• At 9:13 a.m., Monday, Jan. 31, a victim called Knox County Sheriff’s Office East Precinct to report a vehicle burglary occurring at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, 301 N. Watt Road, between 8 and 8:55 a.m. earlier that day. Person or persons unknown broke out her driver’s window to gain entry into her Chevy Suburban and stole victim’s wallet. Since the theft, victim further reported she had been receiving multiple messages from credit card companies requesting purchase confirmation, which she declined. The charges all appeared to be coming from Lenoir City Walmart, and she was unsure if any of the attempted purchases had been approved without her consent. Total value of items stolen and damage was listed at $620.
• At 6:16 p.m., Jan. 31, an officer was dispatched to 601 N. Campbell Station Road on report of a hit-and-run. Complainant reported that around 4:45 p.m. earlier that day, two female customers had gone through the business drive-through to pick up a prescription, and when pulling away struck the extended drawer, causing damage, then fled the scene. Complainant said the business did have surveillance from the incident, but would have to wait for a manager to pull the footage. Estimated damage was listed at $5,000.
• At 6:44 p.m., Jan. 31, a complainant called KCSO teleserve unit to report a theft at a West End Avenue address. Complainant stated between 1 and 2:15 p.m. earlier that day, a smartphone was taken from her desk. Value was listed at $500.
• At 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, officers reported a vehicle swerving as it pulled into the Discount Tire Store, 11201 Kingston Pike. Officers knew the business to be closed and approached the vehicle, observing eventual arrestee exiting the car while it was still running. Eventual arrestee was observed as being unsteady and was prevented from falling by officers. Officers also observed the vehicle had front-end damage and both front tires were flat. Eventual arrestee also had slurred speech and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage when speaking.
He was asked to perform standardized field sobriety tests, which were attempted before he refused, but permission was granted for a blood test. Blood draw was performed by Rural Metro personnel, and a records check revealed arrestee’s license was suspended for truancy law violation 1-04-2018. Arrestee was taken in to custody and transported to Rodger D. Wilson Detention Facility. The vehicle was released to its owner.
• At 3:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, a KCSO officers were dispatched after an alarm went off at a business located at 11316 Station West Road, Suite 101. Upon checking the building, officers observed an open door at the north end, cleared the business and requested a keyholder respond to the scene, who reported four boxes of electronic vapes were missing, valued at $129 per box. Video footage of the incident showed a white male, about 6 feet in height and weighing about 150 pounds, was wearing a black jacket, white hoodie, face mask and gloves as he entered into the north side entrance of the building with a crowbar at about 3:10 a.m. The crowbar caused damage to the lock on the door.
Suspect can be seen going behind the counter, checking the cash register and taking the boxes of electronic vapes. Suspect was inside the business only about a minute, according to the tape.
Total value of items stolen listed at $616.