Police Blotter: Hampton Inn Housekeeper Out $20 While Trying To Snare "Thief"

Monday, December 31, 2012

Police said a housekeeper at the Hampton Inn on Shallowford Road is out $20 while trying to snare a suspected in-house thief.

The female employee said she believed another female, who is on the "room stripping" crew, was taking tips that had been intended for her and others.

She said she decided to plant a marked $20 bill in a room where the woman was to be working.
Two other employees were told of the plot.

The female employee did "strip" the room, and the $20 bill disappeared as well.

A police officer who was called to the scene said the employee denied taking the money, and there was no video or other evidence to convict her.

He advised the woman who had set the unsuccessful trap: "Don't take the Lone Ranger approach to collecting evidence next time."

* * *

A woman told police her IPhone was stolen while she was sitting at the counter of Diamond Billiards on Hixson Pike.

She said John Hendrickson and James Royce Smith were sitting nearby.

A "find my phone" feature of the phone was utilized and it pointed to the home of Hendrickson on Trailwood Drive.

Police said they saw an IPhone case inside the residence. A witness reported hearing an item being tossed behind the house. Officers located the woman's IPhone in a small creek at the rear of the home.

Police said the phone was ruined by the dunking in the creek.

Hendrickson, 33, and Smith, 23, of Crosscreek Drive, were charged with theft over $500.

* * *

Ashleigh Carter said her IPhone was stolen from her car while it was parked at the Health Department on 3rd Street.

The car had been left unlocked.

The phone was traced to the vicinity of 1118 Sheridan Ave.

Officers could not locate the phone there.

Police were told the phone could be in a range of 100 feet from the residence.

* * *

Jamie and Amy Parks of Morris Hill Road found that someone entered their unlocked back door.

Assorted jewelry worth $1,500 was taken.

The burglar(s) also tried to make off with a gun safe that contained 8-9 weapons. The gun safe was found turned over in the middle of a room.

Also taken were a chain saw, Impact wrench and a generator.

* * *

A woman said she rode around town with a guy she had met a couple of nights earlier.

They stopped on East Main Street for her to use the bathroom.

When she came back out, the guy and her car were gone.

The losses included her Playstation 2 and her dog.

The guy's name is Dan. 


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ADKINS, ANGELA KAY  169 SEAL BEAN LANE DAYTON, 37321  Age at Arrest: 48 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County DRIVING ON REVOKED, SUSPENDED OR CANCELLED LICENSE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY UNLAWFUL REMOVAL OF REGISTRATION PLATE --- BALL, JEFFREY BRENT  1309 LABREA DR CHATT, 37421  ... (click for more)

County Property Taxes Are Due Feb. 28; Trustee's Office Announces Extended Hours

County Trustee Bill Hullander is reminding taxpayers that Feb. 28, will be the last day to pay their 2016 property taxes without interest and penalty.  The regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. As an added convenience for the taxpayer, the courthouse office and the Preservation Drive office will be open on Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., ... (click for more)

Judge Doug Meyer Lived A Full Life Helping Many

I was sadden to learn of the death of Judge Doug Meyer.  Judge Meyer retired from the Criminal Court bench here in 2006.  Prior to that he had been the Chattanooga city judge for several years.  As a young attorney I tried many cases in front of Judge Meyer.  Also while I was awaiting my case to be tried, I would observe him on the bench.  Judge Meyer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Blackburn Good As Gone

I didn’t know until I read John Adams’ column in the Knoxville News-Sentinel that one person who doesn't personally know UTC Athletic Director David Blackburn said he heard he has a drinking problem. I also didn’t know that “the best thing to ever happen to UTC athletics” had health problems, according to a second person who does not personally know him. It is also being said David ... (click for more)

MVP Howard Leads Bradley To Seventh Straight District 5-3A Tourney Title

Two key Bradley Central scoring sprees spelled basketball doom for East Hamilton in Monday’s District 5-3A tournament championship game at Soddy-Daisy. One, the top-ranked and unbeaten Bearettes (29-0) went on a 15-1 to close the second quarter, building a 37-20 halftime lead. Two, Bradley Central started the third period on a 22-6 run and extended the lead to 59-26 and ... (click for more)

Brainerd Girls, Howard Boys Win 6-AA Consolations

It was consolation night at Hixson High School for the District 6-AA basketball tournament and East Ridge came out on the short end in both games. Brainerd’s girls rallied for a 39-35 win in the first game while Howard’s Hustlin’ Tigers did enough at the end to hold off the East Ridge boys by a 61-57 final. The tournament concludes on Tuesday with both championship games. ... (click for more)