The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.
Kingsport Police Department
• Police were called to Holston Valley Medical Center, where the staff was dealing with an intoxicated, combative patient. An officer arrived to find the man restrained to a bed. He then spit at the officer, with fluids narrowly missing his face but landing on his arm. After release from the hospital the patient was arrested and charged with public intoxication, simple assault on an officer.
• Police were told that a former employee of a box retailer on Fort Henry Drive had been “making threats to harm people” at the store.
• A resident of Wampler Street reported a birdbath as stolen from their yard.
Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office
• A woman stated that while lighting a bonfire for her son’s birthday, she and her boyfriend began “arguing over the wood.” When the boyfriend threw the woman’s son to the ground, she hit him in the head with baking dish “for her son’s safety.” He then threw his girlfriend to the ground, according to her account of events, and kicked her in the face and side. Police observed injuries to the victims and arrested the man on two counts of domestic assault.
• A Bulls Gap resident said he was lying on his couch when another man entered his home and “started screaming for no reason.” When told to get out the man fled to a Dodge pickup, then intentionally backed into the resident’s motorcycle, knocking it to the ground. The victim said he knew of no reason for the man’s actions.
Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office
• In a fight that began “over dirty dishes,” a Piney Flats man allegedly held a pillow over his wife’s face. The next day he arrived home and started arguing about dinner, according to the woman, and threw a phone. She was advised how to obtain an order of protection.
• A residence of Bristol Caverns Highway told police his neighbor had “dumped a bag of trash on his property.” Police then interviewed the suspect, who said he only placed the bag in the complainant’s yard. He then blamed his neighbor for the incident, saying he keeps finding their trash bags in his can.
• A woman reported a Bristol man continues calling her workplace and making threats, including that he’d “put her in a bucket of acid.”
• Dispatch was alerted to several juveniles “climbing on the roof” of a Bristol church.
• A Kingsport woman called police after watching a video her juvenile neighbor had posted to Facebook. Though deleted before police could view it, it reportedly showed her son being unexpectedly “slapped” by the other boy as they played video games.