KPD e-News Release: The City of Kingsport is Currently Accepting Applications for Communications Specialists in Kingsport Central Dispatch

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: The City of Kingsport is Currently Accepting Applications for Communications Specialists in Kingsport Central Dispatch
DATE: July 20, 2017
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The City of Kingsport is currently accepting applications for the position of Communications Specialists to serve in Kingsport Central Dispatch. Communications Specialists, also known as Dispatchers, are the calm, yet highly trained, voice on the phone whenever a citizen calls 9-1-1 to report an emergency.

Applications are being accepted through Sunday, July 30, 2017. All applications must be submitted online by visiting the following link:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kingsport/jobs/1793342/communications-specialist?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

The Communications Specialists of Kingsport Central Dispatch process roughly a quarter of a million telephone calls annually. Approximately twenty percent (50,000) of these calls are emergency calls to 9-1-1. Although a division of the Kingsport Police Department, Kingsport Central Dispatch also provides services for the Kingsport Fire Department, Sullivan County E.M.S., Kingsport Life Saving Crew, and other city departments and functions.

Kingsport Central Dispatch moved into the current 7,500 square foot, state-of-the-art, 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center in Downtown Kingsport in October 2015. Central Dispatch had previously been housed in a cramped 1,000 square foot space on the second floor of the Kingsport Justice Center since 1989. Prior to that, Central Dispatch operated out of the basement of the Civic Auditorium.

Kingsport Central Dispatch personnel serve under the supervision of the 9-1-1 Director, Lieutenant Steve Hammonds, and include a Communications Supervisor, a Technical Services Coordinator, 4 Shift Leaders, and more than a dozen Communications Specialists, all of whom are Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) certified.

For additional information regarding Kingsport Central Dispatch, please visit the following links:

https://www.KingsportTN.gov/Police-Department/Administrative_Bureau/Central_Dispatch/

http://Kingsport911.org/

For assistance with the application process, please contact the City of Kingsport Human Resources Department by calling 423-229-9401.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Man Arrested for Multiple Felonies After Firing Shots at Juvenile in Borden Park

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Man Arrested for Multiple Felonies After Firing Shots at Juvenile in Borden Park
DATE: July 14, 2017
CASE #: 17-017153
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On July 13, 2017 at approximately 6:30 PM, two victims (a 14 year old white male juvenile and a 35 year old white female adult) called 9-1-1 and drove straight to the Kingsport Justice Center to report an incident that has just occurred in Borden Park, located at 901 Lamont Street in Kingsport.

The 14 year old male juvenile victim advised that he was walking in the vicinity of the park when he heard someone call his name. He turned and observed Tyrone Charles Taylor coming toward him. He was previously acquainted with Mr. Taylor and said that Mr. Taylor had made prior threats to shoot him.

In fear for his safety, the victim retreated to a bathroom in the park and locked himself inside. He said that he stayed in the bathroom for approximately an hour and called a friend (the aforementioned 35 year old white female adult victim) to come and help him.

When his friend arrived, the juvenile got into her car. Two other individuals in the park immediately warned them that Mr. Taylor was on his way back to get them. As they exited the park, they looked back to see Mr. Taylor reappear. They advised that Mr. Taylor raised his arm and fired at least 3 shots from a firearm in their direction, but the shots neither hit them nor their vehicle. No one else appeared to have been injured by the gunfire.

Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to Borden Park and located Mr. Taylor still at the scene. He was arrested, charged with 1) Aggravated Assault (2 counts) and 2) Felony Reckless Endangerment, and confined in the Kingsport City Jail. He currently remains confined in lieu of a $30,000 bond as specified by the presiding magistrate.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Tyrone Charles Taylor
Age Date of Birth 7/17/1986

30 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/Black
Residency 3824 Eastline Drive, Apartment 60

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Aggravated Assault (2 counts)

2) Felony Reckless Endangerment

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault After Stabbing an Acquaintance

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault After Stabbing an Acquaintance
DATE: July 14, 2017
CASE #: 17-017150 (Aggravated Assault)

17-017172 (Arrest for Other Agency)

17-017181 (Resisting Arrest)

GENERAL NARRATIVE
On July 13, 2017 at approximately 6:30 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers were called to Indian Path Medical Center, located at 2000 Brookside Drive in Kingsport, in reference to the arrival of a patient seeking treatment for apparent stab wounds.

