The following information is from East Ridge Police Department “pass along” reports.
April 25 – Day Shift
6828 Martha Avenue:
Police responded and assisted East Ridge Fire Department personnel with a 30-year old male acting strange and said to possibly be detoxing off methadone. The man was transported to the hospital.
501 South Germantown Road:
An attorney called police and requested to surrender a client’s firearm after his client was ordered by the court to not own firearms. The firearm was placed into secure storage at the East Ridge Police Department.
1514 Heather Street:
The caller advised that his mother’s roommate is crazy and on drugs. He advised that he wanted officers to make her leave.
1421 Choate Road:
A resident reported the burglary of his Assured Comfort Heat and Air company vehicle. He advised that sometime between February 2nd and April 25th, someone entered his company vehicle and stole property. The victim reported the theft of a Smith and Wesson .380 pistol, an Asus laptop computer, and a Kline digital multimeter.
Catoosa County was in pursuit of a U-Haul truck driven by an unknown male subject. As the pursuit entered Tennessee, East Ridge officers deployed spike strips. The driver of the truck continued traveling to I-24 west where he exited the interstate. The driver then traveled north on North Moore Road until Catoosa County lost sight of the vehicle. The truck was located a short time later in Brainerd and was unoccupied. A firearm was also recovered in relation to this incident and turned over to Catoosa County.
4334 Ringgold Road:
Police arrived at this location and located a man with purple hair, who was seated in a vehicle. During a conversation between his mother and officers, the man began yelling for officers to kill him. After several lawful orders and with assistance from other officers, he was placed into protective custody and transported to the hospital. During transport to the hospital he repeatedly stated he wanted to die because his cyber-girlfriend would not answer his questions.
1514 Heather Street:
Police received a call about a disorder. Police observed a woman walking in circles in the front yard nearby. According to a resident, the woman has been living on Garner Street, but was recently kicked out by the homeowners due to her erratic behavior. The homeowner, being empathetic to the plight of the woman, offered her a place to stay in her home. The homeowner advised that everything had been okay until the woman started acting in a strange manner. The homeowner said the woman became argumentative and was hostile toward her on, what was becoming, a regular basis. She said the woman threatened her and became very agitated. She said she was in fear of the woman and her abnormal behavior and resorted to calling for police assistance. Police attempted to speak with the woman, but she was uncooperative and made incoherent remarks. At one point, she told police that she was “Mother Earth,” and said Jesus was standing in front of her. Police asked her about the disorder between her and the homeowner. She said that they had discussed how the living arrangement was not working out. She said she was done living there and would leave permanently. The woman left the property without further incident. Prior to leaving, she was advised by police not to return or she would be arrested for criminal trespassing.
1307 Adonna Lane:
Police responded to this address following a disorder. One of the involved people was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.
4214 Ringgold Road:
Cecilia Miller was arrested and transported to the Hamilton County Jail for active East Ridge warrants for driving on a revoked license.
April 25 – Night Shift
1500 McDonald Road:
Two (2) subjects were observed on bicycles traveling north on McDonald Road in the 1500 block. They were operating the bicycles without displaying a front facing light. When directed to stop, both cyclists made the decision to flee from law enforcement. After catching up to one of the subjects, identified as Lakesha Crawford, officers discovered methamphetamine, a used syringe, and a collapsible baton in her possession. Ms. Crawford was charged accordingly.
116 Windmere Drive:
Police were dispatched to the area after the caller advised of three (3) male subjects pulling on car doors. Police located three (3) juvenile males on Lynncrest Drive. A homeowner had video surveillance capturing footage of the juveniles attempting to open a car door. The juveniles were transported to the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Facility and charged with criminal trespass.
April 26 – Day Shift
601 Walnut Street:
Jesse Johnson was arrested on an active East Ridge warrant for domestic assault.
4021 Patton Edwards Drive:
An alarm was activated at this location. Police found an open rear door. There were no signs of forced entry and the door latch would not properly latch closed. Police were unable to contact the homeowner.
5304 Roosevelt Road:
Police met with a representative of Kinston Southern Properties, who reported the burglary of this residence. He advised the home is still under construction. The representative reported the theft of 11 windows and one (1) door. The items had been stored inside the home. The representative requested extra police patrol at night. This address is an estimation of the address, since the official address has yet to be assigned.
1301 Adonna Lane:
A tree fell between this address and that of 1303 Adonna Lane. Minor damage was reported to both structures.
1513 Waterhouse Street:
Florida Department of Family and Children Services requested police to check on the occupants at this location. Police spoke with all occupants in the home and everyone appeared to be okay.
1402 St. Thomas Street:
A concerned neighbor requested for police to check on the resident at this location. The neighbor expressed concern after hearing a tree fall onto a vehicle at this location. The resident was okay, and police discovered the damaged vehicle belongs to the tenant residing upstairs.
6513 Ringgold Road:
The Area Vice-President of Waffle House reported the theft of $500.00 from the East Ridge Waffle House lock box. The theft occurred Wednesday afternoon.
April 26 – Night Shift:
710 Brookfield Avenue:
The caller advised there was a suspicious dark-colored vehicle driving slowly down the street. The vehicle was no longer in the area upon arrival of police.
1417 St. Thomas Street:
A call was received about a man that reportedly walked through the parking lot of the Motel 6 while exposing his “private parts.” Police were unable to locate the subject.
4214 Ringgold Road:
An East Ridge warrant was served on Almira Selman for Exploitation of an Adult.
