If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be submitted online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org on the P3Tips mobile app. 
 
All callers will remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. 

CASH Reward Increased in Murder of John-John
August 12, 2021

STATUS: OPEN

Johnkelian “John-John” Mathis, 17 lost his life early Sunday morning on August 8, 2021 during a very chaotic event in Lonsdale where two other people were shot, one of which was severely beaten. Like the Knoxville Police Department and all of Knoxville the East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers wants to find the person or persons responsible.

The East TN Valley Crime Stoppers has officially increased the cash reward for tips received by Crime Stoppers leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the murder of John-John Mathis to $2,000. There are 4 easy and anonymous ways to submit a tip to East TN Valley Crime Stoppers:

  1. Use the free mobile app P3 TIPS
  2. Go online to www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org and click on the Submit a Tip link
  3. Click on the Submit a Tip link on the East TN Valley Crime Stoppers Facebook page
  4. Call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

If you have any information submit a tip today!

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No Bit of Information is Too Small
August 11, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
KPD investigators continue to seek any information regarding the possible whereabouts and disappearance of 26-year-old Desheena Kyle, who has not been seen in nearly two months. Though several tips have been submitted to both the KPD and Crime Stoppers, Desheena’s whereabouts remain unknown, and the circumstances of her disappearance are unclear. No bit of information is too small or insignificant.
 
Anyone with information concerning Desheena’s whereabouts or the circumstances of her disappearance is urged to contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or via the free mobile app, P3 Tips. Tipsters will remain completely anonymous and be eligible to receive a cash reward
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CARJACKING at Planet Fitness
August 05, 2021

STATUS: CLOSED
At around 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, KPD officers responded to 3701 Sevierville Pike in reference to a carjacking that had occurred at the Planet Fitness on Chapman Highway. Officers spoke with the victim, a 20-year-old female, who stated that she was sitting in the parking lot of the Planet Fitness when the male suspect broke the passenger side window of her vehicle. The suspect then pointed a handgun at the victim, entered her vehicle and demanded that she drive him to a location. As the suspect and victim were driving down Sevierville Pike, the victim fled from the vehicle near the SoKno Taco Cantina to seek help and the suspect got into the driver’s seat and fled north on Sevier Avenue in the victim’s vehicle.
A bulletin was issued to surrounding counties and the victim’s vehicle, a silver Volvo, was later located in Jefferson County near 11E and Whitaker Road. The suspect was reportedly seen fleeing from the area after attempting to carjack a second motorist. The suspect, who has not been located at this time, was described as a 40-50 year-old white male with a dark hair, tanned skin and a pronounced widow’s peak hairline.
Anyone who might have witnessed a suspicious individual matching that description in the Planet Fitness parking lot or with information regarding this incident is urged to click on the Submit a Tip link on Facebook or at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org, or use the P3 TIPS mobile app. Tipsters will remain anonymous and be eligible to receive a cash reward.
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Gunshot Victim Located on Riverside Drive
July 23, 2021

STATUS: OPEN

**UPDATE**

Victim was identified as Matthew Scott Jr, 35 

 

At around 4:40 a.m. on Friday, July 23, 2021, UTPD officers were conducting a property check on Riverside Drive when they observed an unresponsive male victim lying next to the roadway on Riverside Drive. The victim was found to be suffering from at least one gunshot wound, and KPD officers were dispatched to the scene. The victim, who has not yet been identified, was pronounced deceased on the scene. KPD Major Crimes Unit investigators and Medical Examiners Office personnel responded to the scene to begin the investigation, which remains in the preliminary stages. 

 

Anyone with information relevant to the investigation is urged to contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stopper by phone at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or via the free mobile app P3 Tips. Tipsters will remain anonymous and be eligible to receive a cash reward. 

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No Leads, No Suspects
July 14, 2021

STATUS: OPEN

Around 2:30 Wednesday morning, January 6, 2021, the Knoxville Police Department responded a shooting that occurred at the corner of Fuller Avenue and Wilder Place where they found Harry Upshaw, 44 suffering from a gunshot wound. Harry was transported to UTMC where he was pronounced deceased. KPD investigators need the communities help to give Harry’s children, parents and siblings closure and to bring the murderer to justice.

