The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.
Kingsport Police Department
A woman called police on her husband and his three friends, saying they're drunk and she wants them to leave.
While appearing in court for a case against her husband, who had been charged with domestic assault, a Kingsport woman admitting to lying to police: the incident had only been verbal. She was arrested and charged with filing a false police report.
The manager of West Side Inn alerted police to a pair who had forced their way into a room, staying there without paying. When located inside by an employee, they jumped out a window and ran away.
The guest of an East Stone Drive motel complained that he "woke up covered in bed bugs" while there were "heroin needles scattered on the floor." When the manager, who personally cleaned the room and denied the allegations, — refused to issue a refund, the guest began cursing and causing a disturbance. The man refused to calm down when police arrived, taking a "fighting stance" with officers. He was taken into custody after a brief scuffle, then said he's diabetic and his blood sugar was off. He was issued a citation for simple assault on police and transported to the hospital by EMS.
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office
Dispatch was alerted to a pickup on a Blountville road. The caller said the two occupants, — who "don't look old enough to drive," — are being reckless and driving too fast. Police responded but the vehicle, described as having a rebel flag on the front and net for a tailgate, could not be located.
Someone called police about a suspicious man on a Bristol street. The suspect, who the caller didn't know, said he was waiting on $1,500 — his payment to "burn a house down."
Two females were reportedly "fist fighting" in the front yard of a home in Piney Flats.
Police were advised of a domestic disturbance in Bloomingdale, where a man "threw a Coke at his wife."
A resident called police on their neighbor, angry because she's "always outside screaming at either her husband or her mother."
Police were asked to check a Kingsport road, told a woman "was there trying to find trouble."
A principal requested that police visit the residence of two children who "have not attended one day of school this year." The mother had reportedly told officials they were enrolled at a facility in Bristol, but the school she named doesn't exist.
Hawkins County Sheriff's Office
A Rogersville woman said she received a call from a man with a foreign accent. She "thought" the man said, "The Department of Defense are coming to arrest you." When she said she was contacting police, the man disconnected the call.
A customer at a Carters Valley market said that while inside the store, someone entered their vehicle and stole a handicapped placard.
At 1:30 a.m. police responded to a suspicious van and camper on a Rogersville car lot, finding a man with his 14-year-old grandson. The man, 52, said he was acting as security at the business, an assertion officers confirmed with the owner. However, the juvenile had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech, with police finding beer, liquor and moonshine in the pair's camper. The teen told officers he was drinking with his grandfather, prompting the man's arrest for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.comments powered by Disqus