The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office
Dispatch was advised of an assault at a Kingsport home, where a man fled after his mother, "tried to hit him with a baseball bat."
A caller claimed four or five teens were using drugs and alcohol at a Bristol residence, playing music loudly and leaving an infant inside, "screaming and crying." An officer visited the home, but the alleged party wasn't located.
Police responded to a disturbance on Rock Springs Road, finding a woman and her fiance were fighting, "over two cigarettes missing from a pack." Both advised no assault had occurred, the altercation was only verbal, and police took no action.
A Bluff City man called police to report the theft of his dog. He said it occurred five days prior while a woman visited his home, adding he was "OK at first" with her taking it. But now he wants it back.
Hawkins County Sheriff's Office
A Church Hill woman, 25, called police to report harassment via Facebook. She claimed that another woman had posted "derogatory remarks that are untrue," along with the alleged victim's home address.
A man told police that he had accepted a friend request from a woman on Facebook, later learning the alleged female was conducting a scam. She reportedly asked that he wire her money and claimed to be an employee of President Obama. The funds were needed, stated the scammer, for a trip, "to meet with the president of Nigeria."
Kingsport Police Department
Police responded to Food City on Moreland Drive to deal with a woman, "drunk inside the store." She was located and questioned, claiming that she was only, "painting her fingernails." After nearly falling down "several times" she was arrested for public intoxication.
A woman, 75, has received calls for three straight weeks from an unknown man, claiming she has won a prize. When asked to send him $200 she recognized it was scam, and has "continually" told him to stop calling. His efforts have grown increasingly hostile – now his calls include threats of a visit to her residence, followed by rape and murder.
At approximately 11:30 p.m. a man – who sports a tattoo on "the lower portion of his forehead" – walked into a Sullivan Gardens convenience store. He selected a bottle of Gatorade, Snickers bar and bag of pork rinds, then slipped the cashier a note demanding money. The employee told police she thought he was joking, due to the fact that he never spoke a word or displayed a weapon, so she simply told him, "No." He then grabbed his note and walked out, leaving his snacks behind. Police say a review of security footage confirmed the account given by the clerk, who added that the suspect had a tear drop tattoo under each eye.
After being arrested on a warrant, a woman stated that she had drugs stashed within an orifice. She "thought" she could get it out, but in an examination room at the jail her efforts – and those of two female officers – were "unable to remove the object." She was then transported to a local hospital for treatment, where the medical staff successfully extracted the "plastic packaging" and drugs. Their net weight was 4.4 grams. A report notes the "rock-like substance" would be sent to the TBI crime lab for analysis and positive identification.
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