_ 5911 Ringgold Rd.: Police were dispatched to Tweety’s Auto Sales, Friday, on a theft complaint. According to a police report, officers spoke with an employee who told them that an independent contractor had done his work detailing a 1997 Lexus and he left the keys in the car. Employees said that the car had been parked on the lot for about 30 minutes when a slender white male wearing a dark colored shirt and a tan ball cap walked across the lot and got in the Lexus. The report states the man drove away in the car. Police questioned the independent contractor who said he didn’t tell anyone about the keys being left in the car. The man did say that it was not his usual practice to leave keys inside a car once his work was done. While police were on the scene completing the report, the GPS monitor inside the vehicle was “pinging” at a hotel in Aniston, Ala., the report states. Police in Aniston were notified of the stolen vehicle and authorities there quickly recovered the Lexus. The report states no one was in the vehicle when police recovered the car.
_ 4214 Ringgold Rd.: An officer was dispatched to police headquarters on a rolling disorder on March 1. According to a police report, a woman, her two children and her boyfriend drove to Walgreens at 5301 Ringgold Road. While they were there, the boyfriend spotted a man that he had implicated in a theft two years ago where they both worked. The couple and the children left the Walgreens lot and were followed by a Ford pickup that the man implicated in the theft was driving. The report states that the couple tried to get away from the pickup and headed up McBrien Road to Brainerd Road. The pickup continued to follow and allegedly rammed the couple’s car. The couple continued to flee and pulled into the ERPD looking for help. The report states that the woman took the two children out of the car and went to the courtesy phone on the porch of ERPD headquarters. Her boyfriend stayed in the car, the report states. The pickup pulled in and blocked the car that the boyfriend was inside, the report states. The boyfriend told police that the man got out of his pickup and started hitting the drivers’ side window of the couple’s vehicle, and began yelling, “you’ve got my money.” The report states that when the driver of the pickup could not get inside the couple’s car, he got back in his pickup, pulled off and sideswiped the mirror off the couple’s car. The report states the pickup truck proceeded to the Speedway parking lot next door and continued yelling at the boyfriend in his car. ERPD officers were not able to locate the black Ford Ranger in the area. The couple were advised to report the crash on Brainerd Road to Chattanooga police. The incident, the report states, may have potentially been captured on video surveillance from ERPD headquarters.
6701 Ringgold Rd.: Police were dispatched to the Shell, Thursday, on an auto theft. According to a police report, the victim said he left his 2004 Nissan Titan running as he went inside the store. The victim told officers that someone got in his truck and drove west on Ringgold Road. The report states that the victim had a Samsung S6, his checkbook, briefcase, a Nikon camera and various hand tools inside the truck. An officer attempted to view video surveillance of the incident but was unable to do so due to technical issues. The vehicle is a dark green Nissan Titan with a cracked windshield and a sticker on the rear window that reads, “0.0.” The report states that a county wide BOLO was issued for the vehicle.