KCSO reports

• At 1:30 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 3, Knox County Sheriff’s Office units responded to Tennova Turkey Creek Medical Center on report of a female fighting the ambulance crew and medical staff. At least one officer observed suspect as belligerent and uncooperative with staff, yelling and cursing, preventing staff from carrying out their duties. When she was told to calm down, suspect said she had to use the restroom. She was told to “hold it for a short time until a restroom could be secured for her use,” the report stated. Suspect then exposed herself and urinated on the gurney. “She was taken into custody without incident” at first, the report stated, but added, “When transportation arrived and attempts were made to move her restraints from the front to the back, she began resisting.” Suspect was placed on the ground and restraints were adjusted before she was taken away.

• At 10:37 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 2, an officer was in the area of North Campbell Station Road looking for a suspect fleeing the scene of a vehicular fire. Officer reported seeing a person matching the description of the suspect sitting at Pilot, 701 N. Campbell Station Road. After making contact with the subject, he had a strong alcoholic odor coming from his breath and person. He was unsteady on his feet and his eyes were red and watery. Suspect was arrested and taken into custody for public intoxication and transported to Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility for processing.

• At 12:23 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 2, an officer observed a suspect’s vehicle, a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe, traveling west on Outlet Drive. The vehicle struck the curb on the right roadside and recovered — but during roughly the next mile, the suspect’s vehicle crossed the center-line three times and struck the curb again. Officer conducted a traffic stop. Driver admitted to drinking several beers immediately prior to the stop. He agreed to perform a battery of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, during which he performed poorly. He was taken into custody and read the Tennessee Implied Consent warning, after which he consented to provide a sample for chemical testing. Rural/Metro responded and was unable to obtain a sample. He was transported to the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility for processing. The vehicle was towed to Cedar Bluff Towing.

• At 1049 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 31, an officer came into contact with a complainant through a telephone call in reference to a disturbance at Costco in Farragut. Complainant is self-employed truck driver who made a delivery to Costco. While complainant was there, she said someone identifying himself as a Costco employee became upset with her because she had a flat tire on her trailer. Complainant said the alleged employee told her he was a commercial vehicle inspector in the state of Kentucky and was going to “blacklist” her trailer. Complainant said the alleged employee would not show her any identification confirming he was an inspector. Complainant demanded KCSO file a report in case she wants to file a lawsuit against the alleged employee for impersonation of a law-enforcement officer.

• At 6:06 p.m., Dec. 31, an officer responded to a Kingston Pike business address for a hit-and-run with an unoccupied vehicle on private property. Upon investigation, victim said she was inside the business and was notified by the witness the suspect’s vehicle, a 2006 Ford F-150 pick-up, had struck her vehicle, a 2020 Ford Escape, and fled the scene. Witness was not on scene when the officer arrived, but gave the victim a piece of paper with his name, phone number, suspect vehicle description and license plate number. Suspect’s license plate came back to a Lenoir City resident. Victim’s vehicle was parked in a parking space when officer arrived and had damage to the rear end. Estimated value of damage was listed at $1,500.