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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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October 2021 - Posts
Just after 4 p.m. today, KPD officers responded to 4839 N. Broadway in reference to a reported shooting. Upon arrival, a male victim was located near the roadway suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Officers rendered aid to the victim before he was transported to an area hospital for medical t ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 26, 2021 at 6:06 PM
  
Update on Cansler Avenue Incident (October 26, 2021, 6 p.m.)   The victim from the incident that occurred on Monday night on Cansler Avenue has been identified as Junior Santiago, 18 of Knoxville, Tennessee. Santiago, who had been shot at least one time, was found deceased inside of an overturned ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 26, 2021 at 6:00 PM
  
Nearly 14 years after Christina Stoddard was reported as missing, Knoxville Police Department Special Crimes Unit investigators are continuing to seek any information from the public regarding her possible whereabouts or the circumstances of her disappearance.  On October 30, 2007, Christina was ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 26, 2021 at 3:10 PM
  
On Monday, October 25, following extensive investigative efforts, Knoxville Police Department officers located a black Chevrolet Malibu at the Simoniz Car Wash at 405 Merchant Drive that was known to be driven by wanted fugitive Jarvis Harper. Officers found Harper, 36 of Knoxville, Tennessee, sitti ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 26, 2021 at 1:57 PM
  
Last night at around 9:15 p.m., Community Engagement Response Team officers attempted to stop a white Honda Civic known to be driven by wanted felon Johnny Page on Whittle Springs Road at Cecil Avenue. As officers attempted to initiate the stop, the vehicle did not stop and fled eastbound on Cecil A ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 25, 2021 at 9:22 AM
  
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
  
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