The following information was provided by East Ridge Police Department “pass along” reports from June 5 through June 9.
June 05– Day Shift
1020 Hibbler Circle:
The resident advised police that his video surveillance camera recorded a tall and thin black male attempting to enter his 2013 Nissan Rogue at 2:34am this morning. The subject can be seen using a flashlight to see into the locked car. The suspect tried to open the handle but was unsuccessful. Officers were able to determine that the security footage matched the description of Rashawn Caslin, who had been stopped on Weldon Drive earlier and arrested for the burglary of another automobile. The suspects from the earlier call on Weldon Drive admitted to police their involvement in the attempted automobile burglary on Hibbler Circle. Warrants were obtained for their involvement.
524 South Lovell Avenue:
Police responded to a domestic dispute between a man and woman at this location. The subjects were gone prior to police arrival. Officers spoke with a neighbor, who advised that the couple have arguments on a regular basis, but they generally occur late at night.
3624 Fountain Avenue:
Police responded to a report of vandalism. The complainant advised that upon her return home this morning she observed that her blue 2004 BMW 525i had been keyed. Police observed the letters “HO” on the trunk of the vehicle. The headlights had been keyed as well with the letter “H.” The driver door, driver side rear door, front bumper, and rear bumper were all keyed with random marks. The victim said she was in the middle of a divorce with her husband but didn’t believe he was responsible for the damage.
1417 St. Thomas Street:
A woman overdosed on heroin and was unconscious for approximately 12 minutes before East Ridge Fire Department personnel administered two (2) doses of Narcan. She was transported to the hospital. Her acquaintance, Corey Long, was arrested on outstanding warrants.
4214 Ringgold Road:
A woman advised police that her check book was stolen from her 2004 F150 truck at some point during the night. The victim said she parked her truck in the driveway at approximately 9:00 pm on June 4th. The victim said she went to the truck at approximately 9:00 am on June 5th and found her glovebox and console left open. The victim said she could tell that her property had been rummaged through and that her 1st Tennessee check book was missing.
June 05 – Night Shift
6700 Ringgold Road:
Police responded to a motor vehicle crash.
924 Spring Creek Road:
Police were dispatched regarding an activated alarm. The business checked secure.
3636 Indian Trail:
The resident arrived home to find her front door had been tampered with and there were pry marks next to the locking mechanism. It is not believed that entry was made inside the home.
6674 Ringgold Road:
Police encountered Lori Davis Merrill. She was found to have an extraditable warrant through Catoosa County, Georgia.
1012 McBrien Road:
The reporting party advised police that a woman covered in blood asked to use her phone to call for help. When the reporting party returned from getting her phone, the woman was gone. Police searched the area but were unable to locate anyone.
3450 Crabtree Drive:
Jonathon Moore was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, and criminal impersonation following a traffic stop for a registration violation. Mr. Moore also had warrants through Hamilton County.
3100 Ringgold Road:
Caiteleya Hernandez was taken into custody for Polk County warrants.
3621 Missionaire Avenue:
Police observed an open door on a vehicle at this location. The owner was able to secure the vehicle.
1054 Hibbler Circle:
A caller said they observed an unknown person enter vehicles in the driveway. The person was gone upon police arrival and was observed fleeing the area on a bicycle before fleeing on foot.
June 6 – Day Shift
1563 Burns Avenue:
Police spoke with the homeowner, who stated that when he came outside to his vehicle this morning, he notices all his vapor supplies (batteries, coils, and juice) were gone. He said he has a gun and a bluetooth earpiece that wasn’t taken. He said the supplies stolen are valued at approximately $120. He said he forgot to lock his vehicle last night.
6515 Ringgold Road:
Officers observed a man making a living quarters on the sidewalk of Phantom Fireworks. Officers spoke with him and he said he lived there and that he did surveillance for the business. Police asked him if he had a phone number and he said he did not. He said that he was the owner of Walmart of Brainerd Road. Police determined that he was a mental health consumer and advised him not to come back to this address. He was advised that nobody lives at this address and he is trespassing. He complied and left the property.
3621 Ida Bell Lane:
Police spoke to a person that said they had video surveillance footage of an individual attempting to enter their 2004 Toyota Tundra. The man said that the video captured the suspect entering his wife’s 2009 Honda Fit. After receiving the video, officers were able to positively identify the suspect as Rashawn Caslin, who is a suspect in several other automobile burglaries. Officers were able to observe Mr. Caslin looking into the vehicles across the street using a flashlight. Mr. Caslin then walked across the street and entered the complainant’s property. Mr. Caslin is seen walking to the Toyota Tundra and looking inside the vehicle using a flashlight. Mr. Caslin then walked over to the Honda Fit, looked inside the front passenger door, and pulled the doorknob. Due to the Honda not being locked, Mr. Caslin entered the vehicle. Officers were able to identify Mr. Caslin due to the clothing that he was wearing and later located during a search of the vehicle that he was in at the time of his arrest.
3720 Jason Drive:
The complainant advised that this morning around 2:56 am, an unknown man entered his gray 2014 Chevrolet truck. The suspect was described as a black male in his 20’s or 30’s wearing a hoodie, glasses, ball cap, pants, and riding a bicycle. The unidentified suspect took a black tool bag from the back floorboard of the vehicle. The suspect also entered the victim’s center console and took approximately $30 in small denominations.
June 6 – Night Shift
809 McHann Drive:
The resident called in to report her vehicle had been entered illegally on the morning of June 5th. She advised that nothing was missing. Her neighbor advised that he had video that he had already submitted to the East Ridge Police Department Criminal Investigation Division.
June 07 – Day Shift
3218 Gleason Drive:
A woman called police after being involved in a disorder with her brother. She advised that the disorder started because her brother smelled bad and has not showered for ten days. He was gone upon police arrival.
3100 Ringgold Road:
A tractor trailer got stuck in the tunnel and a citation was issued to the driver.
4300 Ringgold Road:
Joseph Lee was arrested for driving on a suspended license after he was observed riding a four-wheeler on the sidewalk and on Tombras Avenue. Mr. Lee said that he drove the four-wheeler from the Brainerd area in order to fuel his ATV. He also had active warrants out of Hamilton County.
5401 Ringgold Road:
Samantha Cordle was arrested after trying to pass a fraudulent check at the 1st Tennessee Bank.
5300 block Clemons Road:
Police responded to meet with Dana Fitch, investigator with CPS. Ms. Fitch advised that one of the children residing at a nearby residence made comments recently alluding to having possibly been raped by the child’s father.
601 Walnut Street:
Rashawn Caslin and Leandresa McDowell were served with multiple East Ridge warrants for a string of vehicle burglaries.
428 Frawley Road:
Police responded to this address regarding an activated residential alarm. The front door was found to be unsecure. Police spoke with the homeowner who advised the front door was already damaged from a prior burglary and is being held in place with a couch.
6725 Ringgold Road:
Police responded to Chattanooga Mercantile after the owner called about a possible mental health consumer causing a disorder on the property. The owner said the suspect is an older man that is bald on the top of his head and has long hair on the sides and back. The man was said to be driving a van with Peachtree Supplies written on the side. The suspect, who has a history of causing disorders at the location, was gone upon arrival of police.
June 07 – Night Shift
1000 Bass Pro Drive:
A caller stated that a woman was running in the parking lot yelling at customers. Police encountered the woman on the north side of the parking lot. The woman was extremely paranoid and could not stop moving. Officers asked basic questions, but she could not answer due to her intoxication. The woman was also sweating profusely. While in intake at the Hamilton County Jail, HCSO staff had their nurse check on the woman and she stated they would not accept her, and she needed to go to the hospital. A HCSO Corporal advised that the woman was “too uncontrollable and too high” for their facility. They also stated they did not have a place to put her in their facility. The woman was then transported to Erlanger Hospital for safe keeping. Police advised Erlanger medical staff the woman was not in custody and her identity was unknown.
6500 Ringgold Road:
Police were flagged down by Larry Evett. He said he is homeless and left his stuff behind the old firework store in the 6500 block and someone ransacked his belongings. He did not believe anything was taken. He said he has been in East Ridge because he heard there was good homeless camps set up here. He was advised otherwise and told to go elsewhere.
3300 Ringgold Road:
Jeremy Dittmar was arrested for driving on a revoked license.
601 Walnut Street:
Amanda Morris was taken into custody at the Hamilton County Jail after her bond was revoked by Gary’s Bonding Company for failure to appear in East Ridge Court as scheduled.
3607 Ida Bell Lane:
Police observed a man going through a vehicle in front of the home. The man was identified as Mitchell Culpepper and officers found that he recently purchased the vehicle but had not registered it in his name. Officers then found Misty Barnes at the back of the residence. According to the homeowner, Mitchell Culpepper and Misty Barnes were her adult children but did not reside at the location. Lisa Culpepper also requested that both individuals be criminally trespassed from the property. Ms. Barnes was arrested for criminal impersonation after she provided police with an incorrect name and date of birth. Ms. Barnes was also found to have an active warrant.
5736 Ringgold Road:
Brenda Walker was arrested for DUI following a traffic stop at this location.
2104 McBrien Road:
A woman called to report that her husband, Bernabe Ramirez Puac, assaulted her around 11:00pm on June 5th. Mr. Puac said that he woke her up that night and was angry because she would not get up and make him anything to eat and began hitting her with his fists on the right side of her body. Ms. Reyna had bruises up and down her right arm. A warrant will be sought for domestic assault.
