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• Dec. 9: Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the Petro truck stop off Watt Road in response to a strong armed robbery complaint. The complainant told officers that he was in the cab of his truck when he heard a noise outside. He exited the truck and was confronted by three white males. One of the suspects removed a gold chain from the neck of the complainant. The complainant stated he told the suspect to “give that back.” The suspect allegedly replied, “Come and get it.” The complainant said he got back into his truck and immediately called 911. The suspects were traveling in a small, white vehicle.

• Dec. 9: A Kohl’s department store loss prevention officer notified Knox County police that he had apprehended a suspect trying to shoplift a pair of Nike athletic shoes. The complainant stated the suspect was observed removing his old shoes and putting on the new ones. He allegedly placed his old shoes in the shoebox and replaced it on the shelf. Police issued a misdemeanor citation for the offense.

• Dec. 10: A Sonja Drive resident advised KCSO that an unknown suspect gained entry to his vehicle through an open window while it was parked at the residence and took several CDs.


• Dec. 10: KCSO was advised by a representative of Kroger off Brooklawn Street in Farragut that a suspect had taken merchandise valued at about $800. Blount County detectives arrested the suspect.

• Dec. 10: A Broadwood Drive resident reported to police that an unknown suspect entered the cab of his truck through the back windshield and took his shotgun.

• Dec. 10: KCSO officers were dispatched to Walgreens pharmacy at 11927 Kingston Pike in Farragut in response to an armed robbery complaint. The complainant told officers that an unidentified male entered the store and made his way to the pharmacy counter and handed the pharmacy tech a note that stated the suspect had a gun and demanded narcotics. The suspect was described as being 25-35 years old, 5-foot-8 to 6-foot-2-inches tall, 200-240 pounds with dark hair and was wearing a dark baseball hat, hooded sweatshirt and dark jogging pants. The suspect was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun. Witnesses reported the suspect left the scene without further incident heading north onto Smith Road in a mid-2000 silver Nissan Altima or Maxima.

• Dec. 11: KCSO was advised by a complainant from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints off Grigsby Chapel Road that an unknown suspect had egged the west entrance to the church and the sign. It was noted that the letters on the sign were bent.

• Dec. 12: A Kohl’s department store loss prevention officer called KCSO to report an attempted shoplifting attempt. Upon arrival, the officer found two Loudon County women being detained by Kohl’s. Both were cited for misdemeanor shoplifting.

• Dec. 13: KCSO officers were dispatched to the Walgreens off Campbell Station Road in response to a robbery report. Officers were advised that a suspect presented a note to a pharmacy clerk threatening harm if his demand for oxycodone was not met. The suspect fled with the drugs.

• Dec. 14: A Long Ridge Road resident advised KCSO that an unknown suspect had taken a number of items from his unlocked vehicle while it was parked at his residence. Police were advised that a trail of footprints led from the vehicle to a neighbor’s house.

• Dec. 15: A Marshalls’ loss prevention member advised KCSO investigators that an attempted theft of about $300 in cosmetics from the Parkside Drive location had occurred. Store officials detained the suspect when the 22-year-old woman attempted to leave the store without paying for the merchandise. KCSO advised Marshalls’ staff of how to obtain a warrant against the suspect.

• Dec. 15: KCSO officers were dispatched to the Regions Bank in Farragut regarding a forgery and fraud attempt. While en route investigating officers were advised the suspect had outstanding warrants from the state of Florida. The suspect, upon spotting police, attempted to flee in her vehicle, which resulted in the suspect losing control and wrecking her vehicle at the Campbell Station Road at Sonja Drive intersection. KCSO stated the suspect attempted to flee from the vehicle on foot and was stopped by an officer utilizing a Taser. The suspect was arrested.

 

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