Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Please share!

Please read and share the following information from Chief Sullivan:
Social media has been filled with reports of stalking in the Bristol, TN area. The Bristol, TN Police Department released a statement concerning these two alleged incidents:
This is a great time to remind the community of the importance of calling local law enforcement BEFORE MAKING A POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA. While social media is a powerful tool to warn people of emergencies and disasters, it cannot investigate, detain, or arrest. However, it can create hysteria, destroy evidence, and promote rumors and unfounded fears.
The slogan, "See Something, Say Something" is intended to create lines of communication with emergency management agencies. Using these lines of communication, law enforcement can establish investigative details and gain information about the suspicious activity that you report. Please call 9 - 1 - 1 when you suspect something is wrong. Delay your social media posts until you have reported your information to the authorities for investigation.

APD Call Log August 21st-27th, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

MVA Hit and Run 8-22-17

Abingdon Police Department

For Immediate Release

At approximately 6:45 AM on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Abingdon Police were dispatched to the intersection of West Valley Street and Cummings Street in reference to a two car motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers observed a vehicle that had been involved in a crash caused by another vehicle, that the witness stated left the scene.

Abingdon Police are looking for a cream/goldish colored PT Cruiser, with damage to the front end. The vehicle fled the scene going west on Valley Street. If you have any information as to the identity of the suspected driver or you witnessed this incident, please contact the Abingdon Police Department at 276-628-3111 or the Crime Tip Line at 1-844-200-8477.

Pictured: A piece of the vehicle that left the scene.