KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Request Citizen Assistance in Identifying Person of Interest (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

www.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Request Citizen Assistance in Identifying Person of Interest (Update)
DATE: February 18, 2020
CASE #: Not Provided
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update: The aforementioned person of interest in this news release has been positively identified. She has spoken with Detectives and has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing.

As previously released:

The Kingsport Police Department is requesting citizen assistance in identifying a white female person of interest in connection to an ongoing investigation. An array of photos of this woman has been included in this release.

Anyone who can help identify 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:

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

Due to the nature of this investigation, no additional details are available for release 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

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Request Citizen Assistance in Identifying Person of Interest

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 Citizen Assistance in Identifying Person of Interest
DATE: February 17, 2020
CASE #: Not Provided
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The Kingsport Police Department is requesting citizen assistance in identifying a white female person of interest in connection to an ongoing investigation. An array of photos of this woman has been included in this release.

Anyone who can help identify 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:

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

Due to the nature of this investigation, no additional details are available for release 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

KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Requests Assistance in Locating Four Missing Juveniles (Foul Play Not Suspected) Update #2

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. Requests Assistance in Locating Four Missing Juveniles (Foul Play Not Suspected) Update #2
DATE: February 17, 2020
CASE #: 19-028548 (Joshua Erdely)

20-001265 (Krysten Atkins) LOCATED

20-002569 (Steven McGovern)

20-002592 (Rain “Knowledge” Hall) LOCATED

GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update #2: Rain “Knowledge” Hall has been located safe. Joshua Erdely and Steven McGovern are still considered missing juveniles.

As previously released:

Update: Krysten Atkins has been located safe. Joshua Erdely, Steven McGovern, and Rain “Knowledge” Hall are still considered missing juveniles.

As previously released:

The Kingsport Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in locating four missing juveniles. These individuals have been reported missing to the Kingsport Police Department over the past few months in completely unrelated cases. It is important to note that foul play is not suspected in any of the four cases.

Joshua Erdely is a 16 year old white male juvenile. He is 5 feet 1 inch in height and weighs 100 pounds. He has blondish hair and brown eyes. He was last seen on November 21, 2019.

Krysten Atkins is a 16 year old white female juvenile. Her height, weight, hair color, and eye color were not provided. She was last seen on January 14, 2020.

Steven McGovern is a 14 year old white male juvenile. He is 5 feet 8 inches in height and weighs 145 pounds. He has blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen on January 30, 2020.

Rain “Knowledge” Hall is a 14 year old black male juvenile. He is 5 feet 1 inch in height and weighs 100 pounds. He has black hair (styled in dreadlocks) and brown eyes. He was last seen on January 31, 2020.

Anyone with any information regarding the current whereabouts of any of these four missing juveniles 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 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

Due to juvenile privacy laws, no additional information can or will be released regarding these investigations.

MISSING JUVENILE #1 INFORMATION
Name Joshua Erdely
Age 16 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 1 inch

100 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Blondish Hair

Brown Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Missing Since November 21, 2019

MISSING JUVENILE #2 INFORMATION (LOCATED)
Name Krysten Atkins
Age 16 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Height/

Weight

Not Provided
Hair/

Eyes

Not Provided
Residency Kingsport, TN
Missing Since January 14, 2020

MISSING JUVENILE #3 INFORMATION
Name Steven McGovern
Age 14 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 8 inches

145 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Blonde Hair

Blue Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Missing Since January 30, 2020

MISSING JUVENILE #4 INFORMATION (LOCATED)
Name Rain “Knowledge” Hall
Age 14 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/Black
Height/

Weight

5 feet 1 inch

100 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Black Hair (styled in dreadlocks)

Brown Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Missing Since January 31, 2020

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 Attempting to Identify Debit Card Fraud Suspect

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 Attempting to Identify Debit Card Fraud Suspect
DATE: February 14, 2020
CASE #: 20-002166
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On January 26, 2020 an unidentified suspect (believed to be a white female adult) used a stolen debit card to make an unauthorized purchase for the amount of $150 at Walmart Neighborhood Market, located at 750 Lynn Garden Drive in Kingsport. At the time of the offense, the suspect was believed to have been traveling in a white compact sedan.

The fraudulent transaction was captured on store surveillance video. Photos of the suspect and her vehicle that were taken from that footage have been included in this release. A clip of the actual video has also been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

https://youtu.be/zID0BMXK4Kw

Anyone who recognizes this suspect or her vehicle 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 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

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 Department Conducting Citizen Survey (Reminder)

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 Department Conducting Citizen Survey (Reminder)
DATE: February 10, 2020
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Reminder: There is still plenty of time left to participate in the Kingsport Police Department’s 2020 Citizen Survey. The survey will be available online until the end of February. To take the survey, please visit:

https://www.KingsportTN.gov/Police-Department/Citizen-Survey

As previously released:

Throughout the month of February 2020, the Kingsport Police Department will be conducting a citizen survey as part of the accreditation process. K.P.D. is internationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

K.P.D. was first accredited through CALEA in 1992. The department has maintained accreditation now for over 25 consecutive years, being reaccredited in 1997, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, and 2017. The benefits of CALEA accreditation include greater accountability within the agency, reduced risk and liability exposure, stronger defense against civil litigation, staunch support from government officials, and increased community advocacy.

