The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office
Police were alerted to a disturbance in Piney Flats, where an individual was threatening to "beat a female like a man."
A caller from Fort Henry Drive told dispatch that they'd been sitting at a red light for 10 minutes, but it had yet to change to green.
Police received a complaint from Bullock Hollow Road, where a man was allegedly shooting his "homemade cannons."
A man requested a welfare check at a county residence. When asked why a check was needed, he offered no specifics -- only a "feeling" that "something's going on." When police learned the resident they were asked to check on had filed an order of protection against the caller, they declined his request.
A man called police during an argument with his wife. He said it revolved around her trying to take their children to a location where drugs are used.
A Bristol man reported someone had broken into his home and left with his stove.
Police were called upon to deal with an unruly 15-year-old. The teen reportedly wouldn't follow his mother's rules and "won't listen -- period."
Kingsport Police Department
A city man called police from his home, wanting them to remove his sister-in-law from the property.
A Walmart loss prevention officer observed a man conceal several items, then pass all points of sale. When confronted, an "altercation became physical," with the shoplifting suspect pulling a knife. The employee told police he then took the man to the ground, as he "wasn't going to wait to get stabbed." The man was charged with assault and shoplifting, while the discovery of meth in his pockets brought additional drug charges.
Shortly before 10 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a single-car crash on Fort Henry Drive, near Colonial Heights Road. A Volkswagen Jetta was found approximately 30 feet down an embankment, where it had then hit a tree. The driver, 19, suffered minor injuries, saying her cell phone had alerted while she was behind the wheel. When she looked at the device, she ran off the road.
A man visited the police department to report he had been assaulted on Shipley Ferry Road, near his place of employment. He claimed he and a co-worker had been "teasing each other" in the break room, at which point the other man got mad and left. A short time later, as the complainant was driving from work, the other man was blocking an on-ramp with his vehicle. A physical altercation ensued, according to the alleged victim, with the other man striking him with a flashlight. The suspect named was interviewed by police, saying the original complainant had actually attacked him. He said it occurred while he was outside his vehicle "checking his back lights." Police then called the workers' supervisor, learning the altercation was fueled by "pestering ... about job assignments." The supervisor also noted that one of the employees "gets upset easily," and both were suspended pending the results of an internal investigation. Police took no immediate action.
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