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• Dec. 20: A worker at Summit View nursing home advised Knox County Sheriff’s Office that someone had stolen her purse from the break room at work.

• Dec. 22: Police were advised by a Kohl’s department store loss prevention officer that two women had been caught taking merchandise without paying for it. The complainant added that one of the women had been previously given a trespass warning Nov. 27, 2009.

• Dec. 22: A Heathmore Drive complainant reported to police that his maid allegedly had stolen his art work valued at about $2,500.

• Dec. 24: Police were dispatched to Bullfeather’s restaurant at 10535 Kingston Pike in response to an alarm call. Upon arrival, officers discovered the front door glass had been shattered. The owner of the business advised police that nothing was missing. However, the cash register had been tampered with.

• Dec. 24: Loss prevention officers at Kohl’s in Farragut advised police they had apprehended a shoplifter.

• Dec. 24: An off-duty KCSO officer working security at Best Buy, 11491 Parkside Drive, arrested a black female suspect after in-store loss prevention personnel advised them that she and four other suspects had been observed exiting the store with unpaid for property. The officer stated he followed the suspects into the parking lot and apprehended one while the remaining three fled. Store personnel tracked the suspects’ vehicle traveling on the store’s camera system noting the vehicle had stopped behind a vacant retail building at 11525 Parkside Drive. The reporting officer stated he approached the suspects and both fled. After a short chase the officer caught up with one of the suspects behind Super Cuts hiding behind a dumpster. The officer apprehended the suspect who began to resist and try to break free. The officer advised the suspect he was going to use his Taser on her. She slowed enough to be handcuffed and taken into custody. Once confined in the car, the officer returned to the arrest scene and recovered most of the stolen merchandise. The store manager advised police Best Buy would prosecute the suspects.


• Dec. 24: A Bethel Drive complainant reported to KCSO that he left his vehicle near the Watt Road exit off I-40/75 after it had overheated. Upon returning for the vehicle, the complainant found the vehicle missing.

• Dec. 24: A Sugarwood Drive resident reported to police that his laptop computer had been stolen by a known suspect.

• Dec. 27: Police were advised by a Saddle Ridge Road complainant that an unknown suspect gained entry into her daughter’s vehicle while it was parked in the residence driveway. Several items were missing including a GPS unit.

• Dec. 28: An Eastwood Drive complainant told police that an unknown suspect had stolen the gun he kept stowed under his vehicle seat.

• Dec. 29: A complainant advised KCSO that he had hired a suspect to do construction work on a Concord Road worksite and that the suspect had been paid $3,000 for the job. The complainant added that the suspect had subcontracted the job out and had not paid his subcontractor. The complainant stated he had paid the subcontractor and did not want the suspect back on his property.

• Dec. 29: A representative of Best Buy, 11491 Parkside Drive, advised police that an unknown suspect had stolen a computer from the business. The computer was an Apple Macbook valued at $1,200 and was on display at the store.

• Dec. 30: Knox County officers responded to an alarm at Verizon Wireless, 11511 Parkside Drive, to find the window on the side door had been broken. Responding officers called for backup to clear the business. Verizon officials advised police that a number of cell phones were missing, valued at about $5,000.

• Dec. 30: A Gwinhurst Road complainant reported to police that an unknown suspect had hit the complainant’s mailbox and destroyed it.

• Dec. 30: A theft prevention officer with Kohl’s department store in Farragut notified police that he had detained a suspect who had left the store with a Hang Ten jacket valued at $68 without paying for it. The suspect was cited for a misdemeanor.

• Jan. 2: KCSO officers responded to an alarm at Runner’s World, 623 N. Campbell Station Road. Upon arrival, officers discovered the front glass shattered at Garde Bien Salon, 619 N. Campbell Station Road. Unknown suspect had used a rock to shatter the glass door then reach in and unlock the dead bolt. The business owner arrived and advised police that nothing appeared missing.

 

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