KCSO police reports

• At 11:48 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4, a victim called Knox County Sheriff’s Office to report a burglary inside his 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, taking a Taurus handgun with a listed value of $650, which victim said occurred sometime between Dec. 3 and Dec. 19. Victim said he looked all over his home and his cabin, located outside of Knox County, and couldn’t find it. Victim said he remembered getting into his vehicle one day during the above time frame and finding it unlocked. Victim advised he always locks his vehicle and couldn’t see any signs of forced entry.

• At 4:02 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, a KCSO unit responded to Costco, 10745 Kingston Pike, regarding fraudulent use of a credit card. Upon investigation, the complainant said an unknown suspect wearing black pants, a white shirt, a yellow shirt, black gloves and a black jacket over his shirts came into the store using a Costco membership card, which was opened Thursday, Jan. 30, and registered to a specific name. The membership was opened out-of-state with a Montgomery, Alabama, address. Complainant said the suspect did not take his gloves off while in the store and tried to buy a MacBook listed at $1,749.99, adding the suspect tried to pay using Apple Pay, but the account registered was getting declined for fraud. Complainant said the clerk asked the suspect to produce the actual credit card, and the suspect left the store without the merchandise. Complainant said the suspect saw him follow the suspect out of the store, with the suspect getting into a silver Lexus SUV with a Georgia registration. When leaving Costco, Officer said he noticed a Lexus SUV that matched the suspect’s vehicle traveling north on Lovell Road at Outlet Drive. Driver of the SUV went from the left lane, across the right lane and into a turn lane right onto Murdock Drive. Officer initiated a traffic stop due to the vehicle description matching that of the fraudulent credit card investigation and made contact with the suspect. Officer said he noticed the driver was wearing black pants, a white shirt, had a black jacket in the passenger seat and a yellow traffic-style vest in the passenger seat. Officer said he performed a records check and tried to make contact with complainant to gather more information about the suspect from Costco since this matched the description given. Officer stated he could not get anyone to answer the phone, so he returned to Costco after dismissing the suspect from the traffic stop. Once video footage at Costco was reviewed, the suspect appeared to be wearing a white T-shirt with a yellow traffic-style vest over it and a black jacket over those. With no merchandise taken out of the store, no other action was taken.

• At 10:24 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, a complainant called KCSO Teleserve Unit to report a stolen wallet from Newk’s, 11527 Parkside Drive. Value of loss was listed as $200 for the wallet, $125 in currency and $25 for the driver’s license —plus numerous credit cards stolen. Complainant advised it was while she was in the restaurant when she last saw her wallet, located inside her purse, which was open on the back of her chair. She advised upon returning home her husband questioned her about some suspicious charges on her cards. She advised upon checking in her purse she discovered the wallet had been stolen.

• At 7:43 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, a complainant called KCSO Teleserve Unit to report a stolen vehicle, a 2018 Nissan NV-200, from the parking lot of Planet Fitness, 11433 Kingston Pike. Value of loss was listed at $14,000. Complainant advised he went into the gym when someone stole his bag with the vehicle keys in it. He also advised later finding the bag, with only the keys missing. Complainant advised he then went out to the parking lot to find the vehicle stolen.