6600 Ringgold Road:
Jeffery Hagin was issued a misdemeanor citation for driving on a suspended license.
June 08 – Day Shift
1460 Mack Smith Road:
Mitchell Culpepper was arrested for public intoxication at this location after police were called to a possibly intoxicated suspicious person at the Cracker Barrel.
A man crashed his vehicle into the median after a bag of his live crayfish ripped open and one of them bit his foot.
6514 Ringgold Road:
Christopher Breedlove was arrested at the Mapco for public intoxication after police responded about a suspicious person loitering on the lot.
4209 Ringgold Road:
Officers responded to a hold up alarm at Jack’s Restaurant. Upon arrival the manager advised it was an accidental activation.
4222 Ringgold Road:
Officers responded to the Speedway Convenience Store after management reported a disorder. The disorder started after people on scene were refused service when they attempted to purchase tobacco products for another person. All persons involved left the scene prior to police arrival.
June 08 – Night Shift
1800 Prigmore Road:
Police encountered Timothy Chambers after a caller advised that a man was stumbling and walking through yards in the area. Mr. Chambers was extremely uneasy on his feet and slurred his words. Mr. Chambers could not answer basic questions asked of him. He did not know what day it was, what time it was, or what month it was. He said he was walking on Belvoir Avenue, which is approximately two (2) miles from where police encountered him. Mr. Chambers could not tell police where he had come from or how he got to the location where he was found. Mr. Chambers was arrested for public intoxication and transported to the Hamilton County Jail to be booked on the charge.
4214 Ringgold Road:
Timothy Chambers was arrested on a capias warrant for failing to meet the provisions of his probation. Mr. Chambers original charge was for domestic assault.
6514 Ringgold Road:
An employee of Mapco called about an intoxicated woman who was arguing with her inside the store over a gas receipt. Police contacted Jessica Baker. Ms. Baker appeared to be intoxicated on an unknown substance. Ms. Baker was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication.
6515 McCall Road:
Citaly Barrios was arrested for DUI after being stopped due to her vehicle having heavy damage after she left the scene of a crash that occurred in Chattanooga.
June 09 – Day Shift
2400 Jenkins Road:
Jadiesha Roberson was arrested for an East Ridge Alias Capias warrant for driving on a suspended license after crashing her vehicle at this location.
5333 Greenbriar Road:
A man reported that an unknown subject put an unknown substance on the roof and rear window area of his 1999 Toyota 4Runner, which damaged the paint, roof rack, and TN decal on his license plate.
June 09 – Night Shift
5543 Oakdale Avenue:
A caller stated that two (2) male and one (1) female were taking things from the abandoned lot. Police searched the area but were unable to locate anyone.
5301 Ringgold Road:
A man stated that around 11:00 pm he pulled into the Walgreens parking lot. He said he was walking inside when he was assaulted from behind. He said someone hit him twice in the face, once on the side of the ribs, and a big strike to the back right side of his head causing a laceration to his head. He said it felt like a brick or something similar. Police viewed surveillance at the Walgreens, which showed the victim getting out of his vehicle and going to an area in front of the store out of camera view. He is then seen on camera and what appears to be shadows behind him approaching him. He is then seen walking through the front door holding his head with blood coming from it a few seconds later. The victim was seen by East Ridge Fire Department personnel and Puckett EMS. He denied treatment and stated he was taking himself to the hospital to be looked at. Police searched the area and conducted consensual contacts throughout the night with subjects walking or riding bicycles in the area.
940 Spring Creek Road:
A caller advised dispatch that he had given a woman a ride and wanted police to check on her to see if she needed any help. Officers contacted the woman and she advised she was fined and did not need anything from police.
Springvale Road / Clemons Road:
Police were dispatched regarding the caller seeing a man get assaulted by two (2) other male subjects. The caller gave dispatch the description of the suspects as a white male wearing jeans and another white male with long blonde hair. Officers were able to locate and contact the victim. He advised that he got hit in the head by two (2) unknown people. The victim was unable to give a description of the suspects. He denied EMS and stated that he did not want to make any kind of report regarding the incident.
6700 Ringgold Road:
A woman called police stating she was going to kill herself. Police located her under the bridge in the 6700 block of Ringgold Road. She was bleeding from her nose. She advised that she did not want to live anymore. She was transported to the hospital by EMS to be treated for her injuries and receive a mental evaluation.
3900 Ringgold Road:
Police conducted a consensual encounter with two (2) subjects walking west on Ringgold Road at 3:30 am. The subjects were both found to have no warrants. A field interview was conducted.
3900 Ringgold Road:
Consuela Henderson was issued a misdemeanor citation for driving on a suspended license.