_ 3222 Gleason Dr.: Police were dispatched to the Ridgeview Pointe Apartments on Monday evening in regard to several squatters in several of the vacant apartments. According to a police report, when officers arrived they located Pierre Baccus hiding behind a staircase in a breezeway. One of the officers recognized Baccus as a man he had issued a criminal trespass warning from the property in the recent past. When Baccus handed over his drivers license to police, he began walking up a set of stairs. Police told the man to stop but he took off at the top of the stairs. The report states that police gave chase all the while giving verbal commands to stop. When officers caught up with Baccus he turned and assumed “an aggressive stance.” When an officer tackled Baccus, the man was able to turn over and struck the officer in the left temple with his fist. A second officer engaged Baccus and that officer was struck in the right eye and top lip with a closed fist.
According to the report, one of the officers got a little space between himself and Baccus and deployed his Taser. “It had minimal effect, and Mr. Baccus would not give his hands up,” the report states. A couple of punches to the body later, an officer was able to get Baccus in custody. During a search incident to arrest, Baccus was discovered to be holding a plastic baggy with four grams of reefer. Baccus was taken to Parkridge East for medical clearance from his encounter with the Taser, then booked into the Hamilton County Jail on two counts of Assault on Police, Possession of Marijuana and Criminal Trespassing.
_ 4134 Ringgold Rd.: Police were dispatched to Jenkins Country Style Buffet, Friday, in regard to the theft of used cooking oil. According to a police report, an officer spoke with an employee of a biofuel company who said he arrived to pick up 220 gallons of the cooking oil. Problem was that the container that was at one time full was now empty. The cooking oil is used converted into biofuel and is valued at $1.80 per gallon. The total loss from the theft was almost $3,000, the report states. The employee said he travels from Knoxville to collect the oil every 28 days, and this was not the first time the oil had been removed from the container. No suspect information at the time of the report. The owner of the restaurant, the report states, is looking into the possibility of installing surveillance cameras.