The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office
Police were alerted to a suspicious person along a Blountville road, "with a gun like he is patrolling." An officer located the suspect, finding him to be a 14-year-old boy with a BB gun.
A caller claimed that another motorist had "ran him off the road" – then followed him to a store and "pulled a hatchet."
A Kingsport woman reported being assaulted by a man. She claimed this marks the third straight New Year's Eve that he's done so.
A juvenile was throwing chairs at the staff of a Kingsport drug and alcohol rehab center. The teen ran out a back door when police arrived, spurring a brief foot chase through a field. The child was apprehended and transported to a juvenile detention center.
Hawkins County Sheriff's Office
A man exited the Rogersville Walmart to find his pickup truck was vandalized. With pink chalk, someone had drawn "images of a male organ" on the driver's side window, door and front windshield.
A Church Hill man told police that he had taken another man to the store. When they returned he asked the other individual for gas money, at which point he became "belligerent and kicked his vehicle." A mirror and rain guard were broken in the incident.
A woman reported that her husband had slapped her, choked her, ripped up several pieces of her clothing and spit tobacco juice in her eye. The suspect wasn't present when officers arrived.
A Rogersville resident found someone had placed super glue on her door locks – preventing her from entering her apartment – and thrown a bag of garbage and flower pot off the balcony. Also damaged was a Christmas wreath hanging on the door.
Kingsport Police Department
Police responded to an apartment on a report of a screaming child. They found the commotion was a 9-year-old "throwing a tantrum," with the parents now having the child under control.
On Sullivan Gardens Parkway someone was threatening to hit a man "in the head with a skillet."
Police responded to an indecent exposure complaint at a West Stone Drive motel, speaking with the suspect in her room. The woman – who emitted a strong odor of alcohol and spoke with slurred speech – denied being outside, and an officer told her to stay inside. But, before police left the parking lot, the woman was spotted walking out of her door in "only a bra," prompting her arrest for public intoxication and indecent exposure.
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