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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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May 2020 - Posts
UPDATE (May 31, 2020, 1:50 p.m.)  The victim from the East Knoxville homicide that took place on Saturday, May 30 has been identified as JaQuan Reece, 19, of Knoxville, Tennessee. At around 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, Knoxville Police Department officers received a call from the UT Medical Cent ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 31, 2020 at 7:07 PM
  
On Saturday, May 30 at around 11:30 p.m., a group of between 50-100 individuals assembled and proceeded to commit numerous acts of vandalism in the area of Market Square and Downtown Knoxville. Shortly after the group assembled, the window at Ruby Sunshine, located at 37 Market Square, was vandalize ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 31, 2020 at 1:55 PM
  
At approximately 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, KPD officers responded to the railroad tracks near the intersection of Old Broadway Street and Mineral Springs Avenue, where a female victim had been struck by a train. The female was pronounced deceased on the scene. Following officer investigation, ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 30, 2020 at 5:19 PM
  
Update (May 27, 2020, 5:59 p.m.):  Michelle Fields has been safely located.   ---------------------------------------- Update on search underway for missing Michelle Fields (May 27, 2020, 4:40 p.m.) 43-year-old Michelle Fields remains missing following a comprehensive search of the pond ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 28, 2020 at 11:57 AM
  
On Saturday, May 23 at around 2:07 p.m., officers with the Knoxville Police Department’s Violence Reduction Team arrested Aaron Gray, DOB 12-16-82, in the area of the 100 block of N. Central Street and Jackson Avenue. Gray is accused of committing numerous sexual assaults against numerous victims, b ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 23, 2020 at 10:12 PM
  
On Friday, May 22 at around 9:28 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers received multiple calls of shots fired in the area around the Stillhouse Tavern located at 4921 Homberg Drive. Upon arrival at the scene, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound that did not appear to b ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 23, 2020 at 6:02 PM
  
At approximately 12:39 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, Knoxville Police Department officers responded to the report of bones that were found in the woods near the 200 block of Overbrook Drive. The bones were positively identified as human remains. KPD Violent Crimes Unit investigators and Medical Examine ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 20, 2020 at 4:11 PM
  
UPDATE (May 18, 2020, 9:20 a.m.): The victim from the fatal stabbing that occurred at 418 N. Broadway on Friday, May 15 has been identified as 48-year-old Eric Yorker. ---------------------------------------  At approximately 3:20 p.m. on Friday, May 15, Knoxville Police Department officers re ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 18, 2020 at 9:23 AM
  
Captain Susan Coker and Officer Lori Banks have been recognized as the Knoxville Police Department’s 2019 Community Service Award recipients, it was announced on Monday, May 11.  The Knoxville Police Department typically hosts a Recognition Luncheon to honor its yearly award winners. However, ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 11, 2020 at 12:22 PM
  
The three-man maintenance team of Jody Dykes, Benjamin Peterson and Caleb Sheville have been selected as the Knoxville Police Department’s 2019 Civilian Employees of the Year recipients, the Department announced on Monday, May 11.  The Knoxville Police Department typically hosts a Recognition ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 11, 2020 at 12:01 PM
  
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