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Gamer management: Spat over buy-back spirals to felony

Gamer management: Spat over buy-back spirals to felony

December 1st, 2014 2:54 pm by Rain Smith

After being told the store wouldn't purchase an Xbox and Wii — due to their "poor conditions and missing parts" — a man and woman cursed the manager and were ordered to leave. In the parking lot, felony charges were incurred.

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Timber! Tree-cutter trashes house, utilities

Timber! Tree-cutter trashes house, utilities

November 24th, 2014 7:00 pm by Rain Smith

Police responded to a report of extensive property damage on Bays Mountain Trail, where the resident hired a tree-cutter who was neither licensed, bonded, nor insured.

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Empty tank blamed for stolen truck

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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