According to a press release from the department, Chattanooga Police Department requested East Ridge Police Department to check the vicinity of 3315 Frawley St. for any signs of shots being fired.
CPD officers were out with the victim of an alleged domestic violence assault by her boyfriend, Jeffrey Isbell. The assault occurred in East Ridge, but the victim returned to her home in Chattanooga before calling police. She stated Mr. Isbell struck her, fired several rounds in the air and keyed her car during the altercation.
On arrival in the area, officers located several spent casings lying in the grass near Mr. Isbell’s apartment. Several neighbors confirmed hearing several shots near Mr. Isbell’s residence. While officers were locating the crime scene, CPD performed a traffic stop on Mr. Isbell near the victim’s residence. The suspect was in possession of a firearm matching the caliber of the spent rounds.
Mr. Isbell was charged with Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Domestic Assault and Reckless Endangerment. He is due to appear in East Ridge Municipal Court on Dec. 29, officials said.
_ 1618 Glowmont Ave.: Police went to the address early Thursday morning in reference to harassing phone calls. According to a police report, officers spoke with the boyfriend of a woman who lived there. He told officers that he spoke with a man over the phone who said “I’m watching yo’ girlfriend sleep.” The man told officers that he had been in contact with the unknown caller earlier in the day to confront him about texting his girlfriend and inquiring about her dating status.
The girlfriend told police, the report states, that she had received texts from the party but didn’t know how he had acquired her phone number. She said the man had called and texted her saying that he had followed her home and was outside knocking on her door. The woman told officers that she was asleep when her phone received the texts and was unaware of any issue until her boyfriend came to her house.
One of the texts, the report states, says that the unknown man had entered the house and was watching her sleep. The woman told officers that when she awoke she noticed the bathroom light was turned off. She told officers that when she went to bed she had left the light on.
The report states that the phone number associated with the calls and texts was related to a TextNow account and the user could not be contacted.
_ 1116 McBrien Rd.: Police were called to the address last week on an Aggravated Burglary call. According to a police report, a man and woman who were roommates there had left the townhouse at 6 a.m. and returned together 6:30 p.m. When they entered the townhouse they had discovered that unknown suspects had gone into the unlocked townhouse next door and used an attic door to gain access to their place through a similar upstairs hatchway. The report states the townhouse next door was unlocked and there were footprints in attic insulation. The hatchway in the victims’ place was broken and the suspects had apparently used a nearby bookcase as a makeshift ladder.
The residents reported that three flat screen televisions were taken, along with an XBoxOne and a Hero Go Pro camera. The report states that the townhouse had a security system but it failed to alert the residence of the break-in.