Crime Stoppers: The search for Kendre Allen’s killer

Police are looking for a killer in a shooting that happened last year. Crime Stoppers has a way you can help solve the case anonymously and earn a reward in the process. Our promises of reward cash and anonymity are especially important in this case, because people know about what happened and maybe even who did it, but they could be worried about what may happen to them if they help. “We know that people know about this crime. We know that the suspect or suspects have talked about this crime,” Chattanooga Police Sgt. Victor Miller said. In the early morning hours in April 2017, this crime went down. “Kendre Allen and one of his friends were driving on Spring Creek Road when they heard shots ring out,” Sgt. Miller explained. Allen was hit. His friend drove toward the hospital. Patrol officers in the area heard the gunfire, as well, and responded to the Brainerd Road area where they spotted the speeding car and followed it to the hospital. Doctors could not save Kendre Allen. “Kendre was only 20-years-old when he was shot and killed,” Miller added. “He is a son to a mother who is very concerned, and she wants justice for her son and for her family.” Kendre Allen was at an establishment in the hours before he was shot. The killer was there, too. We have up to a thousand dollars reward for your good tip. “So, if you were with Kendre the night that he was shot, prior to when he was shot, please call in and provide that information,” Sgt. Miller pleaded, “who you saw there, what you were doing, what they were doing, anyone that acted suspicious or if there was a fight or anything that stood out to you that night. Please call in.” Again, we will never ask who you are. You will be issued a case number you will use in all your dealings with Crime Stoppers.

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Crime Stoppers: Police seek suspect in E. Main Street Mapco robbery

In Crime Stoppers, a man put lives in danger not for money or jewels, but for cigarettes. He pulled a gun, then got away. But, we have his picture and up to $1,000 for you if you can tell us who he is.
In this guy’s list of important things, apparently his nicotine habit ranks way above the preciousness of human life. He threatened a hard-working convenience store clerk with a handgun over two cartons of smokes. If you can help us identify him, we have Crime Stoppers cash available so you can buy whatever scratches your itch.
“If you pull a gun and rob someone out of a dollar, two cartons of cigarettes, or $2000, it’s all a crime,” said Chattanooga Police Sgt. Victor Miller, “and it’s the same exact crime: aggravated robbery.” That is what we have for you this week and very clear surveillance video, to boot.
Our view comes from the checkout counter at the Mapco on East Main Street. “It was about 4:45 in the morning,” Sgt. Miller explained. “The suspect entered. Of course, that early in the morning there’s not a lot of people out. So, he’s about the only one in the store besides the clerk.”
He asked that clerk for two cartons of cigarettes. When those were handed over, he asked for something else. The clerk attempts to fulfill that request, but upon turning around, discovers the bad guy has drawn a gun. “Obviously, he did not want to pay for the cigarettes,” Miller said. “So, he pulled out a gun from his waistband. You’ll see in the video, you’ll see him pull out the gun point it at the clerk and then run out of the store with the cigarettes.”

Up to $1,000 is on the table and we will never ask your name. Call Crime Stoppers: 698-3333
That line in manned 24/7/365 and we will never ask who you are. We will issue you a case number that you will use through the whole process.

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Crime Stoppers: Suspect steals from Tennessee Valley church

Your faith or lack thereof will tell you whether a higher power was watching, but in this case, surveillance cameras certainly were. Last Thursday, this suspect nonchalantly took piece after piece of musical equipment out of Calvary Chapel in the middle of the day.

Chattanooga Police Sgt. Victor Miller says, if he took the items to sell, you can be on the lookout.

“If you’re getting a really good deal on music equipment, guitar, guitar case, piano, something like that,” he said, “you may wanna call.”

The video shows our bad guy walk right in and move around easily. He utilized the age-old strategy of looking the part by carrying a clipboard and a cellphone.

