• At 3:20 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, Knox County Sheriff’s Office units responded to Firestone Tire, 11215 Kingston Pike, in reference to theft by an employee. Upon arrival, officers made contact with complainant. He said his employee (eventual arrestee) had been refunding money from the store onto his personal debit card. Complainant said he confronted the employee about it, to which he admitted to stealing the money and even filled out a statement admitting to the theft. Upon contact with employee, he said to officers he has been refunding money onto his debit card since October of 2018. Complainant printed off store records since October and discovered employee had stolen $5,067.39 by refunding the funds onto his personal debit card. A KCSO detective, retail theft division, was notified of the incident. Store records and statements were turned over to him. Arrestee also was issued a criminal trespass warning and instructed not to return to Firestone Tire. He was taken into custody and transported to Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility without incident.
• At 3:43 a.m., Monday, Dec. 31, a Roane Drive complainant called KCSO Teleserve Unit to report vandalism to the exterior of his residence. Complainant advised he last saw the two doors, which were vandalized, in their regular condition around 10 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 30, before he went to bed. Complainant advised he realized around 3 a.m., Dec. 31, an unknown suspect had damaged his front door and his garage door. Estimated cost of damage was listed at $1,200. Complainant advised a neighbor reported someone attempted to break into her home around 2:30 a.m., Dec. 31, to which KCSO officers responded. Complainant advised he does not know of a possible suspect. Complainant advised his neighbor does have video surveillance of the incident and he will be filing a claim with his homeowner’s insurance company.
• At 3:01 p.m., Dec. 30, a Paint Rock Valley complainant called KCSO Teleserve Unit to report an incident at Little Joe’s Pizza, 13100 Kingston Pike. Complainant advised during the listed time frame her 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up was stolen from the restaurant’s parking lot. Complainant stated her son, co-owner of the vehicle, left the vehicle in the parking lot for the night Saturday, Dec. 29. Upon arrival at noon, Dec. 30, the vehicle was missing. Estimated value of vehicle was listed at $3,000. Complainant stated her son still has the vehicle keys and the doors were locked prior to this incident. At the time this report was filed, there were no suspects.
• At 4:58 p.m., Dec. 29, a Williamsburg Drive complainant called KCSO Teleserve Unit to report the license plate off of her 2015 Jeep Wrangler had been stolen at her residence by an unknown suspect. She advised she had last seen her license plate on her vehicle around 4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 28. She also said her vehicle was not damaged. Estimated value of license plate was listed at $65.
• At 12:42 p.m., Dec. 29, a complainant called KCSO Teleserve Unit to report an incident at StayBridge, 11319 Campbell Station Road. Complainant advised between Tuesday, Dec. 25, and noon, Dec. 29, her locked 2015 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up was broken into and a Kobalt saw was stolen out of the back of the vehicle. Estimated value of loss was listed at $179. Complainant stated the back of the vehicle has a roll top that locks into the tailgate and is unsure how the suspect gained entrance. At the time of this report there were no known suspects.
• At 5:43 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 26, a North Fox Den Drive complainant called KCSO Teleserve Unit to report an incident at her residence. Complainant advised at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 21, suspects started a painting job on her residence — paying them in advance with a check — but did not complete the job. She said after the suspects left her residence Dec. 21 with the check, they e-mailed her stating they were not returning to finish the job.
• At 2:37 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 23, a KCSO unit responded to Kohl’s department store, 11530 Kingston Pike, in reference a theft of merchandise in progress. KCSO dispatch advised Kohl’s Loss Prevention had observed a suspect conceal several clothing items of merchandise inside his jacket. KCSO dispatch also was advised a female had arrived with the suspect and was now sitting in her vehicle, a 2003 Ford Taurus, waiting for the suspect to exit the store. When officers arrived on the scene, suspect was located just inside the main entrance with several articles of men’s clothing concealed within his jacket, with a total retail value listed at $208. Suspect was detained and all merchandise returned to Kohl’s Loss Prevention officer, who also issued a trespass warning to the suspect and the female with him, advising them they could not return to any Kohl’s property or they would be subject to arrest. Suspect was turned over to KCSO Detention Facility. Female was released at the scene.