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Blotter: Valentine dispute leads to arrest of senior citizen

April 11th, 2013 1:42 pm by Rain Smith

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


Wise County Sheriff's Office


April 3


A female in Appalachia said she "feels stupid calling" 911, but has a ring stuck on her finger. She reportedly used dish washing liquid, cooking oil and ice to try and remove it, but nothing was working.

A Coeburn woman advised that her friend had been dancing, which left her feeling "really dizzy" with difficulty breathing. The caller then added that the other woman also has a needle in her arm, by the way, and she's worried "it might have went to her heart."


Sullivan County Sheriff's Office


April 8


A drunk driver was reported on Highway 11E, allegedly driving with a "pill bottle in her lap."


A man in a Camaro reportedly stole Mountain Dew from a Highway 126 convenience store.


A Paperville Road resident requested to speak with an officer, saying three unknown males on bicycles are in her driveway.


April 9


Dispatch was alerted to a disturbance on Little Valley Road, where one neighbor had allegedly shot another's cat. The caller advised, "This has happened before."


A caller from Peoples Road claimed there was a male trying to beat him up, with the suspect now standing in the road taunting him. He was gone upon police arrival.


Bristol police requested the Sheriff's Office's assistance in an alleged stabbing incident, saying it occurred inside a vehicle on the Volunteer Parkway.


A Devault Bridge Road resident claimed juveniles across the street were throwing rocks at her trailer.


A Blountville caller said a male had attempted to pull open a door at her home. But when she yelled that she has a gun, he took off running.


April 10


At 9:30 a.m. a Piney Flats resident called police, saying "someone" keeps ringing his doorbell and walking around his house.


Police responded to a Kingsport home where one resident, 81, was armed with a pocket knife and threatening to harm his family. After attempting to resist officers, he was arrested for aggravated assault, saying that he was mad because his wife had a Valentine from "another man." The woman reported she received the card during a Valentine's Day trip to the doctor's office, where they were being handed out to everyone in the waiting room.


A Walnut Grove Road man called police because his son and daughter-in-law were "fussing."


A Stewart Road resident reported a suspicious individual was driving through the area "taking pictures of homes."


An owner of properties on Highway 11W heard a cell phone ring inside an unoccupied house, leading them to believe a homeless person was living inside.


Kingsport Police Department


April 9


Dispatch was alerted to a disturbance at a West Stone Drive gas station. One customer allegedly decided to "defend" the clerk, taking it upon himself "to be a bouncer" and throw another patron to the ground.


April 10


A caller claimed that a male had hit a female on Eastline Drive, with the woman being eight months pregnant.


An 11-year-old was reportedly threatened by a teenager on University Boulevard.


A juvenile on Rock Springs Road allegedly used a baseball bat to break things inside a residence. Dispatch was told the boy's father is now sitting on him, trying to prevent him from causing additional damage.


For past entries visit the Times-News blotter page.

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