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• April 13: A Hope Neurology employee advised Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputy Cathy Norris an unknown suspect stole a money bag from the office manager’s locked desk drawer during the night. Bag contained $1,600. There were no signs of forced entry; after hours one must have a key to enter the building. There also was no sign of forced entry to the desk drawer.

• April 13: An Applegate Lane women advised KCSO officer Pamela Wyrick she believed she was the victim of a scam. Complainant stated she called a diabetic company to order a new testing machine several weeks ago. She received a call from a woman named Rosemaria a few days later. Suspect told complainant she needed more information to process the order; complainant gave her Social Security number when asked. Suspect did leave a phone number where she could be reached, but complainant advised that number transfers her to another number, which no one ever answers.

• April 13: KCSO officer Chad Coleman was dispatched to Kohl’s department store on report of a shoplifter. Complainant stated he witnessed the suspect enter the store with a bag that appeared to be empty and leave with a bag that appeared to be completely full. Complainant stopped the suspect and found she had taken $258 worth of merchandise. All stolen items were recovered and all can be restocked for resale. Suspect was issued a no trespassing warning and misdemeanor cited and released.

• April 13: KCSO officer Robert Evans responded to a residential alarm off Willow Hill Court. Homeowner arrived and found forced entry to the rear of the house. An unknown suspect had shattered a second story window, apparently with a tire iron left lying on a gas grill under the window. Suspect also pried open a sunroom window and made entry to the sunroom, but not to other parts of the house. Nothing appeared to be missing.

• April 14: A Regions Bank employee advised KCSO officer Clark Caswill of a possible theft. Victim advised officer he was approached by an unknown black female suspect at Wal-Mart off Parkside Drive. She stated she’d found a bag with about $100,000 in it; she showed the bag to the victim, who stated it did contain “some cash.” Suspect told victim they could split the money, but she would need $15,000 from him to pay the taxes. Victim allowed the suspect to drive him, in his vehicle, to the Regions Bank off Kingston Pike so he could cash a check. When they arrived at the bank, suspect told the victim she had to run to the bank next door while he cashed a check. When bank personnel found out what was going on, they called 911. During that time, an unknown black male entered the bank and got change for a $100 bill. He was possibly involved. Forensics processed the victim’s vehicle.

• April 15: KCSO officer Greg Stanley was dispatched to Kohl’s department store on report of a shoplifter. Complainant stated suspect entered the store and concealed $39 worth of merchandise in her purse, then left without paying. Complainant stopped suspect as she was approaching her vehicle and convinced her to return to the store and await the police. Suspect was given a no trespassing warning and misdemeanor cited.

• April 15: KCSO officer Robert Evans responded to Kohl’s department store on report of a shoplifter. Complainant stated he observed the suspect conceal $212 in merchandise in her purse. Stolen items were recovered. Suspect was issued a misdemeanor citation and released.

• April 16: A Regal Tower Road woman advised KCSO officer Melissa Waters an unknown suspect hit her motorcycle while it was parked at Wild Wing Café. She did not discover the damage until she had returned home and was cleaning the bike.

• April 16: A Conkinnon Road woman advised KCSO officer Julie Duncan she hired movers to help her leave her current home. During the course of moving, one of the movers stole a bowl full of state quarters, about $1,000 worth. Officers were dispatched at victim’s request.

• April 17: A Stahl Drive man advised KCSO officer D.J. Philips an unknown suspect stole two rocking chairs and a table from his front porch.

• April 17: KCSO officer Greg Stanley responded to a residence off Palestine Lane for a citizen who needed information. Victim stated her washing machine had been stolen from the shed behind her house. Officer observed washing machine hook-ups and a large pile of dirty clothes around the area. Victim believed her nephews were the suspects.

• April 19: A Tom Mason Construction employee advised KCSO officer Steve Webb an unknown suspect stole about $7,725 worth of tools from a work site off Stone Villa Lane. There was no forced entry to the site.

• April 19: KCSO officer Bobby Law responded to Kohl’s department store on report of a shoplifter. Complainant stated he observed suspect conceal $445.99 worth of merchandise into her purse and leave the store without paying. Suspect was taken into custody.

