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Possum provokes fearful 911 flashback

October 30th, 2014 2:36 pm by Rain Smith

A man called 911 on a possum "with blood coming out of one side of its mouth," adding that the animal refused to leave his yard. Due to his past run-in with a rabbit, the experience was particularly harrowing.

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'Instant coffee' fuels drug test arrest

'Instant coffee' fuels drug test arrest

October 27th, 2014 9:00 pm by Rain Smith

Police were called to a Rogersville probation office, where a man carried "a bottle of liquid in the front of his pants for a urine sample."

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Bathroom conditions cue 911 call

Bathroom conditions cue 911 call

October 25th, 2014 8:00 pm by Rain Smith

Dispatch was alerted to a man who had become ill in a public restroom. EMS response was offered but denied, with it then learned that his medical condition is not what prompted the call.

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Four pairs of pants and not a leg to stand on

Four pairs of pants and not a leg to stand on

October 21st, 2014 3:54 pm by Rain Smith

A woman placed razors, jewelry and personal hygiene products into her purse at Walmart, then attempted to walk out of the store while wearing "three pairs of pants over her own."

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Gas bandit: It's OK, I work for Ramsey

Gas bandit: It's OK, I work for Ramsey

October 18th, 2014 7:00 pm by Rain Smith

A Bristol woman caught an unknown man in her driveway, "pouring gas from her gas can into his vehicle." When questioned, the man offered "a story" about borrowing gas from her husband.

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Flashlight feud ignites beard-pulling brawl

Flashlight feud ignites beard-pulling brawl

October 16th, 2014 2:14 pm by Staff Report

During a dispute on Bancroft Chapel Road, a man and his adult sister were arguing over who was going to pay for a flashlight. When she threatened to dial police he chirped, "Go ahead you law-calling (expletive)!"

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Bank heist hindered by holiday

Bank heist hindered by holiday

October 15th, 2014 3:18 pm by Rain Smith

A woman reported a bank robbery in Wise, Va., noting that the lights were on but no one would come to the door — therefore it must be a hostage situation.

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Mom calls cops on pigskin pinchers

Mom calls cops on pigskin pinchers

October 14th, 2014 11:39 am by Rain Smith

A woman requested police at a youth football game at a Sullivan County school, stating her son had been pinched but the "refs won't call it."

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Three injured during dispute on deck

Three injured during dispute on deck

October 9th, 2014 4:14 pm by Rain Smith

At 12:18 a.m. police responded to Leelend Drive, where an argument had erupted between friends. During the heated discussion on a back deck, two individuals reportedly "leaned" against the railing.

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Man calls police on woman 'acting like his mother'

Man calls police on woman 'acting like his mother'

October 6th, 2014 9:00 pm by Rain Smith

A Bristol man called police on his ex-girlfriend — reporting they'd not dated for three years — after she locked him out of his home, adding that she may have been motivated after he "found another lady."

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Man fires muzzleloader on hunter

Man fires muzzleloader on hunter

October 3rd, 2014 1:04 pm by Rain Smith

A man told police that he was leaving a property on Bristol Caverns Highway — where he had been given permission to hunt — when an individual yelled and accused him of not having a hunting license.

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