KPD e-News Release: Serial Stalker Albert Toronjo Back in Jail on New Charges (Reissued with Mug Shot Attached)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Serial Stalker Albert Toronjo Back in Jail on New Charges (Reissued with Mug Shot Attached)
DATE: July 31, 2017
CASE #: 17-019184
GENERAL NARRATIVE
This news release is being reissued, as for unknown reasons, the mug shot failed to attach the first time.

Notorious serial stalker, Albert J. Toronjo, was only out of jail for 11 days before finding himself right back in jail on new charges of Aggravated Stalking.

On July 25, 2017, Mr. Toronjo made an unsolicited phone call to a 62 year old female resident of Kingsport. The victim did not know him. He identified himself as “Al,” asked her if she played cards, complimented her on her personality, and then inquired as to her age and if her husband was still alive.

On July 28, 2017, Mr. Toronjo called the victim back, again identifying himself as “Al,” and asking how the victim was doing. She told him she was calling the police and hung up.

On July 31, 2017, Detectives with the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division spoke with Mr. Toronjo, who denied having called the victim. Detectives showed him a photograph of her cell phone displaying an incoming call from his number, but he continued to deny calling her. He told the investigators that he had thrown his phone away in an attempt to destroy any incriminating evidence against him.

Based upon the new allegations and the resultant investigation compounded by a repeated pattern of behavior, Mr. Toronjo was arrested, charged with Aggravated Stalking, and confined in the Kingsport City Jail. He has since been transported to the Sullivan County Jail in Blountville where he remains confined pending arraignment.

At least four additional complaints against Mr. Toronjo have been filed with K.P.D. in the past week, with those cases still under investigation and additional charges likely pending. Area citizens are encouraged to familiarize themselves with his photograph and method of operation which typically centers around repeated unsolicited contact, either in person or via telephone, with older women who have recently been widowed.

Anyone who has experienced repeated unsolicited contact from Mr. Toronjo recently (within the past two weeks) who has not yet spoken with law enforcement is encouraged to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 immediately.

Mr. Toronjo’s history of investigation by the Kingsport Police Department dates back to 2014. To view previous news releases outlining his past crimes, arrests, and convictions, please visit https://kingsportpdblog.com/ and conduct a search under the keyword “Toronjo.”

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Albert J. Toronjo
Age Date of Birth 12/19/1950

66 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 5 inches

150 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Gray/White Hair

Brown Eyes

Residency 921 Elizabeth Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) Aggravated Stalking

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: Serial Stalker Albert Toronjo Back in Jail on New Charges

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Serial Stalker Albert Toronjo Back in Jail on New Charges
DATE: July 31, 2017
CASE #: 17-019184
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Notorious serial stalker, Albert J. Toronjo, was only out of jail for 11 days before finding himself right back in jail on new charges of Aggravated Stalking.

On July 25, 2017, Mr. Toronjo made an unsolicited phone call to a 62 year old female resident of Kingsport. The victim did not know him. He identified himself as “Al,” asked her if she played cards, complimented her on her personality, and then inquired as to her age and if her husband was still alive.

On July 28, 2017, Mr. Toronjo called the victim back, again identifying himself as “Al,” and asking how the victim was doing. She told him she was calling the police and hung up.

On July 31, 2017, Detectives with the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division spoke with Mr. Toronjo, who denied having called the victim. Detectives showed him a photograph of her cell phone displaying an incoming call from his number, but he continued to deny calling her. He told the investigators that he had thrown his phone away in an attempt to destroy any incriminating evidence against him.

Based upon the new allegations and the resultant investigation compounded by a repeated pattern of behavior, Mr. Toronjo was arrested, charged with Aggravated Stalking, and confined in the Kingsport City Jail. He has since been transported to the Sullivan County Jail in Blountville where he remains confined pending arraignment.

At least four additional complaints against Mr. Toronjo have been filed with K.P.D. in the past week, with those cases still under investigation and additional charges likely pending. Area citizens are encouraged to familiarize themselves with his photograph and method of operation which typically centers around repeated unsolicited contact, either in person or via telephone, with older women who have recently been widowed.