• April 20: A Petro’s Truck Stop employee advised KCSO officer Traci Wright an unknown suspect entered the Truck Stop and asked to see a $400 GPS system. When complainant turned around to help another customer, suspect left with the GPS. Complainant described suspect, but was unsure of a tag number on suspect vehicle. Complainant advised the business had surveillance cameras.

• April 20: KCSO officer Chad Coleman was dispatched to the BP station off Kingston Pike on an alarm call. Officer observed a hole in the back wall of the business. Business owner advised the damage had just occurred. The hole led to the interior of the business, and a freestanding wooden shelf had been knocked over. The hole did not appear large enough to fit through, but was large enough for someone to reach through. Victim could not tell if anything was missing at time of report.

• April 20: KCSO officer Eric Kern responded to Kohl’s department store on report of a shoplifter. Complainant advised he observed the suspects conceal $226 worth of merchandise in their purses and on their persons, then exit the store without paying. Suspects were misdemeanor cited and arrested.

• April 21: An Oakland Hills Point woman advised KCSO officer Julie Duncan an unknown suspect stole her debit card. She last used the card at Pilot off Merchants Drive; she’s not seen it since then but did not know if the card was stolen there. Card has been used once since it was taken for a $40 charge.

• April 22: A Valley Trail woman advise KCSO officer Pamela Wyrick an unknown suspect broke the passenger side window of her vehicle while it was parked at her residence. Suspect stole the stereo and vehicle parts.

• April 22: A Cripple Mule Point man advised KCSO officer Curtis Cole he accidentally left his garage door open overnight and during the night, an unknown suspect stole a leaf blower and hedge clippers.

• April 23: An Oakley Downs Road woman advised KCSO officer Michael Bartleson an unknown suspect broke the passenger side window of her vehicle while it was parked at Rush Fitness Complex. Suspect stole jewelry, $180, glasses, briefcase and wallet, containing various credit and check cards.

• April 23: A College Street South man advised KCSO officer Julie Duncan he was inside Pilot off Lovell Road when an unknown suspect stole a tarp from his vehicle.

• April 25: KCSO officer Bobby Law responded to a residence off Dundee Road on report of a burglary. Victim stated she returned home to find an unknown suspect had stolen golf clubs and bag and various tools, worth about $2,330. There were no signs of forced entry.

• April 26: A Fitness Together employee advised KCSO officer P.J. Lambert a known suspect was observed on camera taking a heart defibrillator from the business. Suspect is an employee.

• April 26: KCSO officer Matt Price responded to Kohl’s department store on report of a shoplifter. Complainant stated he observed suspect attempt to steal $110 worth of merchandise. Suspect was misdemeanor cited.

• April 28: A Black Road woman advised KCSO officer Heather Graves two known suspects entered her back door and stole fishing equipment, a toolbox and various tools, worth $950.

• April 28: An Edbury Drive woman advised KCSO officer Julie Duncan an unknown suspect stole her wallet from an unsecured employee locker at Sunset Tan and Spa off Brooklawn Street. Complainant said she put the wallet in the locker when she arrived at work and discovered it missing when she was leaving for the day. Lockers are accessible to the public; they’re near the restroom.

• April 28: KCSO officer Richard VanKirk responded to Kohl’s department store on report of a shoplifter. Complainant stated he observed suspect conceal $346 in merchandise in her purse and leave the store without paying. Suspect was given a no trespass warning; complainant was advised on how to obtain a warrant.

• April 28: KCSO officer Richard VanKirk responded to Kohl’s department store on report of a shoplifter. Complainant stated he observed suspect conceal $472 worth of merchandise in her purse and jacket and leave the store without paying. Suspect was given a no trespass warning; complainant was advised on how to obtain a warrant.

• April 29: KCSO officer Wes Chamberlain responded to a residence off Landing Lane on report of a burglary. Victim stated an unknown suspect attempted to force her garage door open, but suspect was unsuccessful. Garage door was damaged; nothing was missing.

 

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