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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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UPDATE (August 6, 2020, 3:05 p.m.) Missing 13-year-old Patiecents Ray Harrell has been located. She is safe and being reunited with her family.  ------------------------------- The Knoxville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing 13-year-old Patiecents Ray ... more» 
Posted by serland  at 3:15 PM
  
UPDATE (August 6, 2020, 1:05 p.m.) Eulalia Francisco Manuel has been located. She is safe and back with her family.  ----------------------- The Knoxville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing 17-year-old Eulalia Francisco Manuel. On Monday, August 3 at a ... more» 
Posted by serland  at 1:13 PM
  
Knoxville Police Department Violent Crimes Unit investigators are working to identify a suspect who assaulted a Knoxville woman in June on University Avenue.   On June 15 at approximately 4:51 p.m., officers responded to an assault that occurred at the Al’s Market located at 1006 University Avenue. ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Aug 05, 2020 at 3:12 PM
  
Update on Recovery Operation for Fort Dickerson Quarry Drowning Victim (August 3, 2020, 10:15 p.m.)   At approximately 9:35 p.m. on Monday, August 3, members of the recovery team located and recovered the body of the drowning victim at Fort Dickerson Quarry. The victim has been identified as 29-y ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Aug 04, 2020 at 10:16 AM
  
On Saturday, August 1 at approximately 11:40 p.m., KPD officers responded to a two-vehicle wreck on I-40 East just east of the Oglesby Road overpass. Upon arrival, due to the severity of the crash, the Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to investigate.  Based on the evidence at the ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Aug 03, 2020 at 7:31 AM
  
Four Knoxville Police Department officers have been selected by the Commendations and Awards Committee to receive the May Officer of the Month Award, it was announced on Friday.  Due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, the KPD chose not to host a public ceremony to present these commendations, i ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 31, 2020 at 11:55 AM
  
The Knoxville Police Department Commendations and Awards Committee has selected five to receive the April Officer of the Month Award and one to receive the April Civilian Employee of the Month Award, it was announced on Thursday.  Due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, the KPD chose not to host ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 30, 2020 at 2:17 PM
  
Six Knoxville Police Department officers have been selected to receive March commendations by the Department’s Commendations and Awards Committee, it was announced today.  Due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, the KPD chose not to host a public ceremony to present these commendations, instead ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 29, 2020 at 2:55 PM
  
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
  
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