Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Detectives Asking for Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Credit/Debit Card Fraud Investigation
DATE: June 30, 2015
CASE #: 15-012693

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GENERAL NARRATIVE
Kingsport Police Detectives are investigating multiple instances of credit/debit card fraud committed during the month of June 2015, all of which are believed to involve the same suspect. In most, if not all, of these cases, the original credit/debit card was still in the possession of the victim, indicating that their card had somehow been cloned.

Three of the four cases occurred within minutes of each other (6:15 PM, 6:20 PM, and 6:43 PM) on June 16th with the fourth case occurring just over a week earlier. In all four cases the cards were used to make significant purchases ($215.70, $211.17, $104.89, and two charges of $206.95) at different Walgreens stores in Kingsport.

The suspect in these cases is a black male who is driving what appears to be a black Ford Focus or similarly styled compact 4-door sedan. This was determined after he and his vehicle were captured on Walgreens surveillance video when one of these incidents occurred. Images of the suspect and his vehicle have been included in this release.

Anyone who recognizes this individual or his vehicle, or who may have any additional information which may help Detectives solve 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:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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KINGSPORT ‚¬ Construction will begin on Monday June 29, 2015 to install a new sanitary sewer line on Rock Springs Road from 1003 Rock Springs Road to the intersection of Melrose Lane.

Work will take place between 7:30 am and 5:30 pm from Monday June 29, 2015 until Friday July 3, 2015. Work is scheduled to be completed on Friday July 3, 2015.‚  Motorists should expect delays and should use extreme caution while in the work zone.

City Contact: Hank Claubaugh, City Engineer (423) 229-9475

Construction Company: DC&R Construction

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KINGSPORT – With the Fourth of July approaching the Kingsport Fire Department reminds citizens about the fire and safety hazards of consumer fireworks.

Also, fireworks are illegal in the City of Kingsport. City ordinance prohibits the manufacture, use, discharge, possession or sale of fireworks within the city limits. Any person found guilty of violating this ordinance shall be fined up to $110 for each offense.

Did you know that two out of five fires reported on the Fourth of July are started by fireworks, more than for any other cause? The good news is you can enjoy your holiday and the fireworks, with just a few simple safety tips:

Proceed with caution!

  • Leave fireworks to the professionals. Do not use consumer fireworks.
  • The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display conducted by trained professionals.
  • After the firework display, children should never pick up fireworks that may be left over, they may still be active.
  • Fireworks can cause severe injuries, sparklers burn at around 1200 degrees.

Statistics:

In 2012, U.S. hospital emergency rooms saw an estimated 8,700 people for fireworks related injuries. The detailed statistics below are based only on injuries seen from June 22- July 22, 2012.

  • Almost three out of five (57%) of the 2012 fireworks injuries were burns, while almost one-fifth (18%) were contusions or lacerations.
  • Three out of ten (30%) people injured by fireworks were under the age of 15.
  • Males accounted for three-quarters (74%) of the injuries.
  • The risk of fireworks injury was highest for young people ages 15-24 followed by children under 10.
  • Sparklers, fountains and novelties alone accounted for one-quarter (25%) of the emergency room fireworks injuries in 2012.

-Sources www.nfpa.org and Consumer Product Safety Commissions 2012 Fireworks Annual Report by Yongling Tu and Demar Granados.

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KINGSPORT ‚¬ Construction began on Monday June 15, 2015 to install a new sanitary sewer line on Kendrick Creek Road between Julip Drive and Oakmont Drive.

Work is taking place between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, which results in a section of Kendrick Creek Road (between Julip Drive and Oakmont Drive) to be closed to thru traffic.‚  Work is scheduled to be completed on Wednesday July 1, 2015.‚  A detour route will be posted, but motorists should plan ahead and seek alternative routes when possible.

City Contact: Hank Claubaugh, City Engineer (423) 229-9475

Construction Company: Merkel Brothers Construction

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 Arrested in K-Mart Pharmacy Robbery Investigation
DATE: June 22, 2015
CASE #: 15-012891
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 20, 2015 at approximately 3:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a report of an intoxicated man at Olive Garden, located at 1919 North Eastman Road in Kingsport. Upon their arrival at the restaurant, officers located the suspect in question, identified as Tyler J. Holly. A check for warrants on Mr. Holly revealed two outstanding Sullivan County warrants for Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia and Violation of Probation.

During a search of his person, the arresting officers located prescription narcotics consistent with those stolen in the robbery of the K-Mart Pharmacy the previous evening. The officers further noticed that Mr. Holly’s clothing and physical appearance matched that of the robbery suspect. After further investigation, Mr. Holly was charged with Aggravated Robbery and transported to the Kingsport City Jail.

He has since been transferred to the Sullivan County Jail where he remains confined on both the Aggravated Robbery and the other pre-existing charges in lieu of a $25,000 bond as set by the presiding judge.

As previously released:

On June 19, 2015 at approximately 7:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to K-Mart, located at 1805 East Stone Drive in Kingsport, in reference to an armed robbery of the store’s pharmacy. The initial investigation revealed that an unknown suspect threatened pharmacy personnel with what was believed to be a handgun and demanded specific prescription medications. The suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed type and quantity of prescription medications.

K.P.D. Detectives were called to the scene to investigate. A review of surveillance video revealed a white male suspect, possibly in his twenties, with dark hair and facial stubble, wearing a red ball cap backwards, a long sleeved white t-shirt, a black vest, baggy dark colored jeans, and dark colored shoes.

Photos of the suspect taken from surveillance video footage have been included in this release. A clip of the actual surveillance video has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

http://youtu.be/JJuX_CKCKzo

Anyone who recognizes this individual, or who may have any additional information which may help Detectives solve 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:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Tyler J. Holly
Age Date of Birth 5/31/1992

23 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 701 Gravely Road

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Aggravated Robbery

2) Also Arrested on Two Outstanding Sullivan County Warrants for Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia and Violation of Probation

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Detectives Release Suspect Photos and Surveillance Video in K-Mart Pharmacy Armed Robbery Investigation
DATE: June 20, 2015
CASE #: 15-012891
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 19, 2015 at approximately 7:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to K-Mart, located at 1805 East Stone Drive in Kingsport, in reference to an armed robbery of the store’s pharmacy. The initial investigation revealed that an unknown suspect threatened pharmacy personnel with what was believed to be a handgun and demanded specific prescription medications. The suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed type and quantity of prescription medications.

K.P.D. Detectives were called to the scene to investigate. A review of surveillance video revealed a white male suspect, possibly in his twenties, with dark hair and facial stubble, wearing a red ball cap backwards, a long sleeved white t-shirt, a black vest, baggy dark colored jeans, and dark colored shoes.

Photos of the suspect taken from surveillance video footage have been included in this release. A clip of the actual surveillance video has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

http://youtu.be/JJuX_CKCKzo

Anyone who recognizes this individual, or who may have any additional information which may help Detectives solve 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:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Investigating Armed Robbery of K-Mart Pharmacy
DATE: June 19, 2015
CASE #: 15-012891
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 19, 2015 at approximately 7:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to K-Mart, located at 1805 East Stone Drive in Kingsport, in reference to an armed robbery of the store’s pharmacy. The initial investigation revealed that a white male suspect threatened pharmacy personnel with what was believed to be a handgun and demanded specific prescription medications. The suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed type and quantity of prescription medications. K.P.D. Detectives were called to the scene and are in the preliminary stages of their investigation. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Missing Endangered Child Alert Update
DATE: June 19, 2015
CASE #: 15-012796
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 19, 2015 at approximately 12:30 AM, the Kingsport Police Department, with assistance from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, issued a Missing Endangered Child Alert on a 12 year old female juvenile who was possibly in the company of a 31 year old adult male either in or en route to Alabama. Approximately an hour and a half later, the female was located safe in Bibb County, Alabama by Officers of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, and the Missing Endangered Child Alert was rescinded.

The 31 year old adult male in question is in law enforcement custody in that jurisdiction on unrelated charges. A cooperative investigation between the Woodstock Alabama Police Department and the Kingsport Police Department is ongoing with possible charges pending in either or both jurisdictions. As this is an active multi-jurisdictional investigation with a potential juvenile victim, no additional information will be released at this time.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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KINGSPORT – The westbound lane of Memorial Boulevard (at the intersection of Hawthorn Street) will be reduced to one lane on Wednesday June 17, 2015 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in order to allow crews to remove trees and shrubs in that area.‚  Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling on this section of Memorial Blvd.

For questions regarding this matter please contact Lewis Bausell (423) 229-9352.

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KINGSPORT – City crews will be working on water lines on Linville Street (between Lamont St and Orchard Ct) as well as on Orchard Place and Orchard Court on Monday June 15, 2015 between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm.  This work will result in a temporary disruption of water service for the residents in this area.

Additionally, motorist should use caution when traveling through this area while work is underway.