• At 6:16 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, a complainant called Knox County Sheriff’s Office Teleserve Unit to report theft from a Midhurst Drive residence. Complainant advised an unknown suspect stole items with a combined value of $1,039.78, which included a Samsung Galaxy smartphone ($269.99) and a Bissel Crossway Wet Vac ($231.26).
Complainant said an employee “does the inventory of the rooms at the listed home and discovered the items stolen,” the report stated. “The complainant suspects it to be staffing (personnel) and are doing an internal investigation as well.”
• At 9:36 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, a complainant called KCSO Teleserve Unit to report an attempted vehicle theft from Faith Lutheran Church, 225 Jamestowne Blvd. in Farragut. Complainant advised an unknown suspect broke into his 2020 KIA Optima and damaged the ignition column trying to hotwire the car.
Complainant said the window appeared to be kicked in, but added that all his property is still in the vehicle. No value of damage was listed in the report.
• At 5:21 p.m., Monday, Nov. 6, an employee at Walmart, 10900 Parkside Drive, alerted KCSO Retail Crimes Shoplifting Taskforce of two white females inside the store who were concealing merchandise inside their purses.
When three KCSO officers arrived, the employee had the two females detained in the Loss Prevention office. Employee said he observed the two females, eventual arrestee No. 1 and eventual arrestee No. 2, “inside the Walmart working in concert, putting merchandise in their purses,” the report stated.
The employee then “followed the two females until they passed all points of sale without paying for the merchandise, then he stopped them and detained them in the Loss Prevention Office,” the report further stated.
“I issued both arrestees misdemeanor citations for theft-conduct involving merchandise. They did deprive WalMart of $88.23,” the report further stated. “Both arrestees were trespassed from all WalMart-owned properties for life, and both females acknowledged they understood. The merchandise was recovered and returned to the employee.”
• At 822 a.m., Monday, Nov. 6, a complainant called KCSO West Precinct to report vandalism at a Goldheart Road address. Complainant advised he works for the contractor that is building the listed residence.
Complainant said he “noticed the property was vandalized inside with paint all over the cabinets, floors, walls, windows and doors,” the report stated.
“Complainant (said) there is also symbols and graffiti drawn into the paint on the walls. Complainant is unsure how the suspect(s) entered the residence, as there were no signs of forced entry.
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