Officers spoke with the victim, a 44 year old white male adult of Kingsport, who advised that he had gone to Pinecrest Apartment, located at 3923 Lynda Lane in Kingsport, to check on a friend. The victim stated that his friend’s boyfriend, Shannon B. Bowlin, was at the apartment.

The victim and Mr. Bowlin were already acquainted with one another prior to this incident. The victim told officers that an argument ensued between him and Mr. Bowlin that culminated with Mr. Bowlin stabbing him. The victim retreated to his mother’s house, who in turn transported him to the hospital for treatment.

Officers went to Pinecrest Apartments, and while not immediately locating Mr. Bowlin, they were able to find evidence of the aforementioned incident to include what appeared to be blood droplets in the doorway of the residence. Officers began searching for Mr. Bowlin throughout the Kingsport area.

Approximately 3 ½ hours later, officers located Mr. Bowlin in the driver’s seat of a black Jeep Wrangler, parked at North Plaza Package Store, located at 812 Lynn Garden Drive. He was ordered out of the car, but he became non-compliant and refused to follow instructions.

When officers attempted to take him into custody, he tried to twist away, necessitating them taking him down to the ground to get him handcuffed safely and without further incident. At the time of his arrest, officers learned that he also had an outstanding warrant out of Sullivan County for Violation of Probation.

Mr. Bowlin was transported to the Kingsport City Jail where he remains confined in lieu of a $16,000 bond as specified by the presiding magistrate. In addition to the pre-existing warrant, he has been charged by K.P.D. with 1) Aggravated Assault and 2) Resisting Arrest.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Shannon B. Bowlin
Age Date of Birth 8/10/1975

41 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 4502 Harbor Drive

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Aggravated Assault

2) Resisting Arrest

3) Also Arrested on Outstanding Sullivan County Warrant for Violation of Probation

VICTIM INFORMATION
Name Not Released
Age 44 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Stab wounds to forearm and back
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Suspect Wanted by K.P.D. After Being Identified in Recent LampLight Theatre Burglary

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: Suspect Wanted by K.P.D. After Being Identified in Recent LampLight Theatre Burglary
DATE: July 7, 2017
CASE #: 17-016202
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On the morning of July 5, 2017, representatives of the LampLight Theatre, located at 140 Broad Street in Downtown Kingsport, reported a burglary that had occurred the previous day while the business was closed to the public for the Independence Day holiday.

While the precise point and method of entry was not immediately identified, a safe was found to have been stolen. Among other things, the safe contained several hundred dollars in cash, a check for $3,500, and a Lowe’s credit card. Since the burglary, one of the suspects has illegally altered the stolen check, making it payable to himself, and cashed it at an area financial institution. Several purchases totaling over $1,000 have also been fraudulently charged to the stolen Lowe’s credit card.

During the ensuing investigation, surveillance video footage was reviewed by several LampLight employees in the presence of Kingsport Police Department Detectives. Multiple employees immediately recognized one of the two suspects in the video as Ridgemond A. Mosley. Mr. Mosley was known to the employees, as he had apparently fallen on hard times and been taken in under their wing in the past.

Detectives have obtained a warrant initially charging Mr. Mosley with 1) Burglary and 2) Theft Over $2,500, both of which are felonies. He is currently wanted and still at large. His photograph is included in this release. Anyone who knows his current whereabouts or the identity of a potential accomplice is asked to promptly 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:

https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/police-department/contact-us

This remains an open and active K.P.D. investigation while Detectives work to positively identify the other suspect and investigate the related crimes involving the altered check and the fraudulently used Lowe’s credit card. Additional charges are most certainly pending.

WANTED SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Ridgemond A. Mosley
Age Date of Birth 9/24/1990

26 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

6 feet 1 inch

185 pounds

Last Known Address 1002 Elizabeth Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Burglary

2) Theft over $2,500

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Detectives Attempting to Identify Felony Graffiti Vandals Who Tagged Downtown Kingsport Buildings

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 Detectives Attempting to Identify Felony Graffiti Vandals Who Tagged Downtown Kingsport Buildings
DATE: July 6, 2017
CASE #: 17-014702
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Kingsport Police Department Detectives are attempting to identify two suspects who are responsible for brazenly vandalizing several Downtown Kingsport buildings with spray-painted graffiti, a practice typically referred to as “tagging.” While this practice is not as common in Kingsport as it is in larger cities, unfortunately it does happen here periodically. Graffiti serves as an aesthetic blight, and subsequent clean-up costs to municipalities and private business owners can be significant.

On June 12, 2017 at approximately 10:30 PM, the suspects were captured on surveillance video, both in front of, as well as in the alley behind Urban Synergy, located at 247 Broad Street in Downtown Kingsport. A male suspect commits the act, while his female accomplice serves as a lookout. Both suspects appear to have a light complexion and a slim build. The male appears to have long dark hair, while the female appears to have blonde hair fashioned in a ponytail.

While the actual property damage and cost of cleanup at this location alone will easily exceed $1,000 (making this crime a felony), the same duo is believed to likely be responsible for similar graffiti spray-painted recently at a minimum of five other locations throughout the Downtown Kingsport area.

A photo of the suspects, taken from the aforementioned surveillance footage, has been included in this release, while two clips of the actual video have been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel accessible via the links below:

https://youtu.be/6_4owxBgt3U

https://youtu.be/8QY-0T4bFp8

Anyone who recognizes either or both of these suspects, or who may have any additional information which could potentially help Detectives 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:

https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/police-department/contact-us

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Man Jailed for His Lewd Behavior While Parked in Fire Lane of Busy Shopping Center

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: Man Jailed for His Lewd Behavior While Parked in Fire Lane of Busy Shopping Center
DATE: July 2, 2017
CASE #: 17-015864
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On Saturday, July 1, 2017 at approximately 4:00 PM, a man was arrested for indecent exposure while parked in front of Kohl’s, in the Kingsport Pavilion Shopping Center, located at 2626 East Stone Drive in Kingsport. Store patrons notified the Kingsport Police Department after observing the man exposing his genitals and masturbating while sitting in a white car parked in the fire lane directly in front of the store.

Upon arrival, Officers observed the man attempt to leave in the described vehicle, and a traffic stop ensued. The man, now identified as Larry R. Hildebrand, stated that he had been waiting in the car for his girlfriend while she was inside the store. He acknowledged engaging in this very offensive, and quite public, behavior in what was otherwise a very family oriented atmosphere, but indicated that he did not think anybody would notice.

Mr. Hildebrand was arrested, charged with Indecent Exposure, and transported to and confined within the Kingsport City Jail. He was later released after posting a $1,500 bond as specified by the presiding magistrate.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Larry R. Hildebrand
Age Date of Birth 11/11/1966

50 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 433 ½ Rose Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) Indecent Exposure

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Friendly Annual Reminder that Fireworks are Illegal in the City of Kingsport

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: Friendly Annual Reminder that Fireworks are Illegal in the City of Kingsport
DATE: June 30, 2017
GENERAL NARRATIVE
With the 4th of July just around the corner, this is just a friendly reminder that, even on Independence Day, fireworks are illegal inside the city limits of Kingsport. The Kingsport Police Department recommends leaving fireworks to the professionals and encourages citizens to attend one of several officially sanctioned fireworks shows scheduled throughout the region. See below for the City of Kingsport Fireworks Ordinance. Violations of this Ordinance are subject to a $110 fine.

Sec. 42-112. Unlawful; exception.

(a) For the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the citizens and residents of the city, it is unlawful for any person to manufacture, use, discharge, possess with the intent to discharge, or offer for sale, expose for sale, sell at retail or keep with intent to sell at retail, fireworks in the city, except as authorized in section 42-113.

(b) There is a rebuttable presumption that a person possesses fireworks with the intent to discharge such fireworks if possession is:

(1) In a public place or outside a fully enclosed residential or commercial building, and fireworks have recently been discharged or reported discharged in the general vicinity of such possession; or

(2) In a public park or on public school property.

(Ord. No. 6102, § I(46-5(b)), 8-2-2011)

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit