The following information is courtesy of East Ridge Police Department “Pass along” reports.
May 16 – Day Shift
6674 Ringgold Road:
Officers were conducting a follow-up in room #278 at the Rodeway Inn regarding a theft. John Reed was in the room and was found to have active warrants through Hamilton County. Mr. Reed was taken into custody and transported to the Hamilton County Jail.
3444 Ringgold Road:
Richard Gann called police to file a report regarding a stolen cellular phone. Upon arrival officers were instructed that Mr. Gann fled the scene on foot. Officers located Mr. Gann a short distance away near the old bowling alley. Mr. Gann’s behavior led officers to believe he was impaired. Mr. Gann admitted to using methamphetamine. He was taken into custody and transported to the Hamilton County Jail.
6650 Ringgold Road:
A man reported that he allowed two (2) homeless drug users, Carmen Delray and Cleveland Sprague, to stay with him in his room at the La Quinta Inn. The man said that while he was working out in the hotel gym around 7:00 pm, Mr. Sprague stole his Galaxy cellular phone and $40 cash.
1317 Pleasant Street:
Police responded to this address with East Ridge Code Enforcement personnel to assist in removing a person from the condemned structure.
1014 John Ross Road:
A female at this location was experiencing a mental crisis and brandished a knife from fear of being followed by people who didn’t exist. She was transported by ambulance to the hospital for evaluation.
Eads Street / Beulah Drive:
Police responded to Spring Creek Elementary School after a bus driver notified faculty that he had dropped students off at this location on May 15th and observed what he thought were students running behind a bush and retrieving a handgun. Police reviewed bus surveillance footage of the incident, but the video was not clear enough to determine what the object was. The school principal spoke with both students and they both stated the object was a BB gun. Police checked the area, but nothing was observed in the area.
1570 Esterbrook Court:
A man reported that a party claiming to be his first-born grandson called him claiming to be in jail and requested six (6) $1,000.00 Walmart gift cards to use for bail. Mr. Witt realized the call was a scam and did not send any money.
May 16 – Night Shift
4401 Ringgold Road:
Police responded to the Mack’s Highway Market after receiving a call regarding two (2) juvenile males that entered the store and then suddenly left running. An employee stated the cabinet by the front door had merchandise on the floor in front of it. The employee told officers she believed the juvenile males may have taken a CBD gummy worm container from the cabinet. The employee was unable to provide a good description of the juvenile males.
3635 Ringgold Road:
The Family Dollar manager reported that a 13-year old male juvenile had shoplifted several items from the store over a four-week period. The identity of the juvenile had been confirmed and the mother of the child was contacted. Police spoke with the manager, the parent and the juvenile offender. The juvenile was criminally trespassed from the location.
3635 Ringgold Road:
Christopher Tidwell approached police in the Family Dollar parking lot and stated that several unknown parties were after him. Police discovered that Mr. Tidwell had an active Hamilton County warrant for vandalism. He was taken into custody and transported to the Hamilton County Jail.
6514 Ringgold Road:
Police were informed by an employee at the Mapco that she wanted a female subject, Skye Mays, to leave the property. Police contacted Ms. Mays and discovered that she had felony warrants out of Hamilton County.
930 Donaldson Road:
A call was received regarding vandalism. The caller advised police that someone had defaced her daughter’s gravestone at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
3306 Gleason Drive:
A caller filed a report with police regarding the theft of her lawnmower.
726 South Seminole Drive:
There was a silver Mitsubishi Eclipse parked in the road with the flasher lights on. Nobody was with the vehicle when police arrived. The vehicle was towed.
4100 Ringgold Road:
Quinton Shackleford was arrested for DUI following a traffic stop.
May 17 – Day Shift
730 Germantown Circle:
Police, along with the East Ridge Fire Department, responded to the Germantown Garden Apartments. Both Police and Fire responded to the 500 building on a call of a fully involved structure fire. Upon arrival, there were no flames observed. Through further investigation it was determined that the area in front of apartment 514 appeared to have been burned. Arson investigators responded to the scene and took over the investigation.
620 Sweetbriar Avenue:
Police and East Ridge Fire Department personnel were dispatched to this location regarding a child locked in a vehicle. East Ridge Fire Department personnel were able to enter the vehicle and retrieve the child.
951 McBrien Road:
Police responded to the East Ridge Church of Christ after an alarm was activated. Officers discovered that employees were entering the building as they arrived for work. The alarm had been activated accidentally.
4312 Worsham Avenue:
A caller advised that construction vehicles were blocking the roadway. Police arrived on scene and had the workers move their cars.
6728 Ringgold Road:
The caller advised that he left his camper at the campground on April 16th around 11:00 am. He said that upon his return on May 17th around 2:25 pm, he discovered that items were missing.
4100 block Ringgold Road:
Police were flagged down by a citizen that wanted to turn over found property. Officers then contacted the owner of the property and arranged for her to retrieve her property.
Wando Drive / South Terrace:
Officers encountered a juvenile in the area. After speaking with him he advised he had missed the bus to school. It was discovered that he attends Tyner High School. He was turned over to his family for transport to school.
5700 block Ringgold Road:
Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to this location regarding a woman that had fallen off her bicycle and into the creek. Police and Fire personnel assisted with her rescue.
May 17 – Night Shift
504 Sharondale Road:
A caller stated that she arrived home and found her front door open. Police cleared the house. There were no indications that a break-in had occurred.
4214 Ringgold Road:
Brandon Royer was arrested by Hamilton County on their original charges. Four (4) East Ridge warrants were served on him as well. Those charges included Theft of Property and Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card.
6708 Ringgold Road:
Police located a stolen vehicle at the Circle K and an occupant fled the scene at a high rate of speed. Officers observed the vehicle traveling west on Ringgold Road. The vehicle continued through the 4200 block of Ringgold Road. Spike strips were deployed successfully. Officers located the vehicle at Donaldson Road, where it came to a stop and the occupants fled on foot. The juvenile driver was caught and arrested.
John Ross Road / Greens Lake Road:
Joshua Harrison was arrested following a hit and run crash. He was charged with leaving the scene and failure to render aid. :
May 18 – Day Shift
4317 Ringgold Road:
The caller advised that a man and woman were arguing in the lot of Title Max. Upon police arrival officers spoke to Caleb Newton and Samantha Mull. Mr. Newton was found to have assaulted Ms. Mull. Mr. Newton was arrested and charged with domestic assault.
3700 block Connelly Lane:
A caller advised of a sink hole in the street at this location. Upon arrival police found the hazardous hole marked with an orange traffic cone. East Ridge Street Department personnel were contacted and advised of the call.
5810 Welworth Avenue:
A caller advised that someone took items from his unlocked shed. He was very intoxicated and unsure of what was missing.
May 18 – Night Shift
3657 Ringgold Road:
Police were dispatched to the Cascades Motel regarding a suicide attempt. Police arrived on scene to find a male subject in the bathroom with a rope tied around his neck. Police were able to get the rope untied and he was transported by police to the hospital.
6200 Ringgold Road:
Police responded to this location after it was reported that a customer of Taco Bell was not happy with his service and became increasingly hostile. The manager reported the customer yelled and cursed staff members for taking too long. The manager also stated the disorder never became physical and the suspect left once she notified him police were on the way.
6728 Ringgold Road:
The manager of Camping World called in and stated there was a black sedan occupied with two males and one female next to the dumpster. He stated he asked them to leave several times, but they would not comply. He said he felt they may have been attempting to use narcotics on the property. The suspects were gone prior to police arrival.
6600 Hilton Drive:
A passerby contacted police after they observed a barefoot female laying in the ditch. Police searched the area extensively but were unable to locate anybody in distress.
6112 Bermuda Terrace:
Police responded to this location in reference to a black vehicle traveling slowly through the neighborhood with hazard lights on. The vehicle was discovered to be an Uber driver looking for an address.
807 Poindexter Avenue:
Police assisted Adult Protective Services on a house check at this location after a meth lab was reported. No meth lab was discovered.
4214 Ringgold Road:
Police were contacted by Hamilton County juvenile Detention Center and advised that a previously reported missing juvenile had been brought to their facility by the Chattanooga Police Department. The juvenile was taken out of NCIC files as missing.
May 19 – Day Shift
5311 Greenbriar Road:
Dispatch received six (6) unknown 911 calls from this location. A small child could be heard babbling, but there were no signs of distress. Police contacted the owner of the phone and told them not to allow their child to play on the phone.
3608 Fountain Avenue:
Police responded to this location regarding a disorder between roommates. Officers started speaking to all involved subjects and a male subject ran out of the rear sliding glass door. Officers ordered the subject to stop and watched as he went around the side of the house. Officers exited the home and did not immediately see the fleeing subject. After a brief search for the subject, he was located hiding under the house behind a wooden door. The subject was identified as Jerry Cox. Officers detained Mr. Cox and he advised that he ran from police because he thought he had warrants for probation violation. Mr. Cox was taken into custody for resisting stop, halt, or frisk.
6514 Ringgold Road:
The caller advised that a naked man was attempting to bathe in a washroom sink. Upon arrival, the man had left the business in an unknown direction.
May 19 – Night Shift
601 Walnut Street:
Adrian Buford was arrested on an East Ridge warrant.
1317 Pleasant Street:
Charles Rudder was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia after found to be in possession of syringes and a container with heroin residue.
1127 Chippewah Drive:
A man reported that he sold an RCA television through the LetGo app to an unknown woman. The man had been given two (2) counterfeit $100.00 bills for the television.