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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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July 2021 - Posts
The Knoxville Police Department is still seeking information regarding the possible whereabouts of 26-year-old Desheena Kyle as well as any pertinent information concerning the circumstances of her disappearance.   Desheena was reported missing from 1307 Wilson Road on June 28. She was possibly s ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 30, 2021 at 2:50 PM
  
Victim from Shooting at Holston Oaks Apartments Identified   The victim from the fatal shooting that occurred at the Holston Oaks Apartment complex on Wednesday, July 28 has been identified as Martaysha Flack, 20 of Knoxville, Tennessee. No suspects have been identified or charged in connection t ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 29, 2021 at 11:14 AM
  
Gunshot Victim Located on Riverside Drive Identified    The gunshot victim located in the 2500 block of Riverside Drive has been identified as Matthew Scott, 34 of Knoxville, Tennessee. The investigation, which is being led by the KPD Major Crimes Unit, remains ongoing at this time. Anyone with i ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 23, 2021 at 6:21 PM
  
Over 600 grams of heroin was recovered after search warrants were executed at three area residences following a joint investigation into a local drug trafficking organization.   On Thursday, July 22, 2021, Knoxville Police Department officers and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents conducted ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 23, 2021 at 2:09 PM
  
On Monday, July 19, 2021, 9-1-1 dispatch received a call regarding a possible shooting in the Western Heights area that allegedly involved 24-year-old Joshua Welcome, who was wanted on five outstanding warrants for aggravated assault and one outstanding warrant for domestic aggravated assault.   ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 20, 2021 at 10:52 AM
  
Victim from Shooting in 2700 Block of E. Fifth Avenue Identified (July 17, 2021, 6:30 p.m.)      The victim from the fatal shooting in the 2700 block of E. Fifth Avenue has been identified as Chaka Sligh, 36 of Knoxville, Tennessee. No suspects have been arrested or charged at this time, and the ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 19, 2021 at 9:55 AM
  
Victims Identified from Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Kingston Pike (July 19, 9:50 a.m.)    The victims from the fatal crash that occurred on Kingston Pike near Market Place Boulevard have been identified as Samuel Bennett, 27 of West Virginia, and Kerby Langford, 46 of Knoxville. At this time, no ch ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 19, 2021 at 9:53 AM
  
KPD investigators are continuing to seek information concerning the possible whereabouts of 26-year-old Desheena Kyle and the circumstances of her disappearance. Desheena was reported missing from 1307 Wilson Road on June 28. She was possibly seen some time around June 23, but the last verified sigh ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 15, 2021 at 6:35 PM
  
Through funds from the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) grant, the Knoxville Police Department recently purchased brand new Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) that will be deployed in the field and throughout every KPD facility.  The KPD purchased 41 Zoll Cardiac Science Po ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 14, 2021 at 2:19 PM
  
Daryl Rollins, 25 of Knoxville, Tennessee, has been indicted by a Knox County Grand Jury for vehicular homicide and several additional charges for his role in a crash that occurred on May 19, 2021 on Buffat Mill Road.   On May 19, 2021 at around 8:38 p.m., officers responded to a single-car crash ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 14, 2021 at 11:38 AM
  
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