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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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At around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, Knoxville Police Department officers attempted to make contact with three suspicious individuals in the parking lot of the UPS facility located on Callahan Drive. As officers went to detain one of the male subjects for questioning, he fled from officers on f ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 04, 2020 at 2:30 PM
On Monday, June 1 at just before 9 p.m., KPD officers responded to a crash involving a motorcycle on I-40 East just before Papermill Drive. Upon arrival, officers discovered that a motorcycle being driven by an adult male had struck the rear end of a four-door passenger vehicle. The motorcyclist was ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 02, 2020 at 8:00 AM
KPD investigators are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect from a robbery and assault. On May 23, the pictured suspect stole several hundred dollars in merchandise from an area Dollar General. When an employee attempted to confront the suspect, she fled in the pictured vehic ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 01, 2020 at 12:36 PM
On Sunday, May 31 at 9:40 p.m., KPD officers were deployed to downtown Knoxville in response to more possible protests. Central Business District officers had already observed several large groups of people collecting in the area.  One particular group of roughly 40 individuals was located on Cli ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 01, 2020 at 8:45 AM
UPDATE (May 31, 2020, 1:50 p.m.)  The victim from the East Knoxville homicide that took place on Saturday, May 30 has been identified as JaQuan Reece, 19, of Knoxville, Tennessee. At around 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, Knoxville Police Department officers received a call from the UT Medical Cent ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 31, 2020 at 7:07 PM
On Saturday, May 30 at around 11:30 p.m., a group of between 50-100 individuals assembled and proceeded to commit numerous acts of vandalism in the area of Market Square and Downtown Knoxville. Shortly after the group assembled, the window at Ruby Sunshine, located at 37 Market Square, was vandalize ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 31, 2020 at 1:55 PM
At approximately 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, KPD officers responded to the railroad tracks near the intersection of Old Broadway Street and Mineral Springs Avenue, where a female victim had been struck by a train. The female was pronounced deceased on the scene. Following officer investigation, ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 30, 2020 at 5:19 PM
Update (May 27, 2020, 5:59 p.m.):  Michelle Fields has been safely located.   ---------------------------------------- Update on search underway for missing Michelle Fields (May 27, 2020, 4:40 p.m.) 43-year-old Michelle Fields remains missing following a comprehensive search of the pond ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 28, 2020 at 11:57 AM
On Saturday, May 23 at around 2:07 p.m., officers with the Knoxville Police Department’s Violence Reduction Team arrested Aaron Gray, DOB 12-16-82, in the area of the 100 block of N. Central Street and Jackson Avenue. Gray is accused of committing numerous sexual assaults against numerous victims, b ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 23, 2020 at 10:12 PM
On Friday, May 22 at around 9:28 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers received multiple calls of shots fired in the area around the Stillhouse Tavern located at 4921 Homberg Drive. Upon arrival at the scene, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound that did not appear to b ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 23, 2020 at 6:02 PM
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