KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Requests Assistance in Locating Four Missing Juveniles (Foul Play Not Suspected)

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. Requests Assistance in Locating Four Missing Juveniles (Foul Play Not Suspected)
DATE: February 6, 2020
CASE #: 19-028548 (Joshua Erdely)

20-001265 (Krysten Atkins)

20-002569 (Steven McGovern)

20-002592 (Rain “Knowledge” Hall)

GENERAL NARRATIVE
The Kingsport Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in locating four missing juveniles. These individuals have been reported missing to the Kingsport Police Department over the past few months in completely unrelated cases. It is important to note that foul play is not suspected in any of the four cases.

Joshua Erdely is a 16 year old white male juvenile. He is 5 feet 1 inch in height and weighs 100 pounds. He has blondish hair and brown eyes. He was last seen on November 21, 2019.

Krysten Atkins is a 16 year old white female juvenile. Her height, weight, hair color, and eye color were not provided. She was last seen on January 14, 2020.

Steven McGovern is a 14 year old white male juvenile. He is 5 feet 8 inches in height and weighs 145 pounds. He has blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen on January 30, 2020.

Rain “Knowledge” Hall is a 14 year old black male juvenile. He is 5 feet 1 inch in height and weighs 100 pounds. He has black hair (styled in dreadlocks) and brown eyes. He was last seen on January 31, 2020.

Anyone with any information regarding the current whereabouts of any of these four missing juveniles 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 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

Due to juvenile privacy laws, no additional information can or will be released regarding these investigations.

MISSING JUVENILE #1 INFORMATION
Name Joshua Erdely
Age 16 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 1 inch

100 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Blondish Hair

Brown Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Missing Since November 21, 2019

MISSING JUVENILE #2 INFORMATION
Name Krysten Atkins
Age 16 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Height/

Weight

Not Provided
Hair/

Eyes

Not Provided
Residency Kingsport, TN
Missing Since January 14, 2020

MISSING JUVENILE #3 INFORMATION
Name Steven McGovern
Age 14 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 8 inches

145 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Blonde Hair

Blue Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Missing Since January 30, 2020

MISSING JUVENILE #4 INFORMATION
Name Rain “Knowledge” Hall
Age 14 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/Black
Height/

Weight

5 feet 1 inch

100 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Black Hair (styled in dreadlocks)

Brown Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Missing Since January 31, 2020

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: State Representatives to Visit Kingsport 911 Emergency Communications Center

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: State Representatives to Visit Kingsport 911 Emergency Communications Center
DATE: February 6, 2020
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On Friday, February 7, 2020 at 1:30 PM, State Representatives John Crawford (Sullivan County District 1) and Bud Hulsey (Sullivan County District 2) will be paying a special visit to the Kingsport 911 Emergency Communications Center, located at 141 Unicoi Street in Downtown Kingsport.

The primary purpose of their visit is to present the Kingsport 911 Emergency Communications District with a check from the State of Tennessee for unclaimed funds in the amount of $2,207.37. Representatives Crawford and Hulsey were instrumental in facilitating the recovery and delivery of these funds, and their assistance is greatly appreciated.

Due to the secure nature of this facility, this event will not be open to the general public; however, media representatives are welcome and invited to be in attendance. For additional information, please contact Lieutenant Todd Harrison, Executive Director of Kingsport 911, at 423-229-9358.

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: The City of Kingsport is Currently Accepting Applications for Corrections Officer with the Kingsport Police Department (2nd Notice)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: The City of Kingsport is Currently Accepting Applications for Corrections Officer with the Kingsport Police Department (2nd Notice)
DATE: February 3, 2020
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Approximately one week remains to apply for the position of Corrections Officer with the Kingsport Police Department.

As previously released:

The City of Kingsport Human Resources Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Corrections Officer, also commonly referred to as Jailer, with the Kingsport Police Department. Applications will be accepted until February 9, 2020. Individuals 18 years of age or older who are interested in a criminal justice career are encouraged to apply. Applicants are asked to only apply once, as weeding out duplicate applications hampers efficiency.

All applications must be submitted online using the following link:

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

The starting salary for a Kingsport Police Department Corrections Officer is $13.73 per hour or $28,558.00 annually. 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 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 the Corrections Officer position, please call the K.P.D. Jail Administrator at 423-224-9424.

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 Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Collision on West Stone Drive (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

www.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Collision on West Stone Drive (Update)
DATE: February 3, 2020
CASE #: 20-002835
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On February 2, 2020 at approximately 11:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on West Stone Drive near Fairmont Avenue in Kingsport. Due to the seriousness of the crash, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit was called to the scene. The subsequent investigation revealed the following:

A white 2011 Honda Accord 4-door sedan, driven and solely occupied by a juvenile (17 year old white/female of Mount Carmel, TN) was lawfully traveling west on West Stone Drive near the intersection with Fairmont Avenue in Kingsport.

