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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 2021 - Posts
Over the past 24 hours, members of the U.S. Marshals Service Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested two suspects in the Charlotte, N.C. area who were wanted on outstanding warrants out of Knox County.  On Wednesday night at around 6:15 p.m., the Task Force located and arreste ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 27, 2021 at 4:11 PM
  
With COVID-19 cases dwindling and nearly 40 percent of Knox County residents fully vaccinated, the Knoxville Police Department went off of its Pandemic Response Plan and returned to normal operations, effective at 7 a.m. on Monday, May 24.  At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the KPD implement ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 25, 2021 at 10:16 AM
  
As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacation, the Knoxville Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.” From May 24 through June 6, participating agencies across the state will increase seat belt enforceme ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 24, 2021 at 2:36 PM
  
At around 10:25 p.m. on Sunday, May 23, 2021, Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a two-car crash on Western Avenue near Hinton Road. Based on the preliminary investigation, one vehicle was traveling westbound on Western Avenue when it collided head-on with the second vehicle, which wa ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 24, 2021 at 8:32 AM
  
 The victim from the fatal shooting that occurred on Thursday night at 2239 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue has been identified as Vincent Williams, 28 of Knoxville.  57-year-old Ralphelle James was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and convicted felon in possession of a weapon after wi ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 21, 2021 at 1:12 PM
  
At around 8:28 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2021, Knoxville Police Department officers responded to 2239 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue on the report of a shooting with victim. Upon officer arrival, a 28-year-old male was located in the parking lot of the apartment complex suffering from a gunshot wound ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 21, 2021 at 12:26 AM
  
As the investigation into the fatal shooting of 41-year-old Knoxville native Muhammad Allen continues, Knoxville Police Department Violent Crimes Unit investigators are seeking any information from anybody who witnessed the shooting, was in the area of 2710 Louise Avenue at around the time of the sh ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 19, 2021 at 4:21 PM
  
At around 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, Knoxville Police Department officers responded to 2924 Sunset Avenue in reference to a shooting with victim. Upon arrival, an adult female was found in the front yard of the residence suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The victim was transported ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 18, 2021 at 9:15 PM
  
The Knoxville Police Department will host its monthly Child Safety Seat Checkpoint on Saturday, June 12 at the Phil E. Keith Training Center located at 6388 Cement Plant Road in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Due to current staffing availability and COVID-19 precautions, checks will be available by appoi ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 18, 2021 at 3:11 PM
  
Knoxville Police Department officers arrested multiple suspects wanted on outstanding warrants and recovered numerous firearms following enhanced patrol efforts in the Cumberland Avenue area over the weekend.  At around 11:15 p.m. on Friday, May 14, officers encountered a green Honda sedan at 193 ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 17, 2021 at 11:20 AM
  
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