The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.
Wise County Sheriff's Office
Employees of a Wise store called police on a woman who was sitting in a car outside and refusing to leave. She allegedly tried to enter after the business had already closed, and is now angry that they won't, "reopen to give her sample of the anti-aging creme." The employees requested an officer respond, saying they are afraid to go to their vehicles without police being present.
Dispatch dialed a number that had called 911 and then disconnected, finding a Coeburn man on the other end who didn't need assistance. He said he had hit the "emergency" button in an attempt to contact the phone provider, didn't realize it would patch him through to central dispatch.
Kingsport Police Department
A woman reported arguing with her daughter, 19, over a car title. During the incident the daughter allegedly broke her mother's cell phone and, "ran at (the victim) and threw her to the ground." The suspect left the residence but returned a short time later, this time pouring bleach on her mother's clothes. She was arrested and charged with vandalism and aggravated assault.
Police interviewed an intoxicated patient at Holston Valley Medical Center. He had suffered a possibly broken jaw and was missing teeth, while one eye was swollen shut and an earring had been ripped from his ear. He couldn't remember the assault or the suspect, offering only that it occurred at a West Stone Drive bar.
A man allegedly walked out of a South Wilcox Drive convenience store with two 12-packs of Corona. When a clerk went outside to confront the theft suspect, he allegedly jumped into a pickup truck and threw it into reverse, lightly tapping the employee with the bumper while fleeing the scene. A review of surveillance footage showed the suspect had entered the store two previous times that day, and appeared, "to be rehearsing the theft by
walking back and forth from the beer to the front doors."
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office
Police were alerted to a possible stalking incident at a shopping center along Highway 394. A caller said an older male in a ball cap was sitting in the parking lot, looking through binoculars.
Indecent exposure was reported in Bluff City, where someone was spotted urinating outside. It was also suspected that underage drinking was occurring at the home, as the adult residents were currently out of town.
A caller alerted police to "people having sex" in a car at a boat ramp parking lot.
"Several cattle" were reportedly stolen from a property along Weaver Branch Road.
Police were asked to check on a man who has been drinking, and is now "playing with a handgun."
During a Kingsport home burglary, someone allegedly "stole a safe with nothing in it."
A man allegedly visited the Bluff City home of his parents, threatening them with a knife if they didn't give him money. He left after being provided a debit card.
While responding to an assault complaint, police found a teenage adult with a cut to the head, bleeding from her nose. She claimed her mother had woken her up to go to church, with the teen saying she was too tired to attend after working late the night before. The suspect, age 40, then returned to her daughter's room with a belt, striking her on the back. When the victim fell down her mother got on top of her, hitting her head on the floor and punching her in the face. She was arrested at the scene and charged with domestic assault.
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