The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.
Kingsport Police Department
An officer observed a Suzuki motorcycle traveling approximately 65 mph on Industry Drive, a 45 mph zone, and passing two cars on the double yellow line. He was arrested on multiple charges following a traffic stop, which also discovered his license was suspended.
In the drive-thru of a fast food restaurant on East Stone Drive, a car load of customers were allegedly, "screaming and being belligerent." At one point the driver opened his door and change spilled from his pockets, leading him to comment, "I'm so drunk." The vehicle left prior to police arrival.
Dispatch was advised of an "all out brawl" in the parking lot of a gas station on West Stone Drive. Police arrived to find a man and his girlfriend in a dispute over pills, with the male claiming she had attacked him with a screwdriver. Police note his head was bleeding, while the tool was later located in the driver's side door of their vehicle. Officers also located loose pills scattered through the car. Both were arrested on drug charges, with the female additionally charged with aggravated assault.
At a West Stone Drive market a man brought two sandwiches to the counter and asked for a pack of cigarettes, bringing the transaction to $11.27. He then placed a $10 bill on the counter, grabbed the items and ran away. The clerk told police she'd get the suspect's name, he's a regular customer.
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office
A man reported the theft of his TV, dresser, pry bar and hammer, naming his son's ex-girlfriend as the suspect.
Police were asked to check on a woman walking in Sullivan Gardens, as a car kept driving by with someone, "yelling at her."
A Kingsport woman called 911 during an argument with her juvenile son, who reportedly said she was stupid, "and giving him a headache."
A Piney Flats man reported that someone knocked a hole in his home's door and tried to get inside. When the resident warned that he was armed, and would shoot if necessary, the suspect fled.
Hawkins County Sheriff's Office
A Rogersville woman called police after returning home to see her front door standing open. She reported nothing missing from the residence, but a cell phone found on the porch kept ringing. Police made contact with the last incoming caller, with a man telling the officer he had lost his phone. Police told him they had found it along the side of the road, and agreed to meet him near the woman's residence. At that location the man admitted to "trying to get his shot glasses" from the victim's home, saying they were needed for a party he planned to attend later in the evening. He was arrested for burglary. A search also found pills and three Suboxone strips in his possession, prompting additional drug charges.
Shortly after 8 a.m. police located a vehicle parked along Big Elm Road, partially in the roadway. A man and female found sleeping inside were awakened, with officers detecting a strong odor of alcohol. The female said they had drank three shots of liquor and smoked marijuana, while a consent search located pot, paraphernalia and Xanax. Both were arrested, with the man attempting to kick an officer while being taken into custody. After a burst of pepper spray he complied with police commands.
Wise County Sheriff's Office
A caller alerted dispatch to a suspicious man near a Big Stone Gap telephone pole, with what appeared to be copper wrapped around his arm. Police located the potential metal thief, finding the item he carried was actually a tree stand. He said he had been testing out the new seat on the utility pole.
A Big Stone Gap woman called police after a man ran into her home. He then entered a closet, according to the caller, and began putting on her clothes. Officers responded, pulled the suspect out and arrested him, noting that he appeared to be high on an unknown substance.
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