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• Aug. 20: A West End Avenue woman advised Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputy Lydia Farmer an unknown suspect broke the rear window of her vehicle. Nothing was reported missing.

• Aug. 20: A Kohl’s department store employee advised KCSO officer Clark Caswill he had a suspect in custody for shoplifting. Suspect left Kohl’s with $165 in merchandise on her person and was taken into custody outside the store. Suspect was misdemeanor cited.


• Aug. 20: A Kohl’s department store employee advised KCSO officer Clark Caswill he had a suspect in custody for shoplifting. Suspect left Kohl’s with $52.99 in merchandise on his person and was taken into custody outside the store. Suspect was misdemeanor cited.

• Aug. 20: A Kohl’s department store employee advised KCSO officer Clark Caswill he had a suspect in custody for shoplifting. Suspect left Kohl’s with $57 in merchandise on her person and was taken into custody outside the store. Suspect was misdemeanor cited.

• Aug. 20: KCSO officer James Page responded to Kohl’s department store on report of a shoplifter. Complainant said he observed the female suspect enter the store, pick up several items of clothing and jewelry and enter the dressing room. She then exited the dressing room and the store. An employee checked the dressing room and found no merchandise, only tags and hangers. Suspect was detained outside the store and the stolen items, worth $149.50, were recovered. Suspect was misdemeanor cited.

• Aug. 20: A man who refused to give his address advised KCSO officer Cathy Norris he paid a known suspect $500 to do some painting. The suspect never returned to do the work.

• Aug. 21: A Fretz Road woman advised KCSO officer Josie Sieben an unknown suspect stole her push mower from her carport.

• Aug. 22: KCSO officer Paul Siler was dispatched to Kohl’s department store off Kingston Pike on a shoplifting call. Complainant, a Kohl’s employee, had a female suspect in his office with several recovered items. Complainant said he observed the suspect concealing clothing items under her shirt and exiting the store without paying for them. Complainant confronted her in the parking lot. Suspect was discovered to have a prior record with KCSO and was misdemeanor cited. While waiting for transport, suspect advised her blood sugar was low, so paramedics were called to the location. After being checked, it was discovered the suspect’s blood sugar levels were fine. Suspect was transported to Knox County Detention Facility.

• Aug. 22: A Raceland Way man advised KCSO officer Scott Ritch while he was out of town between Aug. 20 and Aug. 22, an unknown suspect broke into his home and stole an Xbox 360, a Wii and a PlayStation 3. The back door apparently had been kicked in. Forensics processed the scene for prints and took photos.

• Aug. 23: KCSO officer Kenneth Aken responded to two improvised explosive devices found at Mayor Bob Leonard Park off Watt Road. Complainant told officers he had received complaints about two males shooting off fireworks. Complainant told officers he then found the two males and saw the devices. Knox County Bomb Squad was notified and officers detained the suspects. Suspects told officers they were bored and wanted to blow up a mailbox. Suspects were arrested.

• Aug. 23: A MacArthur Lane man advised KCSO officer Pamela Wyrick an unknown suspect stole a leaf blower and string trimmer from his driveway.

• Aug. 25: KCSO officer Richard VanKirk responded to Buffalo Wild Wings off Parkside Drive concerning a theft. Witness stated an unknown white male suspect entered the restaurant and ordered six chicken wings, which cost $5.46. Suspect handed witness a $100 bill, then asked for it back, due to the time it was taking to make change. He said he would pay with small bills. Witness said she became confused and gave the man his hundred dollars back, plus an additional $95. Suspect then left the restaurant without his food.

• Aug. 25: KCSO officer Richard VanKirk responded to Off Broadway Shoes off Parkside Drive on report of counterfeit money. Witness stated an unknown black male suspect entered the business and attempted to purchase a pair of running shoes using a fake $100 bill. Store had video of the incident and the counterfeit money was given to KCSO.

• Aug. 25: KCSO officer James Thompson responded to Hibbett Sports off Parkside Drive on report of counterfeit money. Witness stated two unknown black male suspects entered the store and paid for two shirts with a counterfeit $100 bill. There is video of the two suspects, but officers were unable to view it at time of report.

• Aug. 26: A Fort West woman advised KCSO officer Jordan Hurst an unknowns suspect stole her purse from her vehicle. The vehicle was unlocked and all the windows were down. Complainant also advised her credit card had been used for a purchase of $385.

 

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