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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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Knoxville Fire Department release (September 9, 2020, 5:46 p.m.) On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, multiple visitors to the Fish Hospitality Pantry located at 122 West Scott Avenue obtained one gallon jugs of highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide. The liquid mixture contains 50% hydrogen peroxide an ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 09, 2020 at 7:06 PM
  
Suspect Identified from Attempted Boat Theft (September 9, 2020, 10 a.m.)  The suspect from the attempted boat theft that occurred on Neyland Drive on the morning of September 8, 2020 has been identified as Jeffery Carter Newcomb.   It was previously reported that officers responded to Volunte ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 09, 2020 at 10:02 AM
  
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, E911 dispatch received a call concerning a suspicious package near the front entrance of the Old Knox County Courthouse. The courthouse and portions of the Howard H. Baker Federal Courthouse were promptly evacuated, and Main Street was shut ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 08, 2020 at 2:12 PM
  
UPDATE (September 4, 2020, 12:50 p.m.): Miles Brock has been located safe and reunited with family. As always, we appreciate the public for their help to spread the word in these cases.  --------------------------------- The Knoxville Police Department is seeking assistance from the public to ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 04, 2020 at 1:32 PM
  
On Thursday, September 3 at around 5 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a residence in the 3300 block of Divide Street and took two suspects from a shooting that occurred on July 1 into custody. Damarcus Dunaway (DOB 7/15/02) and a 15-year-old male were taken into custody withou ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 04, 2020 at 9:40 AM
  
The Knoxville Police Department is continuing to seek information concerning the unsolved 2013 murder of 18-year-old DeShawn King.     On January 30, 2013 at approximately 12:45 a.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a reported shooting at 310 East New Street, where DeShawn Dupree ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 03, 2020 at 11:15 AM
  
On Saturday, August 29 at around 9:55 p.m., a witness observed a male suspect, identified as Parvin Harper (DOB 4/13/65), raping a female victim in the 900 block of Knoxville College Drive. The witness attempted to intervene but was driven off by the suspect, who responded to the witness aggressivel ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Aug 31, 2020 at 9:09 AM
  
On Friday, August 28 at about 5 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a carjacking near the intersection of Mississippi Avenue and Reed Street. A witness stated that he had observed a male suspect pull a male victim from a vehicle, assault him and flee the scene in the victim’s veh ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Aug 29, 2020 at 8:29 AM
  
The family of 24-year-old Aseal Iysheh, a Knoxville woman who was fatally shot on June 11, 2020, has increased its reward for information leading to the identity, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for her murder to $10,000, it was announced on Friday, August 28.    On the ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Aug 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM
  
On Friday, August 28, 2020, Paul Hollins (DOB 9/11/87), who was arrested on the University of Tennessee campus on Thursday for trespassing, was charged with one count of sexual battery for an incident that occurred at the Target on Ray Mears Boulevard.  On August 19, a female victim reported that ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Aug 28, 2020 at 1:42 PM
  
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