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  • A Model Thief Published 5/11/2011 at 12:08 p.m. 0 comments

    Knoxville’s underground world of auto theft happens on a slightly smaller scale, and it’s only slightly less dramatic. Or, in this case, a lot less.

  • You Can Find Everything on Craigslist (Including Culprits) Published 5/4/2011 at 11:16 a.m. 0 comments

    Last week, a local woman walked into her workplace to discover that her Dell laptop computer was missing from her office.

  • The Landlord Who Wasn’t There Published 4/27/2011 at 10:47 a.m. 0 comments

    ast week, a distraught East Knoxville woman called the Knoxville Police Department to report that her vacant property was being occupied by an unknown suspect.

  • You Know It’s Time to Quit When... Published 4/20/2011 at 10:19 a.m. 0 comments

    The high cost of cigarettes today is pushing smokers to new extremes to sate their cravings. And when the couch and laundry change doesn’t add up, they can turn to questionable means.

  • Knoxville Kleptogeography Published 4/13/2011 at 12:45 p.m. 0 comments

    According to a Knoxville Police report, a recent shopper at Kroger accidentally dropped her debit card on the way out of the store. She later discovered that a delinquent had found the item and immediately begun using it, making no ...

  • Assault With Intent to Insult the Wrong Ethnicity Published 4/6/2011 at 10:50 a.m. 0 comments

    Last week according to Knoxville Police reports, two young men both acted violently in the name of... well, actually, we’re not really sure what they were so angry about.

  • The Porch is a Rather Conspicuous Gambling Area Published 3/30/2011 at 10:07 a.m. 0 comments

    According to a Knoxville Police report, an officer saw a man throwing what appeared to be money and dice around the floor of his porch.

  • Attack by Bodily Fluids Published 3/23/2011 at 10:01 a.m. 0 comments

    Coming home to discover it’s been broken into creates an instant sense of personal violation. So, just imagine the horror experienced by an East Knoxville woman who called Knoxville police after finding her home not only broken into, but also ...

  • Note to Self: Do Not File False Police Reports Published 3/16/2011 at 10:16 a.m. 0 comments

    Officer A approaches the scene of a car collision on Broadway. He finds one wrecked car there, and reckons the other took off some time ago. He finds a wallet in a puddle in the street. Name on the license ...

  • Perps Who Won’t Take No for an Answer Published 3/9/2011 at 10:41 a.m. 0 comments

    Upon reaching his residence, the complainant began unloading his purchases—until he found the exuberant driver suddenly standing in his living room.

  • When Outrage Leads to Snuff Assault Published 3/2/2011 at 10:31 a.m. 0 comments

    Even the most advanced gas pumping technology is fallible, and its malfunctions can cause unexpected behavior.

  • Because Cat Burglars Are Attracted to Shiny Things? Published 2/23/2011 at 11:08 a.m. 0 comments

    According to a Knoxville Police report, a concerned employee at WATE TV 6’s Greystone building called them on Sunday, Feb. 20 after reportedly hearing some “young men” making noises in news director Jamie Foster’s office around 2:30 a.m.

  • Facebook Saves the Day—Again Published 2/16/2011 at 9:38 a.m. 0 comments

    Earlier this month, Knoxville hosted the 2011 Easy Riders Bike Show Tour, which if you don’t know is the “biggest, baddest bike show in America!” With over 250 motorcycles, it must have been a bike show to remember, and one ...

  • Beware of Falling Appliances Published 2/9/2011 at 12:29 p.m. 0 comments

    In a recent Knoxville Police report, a resident of Townview Towers Apartments claimed to have been in her apartment when she heard a loud crash outside her door around midnight.

  • Street Food, Street Violence Published 2/2/2011 at 11:10 a.m. 0 comments

    We often hear complaints about the dearth of late-night food options in downtown Knoxville. This discontent sometimes triggers threats of moving to Nashville, but never threats against local businesses.