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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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April 2020 - Posts
Update (Thursday, April 30, 5:15 p.m.) Lamar Mallett (DOB 4/24/90) has been charged with a second count of First Degree Murder in the shooting death of 38-year-old Ashley Marie Hurt. The investigation remains ongoing.  -------------------------------------------------- Update on double homi ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 30, 2020 at 5:17 PM
KPD investigators are looking to identify the suspect from a burglary that occurred at 2019 Central Street (Alignment Professionals). Sometime between 6 p.m. on April 20 and 7:45 a.m. on April 21, a trailer with a Sea-Doo jet ski as well as a second utility trailer were taken from the lot. The Sea-D ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 29, 2020 at 10:39 AM
UPDATE (April 24, 7:56 p.m.) Shawn Case, 27, has been arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder in the death of Brittney Webb, 32, who was found deceased inside of a residence at the Ridgebrook Apartments on the morning of Friday, April 24.  After officers responded to the scene just ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 24, 2020 at 7:58 PM
On Thursday, April 23 at 11:37 a.m., KPD West District officers responded to a residential burglary in the 1000 block of Cedarhill Road. The witnesses were three young boys who were riding their bikes around Whitlow Logan Park when they observed the suspect, Larry Bradley (DOB: 12/8/76), take a road ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 24, 2020 at 8:58 AM
On Thursday, April 23 at around 5 a.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a reported stabbing that occurred at the Days Inn located on Dante Road. While in route to the scene, officers learned that the victim and witness had left the scene to travel to the hospital. Officers made con ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 23, 2020 at 2:55 PM
At 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, KPD officers responded to a stolen vehicle on Louise Avenue. The vehicle, a blue Honda Accord that was stolen from Atchley Street, had left prior to the arrival of officers, but was tracked via the victim’s phone to the Pilot located at 3004 Magnolia Avenue. Offi ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 23, 2020 at 8:50 AM
On Wednesday, April 22 at around 1:30 a.m., KPD East District officers responded to investigate an alarm at the Bluhen Botanicals in East Knoxville. Once they arrived, officers spotted and detained a male subject. The door to the business appeared to have been pried open, while officers located a bi ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 22, 2020 at 2:42 PM
Update on pursuit involving shooting suspects (April 20, 2020, 9:15 a.m.)      The two individuals who were arrested following the pursuit that ended in a single-car crash near the intersection of East Inskip and Fennel at around 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 16 have been identified as Larry Bell (DO ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 20, 2020 at 9:23 AM
At 4:13 a.m. on Sunday, April 19, Knoxville Police Department officers were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Broome Road for an aggravated assault. Upon arrival, officers were informed that a male subject allegedly stole a female victim’s handgun, pointed it at her and fled the scene in ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 19, 2020 at 12:54 PM
Update (Thursday, April 16, 4:28 p.m.)    The suspect who was taken into custody on Island Home Avenue has been identified as Martez Wilson (DOB: 8/1/91) of Detroit, Michigan. Upon questioning, Wilson stated that he was stopped at the intersection of Cottrell Street and Anita Drive when a vehicle ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 16, 2020 at 4:28 PM
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