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Empty tank blamed for stolen truck

November 20th, 2014 9:30 pm by Rain Smith

In Surgoinsville, police found a vehicle that was "possibly" stolen from Washington County, along with a man claiming it was his "work truck." He also admitted that his boss "has been requesting him to bring it back."

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Postal disservice: Man arrested while scavenging mail

Postal disservice: Man arrested while scavenging mail

November 17th, 2014 3:20 pm by Rain Smith

On Virgil Avenue police found an individual standing by a row of mailboxes — while wearing a hard hat and gloves — with multiple pieces of mail strewn across the grass.

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Burn out: Man dashes down street in underwear to extinguish 'fire'

Burn out: Man dashes down street in underwear to extinguish 'fire'

November 14th, 2014 10:26 am by Rain Smith

Police were alerted to a suspicious person "running on the highway" in Blountville. An officer responded to the area of Food City along State Route 394, finding the suspect wearing nothing but boxers.

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Citizen's arrest: Auto-burglar caught by victim

Citizen's arrest: Auto-burglar caught by victim

November 11th, 2014 2:19 pm by Rain Smith

Police were dispatched to a fight in a parking lot of Holston Valley Medical Center, where a man returned to his vehicle to find someone "making sure the door was shut."

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'Tired' pedestrian snatches bike

'Tired' pedestrian snatches bike

November 6th, 2014 1:39 pm by Rain Smith

Ten minutes after police talked to a man who was allegedly riding his cousin's bicycle, a nearby resident called dispatch to report a theft from her yard.

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Officer asked to assist with beer run

Officer asked to assist with beer run

November 3rd, 2014 9:00 pm by Rain Smith

As a deputy was conducting a traffic stop on Highway 11W, a man "stumbled up" and pleaded for "a ride to the beer store."

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Possum provokes fearful 911 flashback

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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