KCSO police reports

• At 9:22 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 25, a Knox County Sheriff’s Office unit responded to 722 Watt Road regarding a hit-and-run. Complainant said a 1998 Volvo tractor-trailer struck his parked 2020 Freightliner, doing an estimated $10,000 in damage to the front bumper and hood. The suspect stopped, handed over his driver’s license and insurance card and offered $300 cash to pay for damages. Complainant took photographs of the documents, at which point the suspect left the scene. Photographs will be uploaded via Axon Capture.

• At 12:04 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, a complainant called KCSO Teleserve Unit to report a theft at Costco, 10745 Lovell Road. Complainant advised the incident occurred at 11 a.m. that day. Complainant advised he met the suspect at Costco to sell him a weedeater off Facebook Market. Complainant advised the agreed upon price was $140. Complainant advised the suspect handed him cash and the complainant handed the suspect the weedeater. Complainant advised he did not count the money until after the suspect left, discovering the suspect only gave him $90.

• At 2:43 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23, A KCSO unit was responding to a call at a Westland Drive residence when he observed the eventual arrestee holding a sign on the exit soliciting assistance on the exit ramp of Interstate-140 East. Upon ordering the arrestee to leave the area, he became confrontational stating he did not have to leave because he knew his rights. Arrestee was taken into custody when the second request to leave the area was not followed. A misdemeanor citation was not issued due to the arrestee being homeless and not having a physical address.

• On Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 2:38 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, a KCSO unit responded to a Broadwood Drive address in reference to a hit-and-run crash with minor property damage. Victim said he was at Mayor Bob Leonard Park from 6:30 to around 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21. Victim said he did not discover the damage until after he left the park calling KCSO the following day to make a report. Value of damage was listed at $500. The only visible damage to his Ford F-150 pick-up truck was a small dent in the front right fender just above the wheel well. Victim said he does not remember what car he was parked next to when he arrived at the park, but there was a red Jeep next to him when he left. There were no red marks to indicate the jeep had struck his vehicle.

• At 4:18 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, an unknown male suspect entered Belk, 11417 Parkside Drive. The suspect, empty handed, went straight to the Beats/Echo fixture near the main register. The suspect selected one Echo show and one Beats Solo headphones, then went around the store through the Men’s moderate/athletic departments. The suspect passed all points of sale and cut through the Columbia department and exited the main entrance with both pieces of unpurchased merchandise, which had a retail price of $378.99. The sales associate who was operating the main register said the EAS towers went off. She ran to the door and saw the suspect getting into an awaiting vehicle with a female driver. The sales associate could not identified type of vehicle.