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• June 26: Knox County Sheriff’s Officer Eric Davis observed a known suspect disregard a traffic light at the intersection of Interstate-40/75 and Campbell Station Road. Suspect made a left turn on a red light and was traveling at a high rate of speed toward Grigsby Chapel Road. Officer initiated a traffic stop near Applegate Road. Suspect was cited for reckless driving and refused to sign a citation for disregarding the traffic light. Defendant was taken into custody because he was unlikely to show up in court.

• June 26: A Hickory Woods Road man advised KCSO officer Pamela Wyrick he loaned a cell phone to his son, who owns a tree service business. Phone was to be used for business purposes. His son then issued the cell phone to an employee of his, who he later fired. That employee now refuses to return the cell phone. Complainant knew the phone number of the cell phone.

• June 27: A Peterson Road woman advised KCSO officer Jill Breeden an unknown suspect removed a ladder from her yard.

• June 28: An Ackley Circle man advised KCSO officer Julie Duncan an unknown suspect entered his vehicle and took a television. Complainant stated the vehicle doors were locked, but also said there was no evidence of forced entry.

• June 28: KCSO officer Kenny Dunnavant responded to Weigel’s off Kingston Pike concerning a fraudulent transaction. Complainant stated an unknown suspect called and spoke with her about the store’s CC reading machine malfunctioning. Complain-ant stated suspect worked for the company that manufactures the machines and advised the complainant that, in order to see if the machine was working, she would have to make a series of transactions. Complainant stated the suspect talked complainant into making three transactions, all equaling $404.95. Suspect told her after she ran the transactions, she [the suspect] would cancel them. Complainant stated after speaking with the suspect, she called the company and they advised they did not follow any procedure like that, and she should report the incident to the police.

• June 29: A Lake Side Service Center employee advised KCSO officer Pamela Wyrick an unknown suspect took the coke machine from the front of his business. Machine belongs to Coca-Cola Company, but contents and money belong to the business.

• June 29: KCSO officer Clark Caswill responded to Belk off Parkside Drive to a shoplifting call. Complainant stated an unknown suspect removed three shirts from the store, and when complainant confronted the man in the parking lot, the suspect returned the shirts. Suspect was gone when officer arrived.

• June 29: A Cracker Barrel employee advised KCSO officer Benji Gresham two unknown suspects left without paying $26 for their meals. Suspects fled south on Campbell Station Road.

• July 1: A Quail Hollow Road woman advised KCSO officer Amanda Patterson the back passenger window of her vehicle was broken while parked at The Eye Group off Kingston Pike. Complainant stated a lawn care service was mowing the lawn and was not sure if a rock had hit the window.

• July 2: A Princess Lane man advised KCSO officer Matt Lusk his vehicle was parked in a parking lot off Kingston Pike, and while it was unattended, another unknown driver struck his vehicle and left the scene without providing contact information. Victim’s rear passenger side door was damaged.

• July 2: An Everett Road man advised KCSO officer Matt Lusk the rear side window of his vehicle was broken by an unknown suspect. Nothing was taken.

• July 2: A Shadowfax Road woman advised KCSO officer Cathy Norris her vehicle had been cleaned at Calibur Car Wash, and she later discovered an envelope containing $965 in cash was missing from her arm rest. A cleaning rag had been left on the arm rest. Victim advised she returned to Calibur Car Wash and spoke to the manager, who watched a surveillance video and “narrowed down” the possible suspects to three. Victim was told employees are not allowed to open any compartments in a vehicle.

• July 2: A Farragut Commons Drive woman advised KCSO officer D.J. Phillips an unknown suspect stole a GPS system, $300 cash, a debit card and checkbook from her vehicle. Vehicle doors had been left unlocked. Victim was advised to cancel her debit card and checking account.

• July 2: A Turkey Creek Drive woman advised KCSO officer Ellan Nauss an unknown suspect had broken a small window to the front door and also damaged the back door doorknob. Suspect stole a television, mp3 player, stereo player, laptop and car jacks.

• July 3: KCSO officer Priscilla Crabtree responded to a residence off Admiral Bend Way. Two complainants were present, and advised officer of a gathering at male complainant’s home. Victim was parked in his driveway, and when complainant went to store, he did not know where she was parked. Complainant stated he opened his garage door with a remote and backed into victim’s vehicle, damaging the front end.

• July 3: A Dixie Lee Wine and Liquor employee advised KCSO officer Jill Breeden a known suspect removed money from the register. Suspect is caught on surveillance tape removing the cash and voiding the transaction.

• July 4: KCSO officer Bobby Law responded to The Eye Group off Kingston Pike for attempted burglary of a business. Complainant stated she responded to an alarm at the business but could not unlock the back door. Officer noticed scratches around the doorknob and that the handle appeared to be loose. No entry was made.

• July 4: KCSO officer Lucas Rader responded to a residence off Peterson Road to investigate a theft. Victim stated he had been living at the residence with the known suspect. He came to the residence today and found suspect had apparently moved out, taking with him a bed, mattress, dresser, night stand, couch, recliner, iPod stereo, entertainment center, glass table, other furniture, various paintings and $1,000 worth of tools. Victim believed suspect moved to Florida, and stated he would not return victim’s calls.

• July 4: A Sonja Drive man advised KCSO officer Benji Gresham an unknown suspect had entered his home. Victim returned home to find the rear door broken and open, and several pieces of jewelry missing in his home. The drawers in his bedroom furniture were open.


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