The following information was provided from the East Ridge Police Department’s “pass along” reports.
May 30 – Day Shift
3652 Ringgold Road:
Constance Bruce, Shawn Patterson, Magen Hart, and Marshawn Harris were found inside of Rembrandt Pet Grooming after police observed an open door at this location. Ms. Bruce advised that she was currently living in the shop and that the others were just there visiting. East Ridge Code Enforcement personnel responded to the scene and shut the business down due to the owner, Rubin Devore’s business license being expired. Mr. Patterson was arrested after it was discovered he had an active warrant out of Red Bank, TN.
3657 Ringgold Road:
Brittney Mannis and Dustin Clark were arrested on Hamilton County warrants after police conducted a knock and talk at room 51 of the Cascades Motel.
5391 Reneau Way:
The owner of EPG Homes, LLC., reported the theft of approximately $3,000.00 worth of IKO shingles. He advised the items were taken between 7:00 pm on May 24th and 3:00 pm on May 30th. :
6708 Ringgold Road:
Cheryl Swiger and LaDon Scott were criminally trespassed from the Circle K after being observed panhandling and then getting into a verbal altercation with the manager.
May 30 – Night Shift
1500 McBrien Road:
A red 2009 Ford Mustang was pulled over for crossing the center line and coming into the lane of travel of an officer. Immediately upon walk-up approach by the officer an odor of marijuana was detected. The driver, Jean Aguilar, was directed to step out of the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, a stolen GSG FireFly handgun was retrieved from the driver side floorboard. Drug paraphernalia was also found in the vehicle. Mr. Aguilar was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, theft under $1,000.00, and unlawful possession of a firearm. He was transported to the Hamilton County Jail.
2001 McBrien Road:
A call was received about juveniles knocking over trash cans in the area. The caller said the issue was a common occurrence. Nobody was located.
5330 Ringgold Road:
The owner of East Ridge Motors called to report that his business had been broken into between 11:30 am and 7:00 pm. The owner advised that nothing was missing, and no damage was observed.
May 31 – Night Shift
5600 Ringgold Road:
Police were sent to the area regarding a man walking in traffic and yelling. Justin Reed was found walking eastbound on the north side of the roadway. Mr. Reed was checked for warrants and his backpack was searched with his consent. A non-extradition warrant out of Kentucky was discovered. It was a failure to appear warrant for an original charge of possession of cocaine.
5906 James Avenue:
A caller reported a shot fired in the direction of Burns Avenue and a child’s voice saying, “Dad don’t!” People at the business on Burns Avenue were starting a car and it backfired.
5301 Ringgold Road:
A caller reported a man yelling at the dumpster. The caller said the man walked toward the Family Dollar. Police located Justin Reed. He said he was mad at someone.
1052 Hurst Street:
Police were sent to this location regarding a man and woman arguing. The woman left the scene prior to the arrival of police.
4015 Wonder Drive:
Police spoke with the resident who called in when her neighbor cut his grass and left some grass clippings on her RV. Police did not observe any grass clippings on the vehicle and there was no visible damage. The resident felt the act was committed maliciously and requested a report to be completed.
4322 Spriggs Street:
Police responded to this location after a concerned citizen called in regarding a raccoon that appeared to be dying. Police found the raccoon in the driveway. It was foaming from the mouth. East Ridge Animal Services personnel responded to the scene and took custody of the raccoon.
4424 Vester Lane:
A neighbor to this location called in and stated the house was supposed to be vacant but she observed people inside. Police contacted the occupants of the house, who had just completed their purchase and were painting.
4214 Ringgold Road:
Police spoke with a man who wanted to report his firearm stolen. The firearm was stolen in Memphis, TN. He was instructed on the reporting process that he would need to follow.
4214 Ringgold Road:
Reginald Jorden was taken into custody by Red Bank Police Department and served with East Ridge warrants for possession of methamphetamine.
Bennett Road / South Seminole Drive:
Police were dispatched to the area regarding fireworks. There was nothing located.
3715 Connelly Lane:
Police were dispatched to this address regarding a barking dog at the neighbor’s house.
3615 Phelps Street:
Police were dispatched regarding a disorder between neighbors. While on the way to the call, police were advised that the caller did not want to see police.
June 01 – Day Shift
5517 Ringgold Road:
Officers responded to this location regarding a burglary and spoke to the manager of Instant Sign Service who said that on May 30th at around 5:39 pm a man with tattoos on his chest and arms walked into the restroom and left the door open. The man then climbed into the ceiling. The lights were turned off and something fell to the floor. A few moments later, a woman walked into the restroom. The woman, known as Rachel Stephens, then walks out of the restroom and then back in carrying a backpack and pushing a bicycle. She then placed the items in the restroom and shut the door behind her. Then another man walked into the restroom carrying a flashlight. After several minutes, the three (3) people all left the restroom and the male with tattoos covered his face with a dark colored shirt. The incident was captured and viewed on surveillance camera footage.
1510 Mack Smith Road:
Police responded to this location regarding the theft from a vehicle. Police spoke with the resident who said that he came home on May 31st at around 10:30 pm and went into his home. The resident said when he went out to his truck at around 9:00 am this morning, his driver side door was open slightly. The resident showed police the inside of his 2018 Dodge Ram truck. The center console was left open with items scattered through the front seat area. The resident said there were two (2) things missing from his vehicle. He advised that a cable key ring with approximately 15 keys and a battery jump box were stolen.
4150 Ringgold Road:
A woman advised that she had selected to receive $20.00 cash back at the self-checkout. She said she forgot to retrieve the money from the machine before leaving the store. She said that a short time after leaving the Walmart Neighborhood Market she realized that she had left the money in the machine. Upon her return to the store, she discovered that the money was no longer there. Officers reviewed video surveillance footage of the transaction with Walmart Loss Prevention personnel. A man was observed using the self-checkout register directly after the woman. The man was observed taking the money and placing it in his left hand under other items he had grabbed hold of with his left hand. The man then used the same $20 bill to purchase his items at the self-checkout. The remaining cash that the man had from the transaction was observed being placed into a charity donation bin at the front entrance of the store as he exited.
6615 Ringgold Road:
Homeless subjects that were behind the building were asked to vacate the area.
3984 Ringgold Road:
Cody Hill was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and Jessica Inscore was charged for possession of Schedule VI controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and indecent exposure.
831 Hardin Lane:
The resident said she arrived home last night and forgot to lock her vehicle doors. She said she also left her purse in the car. She said that when she came out to the truck this afternoon around 12:35 pm, she noticed that her purse was missing. The contents of the purse were strewn about the vehicle and approximately $500 was missing. The resident believes the incident occurred after 11:45 pm.
South Germantown Road / Gleason Drive:
A traffic crash occurred. Two (2) men fled the area. It is unknown if there were any injuries sustained by the men that fled.
June 01 – Night Shift
100 I-75 North:
Police sere sent to the area regarding a man on a bicycle near the inside wall of the interstate. Nobody was located upon police arrival.
50 I-75 South:
Police were sent to the area regarding a disorder involving a woman that had run across traffic lanes near the TN Welcome Center. The woman then walked along the interstate with a suitcase. Police located a maroon SUV with Wisconsin registration on the exit ramp for Ringgold Road. A woman was walking around the vehicle. A man was seen walking up the ramp. The couple were arguing over the decision to stop for rest or not.
346 Camp Jordan Road:
Police were sent to this location regarding a barking dog. Police were advised that the dog barked often and for long periods of time. Police spoke to the resident about her dogs.
6514 Ringgold Road:
Police responded to this location regarding a man and woman in the restroom together.
4145 Ringgold Road:
Police responded to this location regarding a call about loud music and a couple that were possibly arguing. Police located nothing.
1314 Marlboro Avenue:
An alarm was activated at this location. Police arrived on scene and were cancelled by the alarm company.
5408 Ringgold Road:
Thomas McJunkin was arrested for driving under the influence.
300 Camp Jordan Parkway:
Police were called because a woman and a child were locked on the other side of the walking bridge gate. They were assisted through the gate.
3707 Sullivan Avenue:
A call was received from a resident that advised they saw someone shining a light into their windows. Police checked the area, and nothing was located.
715 Dunlap Avenue:
Police were dispatched because a caller said she heard a loud noise behind her home. Police checked the area, and nothing was located.
536 Layfield Road:
Police were dispatched to assist ER Fire Department personnel due to a possible need to force entry into a home regarding a medical call. Police were cancelled while on the way to the call.
1300 Ridgefield Circle:
Police attempted to stop the driver of a black motorcycle. The driver evaded police and drove through the yard of a residence. The taillight and license plate fell off the motorcycle.
June 02 – Day Shift
180.0 Mile Marker:
Chattanooga Police Department requested East Ridge Police to assist in traffic because they did not have any officers available. Georgia State Patrol pursued a motorcycle out of Georgia into Tennessee and the vehicle crashed. The suspect driver ran into the nearby wooded area. The suspect was tased by GSP and taken into custody.
3671 Larry lane:
Police responded to this location and spoke to the resident. He advised that someone broke out the glass window on the driver side rear passenger door of his truck. He said the suspect(s) stole his survival bag from the rear seat. The resident said the bag and contents would have an estimated value of $400 to $500. He said the contents of the bag were survival gear and a few expensive knives. The window that was broken was on a 2006 Dodge Ram. The resident advised that his daughter’s vehicle, a 2005 Nissan Altima, had the front passenger window shattered. The resident said nothing was taken from his daughter’s car. He said he and his daughter arrived home this morning around 12:30am and there were no issues with the truck at that time. He said that around 7:30 am he went back out to the truck and that is when he discovered the window broken.
1521 Keeble Street:
The homeowner requested extra patrol due to people speeding in the area.
McBrien Road / Rose Street:
An anonymous caller advised that there was a man sitting in his garage wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. The caller advised that someone had painted “Trump 2020” on the asphalt of the roadway. Upon arrival, officers spoke with James H. He advised that he was not responsible for the paint on the roadway. He said he noticed it painted on the street this morning when he left to get breakfast. Mr. H also advised that there were several different cans of spray paint in his garage due to him owning a business requiring it.
June 02 – Night Shift
601 Walnut Street:
Jeffrey House was arrested on an active Alias Capias warrant for driving on a revoked license.
4512 Bennett Road:
The resident called in to report his vehicles had been entered during the night by an unknown suspect(s). The resident said nothing was taken from the vehicles and they had been left unsecured.
6000 Ringgold Road:
Police were approached by Courtney Garrett, who inquired about receiving a courtesy ride to Prigmore Road. It was discovered that Ms. Garrett had an active warrant through East Ridge for driving on a revoked license.