KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Detectives Seeking Assistance in 2015 “Cold Case” Residential Burglary Investi gation

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: Kingsport Detectives Seeking Assistance in 2015 “Cold Case” Residential Burglary Investigation
DATE: May 12, 2016
CASE #: 15-023927
On the evening of November 2, 2015, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers and Detectives were called to a residence on Hillhurst Circle in Kingsport to investigate a residential burglary. The residents had just returned home from a four-day vacation, only to find that their home had been burglarized.

While the home had been left locked, and there was no sign of forced entry, the interior had been ransacked and numerous items were missing. Several thousand dollars in computer equipment had been stolen. The computer equipment included five (5) Dell laptops, two (2) Lenova laptops, two (2) Lenova Think Pads, and one (1) Westin external hard drive.

Other items stolen during the burglary included a collection of jewelry valued at approximately $50,000. The jewelry collection was part of a dowry from an Indian wedding and contained various unique designs that should be easily recognizable.

The suspect(s) also unsuccessfully attempted to remove a large flat screen television from a wall, and while doing so, apparently left behind one piece of evidence. A black ball cap with blue Under Armour logo was found on the floor of the residence near the flat screen television. As it did not belong to the homeowners, it is believed to have been accidentally left behind by the suspect(s). The hat had been stained with what appears to be splotches of white paint.

K.P.D. Detectives have been investigating this crime since it occurred and have exhausted all leads. Photographs of the ball cap and the stolen jewelry have been included in this release in hopes that by seeing them, someone’s memory will be spurred and new leads will be developed.

Anyone who has any information that will assist Detectives with developing a suspect and solving 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:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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