“Calvary Chapel was having an event at their facility when the business staff went to lunch,” Sgt. Miller explained. “So, the suspect looks like he knows what he’s doing. He’s pretending that he is an employee, or that he’s there working on the building and the people that are there, they don’t know that he’s not supposed to be there. So, they don’t know to alert anyone.”


Do not buy the pieces. Call our hotline, instead. Sgt. Miller will pass your information to investigators. Then, if your tip leads to an arrest, you can spend Crime Stoppers cash on legitimate gear.

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The number is 423-698-3333.

That line is manned 24/7/365. Up to $1,000 is up for grabs, and we will never ask your name or who you are.

Crime Stoppers: Robbers steal beer and entire cash drawer

In cases like this, when the pictures are clear and take was relatively insignificant as compared to the fear this duo induced and the penalty they will ultimately pay, you have to ask: was it worth it?



That is what the two men did. In the wee hours of a Friday morning last month at an East Brainerd road convenience store.

“We believe the suspects knew exactly what they were going to do,” Miller continued. “There was a plan prior to them entering the store.”

Once they got inside, they headed for the beer cooler, then to the checkout counter.

“When the clerk asked for their ID, they immediately told the clerk to get out of the way and basically pushed him out of the way so they could get to the cash themselves,” Miller said. “Not only did they take the cash in the cash register, they took the cash drawer with them and their adult beverages.”

They sped away in a black Ford Focus that was possibly a 2004 model. The surveillance photos are pretty good.

“Both suspects that you’ll see in the pictures are black males that are about 200 pounds, approximately 6 feet tall, and both of them wearing hoodies and some kind of hat,” Sgt. Miller said. “But, you can see their face.”

If you know one or both of them, you have already recognized them and you could be just one step away from up to $1,000. We will never ask your name, so they will never know you helped investigators.

If you have good information, you just need the Crime Stoppers number: 698-3333

That line is manned 24/7/365, and we will never ask for your name.

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Crime Stoppers: Credit cards stolen from hiker’s vehicle in Hixson

The middle of a workday, one would think there would be no problem parking your car and going for a hike. Turns out, the criminals are lurking, even then. While they might have gotten away with a purse, they could not use its contents in anonymity. That gives us pictures that could lead you to up to $1,000 Crime Stoppers cash.
“If you know that you’re going hiking, maybe don’t take valuables with you,” Chattanooga Police Sgt. Victor Miller said, “but, if you do, then try to hide them so they’re not in plain sight.”
It is an important admonition. This week’s victim had parked at a trail head in Hixson just before noon.
“When she returned from her hike, she noticed someone had broken into her vehicle…at lunchtime on a Monday! “Right,” said Sgt. Miller. “We see these types of crimes at anytime of the day, so no matter if it’s morning or afternoon or at night, always take your valuables with you or hide them.”
The victim’s purse was gone and store surveillance pictures show the bad ‘gals,’ in this case, got to work, quickly.
“The suspects used those credit cards and debit cards at multiple stores on Highway 153 and Highway 58,” Miller explained. “There’s three different suspects. The main suspect that we see entering multiple stores is a black female is wearing a black and pink jacket. The second is a black female that is wearing a black and white jacket. The third suspect is not as visible as the other two.”
Their vehicle may help you connect the dots.
“They’re driving a white Acura SUV,” continued Miller. “Looks like a newer model Acura SUV, so that may be a clue to tell you who the suspect is.”
Theft may not be this trio’s side hustle, but more like a full-time gig. That means your good tip could earn you honest cash and put an end to their daily criminal routine.
“You could solve multiple crimes in multiple agencies,” said Sgt. Miller. “So, we want you to call and provide information to the investigators so we can stop these people from doing what they’re doing throughout our entire community.”
If you recognize one or any members of this trio, what they are wearing, or know where they park or drive that SUV.
Call Crime Stoppers: 698-3333
Up to $1,000 is on the table. That number is manned 24/7 and no one will ever ask who you are.

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