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Ransom demanded for stolen Piney Flats dog

September 19th, 2013 1:55 pm by Rain Smith

Ransom demanded for stolen Piney Flats dog

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

Kingsport Police Department

Sept. 12


A woman claimed that a man had assaulted her while she was out walking, hitting her in the head with a stick. Approximately 30 minutes later dispatch advised the call was unfounded.

Sept. 13

A child called 911 to report her mother had "started a fight" with the neighbors, and is following them as they attempt to leave.

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office

Sept. 16


A Bulls Gap man found a pocketknife outside his apartment, brought it inside and placed it on his coffee table. A few days later, a man reportedly entered the residence unannounced through an open door and grabbed the knife, sparking a confrontation. During the incident the unwanted guest allegedly grabbed the resident by the throat, threatening to cut him. The suspect in the incident could not be located.

A man driving to work fell asleep behind the wheel on Highway 113, exited the road and crashed his car. A responding officer found he was driving on a revoked license due to a previous DUI, prompting his arrest.

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

Sept. 16


Police were asked to check Wesley Drive for a 13-year-old girl driving a car, in which a "small baby" was a passenger.

Officers located and arrested an assault suspect on Bays Mountain Park Road. The drunk woman had allegedly stolen car keys and driven away from a county residence, running over her mother's foot in the process.

Sept. 17

A female employee of a Kingsport lingerie and novelty store called police on two male customers, saying they had, "made nasty comments."

Someone transporting a woman to a doctor's appointment allegedly stole medication from her purse. Police were told a staff member at the Bristol office had witnessed the theft.

Sept. 18

A resident of Idle Hour Road called police on her neighbor, wanting someone to speak with him about the way he parks his vehicle. She said it was too close to her driveway, blocking her view of the road when she tried to pull out.

A Piney Flats woman said her dog went missing a few days ago, with a man who stole it demanding money for its safe return. The suspect, who lives near the animal's owner, told police he took the dog due to it running at large, but promised to return it. He was warned that failure to do so would result in charges of theft and blackmail.

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