The following article was compiled from ERPD “pass along” reports from March 28 to March 31.
1000 McBrien Road: On Saturday night a suspicious vehicle was reported in the area of Oakdale Avenue and Altamaha Street. The reporting party advised that a gold Nissan Pathfinder was traveling north on Altamaha Street and creating debris that covered the roadway due to the vehicle missing a rear tire. Another caller advised the vehicle was traveling north on McBrien Road and had sparks emitting from the car due to the missing tire, which was creating a fire. Dispatch advised officers that Catoosa County, Georgia, had a BOLO report regarding the same vehicle doing donuts in their county and reported that it was possibly an intoxicated driver. Officers located the vehicle at 1000 McBrien Road backed into a driveway. Police encountered a shirtless man next to the vehicle. He was later identified as Christopher Brown. An odor of an alcoholic beverage was immediately detected coming from Mr. Brown and his speech was extremely slurred. He was uneasy on his feet and was losing balance while talking with police. Mr. Brown said he was driving the vehicle and had drank four 16-ounce beers starting around 4:00 pm. He said he had “gotten into it” with his girlfriend. Mr. Brown was uncooperative with police and refused any field sobriety testing. Mr. Brown was placed into custody and put into the backseat of a patrol car. He made attempts to kick out one of the rear windows of the patrol car. He also made attempts to destroy property through use of a headbutt -style tactic. Mr. brown was transported to the Hamilton County Jail and charged with driving under the influence.
1410 Mack Smith Road: On Sunday while on patrol an audible fire alarm was heard coming from building 3. Further investigation revealed that the sprinkler system in room 3211 activated when one of tenants in the room damaged the sprinkler system. Per East Ridge Fire Command and Budgetel staff, the building was to be shut down and occupants moved elsewhere due to water having entered the electrical system.
Close Road / John Ross Road: On Thursday a call was received about an unknown male in a reflective vest walking through the neighborhood knocking on doors. The male subject was an EPB employee, who was driving a marked vehicle and wearing an EPB uniform.
6708 Ringgold Road: On Thursday police received a call about a homeless man sleeping on the sidewalk in front of the Circle K convenience store. Police encountered the man, who was made to the leave the property.
6728 Ringgold Road: Later on Thursday, a call was received to respond to the Camping World campground after a homeless man was seen sleeping on the property. Officers encountered the same man from earlier in the day who was made to leave the property.
4222 Ringgold Road: On Thursday night police observed a vehicle, parked in a handicap spot, without displaying a handicap placard or tag. The car was parked in the lot of the Speedway convenience store. The driver of the vehicle, Robert Metsch, was seated in the driver’s seat with the vehicle running and was holding a beer. Mr. Metsch also had a four-year-old juvenile in the back seat without a child restraint device being in the vehicle. Mr. Metsch was found to be in possession of methamphetamine as well as drug paraphernalia. Mr. Metsch was arrested.
Germantown Road / Ringgold Road: Thursday night a caller reported that a car was parked in the middle of the road. Police arrived on scene and observed that the car was unoccupied. The tag number was checked, and the car had been reported as stolen. The vehicle was towed and removed from NCIC files as stolen.
201 Eads Street: On Friday a man returned from vacation on March 24th and discovered a package had been delivered to his door. The package had been cut open and its contents had been removed. He stated a $300 pair of retro-Spiderman Nike Air Jordans had been removed from the box.
1410 North Mack Smith Road: On Friday police located the silver Ford Taurus that had been stolen from the Hardee’s restaurant on March 27. Star Morgan was with the vehicle as well as an unknown male subject. As police arrived on scene the unknown male subject left on foot. The man fit the description given of the party responsible for a vehicle burglary that occurred during the prior shift at the Cracker Barrel. A laptop computer was stolen during the vehicle burglary. The stolen laptop was located inside the Ford Taurus.
1460 Mack Smith Road: On Friday a vehicle was broken into at the Cracker Barrel while the owner was inside dining. The vehicle had been left unlocked and a laptop computer was stolen. The computer was recovered at the Budgetel.
4150 Ringgold Road: On Friday police responded to a delayed theft at the Walmart Neighborhood Market. A middle-aged female placed multiple packs of meat in several bags and exited the store. When confronted by store management, the suspect shoved the manager and put the stolen items in a car and left the lot. The vehicle was described as a cream/white colored Cadillac SRX SUV. The female was described as overweight.
601 Walnut Avenue: On Friday, Kristin Dailey was arrested at the Hamilton County Jail for two active East Ridge warrants. The warrants were domestic assault and possession of a controlled substance.