The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.
Kingsport Police Department
As police were investigating a burglary on Ashwood Avenue, a neighbor "began to raise his voice and yell." After ignoring several commands to calm down, the man reportedly "balled his fists" and came toward an officer. He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
Police were called to Holston Valley Medical Center after a patient, who was there for a voluntary mental evaluation, became "uncooperative and belligerent." The man admitted to drinking "six to 12 beers" before coming to the hospital, and continued to get "more and more upset" with an officer. After "incoherently screaming" in a waiting area, and refusing to calm down so the staff could treat him, the man was arrested for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
Hawkins County Sheriff's Office
Police and fire officials responded to a Rogersville home, where a man caught a shrub on fire with his riding mower. He was able to put it out with a fire extinguisher and garden hose.
A man reported vandalism of his truck, with police observing scratches and a dent. The victim named his brother as the suspect.
A county resident said that for the third time in four days, someone has knocked his mailbox off its pole.
Police responded to a domestic disturbance on Okolana Road. A woman claimed a man had hit her in the arm, while he said she had thrown a Mountain Dew in his direction. Police could not determine a primary aggressor, so no action was taken.
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office
During a disturbance on Temple Star Road, several people were reportedly "walking down the road with baseball bats."
"Some type of liquor" was thrown out of a red Corvette on Fordtown Road onto another vehicle.
A male at an apartment complex playground was allegedly making "sexual advances" toward a young female.
A Piney Flats man called police on his girlfriend, saying she had "walked off somewhere" after stealing his keys and radio. Two minutes later, he told dispatch an officer was no longer needed; she had called to tell him where the items were located.
Police were called to a disturbance on Buncombe Road that was allegedly sparked when a man "threw a staple gun."
Dispatch was advised that a "small child" on Carolina Avenue was "hiding in the bushes and jumping in the road."
A Kingsport woman told police she had been assaulted by her ex-boyfriend's son and former wife. She couldn't provide names for the suspects, but said she'd look them up on Facebook.
Dispatch received a report of a woman lying along Fort Henry Drive, while a man was taking off her clothes. A responding officer couldn't locate the male, but found the "confused and lethargic" woman wearing only a T-shirt. She admitted to drinking liquor and taking prescription drugs earlier in the day, saying she may have had a seizure. She was transported to Indian Path Medical Center and identified the man as her boyfriend. She denied that any assault had occurred.
An officer spoke with an assault victim at the hospital. He said he was "taking up" for his nephew when another man hit him with a baseball bat, above the right eye.
A Kingsport man reported his girlfriend — who had been "drinking all night" — came into his bedroom and started "aggravating him." He reportedly told her to leave him alone, as he had to go to work the next morning, and fled to the living room to go back to sleep. She would later follow, according to the man, so he stood up and told her, "Stop and just leave." A police report says that's when she "grabbed his scrotum with both her hands and started squeezing and pulling." When another resident of the home — who heard the alleged victim scream — told the woman police had been called, she said "good" and went outside to await their arrival. An officer observed "cuts and abrasions" to the man's scrotum and thigh, prompting the woman's arrest for domestic assault.
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