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• Aug. 16: Knox County Sheriff’s officers were called to Wild Wing Café to investigate a vehicle burglary. Upon arrival, KCSO officer Angela Parris was advised by complainant his vehicle was burglarized. The passenger-side window had been pried from the door using what appeared to be a flat head screwdriver. There also was damage to the doorframe. Victim two stated her purse, containing apartment keys, bank card and $200 in cash, was missing. While on the scene, officers were advised of a separate vehicle burglary at the same location.

• Aug. 16: While at Wild Wing Café to investigate a vehicle burglary, KCSO officer Angela Parris was advised of a second burglary at the same location. Victim had parked her car behind the other victim in the parking lot. She returned to her vehicle to find the rear passenger window had been pried out with what appeared to be a flat head screwdriver. The glass was broken and rear doorframe was damaged. Victim stated her Vera Bradley duffel bag and miscellaneous articles of clothing had been taken.

• Aug. 18: KCSO Officer Curtis Harvest was dispatched to Kohl’s department store off Kingston Pike on report of a theft. Witness stated he observed a female with a large, flat handbag quickly select merchandise and enter a fitting room that had previously been cleaned out. When suspect exited the fitting room, the bag was visibly larger and fuller. Suspect passed several cash registers without paying and exited the store. Witness stopped the suspect in the parking lot, and suspect admitted to taking $186 worth of merchandise. Suspect was issued a misdemeanor citation.

• Aug. 19: An Olympic Drive woman told KCSO Officer Cathy Norris she had three homemade signs stolen from her residence the night before. She had connected a string from one sign to a small antique iron to help hold down the sign. It also was missing. Victim advised the signs said “No Trespassing,” “Thieves live next door” and “Workshop next door.” Victim said she has had an ongoing problem with a neighbor and believes he is responsible for the theft.

• Aug. 19: A Russfield Drive woman advised an employee of Advantage Lawn and Landscaping mowed her lawn Aug. 14 and hit and damaged a lamp post. Complainant stated the suspect said the lamp post would be replaced, but as of Aug. 19, nothing had been done. Complainant is not sure if she will turn the lamp post into her insurance company, and advised she will call KCSO with more information about suspect.

• Aug. 19: KCSO officer Mark Belliveau observed the suspect driving a vehicle on Kingston Pike at Virtue Road. A pedestrian, the victim, was crossing Virtue Road. Suspect stopped in the crosswalk and began to sound the horn as victim crossed. Victim continued walking westbound on Kingston Pike and suspect sounded the horn again, erratically driving away. Belliveau initiated a traffic stop. Suspect stated the pedestrian was her husband and they had an argument over financial issues at a CVS off Kingston Pike. Another officer collected the victim and escorted him to the scene. Victim stated he and suspect had been arguing for a few days. Belliveau advised both suspects, verbally and in writing, regarding domestic issues and counseling. Both subjects returned to the vehicle and agreed the argument had come to a conclusion, and assured officers there would be no further problems.

• Aug. 20: A Cedar Grove Church Road woman advised an unknown suspect stole a trailer with a walk-behind and push mower on it. Complainant advised the walk-behind belongs to her landlord. Complainant and KCSO officer Cathy Norris left messages for landlord so he could be added as an additional victim. Complainant did not have insurance on trailer or push mower. She believed landlord had insurance on walk-behind mower.

• Aug. 21: A Russfield Drive man advised he took a license plate off his motor home when he put it on a dealership lot to sell it. He stated he took the plate to his home and put it away. Complainant also advised he is getting the motor home back and now can not find the plate.


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