KPD e-News Release: Detectives Attempting to Identify Female Check Forger

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 Female Check Forger
DATE: September 1, 2015
CASE #: 15-015229
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On July 15, 2015 at approximately 5:15 PM, a white female suspect forged and cashed a stolen check for the amount of $245 at Eastman Credit Union, located at 212 South Wilcox Drive in Kingsport. Video surveillance cameras captured the transaction, and photos of the suspect have been included in this release.

Anyone who recognizes her is asked to contact Detectives in the K.P.D. 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: K.P.D. Wins Division in TN G.H.S.O. Law Enforcement Challenge

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. Wins Division in TN G.H.S.O. Law Enforcement Challenge
DATE: August 28, 2015
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On August 20, 2015, the Tennessee Department of Safety and the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office announced the winners of the 11th Annual Law Enforcement Challenge. Participating law enforcement agencies are categorized according to the size of the department. In the 101-200 officer division, the Kingsport Police Department won first place.

The Law Enforcement Challenge is an annual competition designed to recognize and reward the best overall traffic safety programs across the state. Similar sizes and types of agencies are judged on their local efforts to enforce laws and educate the public about impaired driving, speeding, and occupant protection. The winning safety programs combine officer training, public information, and enforcement to reduce crashes and injuries within their jurisdiction.

“This goes far beyond which agency issued the most citations,” said Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer. “These departments have identified specific traffic safety issues in their community, addressed those issues in innovative ways, and are now being thanked and awarded for their success.”

“Over the last decade, we have seen the number of traffic fatalities in Tennessee reduce by over a third,’ said Governor’s Highway Safety Office Director Kendell Poole. “It is an honor to recognize the agencies that work on the front lines of traffic safety. We appreciate their tireless efforts to assure that motorists arrive at their destinations safely.”

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Announces Upcoming Citizens Police Academy

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. Announces Upcoming Citizens Police Academy
DATE: August 27, 2015
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The Kingsport Police Department is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for an upcoming class of the highly acclaimed Citizens Police Academy. K.P.D.’s Citizens Academy is open to individuals who are at least 18 years of age, who either reside or work within the city limits of Kingsport.

The Academy is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 6:00 PM. Classes will meet twice each week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for four consecutive weeks at 6:00 PM, with the final class being held on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Each class will run approximately 2 ½ to 3 hours in duration.

The Citizens Police Academy is not designed to prepare citizens to become police officers; however, it will give citizens a chance to walk a few steps in an officer’s shoes to experience what it might be like to serve as a police officer and to better understand why officers do what they do. Citizens Academy classes include an interesting mix of classroom presentations, demonstrations, and hands on activities.

Class topics include:

1) An Introduction to K.P.D. with a Tour of the Justice Center

2) Collision and D.U.I. Investigations

3) Crime Scene Investigations

4) E.O.D. (Explosive Ordinance Disposal)

5) The Police K-9

6) Traffic Stops and Building Searches

7) Defensive Tactics and the Use of Force

8) S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons and Tactics)

The deadline to submit an application will be Friday, September 11, 2015 at 5:00 PM. Anyone interested in participating in the Citizens Academy needs to submit a new application, regardless of whether or not they have previously submitted an application.

For more information, and to download an application, please visit the K.P.D. website at http://Police.KingsportTN.gov and click on the “Programs for Citizens” tab.  For additional questions regarding the Academy or for further assistance in applying, please contact K.P.D.’s Public Information Officer, Tom Patton, by email at TomPatton@KingsportTN.gov or by phone at 423-229-9433.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Two Pickup Drivers Sought in Hit and Run that Destroyed McDonald’s Flagpole

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: Two Pickup Drivers Sought in Hit and Run that Destroyed McDonald’s Flagpole
DATE: August 25, 2015
CASE #: 15-018126
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On August 20, 2015 at approximately 11:00 PM, a vehicle ran over a curb and struck a metal flagpole in the parking lot of McDonald’s, located at 4300 West Stone Drive in Kingsport. The pole was completely broken off from the concrete pedestal and knocked into a nearby drainage ditch.

A review of surveillance video footage determined that the vehicle in question was a white pickup truck that appeared to be a full-size Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra with an extended cab and a tool box mounted in the bed. The white pickup became stuck on the curb and/or flagpole pedestal during the incident.

A few minutes later, a second pickup arrived in the parking lot and pulled the white pickup back into the parking lot, allowing it to leave the scene of the crash. The second pickup appeared to be a full-size Dodge Ram with a 4-door cab.

The value of the destroyed flagpole was estimated to be $800. Photos of both pickups are included in this release. Both drivers are being sought by Detectives for questioning in the incident.

Anyone who recognizes either of these pickups or who may be able to provide any information to Detectives which may help them solve this case is asked to contact the K.P.D. 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 Seeking Info on Baby Formula Shoplifter

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Seeking Info on Baby Formula Shoplifter
DATE: August 21, 2015
CASE #: 15-016784
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On August 4, 2015 at approximately 4:00 PM, a white male suspect shoplifted 25 cans of Similac baby formula and a large pack of diapers from Wal-Mart, located at 2500 West Stone Drive in Kingsport. The total value of the stolen property was $665. Loss prevention officers spotted him leaving the store; however, they were unable to successfully apprehend him. He fled the scene in a black Ford Contour or Taurus 4-door sedan.

Photos of the suspect and his vehicle taken from surveillance video footage have been included in this release. Anyone who recognizes him is asked to contact K.P.D. Detectives 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: K.P.D. Detectives Probing Storage Container Burglary and Tool Theft

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Detectives Probing Storage Container Burglary and Tool Theft
DATE: August 21, 2015
CASE #: 15-017240
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On the morning of August 9, 2015, shortly after 6:00 AM, at least two unknown suspects broke into two construction storage containers, located at 812 Lynn Garden Drive in Kingsport. Over $15,000 in Snap-On and Mac tools, along with assorted vehicle parts and heavy equipment batteries, were stolen during the burglary.

A review of surveillance video footage from nearby businesses determined that the suspects were traveling in an older model dark colored Dodge Durango sport utility vehicle pulling a large white single-axle box trailer. Photos of the suspects’ vehicle and trailer are included in this release.

Anyone who recognizes this vehicle and/or trailer or who may have any information which may assist detectives in solving this case is asked to contact the K.P.D. 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: Suspect Sought in Two Burglaries to Kingsport Pavilion Businesses

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Suspect Sought in Two Burglaries to Kingsport Pavilion Businesses
DATE: August 20, 2015
CASE #: 15-017763
GENERAL NARRATIVE
During the nighttime hours of August 14, 2015 an unknown suspect was captured on surveillance video during a burglary of Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, located at 2600 East Stone Drive, in the Kingsport Pavilion Shopping Complex.

Another burglary was reported the same night to the nearby Maurice’s clothing store, located at 2626 East Stone Drive in the same shopping complex. The two burglaries are believed to be related, and the same suspect is being sought in both cases.

While detectives are still attempting to determine what, if anything, was stolen from Which Wich, an undisclosed amount of cash and checks were stolen from Maurice’s.

A photo of the suspect taken from surveillance video has been included in this release. An actual clip of the video footage has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf3o9XqVYTA

The photo and the video are blurry and of relatively poor quality; however, anyone who happens to recognize the suspect is asked to contact Detectives in the K.P.D. 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