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Man fends off alien invasion with hammer

April 21st, 2015 1:41 pm by Rain Smith

A deputy responded to a complaint of an intoxicated man at a Bristol mobile home park, with the suspect allegedly "waving a hammer in the air and yelling aliens were coming to get him."

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Traffic stop turns to assault on cop

Traffic stop turns to assault on cop

April 16th, 2015 4:11 pm by Rain Smith

During a routine stop for speeding, a truck driver began to use aggressive tones and slammed his door, then "advanced" on an officer while waving his hands in the air.

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Man punches cop to teach son 'lesson' in police intimidation

Man punches cop to teach son 'lesson' in police intimidation

April 13th, 2015 3:34 pm by Rain Smith

Police were called to a disturbance in Kingsport, where a man claimed his father "had been drinking and was trying to argue." An officer reported that as he spoke with the complainant on the porch, the suspect "busted out the front door and attacked me."

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Laundry spat evokes 'body slam' into trash

Laundry spat evokes 'body slam' into trash

April 10th, 2015 1:36 pm by Rain Smith

A Bloomingdale man told police that he called a woman to respond to his residence and pick up her laundry. When she didn't arrive in a "timely fashion," he threw her clothes away in an outside dumpster.

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Loud car leads police to shrooms, pot

Loud car leads police to shrooms, pot

April 7th, 2015 3:05 pm by Rain Smith

A stop was conducted on a Honda Accord, as the car's lack of a muffler was creating excessive noise. Upon approach the driver quickly changed seats with a front seat passenger, with the officer then detecting a strong scent of marijuana.

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Bickering over pot brownies cited in police visit

Bickering over pot brownies cited in police visit

April 4th, 2015 8:00 pm by Rain Smith

A Shipley Ferry Road caller told dispatch that his girlfriend was breaking things, then armed herself with two irons to try and strike him. Shortly thereafter, a woman could be heard in the background of the call: "He has pot in the house."

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Road rage towards cop lands hothead in jail

Road rage towards cop lands hothead in jail

April 2nd, 2015 9:42 am by Rain Smith

As a detective in an unmarked car traveled west on Main Street, an SUV in front of him "abruptly braked and came to a complete stop." The other driver then exited his vehicle and walked towards the officer's vehicle: "You were tailgating me!"

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For sale: Home on quiet street w/patio, naked man

For sale: Home on quiet street w/patio, naked man

March 27th, 2015 12:22 pm by Rain Smith

At approximately 2 p.m., a Realtor visited a residence that's for sale in Kingsport. Shortly after arrival to the property she was dialing police, as an unknown man was found "lying under a picnic table without anything on."

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Glue huffer says 'Netflix' will take care of him

Glue huffer says 'Netflix' will take care of him

March 23rd, 2015 4:30 pm by Rain Smith

At 5:40 p.m., police were alerted to an intoxicated man at a McDonald's, allegedly sitting in a car and "inhaling glue." When an officer arrived, the suspect was "staggering around" in the parking lot.

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DUI suspect's pizza run ends in crash, giggles

DUI suspect's pizza run ends in crash, giggles

March 16th, 2015 4:09 pm by Rain Smith

At approximately 7:45 p.m, the driver of a 4Runner veered off North Wilcox Drive, into the parking lot of a dentist office and struck an unoccupied car.

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Clairvoyance annoyance: 'Sinister' premonition prompts arrest

Clairvoyance annoyance: 'Sinister' premonition prompts arrest

March 12th, 2015 3:49 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport woman's self-described "visions" led her to dial 911 six times in two hours. An officer responded to her apartment to confirm police, fire or EMS were not needed - then ordered her to cease "unless it was an actual emergency."

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