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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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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
At approximately 6:08 p.m. on Monday, April 13, Knoxville Police Department officers attempted to stop a vehicle in the Western Heights area. The occupants were suspected for the shooting that occurred on Keith Avenue on the night of Tuesday, April 7. The suspect vehicle refused to stop and a pu ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 13, 2020 at 9:20 PM
On Friday, April 10 at about 8 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to the report of a shooting with a victim at the 3500 block of Lilac Avenue. Upon arrival, officers discovered a juvenile male suffering from a gunshot to the legs. The victim was transported to the UT Medical Center ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 13, 2020 at 12:24 PM
UPDATE (April 9, 2020, 6:48 pm): Kya Nelson has been located and returned to her family.  ------------------------- The Knoxville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old runaway Kya Nelson, who was last seen at her residence on Knotty Oak Way on March 26. N ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 09, 2020 at 6:57 PM
With the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) preparing for the distribution of the COVID-19 economic impact payments, it is anticipated that criminals will attempt to use that to exploit, scam and de-fraud citizens. The Knoxville Police Department is providing the following reminders for citizens to reco ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 09, 2020 at 2:42 PM
UPDATE (April 6, 2020, 12:15 p.m.)  The victim from Saturday night’s fatal shooting and crash on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue has been identified as 32-year-old Markedra Houston. Upon further investigation, the shooting is believed to be the result of a confrontation that occurred at a nearby re ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 06, 2020 at 1:51 PM
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