_ 6012 Ringgold Rd.: Police were dispatched to Parker Auto Sales, Thursday afternoon, in regard to a vehicle theft. According to a police report, when an officer arrived he spoke to the business owner who said that at 11:30 a.m. a woman walked from the Check into Cash business across the street and asked to see a white BMW that was for sale. The owner showed the car to the woman and she said she wanted to “take it right down the road.” The report states that the owner allowed the woman to take the car for a drive without getting any kind of identification from her. Police obtained a photo of the woman from the security cameras at Check Into Cash. Officials said the car was recovered in Chattanooga on Friday. The woman has been identified and a warrant for her arrest had been issued.
_ 1 Edwards Terrace: Police responded to the address, Thursday morning, in reference to a burglary. According to a police report, when an officer arrived the burglar alarm to the home was still activated. Entry was made into the house by forcing open a door that led from the carport to the laundry room. According to the report, the homeowner took police through the house and identified areas that were disturbed by the intruder. Drawers in the master bedroom had been rifled and costume jewelry was taken from the top of the dresser. It was later discovered that a rifle had been taken from a closet. Investigators processed the scene for evidence, including taking photos and dusting for fingerprints. The report states that the victim had no idea who may be responsible for the burglary and theft. Neighbors reported no suspicious activity and there was a high police presence in the neighborhood, the report notes. The costume jewelry was valued at $40.
_ East Ridge police have made an arrest in a March drug case. Sunday Mitchell Fowler, 35, of a Wheeler Avenue address, was charged on Saturday with Possession of Ice Methamphetamine for Resale and a probation violation. Fowler is due to appear in East Ridge Municipal Court on Feb. 6.
According to an affidavit of complaint, on the evening of March 5 a police officer saw two men standing between the Stop-N-Go and Olive Branch in an alley. One of the men approached the police cruiser and appeared to be under the influence of a narcotic. The man told the officer he may be having an asthma attack and EMS was dispatched to the scene.
The report states that a second individual, later determined to be Fowler, appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicant. Police discovered that both men had outstanding warrants through Hamilton County and were subsequently placed into custody. The report states that officers received permission to search the men’s belongings. Officers found a Mentos can in Fowler’s front pocket containing more than a gram of suspected methamphetamine. Officers also found two syringes, one of which was “loaded” with an unknown substance.