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KPD News & Alerts Blog

The Knoxville Police Department (KPD) responds to a variety of events and calls for service each day. Check here for media releases and alerts. 

For any questions, please contact KPD's Public Information Officer Scott Erland at 865-215-7210 or serland@knoxvilletn.gov.

Click here to view KPD's current calls for service (updated every two hours).

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Knoxville Police Department investigators are seeking public assistance to help identify an individual who was found deceased earlier this month.    On Tuesday, September 7 at around 4:50 p.m., investigators responded to a call that human skeletal remains had been located in a tent in the woods b ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 24, 2021 at 11:39 AM
Over three months since Desheena Kyle was last seen, her whereabouts remain unknown and the Knoxville Police Department is continuing to actively investigate the circumstances of her disappearance.     Kyle, 26 of Knoxville, Tennessee, was reported missing from her apartment at 1307 Wilson Road on ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 23, 2021 at 3:50 PM
At around 5:22 a.m. on Wednesday, September 22, 9-1-1 dispatch received a report of a single-vehicle crash on Alcoa Highway near the exit ramp to Kingston Pike. The vehicle from that crash was traveling southbound on Alcoa Highway when it struck the inside concrete barrier and came to rest in the le ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 22, 2021 at 11:41 AM
At around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, KPD officers received a call regarding a shooting in the parking lot of the Belk department store at the West Town Mall. Officers arrived on scene and found two vehicles that had been in a wreck. A male victim was located at the scene, detained, and foun ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 22, 2021 at 10:46 AM
Update on Fatal Hazen Street Shooting (September 21, 2021, 11 a.m.)  The victim from the fatal Hazen Street shooting has been identified as Cholly Harris, 19 of Knoxville, Tennessee. The preliminary investigation shows that Harris and the male suspect had been involved in a dispute and, shortly a ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 21, 2021 at 10:59 AM
Over the past week, the Knoxville Police Department continued to focus its efforts on getting guns and drugs off of the street to both prevent violent crime and overdose deaths. In a review of incident reports from September 13 through September 19, KPD officers arrested 74 individuals ranging from ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 20, 2021 at 12:50 PM
At around 5:14 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a carjacking that occurred at the Dollar General at 7407 Middlebrook Pike. The victim, a 27-year-old male, reported that he exited the store and got into his vehicle when a male suspect opened the door o ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 17, 2021 at 5:49 AM
This past week, Knoxville Police Department officers kept working hard to take drugs and guns off of the street. According to KPD incident reports, from Monday, September 6 through Sunday, September 12, officers arrested 58 individuals ranging from 21 years old to 64 years old for drug or weapon cha ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 13, 2021 at 4:39 PM
Knoxville Police Department Organized Crime Unit Investigators Brandon Glover and Brandon Stryker were presented with 2021 Tennessee Office of Homeland Security First Responder Recognition Awards on Thursday morning during a ceremony that was held in Nashville, Tennessee.   The First Responder Re ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 09, 2021 at 2:09 PM
UPDATE #2: Vincent Morrison Arrested in Ramona, California On Tuesday, September 7, Vincent Morrison was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force in Ramona, California. Morrison, 31 of Maryville, Tennessee, was sought on an outstanding warrant for sec ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 08, 2021 at 7:47 AM
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