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• Feb. 2: A Royal Way Lane resident complained to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office that an unknown suspect took camera gear from the residence. Complainant stated his daughter had borrowed the equipment and reported it stolen.

• Feb. 1: Knox County police were notified by a loss prevention officer at Kohl’s department store in Farragut that a suspect residing at a S. Williamsburg Drive address had been detained after being observed attempting to leave the store while wearing Kohl’s merchandise under her street clothes. Suspect was issued a misdemeanor citation and is slated for booking Feb. 15.

• Feb. 1: A Woodsmoke Circle resident reported the theft of a man’s diamond ring and a woman’s fake sterling silver ring from the residence. The complainant advised police of a possible suspect. Property was valued at about $1,500.

• Jan. 31: Knox County police were called to Kohl’s department store in Farragut to issue a misdemeanor citation for shoplifting to a Loudon County resident caught attempting to leave the store with more than $300 of unpaid merchandise. The suspect also was issued a criminal trespass warrant and advised to never return to any Kohl’s store located within the continental United States. An accomplice driving a 1992 Ford F-150 was seen leaving the scene following the apprehension.

• Jan. 30: Knox County Sheriff’s Office was advised by a business owner in the 10000 block of Kingston Pike that LCUB had confirmed the wiring from the transformer to the meter box at the business had been cut at both ends and removed. In addition, the locks to the meter box and transformer had been cut. A check book belonging to a Kingston business was found at the scene.

• Jan. 30: A Linksvue Drive resident advised KCSO that her vehicle had been burglarized. The suspect broke out the rear windshield making the hatch inoperable.

• Jan. 29: A Carnoustie Point resident reported to police that cash was missing from her home. The victim advised that a suspect had been invited into her home and took the items.

• Jan. 29: Police were advised by a Congressional Point resident that he left his wallet on the counter at Taco Bell in Farragut. After sitting, he realized the wallet was missing and returned to the counter to find it stolen. The complainant advised that no Taco Bell employee was in possession of the wallet.

• Jan. 29: A Southshire Boulevard resident reported to police that the brother of a woman residing at a West Kingsgate Drive address had vandalized his vehicle. The complainant state the suspect became enraged over the complainant’s relationship with the suspect’s sister and damaged the passenger side of the vehicle with what allegedly was a pipe.

• Jan. 27: Knox County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to a hazardous chemical spill at SEC Instrumentation at a Lexington Drive address. Upon arrival, officers found 300 gallons of calcium polysulfide had leaked from a 450-gallon holding barrel. KCSO evacuated all people within 300 yards of the site and closed all roads leading to the spill. Rural Metro Fire and Hazmat responded to the scene and contained the spill in a lower parking lot with dikes. It is unknown if any of the chemical leaked into the sewer lines. SEC contacted Marion Environmental Inc. to do the cleanup.

• Jan. 27: Police were dispatched to America’s Finest Flooring in response to an attempted vehicle theft. The complainant advised that unknown suspects broke into two vehicles, adding the ignitions to both were broken. The suspects gained entry by breaking the window of one vehicle and popping the lock on the other.

• Jan. 26: A complainant at La Petite Academy off Station West Drive reported an unknown suspect had entered through the back door of the daycare van and damaged the dashboard trying to remove the stereo. The complainant stated the fire extinguisher was missing. The van was unlocked.

• Jan. 22: A worker at the Blockbuster video store in Farragut advised police that a black male walked into the store and took a Blu-ray player. The suspect left in a dark SUV.

• Jan. 22: Police were dispatched to an Ansley Court address in response to a chemical bomb call. The victim told police she heard something hit her house and then heard several loud bangs in her front yard. The victim told officers she looked outside and saw two busted 20-ounce plastic bottles in her yard and two more busted 20-ounce bottles in her driveway. The victim added that she saw several small pieces of balled up aluminum foil near the bottles. Members of the KCSO bomb squad responded.

• Jan. 21: An employee of Crossmark advised police that while staying at the Econolodge off Campbell Lakes Drive a company credit card was stolen. The victim advised police that she had about five friends arrive at her motel room around 1:30 a.m. and stay all night. The victim stated that one of the people there apparently stole the company credit card.


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