Police arrested two men and charged them with drug offenses after affecting a traffic stop on Saturday. According to an affidavit of complaint, an officer stopped a green Honda in the 4000 block of Ringgold Road after he noticed the car had no tag. The driver of the car told police that she had just purchased it from her father and had yet to get a tag. The woman gave police consent to search the vehicle. The report states that officers found a glass pipe with white residue in the glove compartment, along with a baggie with a gram of suspected methamphetamine and a syringe that appeared to be filled with narcotics in the console. A male passenger in the car, Joshua David Merciers, who had been sitting in the passenger’s seat was arrested and charged with Possession of Schedule II drugs for resale and Possession of Schedule IV drugs.
A short time later, another officer responded to assist with the traffic stop. According to a report, this officer caught up with a man police believe was in the vehicle, but walked away during the stop. The man, later identified as Floyd Edker Roe, told police that he didn’t want to get in any trouble. Roe told police that he had recently gotten out of prison and did not want to return. An officer asked Roe if he had anything on his person that would get him in the trouble and the man said he did, the report states. Officers located less than half a gram of of suspected meth in Roe’s pocket. He was arrested and charged with simple possession of narcotics. Both men are scheduled to appear in East Ridge Municipal Court on Feb. 2.
_ 109 Coleson Trail: Police were called to the address on Dec. 23 on a reported aggravated robbery. According to a police report the victim, a pizza delivery driver, told officers that he when he arrived at the address, a black male waved him toward the house. The victim told police that as he walked to the house, five black males walked around from the side of the house. One of the males wearing an orange hoodie with a blue “do-rag” pulled a black pistol on the victim and told him to give up the wings and the pizza pie. The suspect the demanded the victim’s money. The report states that police spoke with a witness who could not help with details of the robbery, but told them that two separate pizza delivery drivers had been called to the address on the same day. The witness told police that the house had been vacant for three or four months.
_ 3220 Gleason Dr.: Police were called to the address on Dec.23 on a reported robbery. According to a police report, two men in a car said they had been driving around near the Ridgeview Apartments when they ran into a friend known to them only as “A.J.” A.J. got in the car and the men were sitting in the car in the lot of the apartment building when a black male appeared with a handgun demanding money. The report states that A.J. got out of the vehicle and took off. The other two men gave up their cell phones and $250 in cash. The victim’s told officers that they went back to their house where they called police. The suspect is described as a black male wearing a blue hoodie, jeans and a black gloves.
_ 1453 N. Mack Smith Rd.: Police were called to the Fairfield Inn, Saturday evening, on a reported auto burglary. According to a police report, the victim told officers that someone had broken into his Chevy pickup truck and took a vintage Smith & Wesson .38 revolver. The man told officers that he went inside the motel at 7:30 p.m. and when he came back out at about 9:40 he discovered the burglary. The victim told officer the gun was manufactured in 1965 and had the letters “DOM” stamped on the three-inch barrel. The gun was not loaded but it had nine loose rounds in the carrying case that was stolen along with the gun. The report states that it appeared someone had hastily rummaged through the truck, but the victim said nothing else was taken during the incident.