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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.

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February 2020 - Posts
The Knoxville Police Department Violent Crimes Unit is now conducting a homicide investigation into the body that was located in South Knoxville by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday.  The body, which has been identified as 26-year-old Emanuel Turner of Knoxville, Tennessee, was found off ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Feb 24, 2020 at 4:23 PM
On Sunday, February 23 at 2:54 a.m., KPD officers responded to the parking lot at the corner of Willow and Central Streets on a hit-and-run involving injury. According to witnesses at the scene, a fight started for unknown reasons in the parking lot. The suspect, a black male in his twenties with ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Feb 23, 2020 at 8:51 AM
UPDATE (February 18, 2:35 p.m.): The victim has been identified as 44-year-old Robert Webster of Knoxville, Tennessee.  ORIGINAL STORY: On Monday, February 17 at 10:47 p.m., KPD officers responded to a call of a male pedestrian that had been struck near the intersection of Chapman Highw ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Feb 18, 2020 at 2:35 PM
The Knoxville Police Department officially announced the promotion of 15 officers during a ceremony on Monday, February 17 at Civic Coliseum. In the largest promotional ceremony for the KPD since 21 were promoted in 2016, seven officers were risen to the rank of Sergeant, six Sergeants to the ra ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Feb 18, 2020 at 10:48 AM
Due to a structural fire, the 6600 Block of Chapman Hwy will be closed temporarily on Feb. 8, 2020. Please advise motorists use Dick Ford Rd. Martin Mill Pk. or Sevierville Pk. as an alternate route. Any questions concerning the fire should be directed to KFD.  Motorists are asked to continue to ... more» 
Posted by tmcdonell  On Feb 10, 2020 at 12:00 PM
On Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at approximately 10:23 p.m., KPD officers responded to the Family Dollar located at 1932 E. Magnolia Avenue for a robbery in progress. The caller advised that three male subjects were attempting to rob the store at gunpoint and demanding money from the safe.  Office ... more» 
Posted by tmcdonell  On Feb 07, 2020 at 4:46 PM
On Thursday, February 6 at approximately 2:14 p.m., KPD officers responded to a crash on Western Avenue at Ball Camp Pike involving two vehicles.    The preliminary investigation at the scene determined that a car was traveling west on Western Avenue and hydroplaned, causing it to strike the side ... more» 
Posted by tmcdonell  On Feb 07, 2020 at 9:25 AM
At around 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5, investigators with the KPD Violent Crimes Unit and Special Crimes Unit responded to the apartments at 1727 Kim Watt Drive, where the deceased body of a premature male baby was found inside of a residence. The incident is currently being investigated as ... more» 
Posted by tmcdonell  On Feb 07, 2020 at 9:25 AM
The City of Knoxville and Knox County have experienced significant rainfall over the past 24 hours, resulting in substantial flooding on the roadways and surrounding areas. Over 70 roads are currently closed, while over 20 water rescues have been completed in the city and county combined. All ... more» 
Posted by tmcdonell  On Feb 06, 2020 at 4:22 PM
At around 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 West District patrol officers responded to the alley between Iredell Avenue and Pickett Avenue near Boyd Street, where 29-year-old Kaitlyne Warwick was found deceased from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the face. Violent Crimes Unit investi ... more» 
Posted by tmcdonell  On Feb 05, 2020 at 9:38 AM
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