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KPD News & Alerts

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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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On Thursday, July 9 at 10:10 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers were dispatched to a crash involving a passenger vehicle and a single-occupant motorcycle on Kingston Pike just east of Morrell Road. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to the UT Medical Center, where he was pronounced ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 10, 2020 at 9:47 AM
  
On Saturday, July 4 at around 9:50 p.m., officers responded to a shooting that had occurred in the 2000 block of Seminole Avenue. Based on witness statements and the preliminary investigation, it appears that the victim, Bobby Davis, and the suspect, who has been identified as 28-year-old Brandon Ja ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 10, 2020 at 7:55 AM
  
The Knoxville Police Department will host its monthly Child Safety Seat Checkpoint this Saturday, July 11. The free Child Safety Seat Checkpoint events, which were resumed in June after a two-month hiatus, are held each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 917 E. 5th Avenue in Knoxville, Tennessee. Du ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 08, 2020 at 9:41 AM
  
Two Juveniles Arrested for Carjacking On July 4 at about 2 p.m., KPD officers responded to a carjacking that occurred in the parking lot of the Food City located at 1950 Western Avenue. The 52-year-old female victim stated that as she was walking to her vehicle she was approached by a female susp ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 06, 2020 at 9:42 AM
  
On Wednesday, July 1 at approximately 7:36 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers were dispatched to a shooting at Divide Street and Savoy Street. Upon arrival, officers located three victims. Two of the victims were transported to the UT Medical Center for treatment for severe injuries as a res ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 02, 2020 at 8:07 AM
  
UPDATE (July 1, 2020, 9:25 a.m.): Victim Identified from Fatal Western Heights Shooting  The victim who was found deceased from at least one gunshot wound in the 1200 block of Better Tomorrow Drive on Tuesday morning has been identified as 24-year-old Katelyn Slivenski of Knoxville, Tennessee. Th ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 01, 2020 at 9:26 AM
  
On Friday, June 19 at about 6:20 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to the Third Creek Greenway on Sutherland Avenue for an alleged assault. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a female victim, who stated that she had been running on the greenway when she was approached by the sus ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 22, 2020 at 5:20 PM
  
On 06/18/20 at approx. 7:50 pm, E911 received a call about a possible drowning at the Ijams Nature Center located at 3112 Island Home Ave. The caller advised that a teenaged boy had gone under while swimming and never resurfaced. KFD, Knox. Co. Rescue squad dive team along with KPD responded to the ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 19, 2020 at 1:31 PM
  
On Thursday, June 18 at about 11 p.m., KPD Central Business District officers responded to a disturbance at the Hampton Inn located at 618 Main Street, where a female subject had placed several calls to 911 stating that people were trying to kill her.  Upon arrival, when officers attempted to kno ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 19, 2020 at 1:29 PM
  
With safety measures in place to protect against the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, the Knoxville Police Department will resume its monthly Child Safety Seat Checkpoints on Saturday, June 13. The free Child Safety Seat Checkpoint events, which were canceled in April and May, are held each month fr ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 09, 2020 at 1:21 PM
  
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