Burglars broke into a local business on Tuesday morning, stealing antiques and cookies.
According to a police report, East Ridge police were called to Slatton’s Awning Shop on Ringgold Road at about 9:30 a.m. on a reported burglary. Police arrived and spoke with the couple who own the shop. They told police that they left the business last Wednesday and returned to check it a week later and discovered metal siding on the rear of the business had been cut open, leaving a hole in the rear wall of the structure.
The owner told police that it appeared the thieves went through the shop and rummaged around. The owner said that an unknown amount of antiques that were boxed up in the rear of the shop were taken during the incident. A laptop computer had been moved from the front of the shop to the rear of the premises near where the burglars made entry. The report states that a desk where the company’s checks are kept appeared to have been rummaged through. At the time of the report the owner did not believe that any of the checks had been removed.
The report states that a “cookie cabinet” in the business had been entered and that the suspects had taken cookies.
_ 5700 Roper St.: Police were called to the apartment early Wednesday morning on a disorder. According to a police report, police spoke with a woman who told them that her daughter had broken into her apartment at 2 a.m. and refused to leave. Police spoke with the daughter, Talicia Dixon, who told them that she had to crawl through a window to gain entry to the apartment because her mother would not answer the door. The report states that Dixon had established a residence there and the mother was advised of the proper eviction process. The report states that mother and daughter “were in a constant verbal disagreement, even while police were on the scene.” According to the report, officers established that this incident was a civil matter and told the mother and daughter to stay away from each other for the rest of the night. Police then returned to service.
According to the report, police were called back to the apartment about 10 minutes after leaving. When they arrived they saw Dixon sitting “on a wooden porch in front of the apartment with her legs crossed, and an object that was on fire in between her legs.” Dixon complied with officers’ requests to get away from the fire and it was determined that a white stuffed bear had been set ablaze by Dixon. The report states that it was determined the stuffed bear that was torched by Dixon was a Mother’s Day gift she had given to her mother.
The 18-year-old Dixon was arrested, charged with Domestic Vandalism and transported to the Hamilton County Jail.
_ 6505 Ringgold Rd.: A police officer responded to the address after a citizen told him that he had witnessed a man beating a woman while driving down Ringgold Road, Monday afternoon. According to a police report, the citizen told the officer that the car had pulled into the lot of the Popeye’s Restaurant. The officer found the car and saw a man, later identified as Adam Wright, leaning over a female inside the vehicle. The officer asked Wright what was happening and the man explained that he and his girlfriend had gotten into an argument. During the course of speaking with Wright, police asked if he had any weapons or drugs in his possession. The report states that Wright told the officer that he had a few pipes in his backpack. Police discovered that Wright had a small bag of Methamphetamine in his pocket. Wright, 26, of a Keeble Street address, was arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.