Police Blotter: Woman Has Purse Snatched At Walmart Parking Lot; Female Witness Gives Chase

Saturday, November 9, 2013
Kevin Wayne Cook
Kevin Wayne Cook

A woman had her purse snatched in the parking lot of the Walmart on Signal Mountain Road. Another woman who witnessed the crime gave chase, but the culprits were able to get away.

Police said the victim was putting her purchases in her vehicle and had her coat over her purse in the buggy.

A gray minivan drove up and a white female got out of the passenger side and snatched the purse. The witness caught up with her, but the thief was able to get back into the vehicle, which sped off. It was driven by a white male.

The victim said the purse contained her credit cards and $14 cash.

A video of the incident showed that it was a Honda Odyssey that was involved. It traced back to a resident of Ramsey Town Road in Harrison. The owner was called and she said she had left her keys in the minivan and it had been stolen.

* * *

Joseph Jenna, who takes care of a building on E. 23rd Street near Montague Park, said he was inside the nightclub when he heard a noise outside.

He went out and saw someone "tagging" the outside of the building.

He yelled and the tagger ran off with several others.

The damage was put at $80.

* * *

A woman on Arbour Place Lane discovered someone trying to come through her window.

She hollered at them and they ran away.

The intruders were described as two young black males.

Police caught the pair. The older of the two was charged with vandalism, not burglary, since it was decided he had not gotten far enough inside. The other youth was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.

* * *

Police said a white male was reported hitting a truck with a hammer outside the La Quinta Inn on Shallowford Road.

Kevin Wayne Cook, 29, of River Canyon Road, said he was high on meth and had been up for two days.

He was charged with disorderly conduct.

* * *

At Rock Creek at Hamilton Place, two Hispanic females were seen trying to leave with two jackets and sweaters valued at $230.

They were pursued, but were able to speed off.

The loot, however, was left behind.

* * *

At the Walmart on Cummings Highway, a white male suspect with big "bug" eyes was able to make off with $62 in shoplifted items.

He was described as often in the company of Jennifer Prater.

The man with the bug eyes also has a "scruffy" beard.      

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BALDEN, MORE MOUSSA  2000 SUNSET RD CHATTANOOGA, 37404  Age at Arrest: 45 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga PUBLIC INTOXICATION --- BEENE, JASON  3660 CRESTWICK CIRCLE GULF SHORES, 37421  Age at Arrest: 38 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga AGGRAVATED ASSAULT --- ... (click for more)

Latest County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ASHFORD, LARRY  3718 JUANDALE TRAIL CHATTANOOGA, 37406  Age at Arrest: 64 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga GAMBLING PROMOTION GAMBLING DEVICES --- BATTLE, FREDRICK LAMAR  HOMELESS CHATTANOOGA, 37407  Age at Arrest: 52 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DOMESTIC CRIMINAL ... (click for more)

Welcome The Bike Lanes

In just the last week, I’ve driven from North Chattanooga to downtown using North Market numerous times.  I’ve timed it and it has added no extra time to my commute.  In fact, cutting North Market down to one lane slowed folks down and made me feel safer while driving, which is actually the point of the road project. On top of that, I saw an adorable family biking ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: How We Learned To Play

A couple of years ago I was reading a fascinating story that asserted the “Little Rascals” taught generations of children how to play with each other. When the comedy show about children in a poor neighborhood originated in 1922, there were just silent movies but in 1929, when the “talkies” were introduced, children and adults alike were mesmerized by the wonderful humor that producer ... (click for more)

Arkansas Ground Game Pounds Tennessee, 24-20

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – At least Tennessee didn’t blow a double-digit lead late. Arkansas wiped out the Vols’ 14-0 lead in the first half in front of 101,265 fans at Neyland Stadium and went on to dump Tennessee, 24-20, Saturday night in Southeastern Conference football action. It was Tennessee’s second straight loss and the win snapped the Razorbacks’ three-game skid. ... (click for more)

Do The Tennessee Football Program's Problems Start At The Top?

Late last night former LSU and NFL star Booger McFarland was literally laughing at Tennessee during his post-game commentary on the SEC Network. I can understand that. Again "Botch" Jones took no responsibility for this third terrible agonizing loss during his post game "softball" interview with Vol play-by-play broadcaster "Blob" Kesling after once again blowing a two touchdown ... (click for more)