If you know something about this case, maybe you saw Harry earlier that night or spoke with him, or maybe you overheard someone talking, you can REMAIN ANONYMOUS and Submit a Tip to East TN Valley Crime Stoppers online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or through the P3 TIPS app. If your tip leads to an arrest you can be eligible for a CASH reward.

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Information Sought in Case of Missing and Endangered Desheena Kyle 
July 02, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
The Knoxville Police Department continues to ask the public for help in locating missing and endangered Desheena Kyle (26) or provide any information regarding the circumstances of her disappearance. Desheena was reported missing from Wilson Road on June 28. While she was possibly seen some time around June 23, the last verified sighting was on June 18. Investigators have strong reason to believe that Desheena could be in danger. Desheena is approximately 5’3 and 130 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. If anyone sees Desheena, they are urged to call 9-1-1 immediately, while anyone with information concerning her whereabouts is asked to contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers via phone at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or the P3 Tips mobile app. Tipsters will remain anonymous and be eligible to receive a cash reward. 

Any and all information relevant to the investigation should be provided directly to the Knoxville Police Department or through Crime Stoppers, not to individuals who are not directly affiliated with the KPD or East TN Valley Crime Stoppers.
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Do You Recognize These Thief's
June 28, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
Do you recognize these two men? On June 22, 2021 at 9 am they entered 640 Liquor Store on Western Avenue in Knoxville where they proceeded to take several bottles of liquor and conceal them. After making their selections they fled the store in a white Ford Expedition with a TN handicap tag and damage to the passenger side mirror. 
If you recognize these men you are urged to REMAIN ANONYMOUS & Submit a Tip to East TN Valley Crime Stoppers. You can select the "Submit a Tip" button or use the P3 TIPS app. Either way you will remain 100% anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest you can be eligible for a CASH reward. 
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No Southern Hospitality
June 17, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
On May 25, 2021 at around 2 am 3 people were caught on surveillance cameras carrying the belongings away from car they had burglarized at the Days Inn at 114 Dante Road. Investigators with the Knoxville Police Department are asking for our help in identifying and locating these suspects. 
REMAIN ANONYMOUS and Submit a Tip to East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers by clicking on the Submit a Tip link or you use the free mobile app P3 TIPS. If your tip leads to an arrest you can be eligible for a CASH reward. 
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KPD Looking for Gay Street Robbery Suspects
June 04, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
On Thursday, June 3, 2021 at around 9:20 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a robbery at 112 Gay Street. Upon arrival, officers met with the victim, a 23-year-old female, who reported she had been robbed at gunpoint. The victim stated that as she entered the Fire Street Alley, she was grabbed by an unknown suspect, who allegedly threw her up against the wall and pointed a gun at her. The victim stated there were a total of three suspects involved in the robbery, and the suspects fled out of the alley with her purse. The victim was not injured during the robbery. 

One of the suspects was described as a male wearing a green ski mask and cream or khaki colored shirt and pants, while the other two suspects were only described as wearing black ski masks. The suspects possibly fled the scene in a newer-model black Nissan Versa. 

Anyone with information regarding the suspects or incident is urged to submit a tip with East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers by clicking on the Submit a Tip link at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org, on the free mobile app, P3 TIPS, or call 1-800-222-TIPS. REMAIN ANONYMOUS and Submit a Tip. If your tip leads to an arrest or arrests you can be eligible for a CASH reward. 


Shoplifter Causing Our Prices to Increase
June 03, 2021

STATUS: SOLVED

Every time someone shoplifts/steals from a store it cost the store money and those expenses eventually get passed down to paying customers. Help keep prices down by identifying this shoplifter.

On the evening of June 1st this suspect entered Dick’s on Kingston Pike, helping himself to over $500 worth of clothing. If you recognize him, REMAIN ANONYMOUS and Submit a Tip to East TN Valley Crime Stoppers.

Click the Submit a Tip on our website or use the P3 TIPS app. If your tip leads to an arrest you can be eligible for a CASH reward.

CFS#21-019651

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UPDATE - KPD Seeking Information on Murder of Muhammad Allen
May 17, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
***UPDATE***  KPD investigators are asking for the communities help in the fatal shooting of 41-year old Muhammad Allen, a Knoxville native. Anyone who witnessed the shooting, was in the area around the time of the shooting, or spoke with Mr. Allen is urged to contact Crime Stoppers. There is reason to believe there were witnesses to the shooting, but so far, no one has come forward. REMAIN ANONYMOUS and Submit a Tip. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, click the Submit a Tip button on this website or use the P3 Tips app. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a CASH reward of up to $1,000. 
 
