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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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On Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at around 12:15 a.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to the 3400 block of N. Broadway in reference to a male inside of the fenced in area of Cherokee Auto Sales laying in a vehicle with the hood up. Officers arrived on scene and located the male subject ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 07, 2020 at 12:39 PM
  
On Saturday, October 3, 2020 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to an attempted robbery in the 400 block of Gay Street. The victim, who works for Sky Box Sports Bar & Grill, stated that he was taking the trash out the back door into Strong Alley when he was a ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 05, 2020 at 8:14 AM
  
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
  
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
  
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
  
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
  
On Wednesday, August 26, members of the U.S. Marshals Smoky Mountain Fugitive Task Force and Knoxville Police Department officers arrested Eric Fairchild, DOB 11/30/01, in Morristown, Tennessee. Fairchild is the fourth suspect arrested in connection to the double murder that occurred on December 29, ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Aug 26, 2020 at 4:24 PM
  
On Saturday, August 22 at around 1:15 a.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a carjacking that had occurred in the 1300 block of Knotty Pine Way. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the male victim, who reported that an unknown suspect had taken his car, a white Honda Accord, at gunpo ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Aug 23, 2020 at 9:16 AM
  
On Sunday, August 16 at approximately 10:30 a.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a robbery at the Family Dollar located at 1015 Heiskell Avenue. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a store employee, who stated that a white male had entered the store and demanded money after p ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Aug 17, 2020 at 8:09 AM
  
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