A non-motorist, Paula Renee Collier (50 year old white/female of Kingsport), was traveling in a mobility chair that she had borrowed from an acquaintance, when she proceeded to cross West Stone Drive in a north to south direction.

Ms. Collier traveled into the path of the Honda which resulted in a collision. The juvenile driver of the Honda was not injured; however, Ms. Collier was killed in the crash.

This remains an active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit. As such, no further information can or will be released at this time.

As previously released:

On February 2, 2020 at approximately 11:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on West Stone Drive near Fairmont Avenue in Kingsport. Due to the seriousness of the crash, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit has been called to the scene.

As of the time of issuance of this news release, all westbound lanes of West Stone Drive at Fairmont Avenue are closed to traffic. The lanes will be reopened as soon as it is safe to do so.

The investigation into the crash has just begun; therefore, absolutely no further details are currently available. Additional information will be released at an appropriate point in the investigation, which will likely not be until sometime the following day at the earliest.

In the meantime, motorists are strongly urged to avoid the area and seek an alternate route, so as to avoid unnecessary congestion and delays, and prevent endangering first responders working at the scene. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to be patient, use caution, and obey all detours and traffic instructions.

COLLISION VEHICLE INFORMATION
Make Honda
Model Accord
Year 2011
Type 4-Door Sedan
Color White
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Not Released Due to Minor Age
Age 17 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Mount Carmel, TN
Injuries No Injury
NON-MOTORIST INFORMATION
Non-Motorist Name Paula Renee Collier
Age 50 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/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 Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Collision on West Stone Drive

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 Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Collision on West Stone Drive
DATE: February 2, 2020
CASE #: 20-002835
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On February 2, 2020 at approximately 11:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on West Stone Drive near Fairmont Avenue in Kingsport. Due to the seriousness of the crash, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit has been called to the scene.

As of the time of issuance of this news release, all westbound lanes of West Stone Drive at Fairmont Avenue are closed to traffic. The lanes will be reopened as soon as it is safe to do so.

The investigation into the crash has just begun; therefore, absolutely no further details are currently available. Additional information will be released at an appropriate point in the investigation, which will likely not be until sometime the following day at the earliest.

In the meantime, motorists are strongly urged to avoid the area and seek an alternate route, so as to avoid unnecessary congestion and delays, and prevent endangering first responders working at the scene. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to be patient, use caution, and obey all detours and traffic instructions.

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 Department Conducting Citizen Survey

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 Department Conducting Citizen Survey
DATE: January 31, 2020
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Throughout the month of February 2020, the Kingsport Police Department will be conducting a citizen survey as part of the accreditation process. K.P.D. is internationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

K.P.D. was first accredited through CALEA in 1992. The department has maintained accreditation now for over 25 consecutive years, being reaccredited in 1997, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, and 2017. The benefits of CALEA accreditation include greater accountability within the agency, reduced risk and liability exposure, stronger defense against civil litigation, staunch support from government officials, and increased community advocacy.

CALEA requires that an accredited agency must be in compliance with nearly 500 individual professional standards. One such standard requires that the agency conduct a documented survey of citizen attitudes and opinions at least once every two (2) years.

The survey is designed to be used as a platform for organizational learning, asking specific questions about the quality of policing in the community. The survey questions are constructed so as to gauge citizen feedback with respect to:

1) Overall agency performance,

2) Overall competence of agency employees,

3) Citizens’ perception of officers’ attitudes and behavior,

4) Community concern over safety and security within the agency’s service area, and

5) Citizens’ recommendations and suggestions for improvements.

To take the 2020 Citizen Survey, click the link below:

https://www.KingsportTN.gov/Police-Department/Citizen-Survey

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: The City of Kingsport is Currently Accepting Applications for Corrections Officer with the Kingsport Police Department

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: The City of Kingsport is Currently Accepting Applications for Corrections Officer with the Kingsport Police Department
DATE: January 27, 2020
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The City of Kingsport Human Resources Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Corrections Officer, also commonly referred to as Jailer, with the Kingsport Police Department. Applications will be accepted until February 9, 2020. Individuals 18 years of age or older who are interested in a criminal justice career are encouraged to apply. Applicants are asked to only apply once, as weeding out duplicate applications hampers efficiency.

All applications must be submitted online using the following link:

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

The starting salary for a Kingsport Police Department Corrections Officer is $13.73 per hour or $28,558.00 annually. 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 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 the Corrections Officer position, please call the K.P.D. Jail Administrator at 423-224-9424.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton