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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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June 2021 - Posts
On Wednesday afternoon, the Knoxville Police Department recognized its January, February and March Officers of the Month during a news conference at KPD headquarters.   Violent Crimes Unit investigators A.J. Loeffler, Allen Cook and Andrew Markham and Officer Richard Wallace were selected as the ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 30, 2021 at 2:53 PM
On Friday, June 25, 2021, Knoxville Police Department officers arrested Tylar Johnson, 28 of Blaine, Tennessee, on an outstanding warrant out of Knox County for false imprisonment.   The warrant alleges that the following occurred. At around 4:45 on Tuesday, June 15, a female victim and her c ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 25, 2021 at 5:55 PM
Update on Longview Road Shooting (June 24, 2021, 12 p.m.) The victim from the fatal Longview Road shooting has been identified as 24-year-old Carlos Sweeney of Knoxville, Tennessee.   At this stage of the investigation, which is being led by the KPD Violent Crimes Unit, the incident is not bel ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 24, 2021 at 12:06 PM
The KPD has received several recent scam reports where a person pretending to be an attorney is calling individuals and stating that their loved one has been involved in a crash. The scammer further claims that the victim’s loved one has been arrested as a result of the crash and that the victim wil ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 23, 2021 at 11:41 AM
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  On Jun 21, 2021 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
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