• At 2:56 p.m., Thursday, April 11, Knox County Sheriff’s Office units responded to a Parkside Drive address concerning a male receiving threatening text messages. Officers spoke with the victim, who said he went to a church conference in Memphis in July 2018. Victim met the suspect (female) at the church conference. The female discovered the victim was going to Tanzania and asked him to purchase $7,000 worth of gold. Victim said the female provided him with the $7,000 ($5,000 on a card and $2,000 cash). Victim went to Tanzania in July 2018 and returned in August 2018. Victim said he had taken her money with him and spent it. Victim never purchased the gold. The female discovered he had spent her money and she texted him saying she was going to kill him. Victim started to receive more threatening text messages from other suspects beginning around 9 a.m., Monday, April 1. Victim said he has never met the other suspect, who texted the victim and said “If you don’t pay the money you’re going to face consequences” and “If I meet you anywhere, I will get the money or I will kill you.” An officer contacted a Major Crimes detective and notified her of the situation. Victim stated he felt safe staying at his residence.
• At 12:58 p.m., April 11, a KCSO unit responded to a Hampshire Bay Lane residence in reference to a residential burglary. Upon arrival, complainant/victim advised the following: at around 12:30 p.m. the victim arrived home and placed her purse on the kitchen table. Victim then took her dog for a walk around the neighborhood. When the victim returned around 12:40 p.m. she noticed her purse was missing. The purse contained numerous items including her cell phone, credit cards and checkbook. Total loss was listed at $1,136. Victim said prior to arriving home she had visited Salon LaRoy, 9206 Kingston Pike, around 11 a.m. Victim then visited The Soup Kitchen express, 9222 Kingston Pike, around 11:40 a.m. for lunch. Victim said she did leave both locations with possession of her purse, as the vehicle key fob is attached. Officer assisted the victim with searching the residence for the purse and did place a phone call to the victim’s phone. However, the call went to voice mail. Entry method appears to be the front door, which was unlocked. Nothing else in the residence was disturbed or missing. Officer stated he did not notice any surveillance camera systems near the victim’s residence that would have captured the unknown suspect. Officer stated he conduct a neighborhood canvas of the victim’s surrounding neighbors. However, no additional information was reported.
• At 5:32 p.m., Wednesday, April 10, a KCSO unit responded to Ingles, 11847 Kingston Pike, in regard to a hit-and-run. Upon speaking to the complainant, she said when coming out of the store, she noticed damage to the passenger side rear door of her 2009 Toyota Camry. Value of damage was listed at $1,000. It is unknown who or what caused the damage to the door.
• At 1:32 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, a KCSO unit responded to a shoplifter complaint at Kohls department store, 11530 Kingston Pike. Officer made contact with complainant/Loss Prevention officer, who said he witnessed the eventual arrestee tear the tags off various clothing items and conceal them on his person. Eventual arrestee admitted to stealing the items. Stolen merchandise was listed at $273. Arrestee was transported to Roger D. Wilson detention facility due to his prior history.
• At 1:41 p.m., April 9, a Shady Glen Way victim called KCSO North Precinct to report an incident at a Boring Road residence.According to the victim, sometime between the evening of Sunday, April 7, and 5 p.m., Monday, April 8, person(s) unknown stole his 1996 16-foot dual-axle trailer from a stable. According to the victim, the trailer had 7,000-pound dual axles, drop-down ramps, was dark blue in color with wood floor and steel construction. Value of trailer was listed at $7,500. He said there was some rust on the trailer. Victim advised he has a title at his home and would call back with the make and VIN number.
• At 7:42 a.m., Monday, April 8, an Old Charleston Road complainant called KCSO Teleserve Unit to report an incident at Tennova Medical Center, 10820 Parkside Drive. Complainant advised she left her locked vehicle in the hospital’s parking lot during her shift. Upon getting off work, she noticed her 2015 Toyota Tundra front windshield was shattered and her purse and computer stolen. No value of damage or of stolen items was listed. At the time of this report, complainant was unsure of the contents of the purse and information on the computer. Complainant was advised to call back with the detailed information when available. At the time of report there were no known suspects. Forensics was dispatched to the scene for fingerprinting the vehicle.
• At 10:34 p.m., Sunday, April 7, a KCSO unit was contacted by victim/property owner about requesting officers to meet him at Quality Inn, 11717 Campbell Lakes Drive, in reference to his 1998 Chevrolet S-10 pick-up that was left behind on motel property when the subjects who possessed the vehicle at the time were arrested Thursday, April 4. On April 4, officers contacted Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina to confirm they did not need the vehicle for their investigation, which they did not. Officers requested Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office attempt to contact the victim, who is the registered owner of the vehicle the subjects possessed, to make him aware of the situation. Victim said he would drive to Knox County the following day to retrieve the vehicle. On Saturday, April 6, when the victim arrived at the motel to retrieve the vehicle, the clerk (witness) would not give the victim the key to the truck because she could not verify it was his property. The victim contacted reporting officer, who compiled the original report, so he could retrieve the key to his vehicle from the witness. Officer met with the victim to let the witness know the victim is the registered owner of the vehicle, and that he would like to retrieve his key to the vehicle. The witness said she also witnessed, on surveillance camera, a male enter the maid’s laundry room at 3:40 p.m., April 4, where all of the property from the subjects who were arrested was being stored — which included the victim’s vehicle key — and take the bag of property without consent. Witness attempted to confront the suspect at the motel room that was registered to him, to which he only gave the witness a cell phone and a driver’s license from the bag of property. Witness said the suspect immediately left the property on a yellow 1997 Honda motorcycle, bearing Tennessee registration 70Z-R96, of which the witness took a picture. Witness said she attempted to contact police for the theft incident, but was told the owner of the property would have to report it stolen. Witness said she does have video of the suspect taking the property on file. Victim said the value of the key was about $5. Due to the victim not being able to drive it, his vehicle was left on scene.
• At 6:45 p.m., April 4, a Beard Valley Road complainant called KCSO Teleserve Unit to report fraud from Y-12 Federal Credit Union, 13128 Kingston Pike. Complainant advised he took the suspect to the listed address around 2 p.m., March 26, to cash two checks she had asked him to cash. Complainant said he was going to cash the checks for the suspect because her bank was closed and she needed the money. Complainant advised around 5:30 p.m., April 4, he went to withdraw money from his account, but it was frozen. After contacting the bank, they advised the complainant the two checks he had cashed were fraudulent (total of $950). Complainant advised he has attempted to contact the suspect multiple times without success.
• At 4:10 p.m., Friday, April 5, a Pony Express Drive complainant called KCSO North Precinct to report an incident at his residence. According to the complainant, around March 11 person(s) unknown used his identity to get about eight different credit cards. Complainant said he discovered this on March 15 when contacted by ORNL Credit Union concerning two to three money transfers from the Old Stage Hills Homeowners Association account for which he is treasurer to an overseas account in New Caledonia. According to the complainant, about $1,500 had been transferred out of the account before ORNL Credit Union closed it. Complainant said he actually received the eight credit cards in the mail and contacted all the issuing banks to let them know these were fraudulently obtained.He said the suspect(s) had made several large purchases on the cards, which were sent to different addresses in Florida.