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Fury Road: Hawkins feud explodes with bang 'em up chase

May 28th, 2015 2:17 pm by Rain Smith

During an incident on Beech Creek Road, an alleged 100 mph motorist had to fight off a man who was in his truck bed - and kicking him in the head - while additional vehicles gave chase and rammed him multiple times.

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Alleged thief arrested after hassling dispatch

Alleged thief arrested after hassling dispatch

May 27th, 2015 11:26 am by Rain Smith

In the period of three hours, a man placed five separate calls to 911. Each time he was advised that his issue - an individual who threatened to "whip" him over $10 - was not an emergency.

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Employee denies theft, yet hands over cash

Employee denies theft, yet hands over cash

May 25th, 2015 4:00 pm by Rain Smith

The manager of a Lynn Garden Drive restaurant called police after $472 went missing. It was suspected that a male employee had swiped the money, as he had previously "dropped a pen" near the open safe.

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Diaper duty triggers assault arrest

Diaper duty triggers assault arrest

May 24th, 2015 10:00 pm by Rain Smith

An altercation ignited when a woman observed her husband asleep with their infant, who had fecal matter coming out of her diaper. In the ensuing scuffle, both baby wipes and a bed post were wielded as weapons.

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Concrete squirrel implicated in felony vandalism

Concrete squirrel implicated in felony vandalism

May 19th, 2015 12:38 pm by Rain Smith

A Bluff City woman called police after her daughter, 31, hit her with a purse as they argued over car keys. When the suspect walked outside the complainant "heard a crash" - then looked out to see "a concrete squirrel lawn ornament through her windshield.

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Pint-sized pyro ignites child neglect arrest

Pint-sized pyro ignites child neglect arrest

May 15th, 2015 2:24 pm by Rain Smith

Upon response to a report of fire on Derwood Court, officers found "a storage building fully engulfed in flames." A neighbor then waved down the officer, pointing out a "small boy" who had been running around with a gas can.

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Man KOs brother in defense of mom

Man KOs brother in defense of mom

May 12th, 2015 6:00 pm by Rain Smith

Officers located an unresponsive man lying in a ditch along Melinda Ferry Road. He was transported to a hospital for treatment of lacerations and knots to his head, then later reported his brother had attacked him.

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Sleepover ends with child abuse arrest

Sleepover ends with child abuse arrest

May 4th, 2015 2:41 pm by Rain Smith

Police responded to a disturbance at a residence in Lynn Garden, finding a woman "to be very emotional." She then claimed that while she was sleeping, her juvenile daughter and a friend - who was staying the night - had "messed up the apartment."

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Ditch foils man's flight from police

Ditch foils man's flight from police

May 1st, 2015 1:05 pm by Rain Smith

Dispatch was alerted to a male and female fighting beneath a tree on Lynn Garden Drive. Upon police arrival and questioning, the man took off running across the on ramp to Stone Drive, forcing motorists to stop as an officer gave chase with a Taser.

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Caller seeks police insights on making bath salts

Caller seeks police insights on making bath salts

April 28th, 2015 1:45 pm by Rain Smith

An inquisitive caller asked dispatchers, "What is considered legal with drugs?" She then elaborated that lots of "oils" are for sale on the Internet, and was curious "if anything could be mixed with them to make, like, bath salts or stuff?"

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Kids eating off hospital floor prompts mom's arrest

Kids eating off hospital floor prompts mom's arrest

April 25th, 2015 2:00 pm by Rain Smith

Police were called to Holston Valley Medical Center after staff observed two young children "crawling around in the hallway....eating food out of the floor." Upon arrival an officer located their mother "passed out" in a chair.

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