The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.
Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office
A Church Hill woman claimed that a man hit her in the top of the head with a drill bit. An officer observed no injuries, while attempts to contact the suspect she named were unsuccessful.
Someone broke the locks off a vending machine outside of a Mooresburg restaurant, stealing $30 in change.
A Rogersville resident told police that he’d been letting a man stay at his residence, as the individual had nowhere else to live. When the visitor told the man that “the police was wanting to speak with him” he believed the claim without question, driving to a Surgoinsville restaurant to allegedly meet with an officer. When an officer never arrived, the man dialed central dispatch to learn police had never needed to speak with him. He then returned to his Rogersville home to find the houseguest was missing — as were a washer and dryer.
Kingsport Police Department
A man told police he had been attacked by his 17-year-old son, who then stole his vehicle.
Dispatch was advised of a domestic dispute, learning it revolved around a woman “not having dinner ready.”
A man was arrested for assault at a West Stone Drive motel. He allegedly slapped his girlfriend and held her down on a bed — angry that she friended an individual on Facebook of whom he did not approve.
Police charged a man with aggravated domestic assault and vandalism. He reportedly became “enraged” when his girlfriend spilled his liquor bottle, prompting him to hold her down and cut her clothes off with a knife. When officers responded to their apartment the woman was naked and screaming, while the suspect was lying in the floor, “out of breath, sweating and extremely intoxicated.”
Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office
Shortly before 2 a.m. a woman and her boyfriend heard a noise outside their Bristol home. They found the tires on “several” vehicles had been slashed, then spotted the woman’s ex-boyfriend speeding away in his pickup. Moments later the couple heard a crash, finding the man had lost control just down the street and exited the roadway. With his pickup stuck, the woman’s new boyfriend “held” him until the arrival of police. He was arrested and charged with stalking, intimidation and vandalism.
A Kingsport man called police on his neighbors “shining lasers.” He said the lights can pass through his walls, and once blinded his wife while she was in the shower — making her slip and fall. An officer notes that “these allegations stem from an ongoing issue with their neighbors and the lights,” while the complainant has been “given several options” for how to resolve the issues. But he reportedly “refuses to comply.”
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