The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.
Hawkins County Sheriff's Office
Police were called to Ben Hill Road, where a motorist had acquired three flat tires. A report notes that approximately 30 "metal spikes" were found in the roadway, each measuring between 8 and 12 inches long.
A Surgoinsville woman said a neighbor has accused her of killing his pets and may have stolen her dog as retaliation.
Kingsport Police Department
A citizen on Oak Street pointed out a Dodge pickup to an officer, claiming the men inside were transporting stolen property. Near the intersection of Wilcox Drive and Lincoln Street the pickup driver erratically swerved around a patrol car, nearly striking it in the side. A brief pursuit ensued but was quickly terminated due to high traffic volume and concerns for public safety. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office
A Bristol woman reported a prowler, saying the girl "gets under the trailer every night at 3:30."
A Kingsport man told police that he had spotted two juveniles walking through his yard and suspects them in a recent theft. When he told them to leave and not return, they walked into the road and started cursing him.
A Bluff City woman relayed that "young people" were going door to door, asking residents "to go to church." She told the solicitors she already attends a congregation, with them replying "God bless ... have a good day." According to a dispatcher, the complainant "finds that suspicious."
A black Trans-Am with no license plates was reportedly "hot-rodding" on Highway 421.
Several students at Sullivan East reported that a classmate had brought a gun to school. A search was conducted of both the student and school grounds, with no weapon found. He eventually admitted to lying to his classmates, telling four of them that a 9mm Beretta was in his bag.
Police were called to a Bristol home, where the resident claimed two unknown men had kicked in the door and attacked him. He could offer no explanation for the assault, with the only possible scenario being that his estranged wife had "sent someone." He was treated at the scene by EMS for a possibly broken nose.
A man reported his 1994 Cadillac had been stolen by a friend, naming the suspect to police. Just half a mile from the alleged victim's residence on Highway 421, police located the car off the road, resting on its side. Police then transported the man — who had lacerations to his face, neck and hands — to the crash, where one of his shoes was spotted at the scene. He initially denied wrecking the car, but then admitted to driving it when the incident occurred. He said he'd consumed eight beers, adding that he was "sorry for lying." He was charged with DUI, false reporting and driving on a suspended license.
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