Pot package delivered to wrong Kingsport home

Rain Smith • Mar 29, 2019 at 3:38 PM

The blotter is derived from recent incident reports and central dispatch records of local police agencies.

Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office

March 26

In Church Hill, a man shined a flashlight on people walking on the road in front of his property. He reported that after recognizing them as his neighbors, he approached to investigate, then was punched in the face multiple times. He suffered a bloodied nose in the incident but declined to pursue charges.

March 27

In Bulls Gap, a man opened his garage to find his 2000 Harley-Davidson, valued at $12,000, had been stolen. To make entry to the building, the burglar had forced a side latch off the door.

Kingsport Police Department

March 26

— A funeral director retreated to a locked room and dialed 911, reporting that a disgruntled client was threatening to retrieve a gun and shoot him. When police arrived at the funeral home, the suspect was advised to take his business elsewhere, then departed without further incident.

— A man reported that while driving through the Kroger parking lot, another motorist backed out of a space in front of him, then instigated an altercation. According to the complainant, the other man exited his vehicle with a gun and pointed it in his direction. An employee on break witnessed part of the incident but could not confirm spotting a firearm, while surveillance video could not immediately be retrieved.

March 27

Customers of a Sullivan Gardens convenience store found a woman in their vehicle. She complied with their orders to get out, but not before asking, “Are you serious?” A responding officer located her behind the business, where she emitted an odor of alcohol and “seemed unaware of what was going on around her.” She was arrested for public intoxication.

March 28

A Kingsport resident called police about a parcel left outside her house. Upon opening the package, which was delivered by the U.S. Postal Service, she found approximately two pounds of marijuana. An officer responded to verify her claim, while the shipping label indicated it was intended for delivery to a different residence. The KPD Vice Unit has launched an investigation.