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KPD News & Alerts

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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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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. Nelson, who is 4’11 and 130 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, is thought to be in South Knoxville, possibly in the are ... more» 
Posted by serland  at 8:50 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
A public awareness message for motorists in Tennessee: State, county and local law enforcement officers will not pull you over for the sole purpose of determining if you have legal reason to be out of your residence, are employed by an essential business or engaged in essential activity.  KPD off ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 02, 2020 at 12:37 PM
At 3:35 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, KPD officers were dispatched to E. Magnolia Avenue near N. Kyle Street for a shooting. Upon arrival at the scene, officers located a male gunshot victim suffering from serious injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening at this time. The victim was tran ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 01, 2020 at 5:26 PM
Mayor Kincannon’s Executive Order, in support of the Knox County Health Department’s Safer at Home Order, directs and authorizes the KPD and other City regulatory authorities to take immediate action in collaboration with KCHD to enforce the mandates of the Order by seeking compliance or issuing cit ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 01, 2020 at 12:54 PM
As concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continue to grow and increasingly aggressive measures are taken in an effort to mitigate the spread of the virus in the community, the Knoxville Police Department will work to combat rumors and answer your most frequently asked questions as it pertai ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 25, 2020 at 4:28 PM
At approximately 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, investigators with the Knoxville Police Department’s Violent Crimes Units were dispatched to the 2500 block of Fair Drive, where an adult male was found deceased near the roadway in front of a residence. Foul play is not suspected at this time. The bod ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 25, 2020 at 2:28 PM
The Knoxville Police Department is seeking information regarding a hit-and-run that occurred on Saturday, March 14 on Hill Avenue. On that day at around 12:42 a.m., a Joyride golf cart was traveling westbound on Hill Avenue just west of Hazen Street when an unidentified vehicle traveling the sam ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 23, 2020 at 4:15 PM
38-year-old Christopher Gordy arrested for Attempted Aggravated Burglary and Criminal Impersonation  On Saturday, March 21 at 5:09 p.m., KPD officers responded to a disturbance in the 1300 block of Forest Avenue. The complainant called to report that a man was attempting to break into an apartmen ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 23, 2020 at 10:16 AM
On Saturday, March 21 at approximately 2 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a report of a deceased person in the woods near the intersection of Biddle Street and Old McDonald Street. Upon arrival, the body of an adult female was located. There were no obvious signs of trauma and ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 21, 2020 at 6:05 PM
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