4214 Ringgold Road:
Two (2) East Ridge warrants were served on Zachary Scott for Public Intoxication and Driving on a Revoked License.
5000 Kenton Drive:
Jarmin Hopper was charged with driving under the influence and driving while revoked. The arrest occurred after discovery of him having run over the mailbox at this location.
5707 Ringgold Road:
Two (2) unknown female subjects exited the Dollar General store through the emergency exit while carrying a large amount of laundry detergents and cleaning supplies. The store manager encountered the pair during the process. The suspects entered a maroon Chevrolet Cruze that had a drive-out tag displayed. The female suspects fled the area. Police were bale to find several items of merchandise that had been left in the parking lot near the emergency exit. *
April 27 – Day Shift
400 Workman Road:
Chattanooga Police officers were out with Larry Henderson, who had verified warrants for theft and vandalism. Mr. Henderson was served with the East Ridge warrants at the Hamilton County Jail.
501 South Moore Road:
Police responded to OLPH after being informed of a woman on the property asking for money. The woman left the property prior to police arrival.
4150 Ringgold Road:
A customer requested $20.00 cash back during a transaction at the Walmart Neighborhood Market. The customer failed to retrieve the money requested and left the store. Another person in the store saw the money and took it.
5082 Ringgold Road:
The owner of Enlighten Ink Studio, said an unknown suspect entered the shop overnight through a back door, which was accidentally left unlocked. Mr. Morales said the suspect stole two (2) HP laptop computers, an iPad, five (5) tattoo guns, a power supply, a black tool box and two (2) sets of ink.
4150 Monroe Street:
Kimberly Hayes was arrested after discovery of an active Hamilton County warrant. Ms. Hayes was transported to the Hamilton County Jail.
April 27 – Night Shift
4214 Ringgold Road:
An officer responded to the East Ridge Police Department to speak with a subject wishing to report a theft. Upon speaking with the subject, it was determined the theft occurred in Catoosa County, Georgia. The reporting party was advised she will need to file the report in Catoosa County.
1512 Mcbrien Road:
A caller advised that they saw a woman in some type of distress. Police established contact with the woman, who told officers there were people in the bushes trying to get her. The woman was transported to the hospital for further evaluation.
4222 Ringgold Road:
A caller stated they saw a child walking on the sidewalk without an adult. The caller told dispatch they weren’t sure if there was an adult there responsible for the child. The area was searched but police were unable to locate the child.
601 Walnut Street:
An East Ridge warrant was served on Georgia Graham while she was in custody at the Hamilton County Jail.
6500 Ringgold Road:
Mallory Hardeman was taken into custody for Hamilton County warrants and transported to 601 Walnut Street to be booked and processed.
6504 Burr Street:
Police responded to this location regarding an unresponsive 60 year old man. CPR was conducted and the man was pronounced dead by EMS. The Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s Office was notified, along with the East Ridge Criminal Investigation Division.
1400 South Moore Road:
Princess Kirby and Taylor Jefferson were arrested during a traffic stop after police located 3.1 grams of suspected heroin inside the vehicle.
1615 Springvale Road:
Police located three (3) men riding mini-bikes in the Springvale Park parking lot after dark. Each of the bikes were street legal Honda 125cc motorcycles. Each motorcycle was registered, and each rider had a class M license to operate them.
April 28 – Day Shift
6010 Welworth Avenue:
The resident at this address went outside around daybreak this morning to see her brand-new Jeep Compass sitting on blocks. At that time, she also observed her neighbor, John T. Smith, walking to his house carrying one of her tires. Officers attempted to contact Mr. Smith but were unsuccessful in their attempt. A search warrant was obtained for Mr. Smith’s address at 6005 Welworth Avenue. The warrant was executed. During the investigation and subsequent search tire tracks were observed in the carpet inside the home. The stolen property was found and returned to the Ms. Baker. Michael Tackett was in the home and discovered to have two (2) active East Ridge warrants for which he was taken into custody. John Smith was taken into custody for theft and vandalism.
4214 Ringgold Road:
A woman from Chattanooga came to the East Ridge Police Department to report the loss of her cousin’s passport. She said her cousin could not be present because he is an illegal alien and does not want to be deported. She was instructed to have her cousin file the report with the Chattanooga Police Department, since he lives in Chattanooga.
856 Belvoir Crest Drive:
Tracy Webb was arrested for public intoxication and resisting stop, halt, frisk, after incidents in Chattanooga and East Ridge where Mr. Webb was observed by concerned citizens. Mr. Webb was seen attempting to exit a moving vehicle and then was walking through the neighborhood barefoot.
4000 Sherlin Drive:
A caller reported having heard a loud noise in the area. The caller described the sound as possibly being a blown transformer. The area was checked but the source of the noise was not located.
April 28 – Night Shift
3609 Ringgold Road:
An unknown juvenile male stole a toy cap gun from the store. Family Dollar employees did not wish to prosecute.
413 Garcia Lane:
A female subject was found trapped in the ravine behind 413 Garcia Lane. She was rescued and transported to the hospital.
147 Cecil Lane:
Police were dispatched to this address regarding a suspicious vehicle. The caller advised that there was a newer model Ford F-150 parked with lights on and had what appeared to be body damage. Police arrived on scene and located the vehicle. The vehicle was found to have been involved in a pursuit with the Chattanooga Police Department. CPD responded and towed the vehicle.
3920 Ringgold Road:
Police responded to the Dollar General regarding an activated burglar alarm. The business was found to be secure.