police reports

• On March 20 at 6:38 p.m., a KCHS officer responded to West End Avenue in reference to a vehicle burglary. Upon arrival, a Knox County Sheriff’s Officer made contact with complainant/victim who stated her vehicle was broken into and purse was stolen. The victim stated that she arrived on scene at 5:30 p.m. The victim stated that a unknown person had broken her front passenger side window and taken her brown Liz Claiborne purse, which contained credit cards, checkbook and other items. X-ray responded and processed the scene. Total loss was valued at $400.

• At 4:16 a.m., March 19, a KCSO unit responded to a Pony Express Drive residence in reference to a theft from a house under construction. Upon officer’s arrival, the witness stated he heard a loud noise outside his residence, and when he stepped outside he saw what appeared to be a car in the driveway. The witness stated he thought it was a silver Honda. The witness further stated while he was outside he also saw a dark-colored Ford Ranger outside the residence with two unknown suspects attempting to load tools and equipment into the vehicle. The witness stated he asked the suspects what they were doing and both suspects left the scene. The victim stated he was missing numerous tools from a toolbox. The victim will be compiling a full list of items that were taken and adding them to the report at a later time. Value of three tools listed missing is $1,200. A forensic officer arrived and processed the scene.

• On March 18 around 12:04 p.m., a KCSO unit responded to Kohl’s, Kingston Pike in Farragut, for the loss prevention officer. The arrestee initially stated she was only trying on clothes and had no intention of shoplifting, but later admitted she was concealing them in order to take them without paying. The arrestee was wearing multiple layers of clothing and also had clothes rolled up into her pants. The total amount of merchandise shoplifted by the arrestee totaled $365, which is a Class A misdemeanor. The arrestee was taken into custody without incident and was also given a trespass warning.

• A Neals Landing Road complainant advised between 7 p.m., March 18, and 7:30 a.m., March 20, an unknown suspect took a Dodge Ram pickup-up truck valued at $2,000 from a Kingston Pike location. He advised the vehicle was left locked and parked in the parking lot of the business. He advised the key was inside the gas tank door.

• A complainant at Papa Murphys, Brooklawn Street, advised between March 11 and 11:55 a.m., March 18, money was missing from the facility. Complainant stated she was on vacation for a week, and when she returned she counted all the money in the facility and noticed that $90 was missing out of a cash register drawer and $236 was missing out of the safe. The safe and drawers are accessed by four different employees at the facility.

• A Monticello Drive complainant advised between 9:30 p.m., March 17, and 10:30 a.m., March 18, an unknown suspect took Oakley sunglasses, valued at $200, out of his vehicle. The complainant stated the vehicle was unlocked in the driveway.

• A Herron Road victim stated on March 17 she Googled Miniature Pomeranian and saw where the suspect had puppies for sale for $550 each. She said the listing showed a photo of a puppy. According to the victim, she e-mailed the suspect regarding purchasing one of the puppies. The victim advised the next day she sent $550 to the suspect via Western Union. She said the suspect was to ship her the puppy.

The victim stated she received an e-mail supposedly from the shipper saying she would need to send around $1,000 for insurance and it would be refunded when the puppy arrived. The victim advised at that time she knew something was wrong. The victim said she has spoken with law enforcement in Worthington, Ohio, who told her she would first have to file a report with her local law enforcement and they would then contact their department.

• A complainant at Gigi’s Cupcakes, Parkside Drive, advised between 5:05 and 5:07 p.m., March 17, suspect came into the store and removed $18 money from a tip jar while she was in the back office.

The complainant advised she does have video surveillance.

• Sometime between March 1 and March 16, an Oak Ridge Highway complainant advised an unknown suspect took numerous electronic items from his home, which were valued at $9,200. The complainant advised he believes it could be the two people who live with him because they are the only ones who have a key to the home and it has not been broken into. The complainant stated the theft has been going on for weeks now, and he was unsure what to do at the time. The complainant was advised to contact Teleserve if more information arises.

• A North Fox Den Drive complainant stated between 2 and 4 p.m., March 5, an unknown suspect took several pieces of jewelry from her residence valued at $3,950. Victim advised she was having an open house on the listed dates and times, and after that she noticed her jewelry missing.