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• Aug. 28: Police were dispatched to a Watt Road business to investigate an accident involving two tractor-trailers.

• Aug. 28: Police were dispatched to the Flying J truck stop to investigate a fender bender.

• Aug. 28: Knox County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Petro’s truck stop on Watt Road in response to what witnesses said was a bad smell coming from one of the trucks. Upon investigation, officers found the body of a 57-year-old truck driver in the sleeper of the truck. Rural/Metro transported the body to the medical examiner’s office.

• Aug. 29: A clerk at the Pilot convenience store on Campbell Station Road reported the theft of $23 in fuel.

• Aug. 29: A clerk at the BP convenience store on Campbell Station Road reported the theft of $19.39 in fuel.

• Aug. 29: A Big Tree Lane resident reported to police that his home had been vandalized by his former roommate. The victim stated that he and the suspect had a falling out and the victim told the suspect to get his things and move out. A few days later, the suspect came back to the residence and drove his vehicle into a wooden privacy fence. The suspect then allegedly broke out a window in an attempt to enter the house. The victim stated he let the suspect in and told him to gather his things and not return.

• Aug. 29: A Browder Hollow Road woman reported to police that her purse was taken from her vehicle while it was parked at the Cracker Barrel restaurant on Campbell Station Road.

• Aug. 29: A McCarty Road man reported to police that his truck was stolen while parked at the Cotton Eyed Joe club on Outlets Drive.

• Aug. 30: A North Campbell Station Road woman reported to police that someone had broken her vehicle windshield with a rock during the night.

• Sept. 2: Police were advised by an Old Tavern Circle resident that his license plate was missing from his vehicle. The victim stated that he discovered the tag missing when he was informed by a car salesman while attempting to trade the vehicle.

• Sept. 2: A Midhurst Drive resident reported to police that he had lost his vehicle license plate.

• Sept. 3: Police were advised by a Big Tree Drive resident that a check from his checkbook was missing and had been cashed for $300 in Seneca Falls, N.Y.

• Sept. 3: A Comblain Road resident reported to police that someone had stolen two orange cones he had placed around his custom-made trailer, broken out a tail light on the driver’s-side of the trailer and pulled the cable and conduit off of its reels and into the woods.

• Sept. 3: The manager of the Bi-Lo food store in Farragut reported to police that a former manager had allegedly called and left voice messages that he is filing a class-action lawsuit. The suspect allegedly encouraged employees and ex-associates to join him in a lawsuit against Bi-Lo. The suspect has allegedly called six other stores in Knox County.

• Sept. 3: Police on patrol observed a suspect driving his vehicle on the No. 9 fairway at Fox Den Country Club. The officer stopped the vehicle after it exited the golf course. The suspect stated that he was chasing four to five juveniles who had thrown rocks and broken out his windshield. Damage was documented to the No. 9 fairway where the vehicle had driven. A complaint was filed by the president of Fox Den Country Club.

• Sept. 3: A Westland Drive resident reported to police that his lawnmower, which he kept at his mother’s Marsfield Drive residence, had been stolen.

• Sept. 4: The manager of the Cheese Shop on Campbell Station Road reported to police that upon reporting to work he discovered that the lock on the front door had been removed. Nothing was reported missing from the business.

• Sept. 4: A representative from the Church of Latter Day Saints on Grigsby Chapel Road advised police that a suspect had driven through the church yard causing damage to the grass area and had ripped a letter from the church name located on the exterior of the church building.

• Sept. 6: A Bunting Drive resident reported that she had lost her vehicle license plate.

• Sept. 6: A Pecos Road resident reported to police that upon returning from his vacation he discovered that his vehicle had been stolen from his home.

• Sept. 6: A worker at the Walgreen’s pharmacy on Kingston Pike at Lovell Road reported to police that someone had broken out the rear side window of her vehicle while she was working. Nothing was missing from the vehicle.

• Sept. 6: A Pepperwood Lane resident reported to police that he had contracted with a tree service to do some work at his residence. The victim stated that he paid the company $1,200 up front and that the service had completed some but not all the work as per the contract. The victim said that the contact telephone numbers were disconnected.

• Sept. 7: A Big Tree Lane resident reported to police that she had left her cellular telephone on the counter of a Kingston Pike business. Upon realizing her loss, the victim called her cell number and a male answered and hung up.

• Sept. 7: Police were dispatched to a Foxford Drive address following a complainant’s call about a disturbance at the residence. Upon arrival, officers were told by the victim that she believes the complainant, the victim’s mother-in-law, was attempting to take the victim’s 8-month-old child. The victim also stated that she is going through a divorce and she is afraid that her husband may be trying to cause her harm and her child. Officers reported that on this call the victim had locked herself in a bedroom and armed herself with a .38 special pistol. The victim also informed officers that she takes medication for ADHD and that she had consumed an alcoholic beverage. The victim was transported to the Parkwest Medical Center emergency room.

• Sept. 7: Police were dispatched to the I-40 truck scales after a North Carolina man reported to police that he had been assaulted by a gun-wielding truck driver. The victim stated he was west bound on I-40 near downtown Knoxville when the suspect came into his lane of travel nearly striking the victim’s vehicle. The victim, an employee of Dale Earnhardt Interprises, stated he flashed his lights at the suspect who allegedly became upset and began slowing in front of the victim causing the victim to swerve to avoid a collision. The victim stated the suspect then pulled alongside the victim near the truck scales and pointed what appeared to be a 9mm handgun at the victim. The victim did not get a tag number on the vehicle, but was able to get a tag number off the trailer the suspect was pulling. The tag was registered in Georgia.

• Sept. 8: Police were advised by a Beacon Tree Lane resident that while inside her residence after having been outside in her yard she heard glass shatter. Upon investigation, the victim discovered a window had been broken out.

• Sept. 9: A worker at the Pilot convenience store on Campbell Station Road reported to police that a suspect left without paying for $15 in fuel.

 

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