At around 1:15 pm on Monday, May 17, 2021, officers from the Knoxville Police Department responded to the 2700 block of Louise Avenue to a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, an adult male victim was found inside a vehicle, outside of 2710 Louise Avenue suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased on the scene. Violent Crimes investigators responded to the scene to begin the investigation, which is in the preliminary stages. There is no suspect information at this time. 
 
Anyone with information regarding this shooting is urged to call Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a tip online or use the P3 Tips app. All tipsters will remain anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest you can be eligible for a CASH reward of up to $1,000.


Can You Identify this Person?
May 17, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
On April 28th at around 9:15 pm, the suspect seen here entered the Dollar General at 2419 Amherst Road, held the cashier at gunpoint and demanded money. The suspect left the scene in what appears to be a black Nissan Sentra. 
 
If you recognize this suspect or have information regarding this crime, please TALK, TYPE OR TAP a tip to East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers by clicking the Submit a Tip link on our website, through the P3 Tips mobile app or calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You will remain completely anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
 
CFS #21-015037
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Porch Pirate on Tillery Road
May 14, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
On May 12, 2021 at 4:28 pm this porch pirate was caught on camera stealing a package off of a porch located on Tillery Road in Knoxville. 
 
If you recognize this porch pirate TALK, TYPE OR TAP a tip to East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers by clicking the Submit a Tip link on our website, through the P3 Tips mobile app or calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You will remain completely anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
 
CFS #21-016870
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Caught on Camera
May 12, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
Knoxville Police investigators want your help in identifying the pictured suspect. On May 9th at around 2:30 am; the suspect illegally entered two vehicles around Lonas Drive and looking for valuables. 
 
Anyone with information regarding the identity of this suspect are urged to TALK, TYPE OR TAP a tip to East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers by clicking on the Submit a Tip link on our website, through the P3 Tips app or calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You will remain completely anonymous and if your tip leads to  an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
 
CFS#21-016499
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Stolen Trailer
May 07, 2021

STATUS: CLOSED
UPDATE*** SUSPECT ARRESTED WITH STOLEN TRAILER ON MAY 18, 2021***
KPD Investigators are attempting to locate the Mid South Commercial Roofing dual axle Burkhold Utility trailer stolen from 1601 Midpark Road on 05/03/2021. The wrapped trailer contained tools and equipment valued at approximately $50,000. Attached are pictures of the wrapped trailer, the trailer without the wrap and a specialized Graco 833 Pump Sprayer that was inside the trailer.
 
The suspect's vehicle is a black Tahoe with dark tinted windows, similar to the one seen in the attached picture. 
 
Anyone with information regarding the possible location of the trailer or potential suspects are urged to TALK, TYPE OR TAP a tip by clicking on the Submit a Tip link on our website or through the P3 Tips app. You will remain completely anonymous and if your tip leads to the recovery of the stolen property or an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
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Reward Increased in Murder of 15-yr. old Janaria Muhammad
April 28, 2021

STATUS: OPEN

On February 16, 2021 the Knoxville Police Department responded to a call of a shooting on Selma Avenue. Once offices arrived they found Janaria Muhammad, a 15 year old female, unresponsive and suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Officers gave aid until EMS arrived and transported her to the hospital. Shortly after arriving at the hospital Janaria was pronounced deceased. The death was ruled a homicide. The investigation continues.

 

Janaria's family and friends still mourn her death and grieve the loss of what her life could have been if not lost at such a young age. We are confident that there are people in the community who know her attackers were - we just need them to come forward. We are hopeful that the enhanced reward will be the incentive someone needs to finally step up and do the right thing.

 

Anyone with information on the murder of Janaria Muhammad is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Tips may also be made online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or on the P3Tips mobile app.

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Witt Building Materials Truck Stolen - Suspect at Large
April 27, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
Just before 6 am on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 a white male suspect entered the property of Witt Building Materials located at 1242 East Weisgarber Road and stole a 1984 green International 9V4 flatbed pickup truck.
 
The suspect is alleged to have ran the truck through the locked gate, possibly causing front-end damage.
 
Anyone with information on the location of the stolen truck or the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Tips may also be made online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or on the P3Tips mobile app.
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