_ 3528 Connelly Ln.: Police responded to the address last week on a reported burglary from a vehicle. According to a police report, officers met the female victim who said that someone had entered her car last Tuesday evening. The culprit pulled out the contents of her glove compartment and center console and scattered it in the passenger’s seat and the floorboard. The only thing the victim could determine missing was a cellphone charger. The report states that the victim told police she leaves her car unlocked due to a previous burglary in which the car’s window was shattered to gain entry. The previous burglary, she said, happened a week prior to this one. The report states that while the officer was speaking with the victim, another woman approached the officer and said that her Chevy Yukon and Honda Pilot had been burglarized overnight.
After speaking with the victims police were directed down the street to speak with a potential witness who may provide additional information. Police spoke with a woman who told them that her dog woke her up barking at 2 a.m. The woman got up and noticed lights flashing through her living room windows. The report states that the woman looked outside and saw a newer model red sports car, possibly a Mustang, parked in the grass on the corner of Connelly Lane and Bales Avenue. She reported seeing two, young black men wearing backpacks. She said that the men were walking along the far side of the street from her house and using flashlights to look inside vehicles. The woman called 911 but the men had left prior to police arriving.
_ 6700 block of Ringgold Rd.: Police were called to the area late Sunday night on a reported suspicious person. According to a police report, an officer in the area spotted a man sitting in the lot of the Shell store. The officer stopped and spoke with the man, Joshua Benjamin Turner. Turner said he was from at Atlanta but his explanation as to why he was in East Ridge was vague, the report states. Turner had three bags in his possession containing miscellaneous items. The report states he had three cell phones in his possession out in the open. A check of a crime data base revealed that Turner had four outstanding warrants out of Hamilton County. Two of the outstanding warrants were for Theft under $1,000, and two were for Identity Theft.
Turner was arrested and taken to the police services center. While at the center an inventory was made of the three bags in his possession. One of the bags contained 10 cellular devices including Apple iPhones, chargers, ear buds, Apple Pay cards with different people’s names and credit cards with the names of several individuals. The report states that police were unable to determine if the devices were stolen, and Turner could not provide proof of ownership of the devices. Turner was transported to the Hamilton County Jail.