Anyone who has experienced repeated unsolicited contact from Mr. Toronjo recently (within the past two weeks) who has not yet spoken with law enforcement is encouraged to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 immediately.

Mr. Toronjo’s history of investigation by the Kingsport Police Department dates back to 2014. To view previous news releases outlining his past crimes, arrests, and convictions, please visit https://kingsportpdblog.com/ and conduct a search under the keyword “Toronjo.”

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Albert J. Toronjo
Age Date of Birth 12/19/1950

66 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 5 inches

150 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Gray/White Hair

Brown Eyes

Residency 921 Elizabeth Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) Aggravated Stalking
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 Seeking Public Assistance in Three Financial Related Felony Investigations

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 Seeking Public Assistance in Three Financial Related Felony Investigations
DATE: July 25, 2017
CASE #: 17-014437

17-015424

17-018056

GENERAL NARRATIVE
The Kingsport Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in three active financial related felony investigation. In one of these cases, Detectives are still attempting to learn the identity of the two suspects responsible. However, in the other two cases, the suspects have been identified and warrants have been obtained; however, the suspects remain at large.

K.P.D. Case # 17-014437

On June 16, 2017, a resident of Germantown, Tennessee reported to the K.P.D. that unidentified suspects were attempting to use her identity to fraudulently open credit cards in her name throughout the Kingsport area. Through subsequent investigation, Detectives were able to obtain surveillance footage of two suspects in the act of attempting to open a credit card at the Belk Department Store in the Fort Henry Mall, located at 2101 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport. The suspects also attempted to fraudulently open accounts at other area stores to include Target, Kohl’s, Walmart, and Verizon. Photos of the suspects are included in this release, but they have not yet been identified.

K.P.D. Case # 17-015424

On June 26, 2017 at approximately 4:30 PM, a female suspect, later identified as Kimberly D. Reed, stole a wallet belonging to an employee from an office at Holston Valley Medical Center, located at 130 West Ravine Road in Kingsport. The wallet contained a credit card which was fraudulently used several times by Ms. Reed following the theft. A warrant has been obtained, charging her with 1) Identity Theft, 2) Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, 3) Attempted Theft Over $1,000, and 4) Theft Under $500. Ms. Reed currently remains at large. She is aware of the charges against her and is actively avoiding arrest. As an incriminating side note, surveillance video shows Ms. Reed to be wearing the same shirt at the scene of the crime as she is wearing in a mug shot provided by the Department of Probation and Parole.

K.P.D. Case # 17-018056

On July 20, 2017 at approximately 2:00 PM, a male suspect, later identified as Daniel Lee Roach, attempted to cash a check for $2,429.00 at Bank of Tennessee, located at 4214 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport. The check was written to Mr. Roach from the account of a Nashville, TN based business. The clerk was able to determine that the check was not valid and was in fact a counterfeit that had been fraudulently manufactured to resemble a real check. She refused to cash the check, and Mr. Roach left the scene. Detectives have since obtained a warrant charging Mr. Roach with 1) Criminal Simulation and 2) Attempted Theft Over $1,000. He currently remains at large.

Anyone who may know the identity of either of the two suspects in the first case, or who may know a possible location where either Kimberly Reed or Daniel Roach can be located 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

TWO (2) SUSPECTS IN NEED OF IDENTIFICATION (17-014437)
Names Unknown
Age Both Estimated 20-30 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White and Female/Unknown Race
Residency Unknown
Charge(s) Pending Felonies

WANTED SUSPECT INFORMATION (17-015424)
Name Kimberly D. Reed
Age Date of Birth 7/22/1980

37 Years of Age

Gender/Race Female/White
Height/

Weight

5 feet 4 inches

105 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Brown Hair

Blue Eyes

Last Known Address Maple Oak Apartments

818 Oak Street, Apt. #118

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Identity Theft

2) Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card

3) Attempted Theft Over $1,000

4) Theft Under $500

WANTED SUSPECT INFORMATION (17-018056)
Name Daniel Lee Roach
Age Date of Birth 10/28/1986

30 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

6 feet 1 inch

Unknown Weight

Hair/

Eyes

Brown Hair

Unknown Eye Color

Last Known Address 314 Glancy Lane NE

Port Charlotte, FL

Charge(s) 1) Criminal Simulation

2) Attempted Theft Over $1,000

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 Communications Specialists in Kingsport Central Dispatch

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 Communications Specialists in Kingsport Central Dispatch
DATE: July 20, 2017
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The City of Kingsport is currently accepting applications for the position of Communications Specialists to serve in Kingsport Central Dispatch. Communications Specialists, also known as Dispatchers, are the calm, yet highly trained, voice on the phone whenever a citizen calls 9-1-1 to report an emergency.

Applications are being accepted through Sunday, July 30, 2017. All applications must be submitted online by visiting the following link:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kingsport/jobs/1793342/communications-specialist?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

The Communications Specialists of Kingsport Central Dispatch process roughly a quarter of a million telephone calls annually. Approximately twenty percent (50,000) of these calls are emergency calls to 9-1-1. Although a division of the Kingsport Police Department, Kingsport Central Dispatch also provides services for the Kingsport Fire Department, Sullivan County E.M.S., Kingsport Life Saving Crew, and other city departments and functions.

Kingsport Central Dispatch moved into the current 7,500 square foot, state-of-the-art, 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center in Downtown Kingsport in October 2015. Central Dispatch had previously been housed in a cramped 1,000 square foot space on the second floor of the Kingsport Justice Center since 1989. Prior to that, Central Dispatch operated out of the basement of the Civic Auditorium.

Kingsport Central Dispatch personnel serve under the supervision of the 9-1-1 Director, Lieutenant Steve Hammonds, and include a Communications Supervisor, a Technical Services Coordinator, 4 Shift Leaders, and more than a dozen Communications Specialists, all of whom are Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) certified.

For additional information regarding Kingsport Central Dispatch, please visit the following links:

https://www.KingsportTN.gov/Police-Department/Administrative_Bureau/Central_Dispatch/

http://Kingsport911.org/

For assistance with the application process, please contact the City of Kingsport Human Resources Department by calling 423-229-9401.

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: Man Arrested for Multiple Felonies After Firing Shots at Juvenile in Borden Park

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Man Arrested for Multiple Felonies After Firing Shots at Juvenile in Borden Park
DATE: July 14, 2017
CASE #: 17-017153
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On July 13, 2017 at approximately 6:30 PM, two victims (a 14 year old white male juvenile and a 35 year old white female adult) called 9-1-1 and drove straight to the Kingsport Justice Center to report an incident that has just occurred in Borden Park, located at 901 Lamont Street in Kingsport.

The 14 year old male juvenile victim advised that he was walking in the vicinity of the park when he heard someone call his name. He turned and observed Tyrone Charles Taylor coming toward him. He was previously acquainted with Mr. Taylor and said that Mr. Taylor had made prior threats to shoot him.

In fear for his safety, the victim retreated to a bathroom in the park and locked himself inside. He said that he stayed in the bathroom for approximately an hour and called a friend (the aforementioned 35 year old white female adult victim) to come and help him.

When his friend arrived, the juvenile got into her car. Two other individuals in the park immediately warned them that Mr. Taylor was on his way back to get them. As they exited the park, they looked back to see Mr. Taylor reappear. They advised that Mr. Taylor raised his arm and fired at least 3 shots from a firearm in their direction, but the shots neither hit them nor their vehicle. No one else appeared to have been injured by the gunfire.

Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to Borden Park and located Mr. Taylor still at the scene. He was arrested, charged with 1) Aggravated Assault (2 counts) and 2) Felony Reckless Endangerment, and confined in the Kingsport City Jail. He currently remains confined in lieu of a $30,000 bond as specified by the presiding magistrate.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Tyrone Charles Taylor
Age Date of Birth 7/17/1986

30 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/Black
Residency 3824 Eastline Drive, Apartment 60

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Aggravated Assault (2 counts)

2) Felony Reckless Endangerment

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: Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault After Stabbing an Acquaintance

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault After Stabbing an Acquaintance
DATE: July 14, 2017
CASE #: 17-017150 (Aggravated Assault)

17-017172 (Arrest for Other Agency)

17-017181 (Resisting Arrest)

GENERAL NARRATIVE
On July 13, 2017 at approximately 6:30 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers were called to Indian Path Medical Center, located at 2000 Brookside Drive in Kingsport, in reference to the arrival of a patient seeking treatment for apparent stab wounds.

