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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 has continued to see an alarming trend of firearms being stolen from vehicles.    As of November 15, the KPD had received 103 vehicular burglary reports that included the theft of a firearm, according to the provisional data. Of those, the vehicle was either left u ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Nov 24, 2020 at 11:08 AM
  
On Friday, October 23, 2020 at around 12:30 a.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to the 7900 block of Gleason Drive in reference to a shooting call. The suspect, later identified as Caelan Greenfield (DOB 11/7/97) of Knoxville, Tennessee, called 9-1-1 to report that he had shot his g ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 23, 2020 at 7:44 AM
  
On Friday, October 16, 2020 at around 11 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers took a 17-year-old male into custody in the 800 block of Graves Street. The defendant, who is not being identified due to his juvenile status, is charged with two counts of first degree murder and two counts of attem ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 20, 2020 at 9:35 PM
  
Knoxville Police Department investigators have obtained warrants for the arrest of Johnathan Davis, 19, of Knoxville, Tennessee for the first degree murder and attempted second degree murder stemming from the shooting that occurred at the Red Roof Inn located at 5334 Central Avenue Pike on October 1 ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 20, 2020 at 1:36 PM
  
On Friday, October 16, 2020 at about 12:15 a.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a single-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle at Blackstock Avenue near Hannah Avenue. The male driver, who was the only occupant of the motorcycle, was pronounced deceased at the scene by AMR. Followi ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 16, 2020 at 6:02 AM
  
Victim Identified from Red Roof Inn Shooting The victim of the fatal shooting that occurred on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at the Red Roof Inn located at 5334 Central Avenue Pike has been identified as John Townsend (DOB 4/30/62) of Knoxville, Tennessee. The second victim remains in critical conditi ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 14, 2020 at 10:49 AM
  
Victim Identified from North Knoxville Shooting (October 12, 2020, 5:25 p.m.) The victim from the shooting that occurred on Monday, October 12, 2020 near the 1900 block of Texas Avenue has been identified as Demario Lowery (DOB 9/9/94) of Detroit, Michigan. There are no suspects in custody and th ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 12, 2020 at 5:25 PM
  
On Friday, October 9, 2020 at around 1:40 a.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to the area of Hembree Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue after a male victim reported that he had been shot. Upon arrival, officers observed a male suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the c ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 09, 2020 at 11:23 AM
  
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
  
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the individuals involved in the attempted carjacking and shooting that occurred on September 11, 2020 at 1305 N. Central Street.   On Friday, September 11, 2020 ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 06, 2020 at 4:04 PM
  
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