CALEA requires that an accredited agency must be in compliance with nearly 500 individual professional standards. One such standard requires that the agency conduct a documented survey of citizen attitudes and opinions at least once every two (2) years.

The survey is designed to be used as a platform for organizational learning, asking specific questions about the quality of policing in the community. The survey questions are constructed so as to gauge citizen feedback with respect to:

1) Overall agency performance,

2) Overall competence of agency employees,

3) Citizens’ perception of officers’ attitudes and behavior,

4) Community concern over safety and security within the agency’s service area, and

5) Citizens’ recommendations and suggestions for improvements.

To take the 2020 Citizen Survey, click the link below:

https://www.KingsportTN.gov/Police-Department/Citizen-Survey

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. Requests Assistance in Locating Four Missing Juveniles (Foul Play Not Suspected) Update

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. Requests Assistance in Locating Four Missing Juveniles (Foul Play Not Suspected) Update
DATE: February 10, 2020
CASE #: 19-028548 (Joshua Erdely)

20-001265 (Krysten Atkins) LOCATED

20-002569 (Steven McGovern)

20-002592 (Rain “Knowledge” Hall)

GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update: Krysten Atkins has been located safe. Joshua Erdely, Steven McGovern, and Rain “Knowledge” Hall are still considered missing juveniles.

As previously released:

The Kingsport Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in locating four missing juveniles. These individuals have been reported missing to the Kingsport Police Department over the past few months in completely unrelated cases. It is important to note that foul play is not suspected in any of the four cases.

Joshua Erdely is a 16 year old white male juvenile. He is 5 feet 1 inch in height and weighs 100 pounds. He has blondish hair and brown eyes. He was last seen on November 21, 2019.

Krysten Atkins is a 16 year old white female juvenile. Her height, weight, hair color, and eye color were not provided. She was last seen on January 14, 2020.

Steven McGovern is a 14 year old white male juvenile. He is 5 feet 8 inches in height and weighs 145 pounds. He has blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen on January 30, 2020.

Rain “Knowledge” Hall is a 14 year old black male juvenile. He is 5 feet 1 inch in height and weighs 100 pounds. He has black hair (styled in dreadlocks) and brown eyes. He was last seen on January 31, 2020.

Anyone with any information regarding the current whereabouts of any of these four missing juveniles 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 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

Due to juvenile privacy laws, no additional information can or will be released regarding these investigations.

MISSING JUVENILE #1 INFORMATION
Name Joshua Erdely
Age 16 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 1 inch

100 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Blondish Hair

Brown Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Missing Since November 21, 2019

MISSING JUVENILE #2 INFORMATION (LOCATED)
Name Krysten Atkins
Age 16 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Height/

Weight

Not Provided
Hair/

Eyes

Not Provided
Residency Kingsport, TN
Missing Since January 14, 2020

MISSING JUVENILE #3 INFORMATION
Name Steven McGovern
Age 14 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 8 inches

145 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Blonde Hair

Blue Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Missing Since January 30, 2020

MISSING JUVENILE #4 INFORMATION
Name Rain “Knowledge” Hall
Age 14 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/Black
Height/

Weight

5 feet 1 inch

100 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Black Hair (styled in dreadlocks)

Brown Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Missing Since January 31, 2020

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 Cloned Credit Card Fraud Investigation

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 Cloned Credit Card Fraud Investigation
DATE: February 6, 2020
CASE #: 20-001098 (Valero)

20-001099 (Tri-Cities Tobacco Wholesale)

20-001100 (Dollar General)

20-001101 (Dairy Queen)

GENERAL NARRATIVE
On January 13, 2020 an individual reported to the Kingsport Police Department that his credit card account had been compromised. The victim’s card had been used to make multiple in-person purchases at several local businesses. His original card was still in his possession, so it is believed that his card had somehow been cloned.

Three charges had been placed at the Valero gas station and convenience store, located at 817 Lynn Garden Drive, one charge was placed at Tri-Cities Tobacco Wholesale, located at 700 West Sullivan Street, one charge was placed at Dollar General, located at 704 Lynn Garden Drive, and one charge was placed at Dairy Queen, located at 819 Lynn Garden Drive.

What appears to be a white male adult suspect was captured on store surveillance video during at least two of these transactions. A photo taken from some of that footage has been included in this release. A short clip of some of that footage has also been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

https://youtu.be/Jn2wX9miQis

Anyone who recognizes this 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 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

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton