Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Two Arrested in Multiple Auto Burglaries
Date & Time July 24, 2013

Approximately 1:15 AM

Location of Incident 1346 Lawndale Circle

Kingsport, TN

2301 Alameda Place

Kingsport, TN

Possible Additional Locations in Surrounding Neighborhood

Suspect #1 Information

Name Daniel J. Kilgore
Date of Birth/Age 11/19/1994

18 Years of Age

Race/Sex White/Male
Address 1808 Kenwood Road

Kingsport, TN 37664

Suspect #2 Information

Name Not Released
Date of Birth/Age Juvenile

General Narrative

Two individuals, one an adult and the other a juvenile, have been arrested in multiple auto burglaries.

On July 24, 2013 at approximately 1:15 AM, Officer Mike Slater was on seemingly routine patrol in the vicinity of 1346 Lawndale Circle when he was flagged down by the resident of this address. The resident told Officer Slater that his wallet containing $40 in cash had recently been stolen from his UNLOCKED 2004 Ford Mustang. Some of the contents of the wallet were located nearby in the street.

While Officer Slater was completing the incident report, Kingsport Central Dispatch issued an alert to be on the lookout for two suspicious individuals walking in the neighborhood nearby. Officer Slater responded and located the two described individuals. One of these individuals was Daniel J. Kilgore and the other was a juvenile whose identity will not be released.

Mr. Kilgore and the juvenile were both wearing backpacks. One of these backpacks contained assorted items including a quantity of loose change, a digital camera, and the wallet stolen from the 2004 Ford Mustang. The other backpack contained diapers, various child care products, and a piece of paper printed with the address of 2301 Alameda Place.

Officer Slater went to 2301 Alameda Place and spoke with the resident who told him that the backpack containing the diapers had been stolen from her UNLOCKED 2006 Scion.

The two suspects also acknowledged unlawfully entering at least seven other UNLOCKED vehicles in the surrounding neighborhood.

Both suspects were arrested for two counts of Auto Burglary with potential additional counts to follow.

The Kingsport Police Department is asking residents in the surrounding neighborhood to check their vehicles to see if anything has been stolen from them and promptly report any incidents of auto burglary.

The list of streets where the two suspects might have committed additional crimes includes but is not necessarily limited to the following:

1) Warpath Drive

2) Ashley Street

3) Bridwell Street

4) Konnarock Road

5) Alameda Place

6) Bruce Street

7) Lawndale Circle

If anyone in the area has had a digital camera stolen from their vehicle, they are asked to please contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 to identify and claim their property.

In the vast majority of auto burglaries reported to the Kingsport Police Department, the vehicle had been left unlocked, allowing unrestricted entry to the vehicle. And in the vast majority of the remaining auto burglaries where the vehicle was locked and entry had to be achieved by force, there was an item of value in plain view.

The Kingsport Police Department once again strongly urges citizens to please lock the doors on their vehicles and always try to remove valuables from the vehicle or at least remove them from plain sight. And remember, it doesn’t really matter if you think it is valuable, it only matters if it looks valuable to a thief who may be looking in the window. In this case, an individual committed a FELONY to steal a backpack full of diapers.

Anyone with information on these auto burglaries or any other auto burglaries that might have occurred in the vicinity on the same day is asked to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429.

For additional information, please contact:

Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

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


Releasing Officer Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

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