The blotter is derived from recent incident reports and central dispatch records of area police agencies.
Sullivan County Sheriff's office
An individual called dispatch on their neighbor, who was allegedly "sitting outside naked yesterday."
Believing them to be suspicious, someone called police on a couple who had asked a local firework dealer for "big mortars" — followed by inquiry on where the DMV office could be located.
A northbound I-81 motorists reported a man "staggering" along the road: "almost walked out in front of their vehicle."
Dispatch was advised of suspicious men "carrying a dog over their shoulders," but an officer's check of the area found no one.
A Blountville resident reported $1,000 in loose change as stolen from their home.
EMS were called to deal with a drunken man who had passed out at a residence on Spangler Road. Prior to police arrival, the man became combative, with an officer pulling up to find him staggering in the road. "He fell to the ground four times," reads an officer's report, "before I could get out of my car." When questioned on how long he had been drinking, he stated since Tuesday — five days prior — at 3 a.m. He was arrested for public intoxication.
Dispatchers were alerted to a domestic dispute at a Kingsport residence, with the caller saying a female had been "sneaking a guy in and out of the house."
A man claimed that "church kids threw dirt at his car."
Police were asked to check on two men at South Holston Lake, as they were suspected of performing sex acts on each other outside of their vehicles.
On Highway 394, a motorist reported that they were nearly hit by a pizza delivery driver. The restaurant's manager offered a pizza to make up for the reckless driving, but complainant instead demanded to speak with a police officer.
Hawkins County Sheriff's Office
A Mooresburg resident suspected a family member of poisoning his sick cat and horse, as the two men had been involved in a property dispute.
Police responded to an alleged domestic assault, with a woman saying her husband had thrown the TV remote at her face. His actions were spurred by an argument over a vehicle's windows being left down, but a deputy observed no injuries. She agreed to leave for the night, no charges were placed.
A deputy stopped to check on the occupant of a Lexus that was parked along Highway 11-W. After stumbling out of the car, becoming "irate" with police and performing poorly on sobriety tests, he was arrested. A reports notes the combative man "had to forcibly be taken into custody."
A Rogersville resident called police on a man, saying that he arrived to the home uninvited and waved a gun. The dispute was reportedly over an unpaid debt, with the suspect found in a vehicle parked nearby. He admitted to the incident, and a .38 Special was located in the floorboard. Due to a past conviction for sale and delivery of drugs, he was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Kingsport Police Department
A patrol officer was flagged down by a female motorist, who then pointed towards a man walking down Clinchfield Street. She claimed the individual — who she did not know — had "jumped on the hood of her car and started beating on her windshield with his fists." When police attempted to speak with the man, he first began to try and walk away. He then turned on the officer "in an aggressive manner" and "reached into his front pants." Fearing he had a weapon, the officer took him to the ground. A report lists no motive for his actions towards the female, but states he was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.comments powered by Disqus