KPD e-News Release: Detectives Seeking Suspect in Residential Burglary

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: Detectives Seeking Suspect in Residential Burglary
DATE: February 26, 2016
CASE #: 16-003604
On February 22, 2016 at approximately 11:15 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a burglar alarm at a residence in the 2000 block of Fairview Avenue in Kingsport. Upon arrival, they located a broken window on the rear of the residence as well as a back door that was ajar. The officers searched the premises; however, nobody was located.

The homeowner responded and surveyed her residence to determine if anything had been stolen. The house had been ransacked; however, the only thing that initially appeared to be missing was a single pillowcase.

A check of in-home surveillance video footage showed what looks to be a single white male suspect inside the residence. It appears that he entered through the window, dumped out several drawers, removed a pillowcase from a pillow (most likely for the purpose of collecting his loot), but then exited through the door after being scared off by the alarm.

This same home was previously burglarized approximately seven months earlier.

Several photos of the suspect taken from surveillance video have been included in this release. A clip of the actual footage has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below. Please note that the suspect does not appear until about 20 seconds into the clip.

Anyone who recognizes him or who may have any additional information which may 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:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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