• Around 10:23 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, a Knox County Sheriff’s Office unit responded to a Barnsley Road residence on a report of a burglary. Upon arrival, officer came into contact with the victim, who said when he arrived at the residence he noticed tools and related items, with a listed value estimated at $3,252, had been stolen from the residence overnight. There was a hole in the dry wall that led to the crawlspace and air duct, which is believed to be where the suspects entered the residence. The victim believed the suspects exited through the back door due to it being unlocked. The victim said he did remember locking all the doors when he left the residence the night before. The victim said he did not witness anyone in the residence, but he believes the suspects are painters with a certain company because of an argument that occurred the day before about the temperature of the house. These workers also knew where each of the items were located that were stolen.

• At 6:45 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, a KCSO unit was requested for assistance with a shoplifter at 11371 Parkside Drive, Claire’s Boutique, Inc. Complainant/witness said the arrestee had stolen several times from this and another store and left toward Parkside Drive in a blue Chevrolet S-10 pick-up truck. Officers located the vehicle on Campbell Station Road. Suspect she said she had been to both stores and that she did take items without paying for them. The arrestee also damaged several clothing items at Torrid when she ripped off the tags. Items stolen from Torrid totaled $599.27 (Class A misdemeanor). Items that were vandalized from Torrid totaled $172.70. Items stolen from Claire’s totaled $87.88 (Class A misdemeanor). Vehicle was released to a licensed driver; stolen items were returned to the appropriate stores and arrestee was taken into custody.

• At 6:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 1, KCSO units responded to 11530 Kingston Pike, Kohl’s, regarding a shoplifting. Upon arrival, complainant. who works for loss prevention, said arrestee was observed on store video taking three pairs of Nike running tights, with a total selling price of $105, into the dressing room. Complainant said arrestee then concealed the items under his pants and walked out of the dressing room. Complainant said he observed the dressing room that arrestee just came out of to be empty and that it did not contain the Nike running tights. Complainant then said arrestee walked past the point of sale and out of the store to the crosswalk area where he was then confronted by complainant. Arrestee was then taken to the loss prevention office where officers were called. Arrestee removed from his person the three pairs of Nike running pants from underneath his normal pants in front of officers. During a search of arrestee’s person, officers found the three store tags the arrestee had removed from the running tights. Arrestee was transported to Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility.

• At 2:47 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 31, a River Bend Drive complainant called KCSO Teleserve Unit to report a fraudulent check used at ORNL Federal Credit Union, 11505 Kingston Pike. Complainant said his wife had checked their bank account Friday, Jan. 12, and noticed a check had been cashed for $120. Complainant said he spoke to bank personnel, who advised someone had come into the bank Thursday, Jan. 11, and cashed the check. Complainant said he looked at a copy of the check and said it looked like a female had signed his name. He advised the check was not one of his, but looked like a temporary check the bank gives. ORNL has video footage of the suspect cashing the check.