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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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August 2020 - Posts
On Saturday, August 29 at around 9:55 p.m., a witness observed a male suspect, identified as Parvin Harper (DOB 4/13/65), raping a female victim in the 900 block of Knoxville College Drive. The witness attempted to intervene but was driven off by the suspect, who responded to the witness aggressivel ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Aug 31, 2020 at 9:09 AM
On Friday, August 28 at about 5 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a carjacking near the intersection of Mississippi Avenue and Reed Street. A witness stated that he had observed a male suspect pull a male victim from a vehicle, assault him and flee the scene in the victim’s veh ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Aug 29, 2020 at 8:29 AM
The family of 24-year-old Aseal Iysheh, a Knoxville woman who was fatally shot on June 11, 2020, has increased its reward for information leading to the identity, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for her murder to $10,000, it was announced on Friday, August 28.    On the ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Aug 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM
On Friday, August 28, 2020, Paul Hollins (DOB 9/11/87), who was arrested on the University of Tennessee campus on Thursday for trespassing, was charged with one count of sexual battery for an incident that occurred at the Target on Ray Mears Boulevard.  On August 19, a female victim reported that ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Aug 28, 2020 at 1:42 PM
The Knoxville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating missing 53-year-old Teresa Brewer. Brewer was last seen on August 24, 2020 at around 4:30 p.m., when she left the UT Medical Center after being discharged. Her family has not seen or heard from her since. Brewer is app ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Aug 27, 2020 at 12:40 PM
On Wednesday, August 26, members of the U.S. Marshals Smoky Mountain Fugitive Task Force and Knoxville Police Department officers arrested Eric Fairchild, DOB 11/30/01, in Morristown, Tennessee. Fairchild is the fourth suspect arrested in connection to the double murder that occurred on December 29, ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Aug 26, 2020 at 4:24 PM
UPDATE (August 25, 2020, 10:30 a.m.): Body Recovered from Fort Dickerson Quarry  At around 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, August 25, Knox County Rescue and Blount Special Operations Response Team personnel recovered the body of a male victim from the Fort Dickerson Quarry. The body will be transported to ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Aug 25, 2020 at 10:32 AM
On Saturday, August 22 at around 1:15 a.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a carjacking that had occurred in the 1300 block of Knotty Pine Way. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the male victim, who reported that an unknown suspect had taken his car, a white Honda Accord, at gunpo ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Aug 23, 2020 at 9:16 AM
With the 2020-21 school year set to begin in Knox County on Monday, the Knoxville Police Department will begin vigorous school zone enforcement on August 24. The enhanced school zone enforcement efforts will run through Friday, September 4.   KPD officers will be assigned to 26 area elementary sc ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Aug 20, 2020 at 3:00 PM
On Sunday, August 16 at approximately 10:30 a.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a robbery at the Family Dollar located at 1015 Heiskell Avenue. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a store employee, who stated that a white male had entered the store and demanded money after p ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Aug 17, 2020 at 8:09 AM
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