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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 [email protected].

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




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March 2022 - Posts
CORRECTION (March 31, 2022, 3:45 p.m.): Shani Harris has been charged with attempted first degree murder, not murder in perpetration of a crime as it was originally reported. Harris was initially charged with murder in perpetration of a crime due to a clerical error, which has since been corrected.  ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 31, 2022 at 3:45 PM
  
Last week, Knoxville Police Department officers either arrested or misdemeanor cited 51 individuals between the ages of 15 and 65 with weapon or drug charges. In a review of KPD incident reports from events that occurred between Monday, March 21 and Sunday, March 27, KPD officers also seized at t ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 30, 2022 at 12:33 PM
  
Victim Identified from Sutherland Avenue Shooting (March 29, 2022, 1:15 p.m.) Jaqwan Gillette, 18 of Knoxville, Tennessee, has been identified as the gunshot victim who was located in the parking lot of the Sutherland Flats apartments on Monday night.    The investigation shows that a shooting ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 29, 2022 at 1:13 PM
  
The Knoxville Police Department Violent Crimes Unit continues to investigate the death of 47-year-old Donald DeShazo, who was found dead inside of a home at 2418 Wilson Avenue on the night of Friday, January 21. DeShazo’s body was found after Knoxville Fire Department firefighters responded to a ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 28, 2022 at 5:59 PM
  
The suspect from the hit-and-run crash that occurred on March 17 at Magnolia Avenue and Bertrand Street, which seriously injured a 31-year-old motorcyclist, has been identified and arrested. The suspect was identified as Calvin Thomas Jr., 65 of Knoxville. Thomas Jr., who is the registered owner of ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 25, 2022 at 11:01 AM
  
This past week, Knoxville Police Department officers either arrested or misdemeanor cited 68 individuals between the ages of 18 and 61 with weapon or drug charges. In a review of KPD incident reports of events that occurred between Monday, March 14 and Sunday, March 20, KPD officers also seized a ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 22, 2022 at 4:28 PM
  
A Maryville man has been charged with DUI, felony evading arrest and possession of a handgun while under the influence after recklessly driving through the scene of a crash and nearly striking a Knoxville Police Department officer this past weekend.   At around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2 ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 21, 2022 at 8:27 AM
  
UPDATE (March 18, 2022, 9 p.m.) Through continued investigation by the Animal Control Unit, the owner of the dog that was found abandoned in the 4900 block of Jenkins Road has been identified. The owner was identified as 36-year-old Jamie Will. Will was charged with animal cruelty, while Animal C ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 18, 2022 at 9:01 PM
  
CORRECTION (March 17, 2022, 3 p.m.): The victim is not an employee of First Horizon Bank as was initially reported. She works at an office inside of First Horizon Plaza. The victim is being treated for her injuries at an area hospital.  ---- At around 9:50 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2022, Kno ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 17, 2022 at 3:05 PM
  
Victim from Fatal Washington Pike Crash Identified (March 17, 2022, 2:50 p.m.) The victim from the fatal crash that occurred on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 on Washington Pike at Steeple Shadow Way has been identified as Norma Norton, 79 of Knoxville, Tennessee.   The crash remains under investig ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 17, 2022 at 2:53 PM
  
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