The following information is courtesy of the East Ridge Police Department.
Day Shift August 3
23-009729 – 4100 BLK Ringgold Rd – Suspicious Activity – Police responded on a delayed suspicious activity that occurred yesterday at approximately 2140 hours. Police spoke to the complainant who stated she left her black Chrysler 200 running with keys in the ignition for approximately 20 minutes while shopping in the store with her younger sister and her friend. She stated that when exiting the store, a man approached her and told her he noticed two suspicious males looking at her vehicle and took it upon himself to enter her vehicle, remove the keys from the ignition and lock the car and then took the keys into the store to management.
23-009731- 400 BLK Dunlap Ave.- Domestic Assault- A woman was arrested at this location after getting into a physical altercation with her mother.
23-009727- 1600 BLK McDonald Road- Miscellaneous- The complainant called in reporting someone had taken a sympathy card out of her mailbox overnight. She did not want a report on file, just wanted police to be aware of mail theft in the area. She also asked for additional patrol of the neighborhood due to potential thefts.
23-009734 – 6700 BLK Ringgold Rd– Criminal Trespass – Police were dispatched in reference to a disorder. Upon arrival police spoke with cashier who stated an older bald man wearing gray pants a black jacket was acting crazy in the store and they would like him trespassed. Police located the suspect and identified him. Police explained to him he had been criminally trespassed and if he returned, he would be arrested. Officers responded later to a hotel where he was causing another disturbance. He was transported to a bus station in Chattanooga at his request.
23-009738 – 3600 BLK Ringgold Rd – Auto Theft Recovery – Police were dispatched to an auto theft recovery. Upon arrival police interviewed the victim who explained her mother and the suspect, also her brother, dropped off the vehicle and left in a blue Toyota Avalon. Police interdicted the Avalon in a nearby parking lot where they contacted the driver and passenger, later determined to be another uninvolved family member. Both parties were temporarily detained and provided information on the location of the suspect. He was located with his father at a residence where he was taken into custody on a Felony Auto Theft warrant out of Red Bank and transferred to the Hamilton County jail.
23-009744 4100 BLK Ringgold Rd.- Attempted Auto Theft and Vandalism- Police received a call at an apartment complex of a vehicle that had the windows and steering column busted by a chunk of concrete. The victim found the damage while getting ready to leave for work. The incident was reported, and the victim was advised to file a claim with her insurance. No evidence was present to assist in locating suspects.
Night Shift August 3
23-009764- 400 BLK McBrien Road – Assist Other Agency – ERPD responded with ER Fire and Chattanooga to a vehicle fire with hazardous chemicals in the parking lot. Due to the hazardous chemicals the surrounding area was evacuated. Multiple state and federal agencies responded. Officials worked throughout the night to remediate the situation.
23-009754 – 1000 BLK Bass Pro Drive – Stolen License Plate – Police received an LPR hit on a stolen license plate and observed the vehicle unoccupied at a business. Police verified the VIN on the vehicle which matched the original plate. The owners were contacted but stated they never reported it stolen. It was removed from NCIC.
23-009756 – Mack Smith Road – Assist Other Agency – Police were notified by Chattanooga Fugitive Division that a vehicle of interest was driving through East Ridge. Police conducted a stop on the vehicle, but it stopped in Catoosa County. Police observed Fentanyl in plain view and the investigation was turned over to Ft. Oglethorpe Police Department.
23-009755 – 4300 BLK Greenbrair Road – Disorderly / Arrest – Police responded to this address for a disorder. A man was subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.