KPD e-News Release: Suspect Sought in Burglary to Charitable Healthcare Center

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: Suspect Sought in Burglary to Charitable Healthcare Center
DATE: January 9, 2017
CASE #: 16-026058
In the early morning hours of December 1, 2016 an unknown suspect burglarized Friends in Need, a charitable healthcare center, located at 1105 West Stone Drive in Kingsport. The suspect broke an exterior window to gain entry and destroyed a set of blinds in the process. Upon entering the building, the suspect inadvertently tripped an alarm and immediately fled the scene prior to police arrival.

Responding officers searched the area and utilized a K-9 in an attempt to track the suspect, but that ultimately proved unsuccessful. While nothing appears to have been stolen, the damage to the window and blinds were estimated to be approximately $300.

The incident was recorded by surveillance cameras outside the business, and photos of the suspect taken from that footage have been included in this release. A clip of the actual video has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

Anyone who recognizes him, or who may have any information concerning this crime, 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:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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