KPD e-News Release: Halloween Party and Half Marathon to Cause Downtown Traffic Congestion and Delays

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Halloween Party and Half Marathon to Cause Downtown Traffic Congestion and Delays
DATE: October 22, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
This Saturday, October 25, 2014, motorists should expect increased traffic congestion and delays in Downtown Kingsport and surrounding areas.

Activities connected with the Haunted Half Marathon and the Rockin’ the Hallows Halloween Party will take place throughout the day from approximately 2:00 PM until midnight.

At approximately 3:00 PM, sections of the following roadways will be closed for the race for approximately 3 hours:

1) Clinchfield Street

2) Market Street

3) Main Street

4) Sullivan Street

5) Wilcox Drive

6) Industry Drive

7) Arch Street

8) Roller Street

The Halloween party will take place at the Farmer’s Market from 7:00 PM until midnight.

Area motorists not planning on participating in these events should plan ahead and seek an alternate route to avoid congestion and delays. Motorists traveling in the vicinity of the event areas are asked to exercise courtesy and patience, follow all detours, obey all traffic instructions, and keep a cautious eye out for pedestrians, cyclists, and slow moving vehicles.

A map of the race course has been included in this release. For additional information regarding these events, please visit the following links:

http://rockinthehallows.com/

http://www.hauntedhalf.com

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Missing Person Located Safe and Sound

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Missing Person Located Safe and Sound
DATE: October 22, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Eugene Kaywood, who was reported missing on October 20, 2014, has been located. He is now in the company of family members and is safe and sound.

As previously released:

Kingsport Police Detectives are requesting assistance from the public in locating a missing person.

On October 20, 2014, Eugene Kaywood was reported missing by his caregiver. He was last seen standing in the carport outside of his residence at approximately 8:40 AM that morning. Due to medical conditions, Mr. Kaywood is unable to properly care for himself. There is some indication that he might be visiting with some friends at an unknown location, and those friends may be looking after him; however, that has not yet been confirmed.

Mr. Kaywood is described as a 56 year old white male, approximately 5 feet, 6 inches in height, weighing approximately 115 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a maroon shirt, a green coat, brown boots, and a white University of Tennessee Volunteers hat. A photograph of Mr. Kaywood has been included in this release.

Detectives are asking for anyone who may know Mr. Kaywood’s whereabouts to contact them as soon as possible in the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or via Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Requests Assistance in Locating Missing Person

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Requests Assistance in Locating Missing Person
DATE: October 22, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Kingsport Police Detectives are requesting assistance from the public in locating a missing person.

On October 20, 2014, Eugene Kaywood was reported missing by his caregiver. He was last seen standing in the carport outside of his residence at approximately 8:40 AM that morning. Due to medical conditions, Mr. Kaywood is unable to properly care for himself. There is some indication that he might be visiting with some friends at an unknown location, and those friends may be looking after him; however, that has not yet been confirmed.

Mr. Kaywood is described as a 56 year old white male, approximately 5 feet, 6 inches in height, weighing approximately 115 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a maroon shirt, a green coat, brown boots, and a white University of Tennessee Volunteers hat. A photograph of Mr. Kaywood has been included in this release.

Detectives are asking for anyone who may know Mr. Kaywood’s whereabouts to contact them as soon as possible in the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or via Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

MISSING PERSON INFORMATION
Name Eugene Kaywood
Age 56 Years of Age
Race/Gender White/Male
Residency Resides on Millie Street in Kingsport, TN
Height/

Weight

5 feet, 6 inches

115 pounds

Hair/Eyes Brown Hair/Blue Eyes
Clothing Last seen wearing:

Blue Jeans

Maroon Shirt

Green Coat

Brown Boots

White University of Tennessee Volunteers Hat

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Responds to Serious Single Vehicle Rollover Crash

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Responds to Serious Single Vehicle Rollover Crash
DATE: October 21, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On October 21, 2014 at approximately 3:10 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol and Traffic Units responded to a single vehicle rollover crash in the 1200 block of Catawba Street in Kingsport. The first arriving officers located a 2006 Mazda Tribute compact sport utility vehicle resting on the passenger side with the driver, Regina L. Bailey, lying on the roadway underneath the vehicle. First responders from the Kingsport Fire Department, Kingsport Life Saving Crew, and Sullivan County E.M.S. arrived on scene, rescued Ms. Bailey from underneath the vehicle, and transported her to Holston Valley Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.

An investigation into the crash by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit revealed that the vehicle was eastbound on Catawba Street when, for unknown reasons, it veered to the left across the center line. The vehicle overrode the curb on the opposite side of the street and struck a tree in the yard of 1224 Catawba Street, causing the vehicle to roll over onto the passenger side. The events leading up to this crash are still under investigation.

Ms. Bailey was not wearing her seatbelt and was partially ejected as the vehicle rolled onto its side. Had she been properly restrained, her injuries would likely have been lessened or even prevented altogether. The Kingsport Police Department continues to stress the importance of wearing seatbelts. Not only is it the law, but it might just save a life.

COLLISION VEHICLE INFORMATION
Make Mazda
Model Tribute
Year 2006
Type Compact Sport Utility Vehicle
Color Gray
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Regina L. Bailey
Age 57 Years of Age
Race/Gender White/Female
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Serious Injuries
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Detectives Requesting Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Multiple Incidents of Debit Card Fraud

Kingsport Police Department200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com
NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Detectives Requesting Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Multiple Incidents of Debit Card Fraud
DATE: October 17, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Kingsport Police Detectives are attempting to identify a suspect connected to multiple incidents of debit card fraud that occurred at Wal-Mart, located at 2500 West Stone Drive in Kingsport.

On October 5, 2014 at approximately 5:00 PM, the same black male suspect used nine different debit cards to make multiple transactions totaling nearly $2,750. In almost every transaction, the suspect purchased pre-paid Visa gift cards.

Each of the nine debit cards were linked to a different victim’s account; however, the common denominator is that each of the account holders still had their own debit card in their possession. The suspect was somehow able to obtain counterfeit “clones” of the victims’ debit cards.

A photo of the suspect taken from surveillance video is included in this release. Anyone who recognizes this individual is asked to contact K.P.D. Detectives at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information OfficerKingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Detectives Attempting to Identify Wal-Mart Felony Shoplifter

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Detectives Attempting to Identify Wal-Mart Felony Shoplifter
DATE: October 15, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On October 3, 2014 at approximately 11:45 AM, a white female suspect shoplifted over $500 in bedding materials from Wal-Mart, located at 2500 West Stone Drive in Kingsport. She left the store by pushing an overflowing shopping cart out of the lawn and garden exit, waving a receipt at an employee to signal that she had paid.

Her exit was captured by surveillance cameras, and photographs taken from the video footage are included in this release. A clip from the actual video has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

http://youtu.be/GsGxzTbdWCU

K.P.D. Detectives are asking for anyone who may know her identity to contact them in the Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Arrest Two Men and Recover Stolen Vehicle in Intertwined Incidents Connected to the Same Woman

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Arrest Two Men and Recover Stolen Vehicle in Intertwined Incidents Connected to the Same Woman
DATE: September 15, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On October 14, 2014 at approximately 11:30 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers were called to Walgreens, located at 1420 West Stone Drive in Kingsport, to investigate a suspicious person. Upon arrival the officers located the described individual who was identified as Anthony A. Kern. A warrant check on Mr. Kern yielded an outstanding Sullivan County arrest warrant for violation of probation.

A search of Mr. Kern incident to arrest turned up two pills in his pocket. Mr. Kern was issued a misdemeanor citation for Possession of a Legend Drug without a Prescription and released into the custody of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office on the outstanding warrant.

A female was with Mr. Kern at the time of this incident. After his arrest, the female called an individual, identified as Lance E. Stapleton, requesting a ride. When he received the call, Mr. Stapleton was on foot a couple of blocks away in the vicinity of the Roadrunner Market, located at 1600 West Stone Drive.

A customer had left his 1998 Chevrolet S-10 pickup running and unlocked while he went inside the Roadrunner Market. Not having transportation of his own, Mr. Stapleton stole the pickup and drove to Walgreens to pick up the female.

Meanwhile, the owner of the truck called 9-1-1 to report the motor vehicle theft. An alert was issued, notifying officers to be on the lookout for the stolen vehicle. The officers at Walgreens observed Mr. Stapleton arrive in the stolen truck which had just been described in the alert.

Mr. Stapleton was promptly arrested for Theft over $500 (of a motor vehicle) and transported to the Kingsport City Jail. While he was being searched in the jail, a small bag fell from his clothing to the floor. The bag contained a white rock substance believed to be the commonly abused synthetic street drug, “gravel.” This discovery resulted in Mr. Stapleton facing an additional charge of Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Facility.

The stolen vehicle was recovered and turned back over to its rightful owner. K.P.D. continues to stress the importance of never leaving a vehicle unlocked, especially with the keys in the ignition and the engine running.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Lance E. Stapleton
Age Date of Birth 12/23/1985

28 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Male
Residency 132 Forest View Road

Surgoinsville, TN

Charge(s) Theft over $500 (of a Motor Vehicle)

Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Facility

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Anthony A. Kern
Age Date of Birth 5/4/1985

29 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Male
Residency 277 California Avenue

Church Hill, TN

Charge(s) Possession of a Legend Drug without a Prescription

Also Arrested on Outstanding Sullivan County Warrant for Violation of Probation

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit