KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Increasing Impaired-Driving Enforcement During Christmas and New Year’s Day Holiday Season

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. Increasing Impaired-Driving Enforcement During Christmas and New Year’s Day Holiday Season
DATE: December 17, 2018
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The Kingsport Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to increase impaired-driving enforcement from December 14, 2018 through January 1, 2019, surrounding the Christmas and New Year’s Day holiday season. The THSO’s statewide “Booze It and Lose It” campaign is part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” nationwide mobilization.

The Kingsport Police Department continues to stress that Tennessee D.U.I. laws apply not just to alcohol, but to any substance that impairs the ability to drive, including illegal drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, as well as prescription drugs, even if they are prescribed by a physician.

Increased state and national messaging about the dangers of drunk driving, coupled with increased sobriety checkpoints and high visibility enforcement at the local level, aim to drastically reduce the number of drunk-driving crashes, injuries, and fatalities this year.

“We ask all Tennesseans to please drive safely this holiday season,” said THSO Director Vic Donoho. “Our state and local law enforcement partners will be out in full force to secure Tennessee roadways. We want everyone to make it home safely, so please designate a sober driver.”

Beyond the risk of serious injury or death associated with impaired driving, being convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs can negatively impact an offender’s life in many ways. Consequences could include the loss of employment, prevention of employment in certain jobs, significantly higher insurance rates, serious financial setbacks due to costly fines, court costs, and legal fees, personal and family embarrassment, the installation of an ignition interlock device in the offender’s vehicle, and mandatory jail time.

The THSO provides grant funding to support the Kingsport Police Department’s increased enforcement efforts during the Booze It and Lose It holiday campaign. For more information about the THSO, please visit www.TNTrafficSafety.org. For more information about the NHTSA, please visit www.NHTSA.gov.

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 Runaway Autistic Teenager (Update)

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 Runaway Autistic Teenager (Update)
DATE: December 11, 2018
CASE #: 18-033019
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On December 11, 2018 at approximately 5:00 PM, Isaiah Dukes was found safe and sound at the residence of an acquaintance in the same neighborhood where he had last been seen.

As previously released:

The Kingsport Police Department is searching for a runaway autistic teenager, Isaiah Dukes. Isaiah’s mother reported him as a runaway to K.P.D. shortly before midnight on December 10, 2018; however, she stated that he had actually been missing since approximately 1:30 PM that day.

Foul play is not suspected; however, due to his medical diagnosis, K.P.D. is requesting citizen assistance in locating him. He was last seen at the residence of a relative on Dale Street.

Isaiah is a 13 year old black male juvenile with black hair and brown eyes. He stands approximately 5 feet 4 inches in height and weighs roughly 90 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, and black shoes.

Anyone who sees him, or who may have any information which could potentially be used to locate him, is asked to promptly 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

RUNAWAY JUVENILE INFORMATION
Name Isaiah Dukes
Age 13 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/Black
Height/

Weight

Approximately 5 feet 4 inches

Roughly 90 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Black Hair

Brown Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Last Known Clothing Gray Hooded Sweatshirt

Gray Sweatpants

Black Shoes

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 Runaway Autistic 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 Runaway Autistic Teenager
DATE: December 11, 2018
CASE #: 18-033019
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The Kingsport Police Department is searching for a runaway autistic teenager, Isaiah Dukes. Isaiah’s mother reported him as a runaway to K.P.D. shortly before midnight on December 10, 2018; however, she stated that he had actually been missing since approximately 1:30 PM that day.

Foul play is not suspected; however, due to his medical diagnosis, K.P.D. is requesting citizen assistance in locating him. He was last seen at the residence of a relative on Dale Street.

Isaiah is a 13 year old black male juvenile with black hair and brown eyes. He stands approximately 5 feet 4 inches in height and weighs roughly 90 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, and black shoes.

Anyone who sees him, or who may have any information which could potentially be used to locate him, is asked to promptly 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

RUNAWAY JUVENILE INFORMATION
Name Isaiah Dukes
Age 13 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/Black
Height/

Weight

Approximately 5 feet 4 inches

Roughly 90 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Black Hair

Brown Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Last Known Clothing Gray Hooded Sweatshirt

Gray Sweatpants

Black Shoes

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 Sought in Shoplifting Incident that Escalated to Knife Assault

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Suspect Sought in Shoplifting Incident that Escalated to Knife Assault
DATE: December 11, 2018
CASE #: 18-032922
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On December 9, 2018 at approximately 10:45 AM, a white male adult suspect attempted to push a shopping cart full of merchandise (nearly $1,000 total value) out of Walmart, located at 2500 West Stone Drive in Kingsport, without paying for it.

When Walmart loss prevention personnel confronted the man, he pulled a large knife from the pile of merchandise, removed it from its packaging, and raised it in a threatening and aggressive manner. The suspect eventually set the knife down, abandoned the shopping cart full of merchandise he was attempting to steal, and left the store.

A photograph of the suspect, taken from store surveillance video footage, has been included in this release. Anyone who recognizes him 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: Pedestrian Killed in Weather Related Interstate 81 Crash

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Pedestrian Killed in Weather Related Interstate 81 Crash
DATE: December 10, 2018
CASE #: 18-032931
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On December 9, 2018 at approximately 1:30 PM, a tractor trailer had become disabled and was stopped on the shoulder of northbound Interstate 81 just before exit 66 in Kingsport. The driver, later identified as William James Taylor (58 Years of Age of Robertsdale, Alabama), was walking away from, and just to the north of, the disabled tractor trailer.

Other northbound vehicles were moving over to the left for safety as they passed the disabled tractor trailer. One of those vehicles was a black 2017 Dodge Journey, driven by Scott Russell Register (42 Years of Age of Hughesville, Maryland) and occupied by three additional passengers.

As the Dodge Journey merged to the left, it hit a patch of slush and snow in the travel lane, causing Mr. Register to lose control of the vehicle. The Dodge swerved back to the right across both northbound travel lanes and struck Mr. Taylor as he was walking along the shoulder. Mr. Taylor died as a result of the impact.

This motor vehicle collision remains under active investigation by the Kingsport Police Department Traffic Unit. As such, no additional information is available for release at this time.

COLLISION VEHICLE INFORMATION
Make Dodge
Model Journey
Year 2017
Type Mid-Sized Crossover Utility Vehicle
Color Black
Damage Functional Damage
Driver Name Scott Russell Register
Age 42 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Hughesville, Maryland
Injuries No Injury
Passenger Name Ashley M. Register
Age 28 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Hughesville, Maryland
Injuries No Injury
Passenger Name Not Released Due to Minor Age
Age 5 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Hughesville, Maryland
Injuries No Injury
Passenger Name Not Released Due to Minor Age
Age 8 Months of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Hughesville, Maryland
Injuries No Injury
PEDESTRIAN INFORMATION
Name William James Taylor
Age 58 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Robertsdale, Alabama
Injuries Fatal
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 City Court Closed Monday

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport City Court Closed Monday
DATE: December 9, 2018
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Kingsport City Court will be closed tomorrow, Monday, December 10, 2018 due to inclement weather and hazardous driving conditions. Anyone with a case set for December 10th will be contacted by the City Court Clerk to reschedule their case to a later date.
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 Issue Interstate 81 Traffic Advisory Due to Overturned Tractor Trailer (Update)

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 Issue Interstate 81 Traffic Advisory Due to Overturned Tractor Trailer (Update)
DATE: December 7, 2018
CASE #: 18-032785
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On December 7, 2018 as of 4:00 PM, southbound I-81 is back open for traffic.

As previously released:

On December 7, 2018 at approximately 2:30 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers were dispatched to Interstate 81 near the Interstate 26 interchange in reference to a crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer. As of the time of issuance of this news release, southbound I-81 is completely blocked.

Motorists are strongly encouraged to avoid this area if at all possible, and seek an alternate route, so as to avoid unnecessary congestion and delays. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to slow down, be patient, pay attention, an obey all traffic instructions.

Specific information regarding the crash itself is not available at this time.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton