KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Detectives Seeking Identity of Motor Vehicle Theft 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 Seeking Identity of Motor Vehicle Theft Suspect
DATE: September 18, 2019
CASE #: 19-021323
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On September 11, 2019 at approximately 12:45 PM, a woman parked her blue 2005 Hyundai Elantra 4-door sedan in the parking lot of Advance Financial, located at 2357 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport, and entered the business.

While inside, she observed a white male suspect enter her vehicle and drive away in it. In the vehicle when it was stolen was her purse, which contained her bank cards, her cell phone, her house keys, her TN driver license, and a significant quantity of prescription medications.

The vehicle has since been recovered in Lebanon Tennessee by the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect was captured on surveillance video while visiting a neighboring business. An array of photos, taken from that footage has been included in this release.

Anyone who recognizes him 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:

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

Citizens are reminded and strongly encouraged to NEVER leave their vehicles unlocked, NEVER leave their keys in their vehicles, and NEVER leave valuables in their vehicles.

For additional information and preventative measures on the crime of Motor Vehicle Theft, please see the previously issued news release below:

https://kingsportpdblog.com/2019/02/07/kpd-e-news-release-citizens-urged-to-take-basic-preventative-measures-due-to-surge-in-motor-vehicle-thefts-and-auto-burglaries/

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

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