• On Oct. 20, 2016, at around 2:35 p.m., Knox County Sheriff’s Office officers received a call from complainant Belk Loss Prevention about a 33-year-old white male subject who selected a pair of jeans valued at $89.50 he then used a tool he had to remove the electronic article surveillance tag. Suspect by-passed all points of sale failing to pay for the jeans and exited the store at which time he was approached by Belk Loss Prevention. Suspect ran from Belk Loss Prevention and through the parking lot across Parkside Drive into the parking lot of Smoky Mountain Brewery. Officers with marked and unmarked patrol cars with emergency equipment activated pursued after suspect as he ran. Suspect entered into Moe’s restaurant and out the back door where he climbed into a tree. Officers were informed by citizens of suspect’s location and he was taken into custody. Upon pat down of suspect several lock picks, a showcase security key, magnets and a part from a Sensomatic removal tool used to remove EAS tags. All tools were confiscated and placed into evidence. Upon check of records and NCIC it was discovered that suspect had an outstanding warrant from Hamilton County for theft. Suspect was transported to detention facility. Suspects vehicle, a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, was found parked in the parking lot of the Belk store located at 11397 Parkside Drive. A KCSO officer observed in plain sight in front and rear seats tools used to defeat EAS systems consisting of similar items found on suspect. Also in plain sight were numerous EAS anti-theft devices, which appear to have been defeated, new merchandise in seat and bags. A credit card lying in the back seat not in the name of the suspect and several note books. Vehicle was towed to Cedar Bluff Towing with a hold placed on it.
• On Oct. 24 at around 3:37 p.m., a Woodhollow Lane complainant advised KCSO that on Oct. 7 an unknown suspect entered into his vehicle, a 2015 Honda Odyssey, and took his Bank of America checkbook. Complainant stated the vehicle was parked at Anchor Park, 11798 Turkey Creek Road in Farragut, and was left unlocked when the incident occurred. The complainant was advised to make this report after speaking with a KCSO detective.
• On Oct. 26 at around 11:53 a.m., a Matthews Cove Lane complainant advised KCSO that between Oct. 18 and Oct. 26 an unknown suspect used her American Express card account information to conduct several transactions. She also advised an unknown suspect ported her number to an account with T-Mobile. The complainant be-came aware of the fraudulent incidents when an identity monitoring company contacted her.
• On Oct. 26 at around 4:13 p.m., a Big Tree Drive victim stated to KCSO that on Oct. 26 between 1 and 4 p.m. someone entered her residence through an open window and stole a xBox One, a 1988 Liverpool High School class ring, an Asus laptop computer and several pieces of jewelry. This occurred in Knox County. Estimated loss is $3,500.
• On Oct. 27, 2016, around 5:32 p.m., KCSO responded to JCPenney off Parkside drive for an employee theft. Witness
/Crime Loss Department stated suspect, an 18-year-old white female, ran a fraudulent return through her register and kept the $142 in cash in an attempt to deprive the business of its property and cash. Complainant did say she has the actions of the suspect on video and was advised to make a copy of it and call the Sheriff’s Office and it will be picked up. The suspect was read her Miranda rights at the scene but declined to comment on the situation involving the return transaction. A KCSO detective was contacted by public service and will be following up with the witness.
• On Oct. 31, 2016, at 1:27 p.m., KCSO was contacted by a Parkside Drive complainant in regards to a theft that occurred on Oct. 29, 2016. Complainant stated that suspect identified as a 37-year-old black male entered the Marshalls store at around 4:15 p.m. The suspect selected and concealed two polo beanies, two wallets and undershirts valued at total of $138.92 under his shirt and in his pants. The suspect by passed all points of sale failing to pay for the merchandise he had concealed depriving the owner of the items. At around 4:34 p.m. the suspect returned to the store with the merchandise and requested a refund for the items he had just taken that was not paid for. Due to not having a receipt the suspect provided a Tennessee identification to obtain a refund. The suspect’s identification was put into computer/register, which determined if refund could be processed. The suspect was issued a refund plus tax in the amount of $151.77, which was placed onto a gift card. The suspect signed his name to the refund slip and obtained the gift card, which had no value until it was swiped through the computer/register for funds to be placed onto card, which violated TCA 39-14-602(a). A check of LEADS online showed that at around 16:57 p.m. the suspect sold the card and obtained $83.47 for the card at CM Games located at 9119e Executive Park Drive, Knoxville.
• On Nov. 1 at around 12:47 p.m., a Sailview Road complainant stated to KCSO that between Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 an unknown suspect took his license plate off of his trailer. He advised he was out of town, so he is not sure when this might have occurred. Estimated loss is $25.75.
• On Nov. 3 at around 11:18 a.m., a Gates Mill Drive complainant stated between 7 p.m. last night and 8 a.m. this morning person(s) unknown entered both of their vehicles. He said the suspect(s) stole his wife’s Department of Energy employee badge out of her 2012 Toyota Highlander. According to the complainant his wife is out of town and won’t be back until tonight. He stated he would have her check the vehicle to see if anything is missing. On Nov. 3 at around 12:45 p.m. KCSO received a call from a lieutenant with Knoxville Police Department stating he had found the Dept. of Energy employee badge belonging to the victim. According to KPD they received a call from someone who was walking at Northwest Park and noticed possibly stolen items strewn over three parking spaces at the park. He said he also found some vehicle repair receipts with the victims name(s) on them. KPD was en route to the victim’s residence to the return the items. KCSO gave him the complainants cell phone number to call to make sure someone was home.