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KINGSPORT – Exchange Place Living History Farm, 4812 Orebank Road in Kingsport, will hold its 41st annual Fall Folk Arts Festival on Saturday, September 28, from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, September 29, from 12 noon to 5 pm.‚  The Festival will focus on harvest time activities on an 1850s farm with an emphasis on pioneer arts and crafts, ol timey bards, music, children’s activities and living history reenactments. Artisans will demonstrate and sell a wide array of traditional folk arts, and the Harvest Market will feature plants, autumn produce and seasonal crafts. Admission is $1 for adults and $.50 for children. For more information, call 423-288-6071.

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Pawn Shop Owner Arrested for Multiple Offenses
Date & Time September 20, 2013

Approximately 11:00 AM

Location of Incident Classic Pawn

895 West Center Street

Kingsport, TN

Suspect Information

Name Tabitha S. Taylor
Date of Birth/Age 10/1/1975

37 Years of Age

Race/Sex White/Female
Address 895 West Center Street

Kingsport, TN

Charges 1) Converting Property Obtained by a Pawn Broker for Personal Use

2) Violation of 20 Day Holding Period for Precious Metal Sales

3) Failure to Report Precious Metal Sales (7 Counts)

4) Failure to Have a License to Operate as a Pawn Broker

General Narrative

Kingsport Police Detectives have arrested a local pawn shop owner for multiple offenses related to the operation of her business.

On September 20, 2013 at approximately 11:00 AM, Detectives responded to Classic Pawn, located at 895 West Center Street in Kingsport, after they were notified that the owner, Tabitha S. Taylor, had sold a customer’s pawned jewelry prior to the end of a mandatory 20 day holding period.

While there, Detectives observed Taylor to be wearing a necklace that she admitted to purchasing from a customer at this location. Taylor could not provide either a pawn ticket or sales receipt for this item. This constituted the offense of converting property obtained by a pawn broker for personal use.

Investigators also located seven (7) pawn tickets for precious metals collected within the past month that had not been reported to the Kingsport Police Department as required by law.

Upon being asked to inspect her business license, Ms. Taylor was unable to produce one. Further investigation revealed that neither she nor Classic Pawn have been licensed through the City of Kingsport since 2005, nor through Sullivan County since 2010.

Tabitha Taylor was arrested and charged with:

1) Converting Property Obtained by a Pawn Broker for Personal Use

2) Violation of 20 Day Holding Period for Precious Metal Sales

3) Failure to Report Precious Metal Sales (7 Counts)

4) Failure to Have a License to Operate as a Pawn Broker

For additional information, please contact:

Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Help Needed in Identifying Felony Shoplifter
Date & Time of Incident September 10, 2013

Approximately 8:00 pm

Location of Incident Belk Department Store

Kingsport Town Center (Fort Henry Mall)

2101 Fort Henry Drive

Kingsport, TN

Suspect Information

Name Unknown
Date of Birth/Age Unknown
Race/Sex White/Female
Build Heavy-Set
Hair Short, Dark

General Narrative

Kingsport Police Detectives are turning to the public for help in identifying a felony shoplifter.

On September 10, 2013 at approximately 8:00 PM, a suspect shoplifted $673 in merchandise from Belk Department Store in the Kingsport Town Center (Fort Henry Mall) located at 2101 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport.

The suspect is a heavy-set white female with short dark hair. A photograph taken from surveillance video is included in this release, but the actual surveillance video is available for viewing and distributing by the media.

Detectives are asking the public to contact them in the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 if they know who the suspect is or where she can be located. Information can also be relayed to the detectives by calling Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

For additional information, please contact:

Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Assistance Requested in Identifying Suspect in Use of Stolen Debit Card
Date of Incident August 30, 2013
Location of Incident Multiple Stores in the Kingsport Area

Suspect Information

Name Unknown
Age Estimated to be in his 20s
Race/Sex White/Male
Build Slim
Hair Dark

General Narrative

The Kingsport Police Department is asking citizens for help in identifying a suspect using a stolen debit card.

On August 30, 2013, an individual accidentally left her debit card behind after using it to pay for gas at the Roadrunner Market, located at 120 West Stone Drive in Kingsport.

Shortly after realizing it was missing, she was notified by her financial institution that the card was being used by someone who was apparently on a shopping spree in the area. In a brief period of time, the card was used to make purchases at Walgreens, Rack Room Shoes, T.J. Maxx, B&B Package Store, Dollar Tree, and Food City.

