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• Aug. 4: Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to a theft in progress at Goodwill Industries off West End Avenue after a witness complained about a suspect taking items from the business. Upon arrival, officers were told the suspect had taken a mattress, box spring and office chair. Officers found the suspect, his wife and 5-year-old son at the Goodwill Industries donation area off Farlow Road. Officers reported the suspect was outside his vehicle and looking in the donation bin. The suspect was arrested without incident and his vehicle impounded. Department of Child Services was notified of the youth.

• Aug. 4: Police were dispatched to the BP gas station in Farragut to investigate a vandalism complaint. Upon arrival, officers were met by a Concord Farms Lane resident who stated he was driving on Kingston Pike in Farragut near Wendy’s restaurant when a suspect driving a black car pulled in front of him. The complainant stated he honked his horn at the vehicle and then pulled onto Wendy’s parking lot. The suspect followed him onto the parking lot, exited his vehicle and began beating on the complainant’s vehicle. The suspect finally jerked off one of the complainant’s windshield wipers, then drove away. The suspect was a middle-aged, white male, about 5-foot-11-inches with a bald head and glasses.

• Aug. 2: A Taylor Landing Drive resident reported to police his house had been burglarized. Entry to the house was made by breaking out a front window in the attached garage to access an unlocked door leading into the house. Missing was about $150 in cash.

• July 31: Police were dispatched to a Clover Fork Drive residence in response to a home burglary. The complainant stated someone had broken into his garage and taken several power tools and fishing gear valued at about $2,100.

• July 30: Police were advised by a Somersworth Drive resident an unknown suspect used his credit card number to make purchases without his permission. The credit card is in the complainant’s possession.

• July 30: A Wren’s Nest Lane resident called police to advise the front window of Hatcher Construction off Kingston Pike had been broken out. Officers reported the window was double paned and only the outside pane was broken. There was no sign of entry being made to the business.

• July 29: A Fox Den Road resident reported to police multiple suspects armed with baseball bats riding in an unknown truck broke a light mounted on a brick column at the end of his driveway at about 11 p.m. The complainant called back at about 3 a.m. to report another set of unknown suspects riding skateboards came and destroyed the remaining light. The complainant also discovered at this time someone had pulled up the wiring for his sidewalk lights and cut it. The complainant advised this was an ongoing problem and he has replaced the light fixtures on more than one occasion.

• July 29: A Sonja Drive resident reported to police that about $20,000 in cash and unendorsed checks was missing from a fire-proof safe located within the home. The complainant stated contractors were in and out of the house at the time of the theft.

• July 29: A Guinn Road resident was arrested for passing counterfeit money at Cotton Eyed Joe. The complainant stated the suspect paid for drinks with a counterfeit $5 bill and $10 bill. The arrestee gave consent for officers to search his vehicle where a small amount of marijuana was found in the driver-side door. An agent for the U.S. Secret Service was notified concerning the counterfeit money.

• July 28: An employee at Exodus Chiropractic in Farragut called police after witnessing a suspect exiting her vehicle. The complainant discovered the suspect had taken the stereo from the vehicle and had caused extensive damage. The suspect fled in a red vehicle.

• July 28: A Mourfield Road woman reported to police she left her wallet on the counter at the Weigel’s Farm Store off Kingston Pike at Smith Road. Upon returning to the store, the wallet was gone and store staff had no knowledge of its whereabouts.

• July 28: Police were dispatched to Archer’s Barbeque to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle behind the business. Upon arrival, officers found an open door to the business. However, there was no sign of a break-in. Neither officers nor dispatch could find a telephone number for the business or business owner and were unable to secure the door.


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