The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office
A caller reported a male in a hoodie was standing along a road in Bloomingdale, "exposing himself and running." An officer responded but couldn't locate the suspect.
A Bristol woman reported a theft at her home after someone, "took milk out of her cactus plants on the porch."
According to an I-26 motorist, a semi hauling hazardous materials was speeding and, "all over the road."
Police were asked to check on a 70-year-old woman who "got into" her son's alcohol. An officer responded and determined she was OK.
Dispatch was alerted to a 14-year-old boy "disrespecting" his parents and "trashing the house."
A suspicious woman was reportedly "walking a dog" along I-81.
A man reported his car was vandalized in Sullivan Gardens, where another motorist flipped him off and spun his tires. "The suspect pulled out and had his wipers turned out," according to a police report, "and sprayed something all over (the victim's car)." The alleged victim now can't get the unknown substance off his vehicle.
A 16-year-old girl allegedly threw a fit the day after Thanksgiving, mad that her grandmother, "refused to get her cigarettes...let her smoke." The victim, 71, said that during the tantrum her home was egged and windows were broken, and the teen still refuses to clean up the mess five days later. An officer estimated damages at over $300, advised the woman of how to take out charges on her granddaughter.
Kingsport Police Department
Loss prevention at Walmart on Fort Henry Drive alerted police to embezzlement by an employee. The man had been "severely discounting items" and selling them "without permission." The suspect admitted to the unauthorized discounts — which totaled more than $700 — telling police that he "just couldn't say no" to the buyers in question. He was arrested.
A woman told police that she was startled while taking out her trash, when an unknown man complimented her, "pretty house."
Police checked on a woman bleeding from her head at Model City apartments, with her saying a man had hit her with his cane. Officers visited another location to speak with the man she named — finding he had one arm, was wearing a back brace and needed the cane to walk. He said the fight was fueled by the woman previously stealing his medication, with a witness relaying the woman had struck first with the broom. The female was transported to the hospital for treatment of her head injury, later charged with assault and arrested.
Shortly before 1 a.m. officers responded to Walmart on West Stone Drive, where a woman was yelling, "call the (expletive) cops, tell them everything!" Police learned she met her brother in the parking lot so he could repay her money, at which point she, "began yelling at him and saying has friends are leeches." During an ensuing scuffle she allegedly pulled a pocket knife, slicing his thumb. She was arrested for aggravated assault.
Wise County Sheriff's Office
A man in Wise called 911 to find out who was knocking on his door, asking a dispatcher if it's the police. After sharing that he has "country boy ingenuity" — and could "take actions that are drastic" —he requested that dispatch forget his phone call had occurred.
Police were alerted to a Big Stone Gap husband and wife engaged in a domestic dispute. When officers arrived they were told no fight had occurred, the noises were the woman, "screaming at the kids."
A female in Coeburn requested a deputy respond to calm down her brother. He was reportedly "going off" on his sister for moving furniture.
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