The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office
Officers were asked to check on a couple of suspicious teenagers walking along Weaver Pike "carrying a mile marker sign."
Dispatch was advised of a disturbance in a Bloomingdale parking lot, where "several males (are) trying to pick up females."
A former employee of a Bluff City gas station allegedly entered the business and yelled at the clerks, causing a scene in front of "numerous customers."
Kingsport Police Department
An officer on West Stone Drive spotted a motorist known to have his license suspended. During the subsequent stop, the individual consented to a search of the vehicle, then continued to "walk up behind" the officer. He then "jerked violently" away from another officer and was shoved against a patrol car, leaving a large dent. That led to a charge of felony vandalism and resisting arrest, along with the original offense of driving on suspended.
A man was arrested on a warrant from an incident occurring three days earlier at Holston Valley Medical Center. While being treated, the man accused someone of stealing his medication and $20, screaming "vulgar insults" at the staff and a responding officer. He was told to stop yelling such "disturbing profanities" and return to his room, but refused and "drew his fist back." While being restrained, he also kicked the officer in the shin. He was charged with assault on police, resisting stop/frisk or halt and disorderly conduct.
Police located a man and woman who were "extremely unsteady on their feet" along Lynn Garden Drive. Following questioning both were charged with public intoxication. While at the jail the man allegedly became violent toward police, yelling at officers to leave the woman alone. He had to be restrained against a wall, prompting an additional charge of resisting police.
An intoxicated woman reportedly threw a pint jar at her boyfriend's TV, breaking the flat screen. She then shattered a lamp and two picture frames before proceeding to the bedroom, where she busted a second television. Responding officers found her lying in bed and claiming to have been asleep for the past two hours. However, her hands and fingers were spattered with "fresh blood." She was arrested for felony vandalism.
Hawkins County Sheriff's Office
An individual watching over a Surgoinsville home — due to the resident's being incarcerated — reported that someone broke in and "took everything, including the clothes."
While attempting to prevent his mother, 48, from assaulting his grandmother, 85, a Rogersville man was scratched on both arms. Police determined his mother to be the primary aggressor and arrested her for assault.
At 3:30 p.m. a deputy responded to Mooresburg Elementary School on a report of a possibly intoxicated driver. The suspect, who was found sitting in his car in the pickup line for students, admitted to drinking a pair of 16 ounce beers before driving to the school. He was arrested for DUI.
The former employee of a Bulls Gap business allegedly refused to return company credit cards. When told that police would be called, he warned that they "better bring a lot of backup."
Police were called to a crash in Rogersville, finding a man had wrecked his moped in his gravel driveway. He said the incident occurred as he returned from the store to buy beer, and admitted to drinking three 24 ounce cans before making the trip. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests, according to police, and "openly admitted that if he hadn't been drinking that he wouldn't have wrecked his moped." He was arrested for DUI.
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