Officers spoke with the victim, a 44 year old white male adult of Kingsport, who advised that he had gone to an apartment building, located at 3923 Lynda Lane in Kingsport, to check on a friend. The victim stated that his friend’s boyfriend, Shannon B. Bowlin, was at the apartment.

The victim and Mr. Bowlin were already acquainted with one another prior to this incident. The victim told officers that an argument ensued between him and Mr. Bowlin that culminated with Mr. Bowlin stabbing him. The victim retreated to his mother’s house, who in turn transported him to the hospital for treatment.

Officers went to the scene of the incident, and while not immediately locating Mr. Bowlin, they were able to find evidence of the aforementioned incident to include what appeared to be blood droplets in the doorway of the residence. Officers began searching for Mr. Bowlin throughout the Kingsport area.

Approximately 3 ½ hours later, officers located Mr. Bowlin in the driver’s seat of a black Jeep Wrangler, parked at North Plaza Package Store, located at 812 Lynn Garden Drive. He was ordered out of the car, but he became non-compliant and refused to follow instructions.

When officers attempted to take him into custody, he tried to twist away, necessitating them taking him down to the ground to get him handcuffed safely and without further incident. At the time of his arrest, officers learned that he also had an outstanding warrant out of Sullivan County for Violation of Probation.

Mr. Bowlin was transported to the Kingsport City Jail where he remains confined in lieu of a $16,000 bond as specified by the presiding magistrate. In addition to the pre-existing warrant, he has been charged by K.P.D. with 1) Aggravated Assault and 2) Resisting Arrest.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Shannon B. Bowlin
Age Date of Birth 8/10/1975

41 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 4502 Harbor Drive

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Aggravated Assault

2) Resisting Arrest

3) Also Arrested on Outstanding Sullivan County Warrant for Violation of Probation

VICTIM INFORMATION
Name Not Released
Age 44 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Stab wounds to forearm and back
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: Suspect Wanted by K.P.D. After Being Identified in Recent LampLight Theatre Burglary

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Suspect Wanted by K.P.D. After Being Identified in Recent LampLight Theatre Burglary
DATE: July 7, 2017
CASE #: 17-016202
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On the morning of July 5, 2017, representatives of the LampLight Theatre, located at 140 Broad Street in Downtown Kingsport, reported a burglary that had occurred the previous day while the business was closed to the public for the Independence Day holiday.

While the precise point and method of entry was not immediately identified, a safe was found to have been stolen. Among other things, the safe contained several hundred dollars in cash, a check for $3,500, and a Lowe’s credit card. Since the burglary, one of the suspects has illegally altered the stolen check, making it payable to himself, and cashed it at an area financial institution. Several purchases totaling over $1,000 have also been fraudulently charged to the stolen Lowe’s credit card.

During the ensuing investigation, surveillance video footage was reviewed by several LampLight employees in the presence of Kingsport Police Department Detectives. Multiple employees immediately recognized one of the two suspects in the video as Ridgemond A. Mosley. Mr. Mosley was known to the employees, as he had apparently fallen on hard times and been taken in under their wing in the past.

Detectives have obtained a warrant initially charging Mr. Mosley with 1) Burglary and 2) Theft Over $2,500, both of which are felonies. He is currently wanted and still at large. His photograph is included in this release. Anyone who knows his current whereabouts or the identity of a potential accomplice is asked to promptly 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

This remains an open and active K.P.D. investigation while Detectives work to positively identify the other suspect and investigate the related crimes involving the altered check and the fraudulently used Lowe’s credit card. Additional charges are most certainly pending.

WANTED SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Ridgemond A. Mosley
Age Date of Birth 9/24/1990

26 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

6 feet 1 inch

185 pounds

Last Known Address 1002 Elizabeth Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Burglary

2) Theft over $2,500

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit