KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Request Citizen Input in Locating Missing Juvenile (Update)

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 Citizen Input in Locating Missing Juvenile (Update)
DATE: May 15, 2019
CASE #: 19-010396
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On May 15, 2019 at approximately 8:30 PM, Mahala J. Norris was located safe and sound and subsequently should no longer be considered a missing juvenile.

As previously released:

On the morning of May 14, 2019 a juvenile, Mahala J. Norris, was reported as a missing person to the Kingsport Police Department by her grandfather/guardian. Mahala was last seen at the Eastman Recreation Area, located at 406 Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport.

Based upon the investigation thus far, foul play is not suspected; however, based upon her minor age and her personal history, there is reason to be concerned for her safety and welfare.

Mahala is a 13 year old white female juvenile with brown hair and brown eyes. She is approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs roughly 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing blue jean shorts, a white crop top shirt, and black sandals.

Two photos of Mahala are included with this release. Anyone who sees her or who may know her current whereabouts 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

MISSING JUVENILE INFORMATION
Name Mahala J. Norris
Age 13 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 4 inches

130 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Brown hair

Brown eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Last known clothing Blue jean shorts

White crop top shirt

Black sandals

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 Citizen Input in Locating Missing Juvenile

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 Citizen Input in Locating Missing Juvenile
DATE: May 15, 2019
CASE #: 19-010396
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On the morning of May 14, 2019 a juvenile, Mahala J. Norris, was reported as a missing person to the Kingsport Police Department by her grandfather/guardian. Mahala was last seen at the Eastman Recreation Area, located at 406 Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport.

Based upon the investigation thus far, foul play is not suspected; however, based upon her minor age and her personal history, there is reason to be concerned for her safety and welfare.

Mahala is a 13 year old white female juvenile with brown hair and brown eyes. She is approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs roughly 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing blue jean shorts, a white crop top shirt, and black sandals.

Two photos of Mahala are included with this release. Anyone who sees her or who may know her current whereabouts 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

MISSING JUVENILE INFORMATION
Name Mahala J. Norris
Age 13 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 4 inches

130 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Brown hair

Brown eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Last known clothing Blue jean shorts

White crop top shirt

Black sandals

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 and Local FOP Invite Public to Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service (Reminder)

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 and Local FOP Invite Public to Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service (Reminder)
DATE: May 13, 2019
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Reminder: The Law Enforcement Memorial Service is today, May 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM at the Kingsport Police Department Law Enforcement Memorial and Eternal Flame, located on the corner of West Market and Clay Streets in Downtown Kingsport.

Please join us as we remember and honor our local fallen officers, as well as all fallen officers throughout the nation.

As previously released:

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

This year, National Police Week will take place from May 13 through 19, 2019. Traditionally, the local Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.) Burgess-Mills Lodge #11 conducts a Law Enforcement Memorial Service at the Kingsport Justice Center during National Police Week.

The service this year will be held this coming Monday, May 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM at the Kingsport Police Department Law Enforcement Memorial and Eternal Flame, located on the corner of West Market and Clay Streets in Downtown Kingsport. As always, the department extends an open invitation to anyone who would like to join us as we remember and honor our local fallen officers, as well as all fallen officers throughout the nation.

Bobby L. Russell, Sullivan County Circuit Court Clerk, will serve as the keynote speaker. Mr. Russell recently retired from an extensive 32-year law enforcement career with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office and is a longtime member, unwavering supporter, and multi-term past president of the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police.

The local Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.) Burgess-Mills Lodge #11 is named in honor of two of the Kingsport Police Department’s Fallen Officers, Patrolman Ira H. Burgess and Patrolman John E. Mills, who were tragically shot and killed in the line of duty in 1950 and 1940 respectively. Information regarding these and all of K.P.D.’s Fallen Officers can be found in the following link:

https://www.KingsportTN.gov/Police-Department/Our-Fallen-Officers/

The following inscription is found on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C.

“This Memorial is dedicated to all Law Enforcement Officers in the United States of America. Inscribed on these walls are the names of those men and women who died in the line of duty. It is not how these officers died that made them heroes. It is how they lived.”

Links to the National Police Week website, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund website, and the Officer Down Memorial Page are provided below:

http://www.PoliceWeek.org

http://www.NLEOMF.com

https://www.ODMP.org

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 and Local FOP Invite Public to Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service

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 and Local FOP Invite Public to Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service
DATE: May 10, 2019
GENERAL NARRATIVE
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

This year, National Police Week will take place from May 13 through 19, 2019. Traditionally, the local Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.) Burgess-Mills Lodge #11 conducts a Law Enforcement Memorial Service at the Kingsport Justice Center during National Police Week.

The service this year will be held this coming Monday, May 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM at the Kingsport Police Department Law Enforcement Memorial and Eternal Flame, located on the corner of West Market and Clay Streets in Downtown Kingsport. As always, the department extends an open invitation to anyone who would like to join us as we remember and honor our local fallen officers, as well as all fallen officers throughout the nation.

Bobby L. Russell, Sullivan County Circuit Court Clerk, will serve as the keynote speaker. Mr. Russell recently retired from an extensive 32-year law enforcement career with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office and is a longtime member, unwavering supporter, and multi-term past president of the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police.

The local Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.) Burgess-Mills Lodge #11 is named in honor of two of the Kingsport Police Department’s Fallen Officers, Patrolman Ira H. Burgess and Patrolman John E. Mills, who were tragically shot and killed in the line of duty in 1950 and 1940 respectively. Information regarding these and all of K.P.D.’s Fallen Officers can be found in the following link:

https://www.KingsportTN.gov/Police-Department/Our-Fallen-Officers/

The following inscription is found on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C.

“This Memorial is dedicated to all Law Enforcement Officers in the United States of America. Inscribed on these walls are the names of those men and women who died in the line of duty. It is not how these officers died that made them heroes. It is how they lived.”

Links to the National Police Week website, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund website, and the Officer Down Memorial Page are provided below:

http://www.PoliceWeek.org

http://www.NLEOMF.com

https://www.ODMP.org

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: K.P.D. Investigating CVS Pharmacy Robbery

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. Investigating CVS Pharmacy Robbery
DATE: May 5, 2019
CASE #: 19-009559
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On May 5, 2019 at approximately 6:00 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers and Detectives responded to the CVS Pharmacy, located at 128 West Stone Drive in Kingsport, in reference to a robbery. Their subsequent investigation revealed the following:

An adult male suspect, believed to be white, entered the business and went directly to the pharmacy consultation window. The suspect handed the pharmacist a note which threatened physical violence and demanded specific prescription medications.

The pharmacist complied, and the suspect then exited the store and fled the scene in a white sport utility vehicle with an undisclosed type and quantity of prescription medications.

The suspect was wearing blue jeans, a red long-sleeve shirt, black shoes, a white fedora style hat, and dark-colored sunglasses.

The incident was captured by store surveillance video cameras, and photos take from that footage of both the suspect and his vehicle have been included in this release.

Anyone who recognizes him or his vehicle, or who may have any information which may help with this case, 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 Encourage Motorists to “Look Twice for Motorcycles”

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 Encourage Motorists to "Look Twice for Motorcycles"
DATE: May 3, 2019
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The Kingsport Police Department will be partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to promote motorcycle safety during the month of May, which is nationally recognized as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Participating agencies will be providing educational information and increasing awareness in their communities about the importance of sharing the road and looking twice for motorcyclists.

Motorcyclists will be out in force as the weather gets warmer, which is why it is the perfect time to remind the community about the vulnerability of motorcycle riders. All motorists need to know how to anticipate and respond to motorcyclists to avoid crashes. According to preliminary data, there were 2,701 crashes involving motorcycles in Tennessee last year. Of those crashes, 166 were fatal.

Following are a few safe driving tips to prevent crashing with a motorcycle:

• Though a motorcycle is a small vehicle, its operator still has all the rights of the road as any other motorist.

• Allow the motorcycle the full width of a lane at all times.

• Always signal when changing lanes or merging with traffic.

• If you see a motorcycle with a turn signal on, be careful, and don’t automatically assume it is turning. Motorcycle signals are often non-cancelling. Always ensure that the motorcycle is actually turning before proceeding.

• Check all mirrors AND blind spots for motorcycles before changing lanes or merging with traffic, especially at intersections.

• Always allow ample following distance – three to four seconds – when driving behind a motorcycle. This gives riders more time to maneuver or stop in an emergency.

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 Attempting to Locate Missing Man

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 Attempting to Locate Missing Man
DATE: May 1, 2019
CASE #: 19-008188
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On April 20, 2019 Joshua A. McConnell was reported as a missing person to the Kingsport Police Department by his brother. Mr. McConnell has allegedly not been seen or heard from since April 13, 2019 when he was dropped off by a friend at a convenience store near the intersection of Fort Henry Drive at North Eastman Road in Kingsport. He reportedly was supposed to meet an unidentified individual from Bristol (unknown if TN or VA) at that location.

Due to information shared with investigators regarding Mr. McConnell’s personal and medical history, there is legitimate cause to be concerned for his health and welfare. Mr. McConnell is a 22 year old white male adult. He stands approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs roughly 140 pounds. He has black hair and blue eyes. At the time of his last point of contact, he is believed to have been clothed in black baggy shorts, a black t-shirt, and black skateboard shoes. Two photographs are included in this release.

Anyone who sees him or may possibly know his current whereabouts is asked to please 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

MISSING PERSON INFORMATION
Name Joshua A. McConnell
Age 22 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 8 inches

140 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Black Hair

Blue Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Possible Clothing Description Black Baggy Shorts

Black T-Shirt

Black Skateboard Shoes

Last Point of Contact April 13, 2019 at intersection of Fort Henry Drive at North Eastman Road in Kingsport, TN
Possible Destination Bristol, TN or VA

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton