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Quinton D Rogers
Quinton D Rogers

Bristol Virginia Tri-Cities Crime 2014

On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Quinton D Rogers, B/M, 30, 123 E Highland Rd, Johnson City, TN was arrested by officers of the Johnson City Police Department and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and retaliation for past action. The arrest stems from a 911 call in reference to an intoxicated person who was allegedly making inappropriate comments to a juvenile female.

When officers located Rogers, he was determined to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and subsequently placed in custody for his safety and the safety of the public. After being placed in custody, Rogers used profanity and yelled while being checked by EMS due to his complaint of stomach aches from an existing injury, all while several other unrelated adults and juveniles were present. He was instructed to stop cursing and yelling; however, he continued to do so and was charged with disorderly conduct.

Rogers was then transported to the Washington County Detention Center. While en route, he made at least two threatening remarks in regards to the officers. Because of these threatening remarks, Rogers was then charged with retaliation for past action. He is being held in the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of a $5,000 bond. Rogers is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on July 30, 2014 at 1:30pm.

Latest Round of Metal Thefts Includes Batteries and Aluminum Wheels

Local press reports a string of thefts of batteries and aluminum wheels are only the latest reports of metal theft by likely drug addicts. Nine cases resulted in at least the theft of 39 batteries and 13 aluminum wheels from two businesses. At one business thieves destroyed the power meter to shut down the surveillance cameras.

Most can be sold for between $10 and $15. Earlier thefts included metal grates from a carwash in Bristol whose owner replaced them with plastic.

Another favorite target from earlier thefts was catalytic converters cut right off of cars at a dealer on the Volunteer Parkway in Bristol. Copper is another popular item where thieves will break into a home or business and tear and cut the metal right out of power boxes.

In this case police are looking for two males but failed to give any details. Like the strings of pharmacy and other robberies that have exploded across the area I'll bet anything this is drug related. Ref. WCYB 15 May, 2014.

Empty Purse, Hot Rollers Lands Man in Jail

On 04/14/14, officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested Karl Dixon, 40 yr old male, General Delivery, and charged him with auto burglary.

At approximately 1:10 a.m., officers responded to the 800 block of Lamont St. in reference to a suspicious subject in the area. Upon arrival officers made contact with a female who stated that a white male, later identified as Karl Dixon, had knocked on her door and attempted to sell her some items he had in his possession.

The female stated she did see a box of hot rollers in his hand, along with other items. The female refused to open the door to the unknown male. After a couple minutes the female heard what she described as her car door slamming and looked out her window to see the same male subject walking away from her car.

The female and officers checked her vehicle and found that two rolls of quarters had been stolen. Officers located Mr. Dixon in the area who did have a box of hot rollers in his possession. Mr. Dixon also had two pair of female shoes and an empty purse in his possession.

Mr. Dixon was arrested and transported to the Washington County Detention Center, where he is currently being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond. An arraignment is set for 04/14/14, at 1:30 p.m., in Washington County General Sessions Court.


On 6-13-14, officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested 26 year-old Jessica Nowlin of 211 Chaney Dr. Kingsport, TN, and charged her with Theft of Property over $500. Ms. Nowlin was arrested after she was observed by loss prevention officers with JC Penney's conceal several cosmetic items and attempt to leave the store without paying.

The total value of items Ms. Nowlin attempted to steal was determined to be $603. She is currently being held in the Washington County Detention Center on a $5,000.00 dollar bond. An arraignment has been scheduled for 6-16-14 at 1:30 p.m. at the Washington County Justice Center.

On 05/21/14 officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested Daniel Anthony Zurvalec, 30 yr old male, 230 Old Mill Rd, Blountville, and charged him with Driving under the Influence - 4th Offense, Driving on a Revoked license - 5th Offense, Simple Possession, Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device, and Failure to Provide Financial Responsibility.

At approximately 1:36 a.m., Mr. Zurvalec was stopped for running a red light at N. Roan St. and John Exum Parkway. Officers made contact with Mr. Zurvalec and administered field sobriety tests. Mr. Zurvalec was arrested as a result of these tests. Mr. Zurvalec's driving history was also checked and it was determined that this was his 4th offense of driving under the influence and 5th offense of driving on a revoked license. A subsequent search of Mr. Zurvalec was done and several prescription pills where found on his person for which he did not have a prescription.

Mr. Zurvalec was transported to the Washington County Detention Center, where he is being held until a bond hearing. An arraignment is set for 1:30 p.m. on 05/22/14 in Washington County General Sessions Court.