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 juvenile "catching yards on fire" in Bluff City.
A woman called police because she had not been able to reach her daughter by phone, which is odd since it's her birthday. Twenty minutes later she called dispatch again to say everything was OK; her daughter had been in a meeting.
A suspicious vehicle was reported at a drug rehab center. The caller thought the occupants could be, "dropping off cigarettes and drugs" to juveniles.
Police were asked to check the surrounding area of a Kingsport home, where a "disoriented" man had appeared "with blood on his hands."
Suspicious people with flashlights were reported in a Kingsport subdivision. An officer responded, learning they were just looking for a lost cat.
Police were asked to check Highway 126 for a woman "standing in the middle of the road" and perhaps "testing cars to see if they'll hit her." She could not be located by a responding deputy.
A hazard was reported along Highway 11-W, where a pickup was "dropping cement bags all over the road."
Hawkins County Sheriff's Office
On Main Street in Rogersville, police observed a northbound minivan travel approximately 800 yards in the oncoming, southbound lane. Before a stop could be made less than one mile later, the driver also crossed the northbound fog line nine times. He initially told the reporting officer that he had consumed just one beer, but when questioned a second time upped the total: "Too much." He was arrested.
A Mooresburg man called police, claiming his girlfriend has jumped out of the vehicle he was driving. This allegedly occurred as he transported her to the hospital, fearing she may have overdosed on meds. Upon being interviewed the woman said she did exit the vehicle, but only after it stopped, adding that her boyfriend had earlier hit her in the head with a pole. Due to the woman bleeding from her scalp, and the man having scratches down his neck, police could not determine a primary aggressor. Both were ultimately charged with domestic assault and transported to jail.
A Church Hill man was spotted while stealing a water heater, box springs, storm door and other items from the home of his neighbor, 92. A police report says she currently resides in a Kingsport nursing home. Police spoke with the suspect, who lives directly across the street from the crime scene, and observed the stolen metal in the back of his pickup. He then confessed to the theft and was arrested.
Wise County Sheriff's Office
A man in Appalachia wished to file a vandalism complaint, saying his car had been "defaced." He also requested that an officer respond in a hurry, as the rising sun would destroy the evidence — a "large penis" sketched in the frost of the hood and window.
A woman reported a physical altercation when she arrived home, finding her husband sitting on the couch and masturbating while watching porn. He had not been drinking, according to the woman, but she admitted to consuming "a little liquor."
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