Photos of the suspect, where he was captured on surveillance video at one of the stores, are included in this release. He appears to be a white male, possibly in his 20s, with a slim build and dark hair.

K.P.D. Detectives are asking for anyone who may recognize this individual to contact them in the Criminal Investigation Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

For additional information, please contact:

Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Help Wanted in Identifying Suspect in Use of Counterfeit Credit Card
Date & Time of Incident August 30, 2013

Approximately 9:30 PM

Location of Incident Wal-Mart

2500 West Stone Drive

Kingsport, TN

Suspect Information

Name Unknown
Date of Birth/Age Estimated to be in his 20s to 40s
Race/Sex Black/Male
Build Heavy Set

General Narrative

Kingsport Police Detectives are requesting assistance from the public in identifying a suspect in the use of a counterfeit debit card.

On August 30, 2013 at approximately 9:30 PM an individual made a purchase at Wal-Mart, located at 2500 West Stone Drive in Kingsport. The suspect paid for his purchase utilizing a counterfeit debit card.

A photo of the suspect captured from surveillance footage is included in this release. He appears to be a heavy-set black male. He does not appear to be very tall, but it is possible that the picture could be misleading.

Anyone who can assist detectives with identifying and/or locating this suspect is asked to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

For additional information, please contact:

Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

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KINGSPORT – After a broad search of more than 40 candidates, including candidates with military, federal and state experience, City Manager John Campbell announced Tuesday that interim Police Chief David Quillin will be removing the interim from his title after his selection as the 14th Chief of Police, succeeding Chief Gale Osborne, who retired in May.

This was a very difficult personnel decision given those at top of the talent pool, who have a tremendous amount of ability and experience, Campbell said. It speaks highly to the professionalism of the Kingsport Police Department that we had not one, but three qualified candidates for the position of chief, who stacked up strongly against the best candidates from around the country.

In assessing the candidates, Campbell enlisted Bristol Tennessee Police Chief Blaine Wade, Kingsport Assistant Fire Chief Scott Boyd, Johnson City Assistant City Manager Charlie Stahl, former Kingsport Human Resources Director Barbara Duncan and Alderman Tom Segelhorst, who is also the human resources director for Domtar, in narrowing the field.

Each of the five finalists were assessed in several areas, including a one hour interview by the panel covering seven competency areas involving management skills and techniques, technology, interpersonal skills, work habits and teamwork skills. This portion of the assessment represented 60 percent of the final assessed score.

A second assessment reviewed the candidates abilities to perform under pressure, make a public presentation, and address a complicated issue in a review and respond scenario through a mock press conference.

The third major assessment involved the ability for all five candidates to work cooperatively as a team in a leaderless scenario towards the resolution of a problem, with each candidate then making a presentation to the assessment panel on what aspects they brought to solving the problem.

Criteria for the major competencies that were assessed were developed in consultation with a Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen member, two former Kingsport Police Chiefs, several members of the Kingsport Police Department command staff, including two captains, and the City Manager.

The results indicate two of the candidates were rated exceptional, and all rated strongly Campbell said. In the final analysis, Chief Quillin has consistently demonstrated the command presence necessary to continue our Departments strong tradition of transparency, accountability and excellence of service on behalf of the citizens of Kingsport. He has the ability to understand all roles in the Department, and has served in most of them as well.

As with his predecessor, Quillin worked his way up through the ranks of the Department, beginning in 1985 as a corrections officer. The many roles he has performed included uniformed patrol office, K-9 officer, vice detective, patrol corporal, training sergeant, community policing sergeant, member of the Kingsport Police Department Honor Guard and a 10-year member of the SWAT team.

In addition, Quillin has served as a Deputy Chief of Police since 2001, first in the Administrative Bureau, then in the Operations Bureau beginning in 2007.

Quillin is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy and holds a bachelors degree in organizational management from Tusculum College.

I am deeply honored by my selection and look forward to continuing my service to the citizens of Kingsport as Chief of a highly trained, highly professional department composed of men and women who live daily by the traits of courage, integrity and justice, Quillin said. As the 14th Chief of Police, I look to the Board of Mayor and Alderman, City Manager, citizens, those who came before and the members of our department today for guidance and support as we work together to ensure the safest community possible for the law abiding residents of Kingsport.

While working collectively, I also look forward to moving the already high bar for standards, conduct and performance of our department‚  to an even higher level through good, old-fashioned shoe leather police work and deployment of cutting edge technology alike.

The department is authorized for 118 sworn police officer positions, as well as a civilian support staff of 40 full-time and 15-part-time members for a total of 183 personnel. The department was the first in region to receive national accreditation, and the third in the state to achieve that standard. Currently, the department is amid its seventh reaccreditation review process.

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Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Announcement

Type of Event Interim Police Chief David Quillin Selected as 14th Chief of Police for the City of Kingsport Police Department
Date of Release September 17, 2013

General Narrative

Interim Police Chief David Quillin has been selected as the 14th Chief of Police for the City of Kingsport Police Department.

As released earlier by Tim Whaley, City of Kingsport Community and Government Relations:

After a broad search of more than 40 candidates, including candidates with military, federal and state experience, City Manager John Campbell announced Tuesday that interim Police Chief David Quillin will be removing the interim from his title after his selection as the 14th Chief of Police, succeeding Chief Gale Osborne, who retired in May.

“This was a very difficult personnel decision given those at top of the talent pool, who have a tremendous amount of ability and experience,” Campbell said. “It speaks highly to the professionalism of the Kingsport Police Department that we had not one, but three qualified candidates for the position of chief, who stacked up strongly against the best candidates from around the country.”

In assessing the candidates, Campbell enlisted Bristol Tennessee Police Chief Blaine Wade, Kingsport Assistant Fire Chief Scott Boyd, Johnson City Assistant City Manager Charlie Stahl, former Kingsport Human Resources Director Barbara Duncan and Alderman Tom Segelhorst, who is also the human resources director for Domtar, in narrowing the field.

Each of the five finalists were assessed in several areas, including a one hour interview by the panel covering seven competency areas involving management skills and techniques, technology, interpersonal skills, work habits and teamwork skills. This portion of the assessment represented 60 percent of the final assessed score.

A second assessment reviewed the candidates’ abilities to perform under pressure, make a public presentation, and address a complicated issue in a review and respond scenario through a mock press conference.

The third major assessment involved the ability for all five candidates to work cooperatively as a team in a leaderless scenario towards the resolution of a problem, with each candidate then making a presentation to the assessment panel on what aspects they brought to solving the problem.

Criteria for the major competencies that were assessed were developed in consultation with a Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen member, two former Kingsport Police Chiefs, several members of the Kingsport Police Department command staff, including two captains, and the City Manager.

“The results indicate two of the candidates were rated exceptional, and all rated strongly” Campbell said. “In the final analysis, Chief Quillin has consistently demonstrated the command presence necessary to continue our Department’s strong tradition of transparency, accountability and excellence of service on behalf of the citizens of Kingsport. He has the ability to understand all roles in the Department, and has served in most of them as well.”

As with his predecessor, Quillin worked his way up through the ranks of the Department, beginning in 1985 as a corrections officer. The many roles he has performed included uniformed patrol office, K-9 officer, vice detective, patrol corporal, training sergeant, community policing sergeant, member of the Kingsport Police Department Honor Guard and a 10-year member of the SWAT team.

In addition, Quillin has served as a Deputy Chief of Police since 2001, first in the Administrative Bureau, then in the Operations Bureau beginning in 2007.

Quillin is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy and holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Tusculum College.

“I am deeply honored by my selection and look forward to continuing my service to the citizens of Kingsport as Chief of a highly trained, highly professional department composed of men and women who live daily by the traits of courage, integrity and justice,” Quillin said. “As the 14th Chief of Police, I look to the Board of Mayor and Alderman, City Manager, citizens, those who came before and the members of our department today for guidance and support as we work together to ensure the safest community possible for the law abiding residents of Kingsport.”

“While working collectively, I also look forward to moving the already high bar for standards, conduct and performance of our department to an even higher level through good, old-fashioned shoe leather police work and deployment of cutting edge technology alike.”

The department is authorized for 118 sworn police officer positions, as well as a civilian support staff of 40 full-time and 15-part-time members for a total of 183 personnel. The department was the first in the region to receive national accreditation, and the third in the state to achieve that standard. Currently, the department is amid its seventh reaccreditation review process.

For additional information, please contact:

Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit