The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.
Kingsport Police Department
Police responded to a report of gunfire on Rockford Street, finding a residence with a window shot out. An intoxicated woman lying on the living room couch told police she was to blame, had pulled the trigger of a handgun, "to see if it was loaded." The gun was located in a bedroom, she was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment.
An officer observed a Chevrolet Silverado spinning its wheels on Camelia Avenue, creating an, "excessive amount of tire smoke." At Lowell Drive the operator abruptly " slammed" the vehicle into park , opened the door and "fell to the ground." He was arrested and charged with DUI, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license and not wearing his seatbelt.
Hawkins County Sheriff's Office
A man told police he had met another individual on the Internet. The unknown man reportedly offered to "jail break" iPhones, allowing them to run applications and perform functions not available through Apple, for a fee of $30. The complainant agreed to meet this new Facebook acquaintance at a county market, handing over the cash and his phone. Now the suspect refuses to return the phone, according to the victim, and is demanding more money.
Police took a report of vandalism at the Bulls Gap Fire Department, where someone had used a BB gun to shoot several holes in the building's front window.
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office
A Bristol landlord called police after entering a former renter's mobile home, saying he'd located, "some disturbing information." He gave an officer papers that had been found inside the residence, including a list that displayed "Islamic symbols" and stated: "porn, human trafficking."
Police were called to Sullivan East High School, where a cafeteria worker was accused of stealing cash from a coworker's purse. The suspect, 29, denied having the victim's money, then told officers she'd "strip" to "prove it." After being told that wasn't necessary, she proceeded to take off her shoes and socks. Then her shirt. Then her pants and bra, declaring, "See, I don't have it." Police then checked a shoe she had removed, finding $27 stuffed beneath the insole. The shoes, she claimed, belonged to her husband. She was arrested and charged with theft.
A caller from Bluff City said she had taken a friend to the store. The friend's boyfriend then threatened to shoot her, mad because they, "went to the wrong Food City."
A recent inmate at the Sullivan County jail reported a theft. While incarcerated his wife allegedly stole all his belongings.
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