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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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Knoxville Police Department Crash Reconstruction personnel are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred early Thursday morning on I-40 West near Strawberry Plains Pike.     At around 5:30 a.m. this morning, KPD officers were dispatched to investigate a report that a person ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 21, 2021 at 5:00 PM
  
UPDATE: Victims Identified from Sunday Morning Crash  The victims from the fatal crash that occurred on the exit ramp from I-40 West to Weisgarber Road early Sunday morning have been identified. The victims were positively identified as Jessiah Plemons, 31 of Lenoir City, Tennessee, Lillian Rose, ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 18, 2021 at 2:39 PM
  
The Knoxville Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to promote “Slow Down Tennessee.” During the campaign, which runs from October 15-29, the KPD will increase education efforts to help reduce speeding-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities statewide. The ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 14, 2021 at 4:31 PM
  
At around 11:40 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12, members of the Knoxville Police Department Special Operations Squad were serving a search warrant at a house at 2962 Sevier Avenue. Upon their arrival at the house, officers encountered an armed male subject. The subject reportedly pointed the gun at offi ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 14, 2021 at 10:12 AM
  
In mid-September, KPD Special Crimes Unit investigators were made aware of an incident involving Cassen Jackson-Garrison, 36 of Knoxville, Tennessee, and a juvenile victim. Following extensive investigation into those allegations, investigators were able to link Jackson-Garrison to at least two sepa ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 14, 2021 at 10:11 AM
  
John Bassett, 29 of Knoxville, Tennessee, has been indicted by a Knox County Grand Jury for the murder of Desheena Kyle, and is now facing charges of first degree murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. Bassett, who was in a relationship with Desheena, has been in custody since July 7 ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 07, 2021 at 12:47 PM
  
This morning at around 10:30 a.m., Knoxville Police Department officers and FBI Special Agents responded to a reported armed robbery at the Regions Bank located at 2901 Essary Drive. Based on the preliminary investigation, a male suspect entered the bank, approached a teller and displayed a firearm ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 06, 2021 at 12:52 PM
  
As part of the Knoxville Police Department’s ongoing and focused efforts to prevent overdose deaths, shootings and other violent crime, KPD officers arrested a total of 59 individuals ranging from 17 to 70 years of age for weapon or drug charges over the past week. In a review of KPD incident report ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 04, 2021 at 4:19 PM
  
Forensic pathologists at the Regional Forensic Center confirmed on Thursday morning that it was the body of missing person Desheena Kyle that was located by Knoxville Police Department officers at a residence on Sam Tillery Road. The manner of death was ruled as a homicide.      The body of Deshe ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 30, 2021 at 11:49 AM
  
Stanley Wilson, 50 of Knoxville, Tennessee, has been charged with attempted first degree murder, felon in possession of a weapon and employing a firearm during the commission of a felony following a shooting that occurred on Avondale Avenue on the night of Tuesday, September 28.    According to w ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 29, 2021 at 10:43 AM
  
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