KPD e-News Release: Motorcyclist Killed in Interstate Interchange Crash

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Motorcyclist Killed in Interstate Interchange Crash
DATE: March 13, 2019
CASE #: 19-005345
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On March 13, 2019 at approximately 6:30 PM, Kingsport Police Department Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision at the interchange of Interstate 81 and Interstate 26 in Kingsport. Due to the seriousness of injuries involved, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit was called to the scene. Their subsequent investigation revealed the following:

A black 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2-door sedan, driven by Richard M. Estep, was northbound on Interstate 81 and attempting to merge to the right onto the exit ramp to westbound Interstate 26. Meanwhile a red 2010 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, operated by Sammy P. Fanning, had exited eastbound Interstate 26 and was attempting to merge to the left onto the northbound lanes of Interstate 81 via the entrance ramp.

At some point while the two vehicles were merging, they came in contact with one another, causing the motorcycle to overturn. Mr. Fanning sustained critical injuries and was transported to a local medical facility where he later died. Mr. Estep was not injured as a result of the collision. Each of the two vehicles involved only sustained minor damage.

This crash remains under active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit. As such, no additional information is available for release at this time.

COLLISION VEHICLE #1 INFORMATION
Make Mitsubishi
Model Eclipse
Year 2006
Type 2-Door Coupe
Color Black
Damage Minor
Driver Name Richard M. Estep
Age 29 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Church Hill, TN
Injuries No Injury
COLLISION VEHICLE #2 INFORMATION
Make Harley-Davidson
Model Motorcycle
Year 2010
Type Motorcycle
Color Red
Damage Minor
Operator Name Sammy P. Fanning
Age 46 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Fatal
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint
DATE: March 11, 2019
GENERAL NARRATIVE
In the ongoing effort to reduce the dangerous problem of Driving Under the Influence and resulting crashes, injuries, and deaths, the Kingsport Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, March 16, 2019. This Checkpoint will be held at an undisclosed time and location inside the city limits of Kingsport.

Beyond the risk of serious injury or death associated with impaired driving, being convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs can impact your life in many ways, including loss of employment, prevention of employment in certain jobs, higher insurance rates, serious financial setbacks, personal and family embarrassment, and incarceration.

The Kingsport Police Department continues to emphasize to citizens that Tennessee D.U.I. laws apply not just to drinking alcohol, but to ingesting any substance that impairs the driver’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, including illegal drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, as well as prescription drugs, even if they are prescribed by a physician.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Detectives Attempting to Identify Felony Shoplifter Who Stole Three Mixers and a Hoverboard

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Detectives Attempting to Identify Felony Shoplifter Who Stole Three Mixers and a Hoverboard
DATE: March 5, 2019
CASE #: 19-003444
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On February 16, 2019 at approximately 9:45 AM, a white male suspect feloniously shoplifted over $1,000 in merchandise from Walmart, located at 3200 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport. The stolen goods include three (3) KitchenAid mixers and a Hoverboard self-balancing scooter.

The unidentified suspect placed the items in a shopping cart, pushed the cart past all points of sale, and exited the store with no attempt to pay for any of them. He then loaded the items into what appeared to be a white full-size Chevrolet pickup truck and left the scene.

Photographs of the suspect and his vehicle, taken from Walmart surveillance footage, have been included in this release. Anyone who recognizes either of them 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:

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

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Detectives Attempting to Identify Suspect in Check Forgery Investigation

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Detectives Attempting to Identify Suspect in Check Forgery Investigation
DATE: February 26, 2019
CASE #: 19-002660
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On February 6, 2019 a local citizen reported to the Kingsport Police Department that two of her personal checks had been stolen from her residence at some point over the past couple of months. Those stolen checks were subsequently forged and passed by an unknown suspect.

After further investigation, K.P.D. Detectives located surveillance video footage of a white female adult suspect in the act of passing one of the checks at a local financial institution.

A photograph of that suspect, taken from that footage, has been included in this release. Anyone who recognizes her 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

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Requesting Citizen Tips in Locating Missing Teenager

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Requesting Citizen Tips in Locating Missing Teenager
DATE: February 26, 2019
CASE #: 19-003077
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On the morning of February 12, 2019, a father reported his teenage son, Lee Troupe, missing to the Kingsport Police Department. The father said that his son did not return home from school five (5) days earlier on February 7th.

Foul play is not suspected. Lee is a 15 year old black male juvenile. He is approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs roughly 130 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who sees him or knows his possible current whereabouts 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:

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

MISSING JUVENILE INFORMATION
Name Lee Troupe
Age 15 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/Black
Height/

Weight

5 feet 11 inches

130 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Black Hair

Brown Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Request Public Assistance in Identifying Misdemeanor Suspects

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Request Public Assistance in Identifying Misdemeanor Suspects
DATE: February 25, 2019
CASE #: Multiple
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The Kingsport Police Department is requesting public assistance in identifying several suspects in various misdemeanor investigations. The individuals in the following images were photographed on surveillance video during the commission of assorted misdemeanors, typically non-violent property crimes. Identifying one of these suspects could potentially help solve a case.

Anyone who recognizes any of these individuals is asked to contact Detectives in the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429. As multiple cases and suspects are being featured in this news release, when providing information, citizens are asked to please cite the specific case number that corresponds to the particular individual being identified.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to these or any other cases 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

CASE #: 18-034304
CASE #: 19-000594
CASE #: 19-000658
CASE #: 19-000827
 

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CASE #: 19-000870
CASE #: 19-001148
CASE #: 19-001485
CASE #: 19-002044
CASE #: 19-002678
CASE #: 19-002821
CASE #: 19-003032
CASE #: 19-003636
CASE #: 19-003701
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Apply Today for a Career in Law Enforcement with the Kingsport Police Department (Final Notice)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

www.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Apply Today for a Career in Law Enforcement with the Kingsport Police Department (Final Notice)
DATE: February 25, 2019
GENERAL NARRATIVE
There is less than one week remaining to apply for the Kingsport Police Department’s upcoming Spring 2019 Police Applicant Testing session. See previously released information below for details:

The City of Kingsport Human Resources Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. The Kingsport Police Department is hoping to hire several new officers out of this application process to fill any existing and upcoming vacancies. Applications are being accepted from February 3, 2019 until no later than March 3, 2019.

Individuals who are interested in a career in law enforcement are encouraged to apply. All applicants must be a United States citizen and either already be at least 21 years of age or be turning 21 by no later than September 21, 2019 (six months after the test date). Applicants are asked to only submit their application once, as weeding out duplicate applications hampers efficiency. All applications must be submitted online using the following link:

https://www.GovernmentJobs.com/Careers/Kingsport

Following the March 3rd deadline, all applicants will receive a confirmation email, as well as a letter by traditional mail, containing further instructions regarding the upcoming Police Applicant Testing procedures. All applicants will undergo a series of assessments, beginning with a written examination on the morning of Thursday, March 21, 2019. The written examination will be administered at the Civic Auditorium, located at 1550 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport.

While not an absolute requirement, applicants are strongly encouraged to invest in the Stanard and Associates National Police Officer Selection Test “Online POST Study Guide” and “Online POST Practice Test” to assist them in preparing for this examination. These online study aids are currently priced very reasonably at $5 and $15 respectively and are available for purchase at the following link:

https://www.ApplyToServe.com/Study

Applicants should take note that the current written examination used for Police Applicant Testing is obtained from a completely different vendor than the City of Kingsport used prior to 2018; therefore, other study guides that may have been recommended in the past and obtained and utilized by applicants to prepare for former tests taken prior to 2018 may not be applicable to the current examination.

Applicants who successfully pass the written examination will advance forward to a physical agility evaluation that same afternoon at 1:00 PM. The physical agility evaluation will consist of a timed one-mile run and a timed roughly one-quarter-mile obstacle course designed to measure fitness, strength, agility, and endurance as related to the duties of a Police Officer.

Applicants are also strongly encouraged to participate in a voluntary practice physical agility evaluation and question and answer session. This session will take place on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Domtar Park, located at 1414 Riverport Road in Kingsport. Individuals must have an application on file and sign a waiver of liability in order to be eligible to participate in this practice session.

Those applicants with the highest combined scores on the written examination and physical agility evaluation will move forward to an interview panel to further vet the candidates. The top finishers will then be interviewed by the Chief of Police to determine the finalists. Those ultimately selected will also be subject to a medical examination, psychological evaluation, and a thorough background investigation prior to actual hiring.

The current starting salary for Police Officer Trainee is $15.92 per hour or $33,119 annually. Applicants who are already certified law enforcement officers may be eligible for a salary adjustment to compensate for prior experience if certain criteria are met. Academy training and all essential equipment including uniforms, firearms, body armor, and duty gear are provided by the department. K.P.D. also issues take-home police cruisers to officers meeting specific residency requirements.

City of Kingsport employee benefits include direct payroll deposit; paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; employee life insurance; optional supplemental and dependent life insurance; long-term disability; health insurance; optional dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; ICMA RC 401 retirement; and optional ICMA RC 457 retirement.

For additional information regarding the application process, please call the City of Kingsport Human Resources Department at 423-229-9401. For additional information regarding a law enforcement career at the Kingsport Police Department, please call Lieutenant Chris Tincher with the K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit at 423-343-9805.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton