The following information comes from daily East Ridge Police Department “pass along” sheets, which keeps department administrators apprised of activity from the two patrol shifts. It is anticipated that this information will be provided to the public and media on a daily basis going forward. The information from the “pass along” sheets is significantly more timely than what had previously been provided by the department.
_ 4108 Greenbrier Rd. Apt. B: Joshua Fleetwood was arrested for simple assault (domestic). The female victim contacted police saying that Fleetwood had struck her several times. When police got on the scene, officers found swelling and a small cut on the victim’s eye consistent with her account of the incident. Fleetwood’s four juvenile children at the home were picked up by Fleetwood’s sister.
_ 6700 Ringgold Rd.: A man reported that his 2006 black Acura TL was stolen between 1:30 and 2:30 a.m. at this location. No suspect information.
_ 1100 Spring Creek Rd.:A 10-year-old student informed a teacher that he had been raped by his step-father. Police, investigators and officials from child protective services responded to the school to investigate. It was determined that no assault occurred. The child had recently become familiar with the word “rape” from a series of very inappropriate YouTube videos involving puppets. A thorough investigation revealed the child, who did not understand the meaning of the word, had mimicked the allegation from a specific episode of the online show.
_ 1014 John Ross Rd.: A man reported that his 10-year-old nephew was assaulted by another juvenile in the bathroom of East Ridge Elementary School. The man told police that his nephew’s head was slammed into a wall resulting in a large knot on the boy’s head. The man told police that he had been contacted by the school’s principal who explained that both children had been suspended for fighting.
_ 805 Summit Ave.: The owner of the vacant house at this address reported to police that it had been burglarized over the weekend. The unknown suspect(s) stole a washer and dryer and cut the wiring connected to the heater.
_ 817 Summit Ave.: The owner of the home went by to check on the vacant house and found a Predator 4000 generator under a tarp behind the house. The generator was collected by an officer and taken to the property and evidence room at the Fire and Police Services Center.
2001 Myrtle Ave.: Officers responded to the address in reference to a missing seven-year-old child. While police were en route to the residence, the missing child was transported to City Hall by the parent of the child’s friend. It was discovered the child had accidentally gotten off the school bus at the wrong stop. The child’s parents were contacted and the child was returned safely to her family.
_ 6107 Ringgold Rd.: Police responded to the this address in regard to a suspicious person sleeping on the steps of the abandoned building next to Boost Mobile. Officers located a man who was checked for warrants and asked to move along.
_ 5313 Spriggs St.: The property manager for the owner reported to police that the previous tenants at this location, forcibly removed about 25 feet of copper piping from the lower bathroom prior to vacating the property.