KPD e-News Release: Detectives Request Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Felony Vandalism and Attempted Theft at Car Wash

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Detectives Request Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Felony Vandalism and Attempted Theft at Car Wash
DATE: August 17, 2017
CASE #: 17-012996
On May 31, 2017 at approximately 4:30 AM, a lone suspect used a small pry bar in an attempt to break into, in order to steal money out of, a coin operated industrial vacuum cleaner at Clean Stop Car Wash, located at 1113 East Sevier Avenue in Kingsport.

While his efforts ultimately proved unsuccessful, during what would have been a misdemeanor theft, he committed the more serious crime of felony vandalism by inflicting $1,500 in damages upon the machine. He eventually left the scene empty-handed on foot.

The crime was recorded by surveillance cameras, and a photograph of the suspect, taken from that footage, has been included with this release. A short clip of the actual video has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube Channel via the link below:

The suspect appears to be a slim white male wearing glasses. 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:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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