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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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July 2020 - Posts
On Friday, July 24 at approximately 3:15 a.m., Knoxville Police Department officers observed a person inside of an Oldsmobile Cutlass in the parking lot of Transmission Corporation of America located in the 5300 block of Clinton Highway. As officers attempted to make contact with the subject, he fle ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 24, 2020 at 11:43 AM
  
On Thursday, July 23 at approximately 3:24 p.m., KPD officers received a call of an attempted kidnapping on Laurel Avenue near 20th Street, outside of Fort Sanders Hospital. Multiple callers advised that a white male subject was physically attempting to take an infant in a baby carrier from a female ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 23, 2020 at 7:29 PM
  
On Thursday, July 23 at approximately 11:45 a.m., members of the U.S. Marshals Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Gabriel Boykins (DOB: 12/18/74) in the 400 block of Black Oak Drive in Knoxville, Tennessee. Boykins was wanted by the Chattanooga Police Department for two counts ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 23, 2020 at 3:43 PM
  
The Knoxville Police Department is seeking information from the public concerning the 2019 disappearance of 40-year-old Heather Stinnett. Stinnett, a resident of Knoxville, Tennessee, has not been seen or heard from since April 5, 2019. Her last known address was in the Austin Homes area. Stinnet ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 22, 2020 at 1:09 PM
  
UPDATE (July 21, 2020, 6:50 p.m.): The victim of the fatal shooting that occurred on Tuesday, July 21 in the 700 block of W. Oak Hill Avenue has been identified as Phillip Sneed (DOB: 10/2/83) of Detroit, Michigan. The investigation remains ongoing as Violent Crimes Unit investigators are pursuing a ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 21, 2020 at 6:52 PM
  
On Saturday, July 18 at 9:15 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to the report of a stolen vehicle at the Cracker Barrel located at 9214 Park West Boulevard, where the complainant, 30-year-old Kayla Fox, stated that 32-year-old Randall Rhodey took her vehicle with a 10-year-old girl ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 19, 2020 at 10:20 AM
  
On Saturday, July 18 at just after 3 a.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a robbery at the Pilot located at 2918 Tazewell Pike. Upon arrival, officers were advised that a male subject entered the store and asked for a pack of cigarettes, while at the same time pulling out a machet ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 18, 2020 at 8:05 AM
  
On Thursday, July 16 at approximately 1 a.m., investigators with the Knoxville Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit responded to a stabbing that occurred at the Weigel’s located at 411 E. Summit Hill Drive.  Upon arrival, investigators learned that the victim, identified as 32-year-old Clifton ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 16, 2020 at 2:17 PM
  
The Knoxville Police Department is continuing to seek information concerning the unsolved 2009 murder of 23-year-old Gina Thacker.    On February 8, 2009, KPD investigators responded to 3504 Oak Branch Circle off Valley View Drive in North Knoxville, where Thacker was found suffering from multiple ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 14, 2020 at 2:20 PM
  
On 07/13/2020 at approximately 4:30 pm, E911 had gotten a call from an employee at Buddy's BBQ located at 4401 Chapman Highway stating that the business had just been robbed at gunpoint. The employee stated the suspect brandished a firearm while demanding the victim to open the register but left pri ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 13, 2020 at 7:25 PM
  
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