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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 motorcycle rider who was struck by a carjacking suspect on Chapman Highway on June 4, 2021 has succumbed to his injuries. Berlon Williams, 44 of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away at the UT Medical Center after sustaining significant injuries when he was hit by a vehicle on Chapman Highway near E ... more» 
Posted by serland  at 10:05 AM
  
On Thursday, June 17, 2021 at around 1:45 a.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a crash involving a pedestrian on Alcoa Highway near Topside Road. Upon arrival at the scene, officers were advised that the pedestrian involved in the collision was deceased. Crash reconstruction perso ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 17, 2021 at 11:11 AM
  
At around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, KPD officers responded to a crash with injuries in both the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-40 near Strawberry Plains Pike. Based on the preliminary investigation, it is believed that vehicle one was traveling westbound when it crossed the center m ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 17, 2021 at 7:57 AM
  
At around 5:20 a.m. on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, KPD officers responded to a crash involving a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle on I-40 West near mile marker 395. Based on the evidence present at the scene, a motorcycle and a silver Volkswagen Jetta were traveling on I-40 West when the Jetta collide ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 15, 2021 at 10:32 AM
  
At around 8:35 p.m. on Monday, June 14, 2021, officers assigned to the Community Engagement Response Team were conducting a walking patrol through Walter P. Taylor Homes when they encountered a male subject outside of a residence in the 2200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. Officers also obse ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 15, 2021 at 9:23 AM
  
On the one-year anniversary of the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Aseal Iysheh, Knoxville Police Department Violent Crimes Unit investigators are continuing to seek information to assist their investigation into her murder.  The family of Aseal Iysheh, with assistance from private entities, has in ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 11, 2021 at 5:05 PM
  
On Thursday, June 10, 2021 at around 1:30 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a shooting with a victim on Dandridge Avenue near Morningside Park. A 29-year-old male victim was located and transported to the UT Medical Center with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Based on the ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 10, 2021 at 4:27 PM
  
 On Thursday, June 3, 2021 at around 9:20 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a robbery at 112 Gay Street. Upon arrival, officers met with the victim, a 23-year-old female, who reported that she was robbed at gunpoint. The victim stated that as she entered the Fire Street Alley, ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 04, 2021 at 12:04 PM
  
The deceased from the shooting that occurred at 1100 Vermont Avenue on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 has been identified as Alexander Skelton, 31 of Knoxville, Tennessee.   At around 1:40 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, KPD officers responded to 1100 Vermont Avenue, where Skelton was located inside of the ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 02, 2021 at 11:48 AM
  
Over the past 24 hours, members of the U.S. Marshals Service Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested two suspects in the Charlotte, N.C. area who were wanted on outstanding warrants out of Knox County.  On Wednesday night at around 6:15 p.m., the Task Force located and arreste ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 27, 2021 at 4:11 PM
  
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