• At 8:33 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7, a Knox County Sheriff’s Office unit responded to a disturbance at a West Kingsgate Road residence. Complainant/victim said a 1999 Ford F150 pickup truck attempted to turn around in her driveway, but ended up in her yard and got stuck. Suspect/driver was trying to drive the vehicle out of the yard when the officer arrived. Suspect said he was trying to turn around when his vehicle “kept going” before getting stuck. Officer reported “several ruts” in the yard from the truck. Damage estimate was listed at $200.
• At 9:06 a.m., Feb. 7, an officer was on routine patrol at 500 Lovell Road when he recognized a Chevrolet Sliverado parked in front of a room at EconoLodge hotel, which he had prior knowledge was stolen. A check through Knox County records confirmed the vehicle was stolen. Officers made contact with suspect in the room in front of the pickup. She admitted to having the truck’s keys and surrendered them to officers. Arrestee was read her Miranda rights and agreed to speak with officers. Arrestee admitted to driving the pickup and knowing she was supposed to return it to U-Haul. Estimated value of the truck was listed at $50,000. Arrestee was taken into custody for possession of stolen property and transported to Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility. Due to officers being unable to contact someone from U-Haul to take possession of the pickup, it was towed to Cedar Bluff Wrecker Services.
• At 5:35 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, a complainant called KCSO Teleserve Unit to report a theft from Fairfield Inn & Suites, 11763 Snyder Road. He advised an unknown suspect entered his room and stole a Zastava AK-47-M70 semi-automatic rifle with a value listed at $1,000, and a Glock handgun with a value listed at $700. Total value of all property stolen was $1,880. Victim advised he believed his friend let someone into the room while he was gone.
• At 2:27 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2, a complainant called KCSO to report fraud. At TVA Employees Credit Union, 11490 Parkside Drive, an unknown suspect used the drive-through with a driver’s license stolen in October 2020. Suspect was able to cash a check for $2,350 on a check that was stolen out of Chattanooga (First Tennessee bank). Complainant said bank has video surveillance capturing the check being cashed, which can be retained for 90 days. Suspect allegedly did the same thing at another TVA location.
• At 9:33 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1, an officer responded to a Packard Lane residence on report of a hit-and-run. Victim said he left his 2001 Ford Mustang in front of this address around 11 a.m. When he returned, he found his vehicle had been struck. He found pieces of taillight and black-painted filler compound (Bond-O) beside his vehicle from the suspect’s vehicle. Value of damage was listed at $1,000.