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School burglars eat Popsicles, release hamster

School burglars eat Popsicles, release hamster

May 28th, 2014 6:46 pm by Rain Smith

A review of surveillance footage revealed children had unlawfully entered Washington Elementary School and remained inside for approximately four hours.

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Drunk man arrested after claiming burglary by brother

Drunk man arrested after claiming burglary by brother

May 27th, 2014 3:00 pm by Rain Smith

A responding officer located the alleged burglar standing outside, at which point it was learned that the complainant was highly intoxicated, had lost his keys and locked himself out of his home.

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Washer for soda pop swap quickly fizzles

Washer for soda pop swap quickly fizzles

May 22nd, 2014 3:19 pm by Rain Smith

A man called police after receiving threats, saying he had recently swapped his washing machine with the suspect for two 12-packs of soft drinks.

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Woman mocks police, pepper spray as 'foreplay'

Woman mocks police, pepper spray as 'foreplay'

May 19th, 2014 3:20 pm by Rain Smith

After screaming and cursing at officers — and attempting to break a patrol car's window "with her head" — the assault suspect was told to calm down or she would be pepper sprayed. Her response solicited the latter.

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Mom arrested after forging son's doctor excuses

Mom arrested after forging son's doctor excuses

May 16th, 2014 12:06 pm by Rain Smith

A Blountville woman was charged with forgery and 14 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, stemming from an April juvenile court hearing in Bristol.

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ValuCard application leads police to shoplifting suspect

ValuCard application leads police to shoplifting suspect

May 12th, 2014 3:01 pm by Rain Smith

A man allegedly stole several items from the Food City in Big Stone Gap — and immediately after providing his personal information to obtain a ValuCard.

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Missing cucumbers ignite knife attack

Missing cucumbers ignite knife attack

May 6th, 2014 11:01 am by Rain Smith

The victim was mowing when a neighbor, age 72, entered his yard and pulled out a pocket knife, making accusations of vegetables stolen from his garden.

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Failed drug test spurs felony vandalism

Failed drug test spurs felony vandalism

May 1st, 2014 1:50 pm by Rain Smith

After a man was fired from a downtown Kingsport restaurant — reportedly for failing a drug test — his girlfriend accused an employee of "ratting" him out. When told to leave, she stopped by an Audi in the parking lot.

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'Skilled warrior' threatens to kill cop's family

'Skilled warrior' threatens to kill cop's family

April 30th, 2014 2:38 pm by Rain Smith

The DUI suspect "attempted to sing" his ABCs, made several statements which had "no relevance to the questions" he was asked, then levied threats against multiple police officers.

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Man blames hit-n-run on groceries in vehicle

Man blames hit-n-run on groceries in vehicle

April 28th, 2014 3:15 pm by Rain Smith

When located by a Kingsport officer, the DUI suspect, "stated he left the scene because he had groceries in the trunk."

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