The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office
A Bluff City man reported "recently" meeting a woman on a dating website, but now she's stolen his gun. Just the day before he had driven to North Carolina to pick her up and bring her home, with her agreeing to clean the place in order to stay. But when he returned from work her bags were gone, while his pistol was missing, "from the side of a recliner in the living room." Prior to speaking with police he checked her profile on the dating website, finding her address is now listed as Bristol, Tenn.
A man told dispatchers that his wife had pushed him, with the incident occurring "a couple of hours" prior to his call.
A Highway 75 motorist reported pulling over to confront a driver who had been tailgating. The other man allegedly said he was "a federal agent" and could "do what he wanted."
Someone called police on juveniles smoking cigarettes along Bloomingdale Road.
Kingsport Police Department
In the breezeway of an apartment complex on Stonegate Road, police located a man, "in his underwear, laying on his back screaming." When asked where he lived he replied "everywhere," followed by exclamations of, "I'm under control." Suspected of being under the influence, and a danger to himself and the community, he was arrested for public intoxication. Since he "refused to walk" a pair of officers had to carry him. During transport to the patrol car he kicked one officer in the leg, causing all three men to fall. Once they reached the cruiser he kicked the other officer in the groin. He was additionally charged with two counts of assaulting an officer and resisting arrest.
A pair of Kingsport residents, both in their 70s, told police that their 13-year-old grandson was out of control and, "shoving them."
Dispatch fielded a call about a "bus driver being threatened by a student" off of East Center Street.
A woman incurred possible head injuries after she "flipped a four-wheeler in the roadway" on Ernie Drive.
Wise County Sheriff's Office
Dispatchers received a call from Big Stone Gap, with a woman saying she needed to speak with someone about leash laws. She relayed that a dog had run onto the porch and approached her aunt, age 76, then "hunched her leg." The elderly victim was knocked down by the animal's advances, but declined the response of EMS. The caller said they did wish to file a formal complaint.
A Coeburn woman requested an extra police patrol near her residence. She said that "everyday" she is accosted as she walks to the store, when a 7-year-old and 8-year-old "chase her through the woods." She advised that she fears for her life, but has never actually spotted the suspects — only hears their feet and "crunching of the leaves."
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