Police Blotter: Man Finds Reason For Big Water Bill

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Police said the owner of a house on Calhoun Avenue found why he had such a huge water bill.

It was $1,300 for one month.

The man went to the house, looked underneath, and saw that all the pipes had been stolen.

* * *

Police got a report of an Asian man going to the area of the Community Kitchen on 11th Street and asking young homeless males if they wanted to work for him at his house.

Police were told the man, after the work was done, would drive the workers out in the country and proposition them.

* * *

Officers checked out a call of "shots fired" at Howard High School.

A cafeteria worker at Calvin Donaldson Elementary said she got a call from a kitchen worker at Howard, who said that shots were being fired outside the cafeteria and that cafeteria workers were "taking cover."

A fellow employee overheard the call and quickly called 911.

However, when police arrived, they found no evidence of gunplay.

Kitchen workers denied making such a call.

* * *

The assistant principal at Dalewood School said she confiscated some beads from a student, who said they illustrated his gang affiliation.

She took the youth to her office and put the beads in a drawer.

She said while she briefly got called away from the room, the youth went into the drawer and tried to retrieve the beads.

* * *

Police checked out a report on W. Shadowlawn Drive of a white female walking up and down the road wearing a red nightgown.

The woman in the red nightie told officers she needed medical treatment at the hospital. Officers said she appeared very unsteady on her feet and unsure of where she was.

The woman said she was able to breathe fire.

She was taken to Memorial Hospital for an evaluation.

* * *

A woman at Hamillville Court told officers her cat was hungry and needed prescription food.

She related that she had been forced to sell a house in Atlanta by her daughter and said her husband left her because he had a preference for men and for them beating him.

* * *

An officer was assigned to run off skateboarders from under one of the bridges along Riverfront Parkway.

He said, as they departed they argued that "at least we are not out robbing folks and such."

Officer Benny Eugene Condra surmised, "Skateboarders are less hazardous to society's health than getting peoples' money at gunpoint. Police believe they (the skateboarders) have a valid point."


Arnold Gets 4 Years, 3 Months In Gun Case; Crouch To Serve 8 Years, 4 Months

A man police say has been caught with a gun several times was sentenced on Monday to serve four years and three months in federal prison. Timothy Arnold, 25, appeared before Federal Judge Sandy Mattice. Prosecutor Meredith Evans said Arnold has some violence incidents in his past, including pistol whipping one individual. Myrlene Marsa of the Federal Defender's Office said ... (click for more)

Dalton Police Department Seeks Metal Thieves

The Dalton Police Department is asking for information from the public to identify two men who stole more than $300 worth of copper wiring from a Shaw facility at 1019 Riverbend Road earlier this month. The men were recorded on surveillance, but there is a clearer surveillance picture of the white pickup truck in which they traveled. The truck is a white pickup that is missing ... (click for more)

ChattaData Is A Real Advance For The City

This past Tuesday, the city of Chattanooga's new performance management tool called ChattaData was unveiled. As the chairman of the City Council’s Budget & Finance Committee, I am excited to witness the city putting this important information online in a way that is accessible and transparent to all taxpayers. This approach shines light on how we as a city prioritize our ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s ‘Hate The SEC’ Day

The boo birds came out on the fly on the ESPN website Sunday afternoon, this moments after the latest AP College Football “Top 25” included eight teams from the Southeastern Conference.   What set naysayers aglow was Mississippi State, after upsetting LSU 34-29 Saturday night, debuted on the list at No. 14 while Clemson, playing Florida State in an overtime thriller, got tossed ... (click for more)

Tennessee Gets Down To Final Preparations For Georgia

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.   – Tennessee’s first Southeastern Conference road trip to Georgia on Saturday (noon kickoff on the SEC Network) will be a homecoming for 17 Vols. That fact is not lost on those players, from freshmen wanting to make a first impression to those, like   A.J. Johnson , playing against the Bulldogs and in their home state for the final time. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Golf Team Second At Wolf Run Intercollegiate

The Chattanooga Mocs men’s golf team is tied for second after 18 holes at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate. The Mocs and Florida Gators each shot 295 over the opening 18 to trail Illinois by 11 at 285 at Wolf Run Golf Club. The day’s docket had a scheduled 36 holes. Afternoon storms sent teams from the course prior to finishing. The remaining holes will be completed starting at 9:30 ... (click for more)