the window.

Feb. 12

A Bristol man told police that his ex-wife was "back in the driveway." This time she was accompanied by her father, with both of them, "throwing rocks on his house."

A caller requested that police check on an elderly Kingsport couple, as they haven't answered their phone in several days. An officer responded to find they were OK — just didn't want to talk to the woman who had been calling.

Police located a truck stuck in a ditch along snow covered Island Road. A deputy then followed "a single set of footprints" up the street, locating a man near the intersection of 11W. He admitted to drinking "throughout the day" and a check of his records revealed three previous DUI arrests. He was transported to the hospital for a blood draw, performed poorly on sobriety test and was booked into jail.

Kingsport Police Department.

Feb. 11

On Industry Drive, a patrol officer spotted a Lexus traveling 75 mph within a 40 mph zone. Lights and siren were activated to conduct a stop, but the car went through a parking lot and onto another street before stopping. When questioned about her speed the driver said her father was dying at the hospital, then changed her story to say that he had a seizure, would be discharged before she arrived. She was arrested and charged with speeding, driving on a suspended license and evading police.

A female motorist claimed to have been tailgated on Orebank Road. When the other driver honked his horn she flipped him the bird, prompting him to pass her and then stop to block the roadway. She said he exited his vehicle and approached her window, yelling and placing her in fear. A license plate number was provided to police.

An officer observed a Chevrolet S-10 following an Acura on Lynn Garden Drive, with the Acura's driver intentionally pulling the emergency brake. This created a large plume of smoke and forced the pickup to brake heavily to avoid a collision. When police spoke with the operators of both vehicles, they were found to be brothers. They each reported being in a fight earlier in the day, with the Acura driver's actions prompting his arrest for reckless driving. The other brother was cited for speeding.

Feb. 12

Employees of a West Stone Drive restaurant alerted police to a man following female workers home after their shifts. An officer searched the area and found the suspect in his vehicle at a nearby parking lot. He had an odor of alcohol and performed poorly on field sobriety tests, prompting his arrest for DUI. Police also issued a trespassing warning, telling him not to return to the restaurant.

Emergency personnel worked a crash on Bloomingdale Pike, where a pickup had flipped into a ditch. The driver was trapped inside and had to be extricated, at which point an officer heard him say he'd consumed, "five, six, seven beers." While undergoing treatment at the hospital he was interviewed by police, charged with DUI.

Loss prevention at Walmart on Fort Henry Drive observed a female placing "numerous" clothing and household items into her buggy. She then passed all points of sale and rolled the cart out of the store, where she was stopped by an employee. Police report 122 items were in the cart, valued at $869.78. She was arrested for felony shoplifting.

Feb. 13

Police responded to an argument at an apartment on Stonegate Road. It began, according to a police report, when a male resident walked into a bedroom, finding his wife and one of his male friends, "in an intimate position." There was no physical fight between the trio, only verbal, but police found the woman, 20, under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested for underage consumption. The male friend who had originally angered the complainant was also arrested, as he reportedly refused to leave the apartment and jerked away from police.

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