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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 around 1:20 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, officers observed that a black paint-like substance had been poured out on the roadway in two separate places over the Black Lives Matter mural located in front of Austin-East High School on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. The substance was still wet and bei ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 29, 2020 at 9:57 AM
  
On Wednesday, July 29 at approximately 3 a.m., officers responded to a crash involving two motorcycles on Valley View Drive at Cross Valley Road. Based on witness statements and evidence at the scene, the following occurred. The two motorcycles were traveling single-file, together westbound on Va ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 29, 2020 at 9:12 AM
  
On Tuesday night, Knoxville Police Department Chief of Police Eve Thomas released the following statement regarding City Council’s approval of the contract with Axon Enterprise, Inc.  “We are excited to reach this point in the process of equipping our officers with body-worn cameras and upgrading ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 28, 2020 at 10:31 PM
  
The Knoxville Police Department is pleased to announce its February 2020 commendation recipients. Due to continuing Covid-19 concerns, the Department chose not host a public ceremony to present these commendations, instead opting for a private recognition of those selected to receive awards.  Fou ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 28, 2020 at 1:49 PM
  
The Knoxville Police Department is pleased to announce its January 2020 commendations. Due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, the KPD chose not to host a public ceremony to present these commendations, instead opting for a private recognition of those selected to receive awards.  Six officers w ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 27, 2020 at 2:51 PM
  
On Saturday, July 25 at approximately 2:15 a.m., Knoxville Police Department officers observed a male suspect fire multiple rounds in the Cumberland Avenue area before getting into the driver’s seat of a white Nissan Sentra and fleeing the scene westbound on Cumberland. Officers attempted to make co ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 27, 2020 at 10:36 AM
  
Update (July 25, 2020, 12:30 p.m.): Murder Suspect Arrested in Detroit  At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 24, members of the U.S. Marshals Service located and arrested Vondre Lamar Allen in Detroit, Michigan. Allen is wanted for the murder of Phillip Sneed in the 700 block of W. Oak Hill ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 27, 2020 at 9:27 AM
  
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
  
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