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The week in crime

Staff reports • Feb 15, 2014 at 5:18 PM

HCSO arrest dozens of drug suspects during 'Operation Be Mine'

Nearly three dozen suspected Hawkins County drug offenders went to bed Monday night unaware they would be awakened Tuesday morning with an early Valentine’s Day present from Sheriff Ronnie Lawson.

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Elderly Blountville woman raped, robbed

Police are searching for a gun-wielding man who allegedly raped and robbed an elderly woman in her Blountville home, then stole her vehicle and dropped her off at a convenience store.

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Three officers suspended in Scott County

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Tuesday that three officers have been disciplined for violating department policy.

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Woman busted stealing 122 items from Walmart

Loss prevention observed a female placing "numerous" clothing and household items into her buggy, then roll them out of the store.

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KPD seeking information on shoplifting suspects

The Kingsport Police Department is looking for two men who stole six computers by putting them in a cardboard box used for a grill set and then paying $11, according to a press release.

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Manhunt ends with capture of suspect in Blountville break-in

A man described by Sullivan County authorities as armed and dangerouswas arrested following an hours-long manhunt late Friday night.

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Hiltons man charged in Kingsport crash that killed teen driver

A Southwest Virginia man has been arrested for allegedly triggering a November crash that killed a teen in Kingsport.

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Train vs pedestrian leads police to marijuana, mushroom growing operation

A Southern Railroad engineer thought he’d struck a man late Thursday night in Surgoinsville who was flashing his middle finger at the approaching train and then tried to jump off the tracks at the last second.

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Two Hawkins women charged with TennCare fraud

Two women are charged in Hawkins County in separate cases involving TennCare fraud.

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KPD: Light law violation leads to pot, crack

A pickup allegedly traveling on snowy Fort Henry Drive shortly after midnight with no headlights activated has spurred a pair of drug arrests.

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