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• Feb. 24: Knox County Sheriff’s Office investigators were dispatched to a Longbow Road address in response to the resident’s claim of receiving harassing telephone calls. The complainant told officers that a male had called the home and stated he was with Publishers Clearing House and that she had won some money and that he needed 10 percent by tomorrow in order for her to receive her winnings. The complainant stated the caller gave her instructions to go to Wal-Mart and get a gift card for $400 and gave her a New York address to which to send the card. The complainant stated that after telling the caller she was not interested in the prize, he kept calling and asking about her financial situation. The complainant stated that she was in fear for her safety.

• Feb. 23: Police were dispatched to the Kohl’s department store in Farragut in response to a misdemeanor shoplifting call. Upon arrival the officer cited two unemployed County Road residents.

• Feb. 22: A Prince George Parish resident advised police that an unknown person keyed two 3-foot sections on the passenger side of his vehicle.

• Feb. 21: A Hawkstowe Lane resident complained to police that a piece of laser equipment used in conjunction with underground piping had been loaned to a Wright’s Ferry Road business and the owner of the business refused to return the property. The complainant stated that the equipment had been seen in the suspect’s vehicle and that the suspect has stated he was not going to return the equipment. The equipment is valued at more than $11,000. The complainant was advised to take out a warrant against the suspect.

• Feb. 20: A West Kingsgate resident reported to police that a named suspect set fire to a 100-foot-tall tree in her yard. The complainant advised that a neighbor saw the suspect, who set fire to a chair on her property on another occasion, running from the property. The complainant stated she fears the tree may fall due to the damage.


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