KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Attempting to Identify $6,000 Lawnmower Thief

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Attempting to Identify $6,000 Lawnmower Thief
DATE: December 2, 2020
CASE #: 20-023857
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On November 5, 2020 at approximately 7:00 AM, an unidentified suspect stole a Kubota zero-turn mower (value over $6,000) from Kubota of Kingsport, located at 921 East Stone Drive of Kingsport. The suspect drove the mower from the Kubota lot into the parking lot of a neighboring business, where he loaded it onto a trailer. He then fled the scene, pulling the trailer behind what appeared to be a white Ford pickup truck.

The suspect, pictured driving the stolen mower in the accompanying photo, appears to be a white male adult wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black pants. Anyone who recognizes him or his vehicle description, or who may know the whereabouts of the stolen mower, 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:

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

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: K.P.D. Invites Public Comment for Upcoming CALEA Reaccreditation Assessment

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Invites Public Comment for Upcoming CALEA Reaccreditation Assessment
DATE: December 2, 2020
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The Kingsport Police Department has been accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) for 28 consecutive years and currently holds the distinction of Advanced Meritorious Accreditation with Excellence.

K.P.D. is scheduled for a virtual on-site CALEA assessment on December 7-9, 2020. In order to achieve reaccreditation, the Kingsport Police Department must demonstrate that it meets professional standards as established by CALEA.

The CALEA Accreditation programs provide public safety agencies with an opportunity to voluntarily meet an established set of professional standards, which require:

  • Comprehensive and uniform written directives that clearly define authority, performance, and responsibilities
  • Reports and analyses to make fact-based and informed management decisions.
  • Preparedness to address natural or man-made critical incidents
  • Community relationship-building and maintenance
  • Independent review by subject matter experts
  • Continuous pursuit of excellence through annual reviews and other assessment measures

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a virtual public information session scheduled on December 8, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The session will be conducted via Zoom Video Conferencing.

The public link is:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88052800163?pwd=Qmg1aStqZkdyZTN6dVU5dXg2dTdZUT09

Meeting ID: 880 5280 0163

Passcode: 186768

Agency employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling:

423-229-9378 on December 8 2020, between the hours of 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.Comments will be heard by the Assessment Team.

Telephone comments as well as virtual appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the standards are available at CALEA.org or by contacting the Kingsport Police Department at 423-224-2411 or 423-343-9805.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Kingsport Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA),

13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155.

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: Kingsport Police Searching for Missing Teenager

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Searching for Missing Teenager
DATE: December 2, 2020
CASE #: 20-024563
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On November 23, 2020, Jenna White (17 year old juvenile) was reported missing to the Kingsport Police Department by a family member. While foul play is not suspected at this time, due to her minor age, every possible effort is being made in an effort to locate her.

A photograph is included in this release. Anyone who sees her or may know her current whereabouts 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

MISSING JUVENILE INFORMATION
Name Jenna White
Age 17 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 4 inches

169 pounds

Hair/Eyes Bright Blue Hair

Brown Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Possible Clothing Description Black Hooded Sweatshirt

Jeans

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: K.P.D. Attempting to Locate Missing Juvenile

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Attempting to Locate Missing Juvenile
DATE: December 2, 2020
CASE #: 20-024605
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On the morning of November 24, 2020, Lee Troupe (17 year old juvenile) was reported missing to the Kingsport Police Department by a family member. While foul play is not suspected at this time, due to his minor age, every possible effort is being made in an effort to locate him.

A photograph is included in this release. Anyone who sees him or may know his current whereabouts 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

MISSING JUVENILE INFORMATION
Name Lee Troupe
Age 17 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/Black
Height/

Weight

5 feet 11 inches

160 pounds

Hair/Eyes Black Hair

Brown Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN

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: Kingsport Police Attempting to Locate Missing Teenager (Reissue)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Attempting to Locate Missing Teenager (Reissue)
DATE: December 2, 2020
CASE #: 20-020641
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The following is another reissuance of an earlier news release previously posted on October 5, 2020 and October 28, 2020. Joshua Erdley continues to be missing. Foul play is still not suspected.

As previously released:

On the afternoon of September 28, 2020, Joshua Erdley (14 year old white male juvenile) was reported missing to the Kingsport Police Department. Investigators have no reason to suspect foul play at this time.

Anyone who knows his current whereabouts 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:

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

MISSING JUVENILE INFORMATION
Name Joshua Erdley
Age 14 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN

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: Pair Sought in Convenience Store Burglary/$1,800 Cigarette Theft

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Pair Sought in Convenience Store Burglary/$1,800 Cigarette Theft
DATE: December 1, 2020
CASE #: 20-022275
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On October 21, 2020 a burglary to the Roadrunner Market, located at 4222 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport, was reported to the Kingsport Police Department. The incident occurred on September 26, 2020 at approximately 12:30 AM; however, it was not discovered until a product shortage found during a later inventory prompted a review of surveillance video footage.

Two individuals, one black male adult and one black female adult, conspired to distract the clerk while the male suspect burglarized an employee only access storage area and stole a large box containing 31 cartons of cigarettes with a value of over $1,800.00. The suspects left the scene in a black and gold pickup truck.

Photos of these two individuals, taken from store surveillance video, have been included in this release. Anyone who recognizes either of them 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:

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

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: K.P.D. Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death
DATE: November 24, 2020
CASE #: 20-024600
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On November 24, 2020 shortly before 8:00 AM, Kingsport Police Department Patrol Officers and Detectives responded to Lynn Garden Drive near the West Stone Drive interchange in reference to a deceased individual found to the side of the roadway. This discovery is currently under preliminary investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division as a suspicious death.

The decedent will be sent for autopsy to the E.T.S.U. James H. Quillen College of Medicine for positive identification and to determine cause of death. Due to the early and active nature of the investigation, absolutely no further details are available for release at this time. Additional information will be released as it develops, but only at an appropriate point in the investigation.

Media inquiries should be directed to the Office of the K.P.D. Public Information Officer at 423-229-9433 or ThomasMPatton.

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: Kingsport Police Request Public Assistance in Identifying Misdemeanor Suspects

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Request Public Assistance in Identifying Misdemeanor Suspects
DATE: November 20, 2020
CASE #: Multiple
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The Kingsport Police Department is requesting public assistance in identifying several suspects in various unrelated misdemeanor investigations. The individuals (or vehicles) in the following images were photographed on surveillance video during the commission of assorted misdemeanors, typically non-violent property crimes. Identifying one of these suspects could potentially help solve a case.

Anyone who recognizes any of these individuals (or vehicles) is asked to contact Detectives in the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429. As multiple cases and suspects are being featured in this news release, when providing information, citizens are asked to please cite the specific case number that corresponds to the particular individual being identified.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to these or any other cases 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

CASE #: 20-013712

CASE #: 20-013712

CASE #: 20-016000

CASE #: 20-016298 (Pic 1)

CASE #: 20-016298 (Pic 2/Red Vehicle)

CASE #: 20-017560 (Pic 1)

CASE #: 20-017560 (Pic 2)

CASE #: 20-017838 (Pic 1)

CASE #: 20-017838 (Pic 2)

CASE #: 20-020401

CASE #: 20-020677

CASE #: 20-021146

CASE #: 20-021152 (Pic 1)

CASE #: 20-021152 (Pic 2)

CASE #: 20-021244

CASE #: 20-021551 (Pic 1)

CASE #: 20-021551 (Pic 2)

CASE #: 20-021551 (Pic 3)

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: K.P.D. Attempting to Locate Missing Teenage Girl

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Attempting to Locate Missing Teenage Girl
DATE: November 17, 2020
CASE #: 20-024038
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On the evening of November 15, 2020 Alvia Sifuentes was reported missing to the Kingsport Police Department. While there is no know reason to suspect foul play at this time, due to her minor age, investigators are making every possible effort to locate her.

Alivia is a 13 year old white female juvenile. She is approximately 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs roughly 110 pounds. She has dyed black hair and hazel eyes. A photograph has been included in this release.

Anyone who sees her or has any information regarding her current whereabouts 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:

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

MISSING JUVENILE INFORMATION
Name Alivia Sifuentes
Age 13 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Height/

Weight

Approximately 5 feet 3 inches

Roughly 110 pounds

Hair/Eyes Dyed Black Hair

Hazel Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN

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: Osage Drive Homicide Investigation Underway by Kingsport Police

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Osage Drive Homicide Investigation Underway by Kingsport Police
DATE: November 16, 2020
CASE #: 20-023986
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On November 15, 2020 at approximately 1:00 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a reported shooting incident at a residence in the 1600 block of Osage Drive in Kingsport. Upon arrival, Officers located Eduardo Oviedo-Velazco (26 year old adult male) inside the residence, deceased as a result of what appeared to be a gunshot wound.

K.P.D. Detectives responded to the scene, and a homicide investigation is currently underway. Based upon their findings thus far, this appears to be an isolated incident with no known immediate danger to the public at large. As this investigation remains active and ongoing, no further details are available for release at this time. Additional information will be released as it develops, but only at an appropriate point in the investigation.

Anyone who has any information related to this incident which might be able to assist Detectives with their investigation 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

DECEDENT INFORMATION
Name Eduardo Oviedo-Velazco
Age 26 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/Hispanic
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Fatal Gunshot Wound
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton