KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Searching for Suspect who Rammed Storage Locker with Vehicle to Steal Motor Oil

Kingsport Police Department

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Searching for Suspect who Rammed Storage Locker with Vehicle to Steal Motor Oil
DATE: June 5, 2015
CASE #: 15-006009
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On the morning of March 28, 2015, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to Quality Oil, located at 841 East Stone Drive in Kingsport, in reference to a burglary that had occurred during the previous night. The investigation determined that an unknown suspect used a vehicle to repeatedly ram and eventually break into a metal storage locker in the parking lot. The suspect then stole over $500 worth of assorted motor oils, brake and power steering fluids, wiper blades, and gas cans that had been stored in the locker. The locker, worth an additional $500 by itself, was damaged beyond repair.

Surveillance video revealed that the suspect appears to have been driving a gold colored compact 4-door sport utility vehicle that is believed to be a Honda CRV. A photo of the suspect’s vehicle has been included in this release. A clip of the video footage has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel by visiting the following link:

http://youtu.be/EWoNHPb7bI0

Anyone who recognizes this vehicle, or who may have any information which may help Detectives identify the suspect and 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