The Sevierville Police Department (SPD) investigates many car break-ins and purse thefts each year. Often these crimes of opportunity could have been prevented by sound security practices. Besides the loss of personal property, victims may also have to contend with costly damages to their vehicle. In some rare instances, purse snatchings and vehicle break-ins have also led to home burglaries.
During the holidays, the number of purse thefts and vehicle break-ins normally increase. Owners sometimes leave vehicles unlocked while shopping or parked at home, providing easy targets for thieves. The following information has been compiled by the SPD to help reduce your risk.
The City of Sevierville is issuing a traffic advisory for the temporary closure of a section of Court Avenue on Friday, December 3. Court Avenue, between Commerce Street and Bruce Street, will be closed to all traffic from 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. The closure is necessary to facilitate the Sevier County government Christmas tree lighting special event.
A section of Court Avenue in front of the Sevier County Courthouse will be temporarily closed on Thursday, November 11 to facilitate a Veterans Day event being conducted by Sevier County Veterans Services. Court Avenue, between Commerce Street and Bruce Street, will be closed to all traffic from approximately 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
A traffic advisory is being issued for lane closures on a section of Gists Creek Road beginning today, November 4, 2021.
The Sevierville Police Department has been informed that two teenaged girls from Sevierville were located today in Clarksville, TN. The girls had run away from a local children’s home in Sevierville last week and traveled to Nashville. While there, they became involved in an alleged sex trafficking operation. SPD does not release the identities of juvenile victims.
SPD would like to thank the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Metro Nashville Police Department, and Clarksville Police Department for their diligence and perseverance in locating the girls and removing them from harm’s way. SPD also thanks the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their assistance with contacting the various law enforcement agencies involved.