Police Blotter: Officer Gets Tag Number Of Dillard's Shoplifting Suspect

Monday, April 01, 2013

Police said an off-duty police officer helped nab a suspect in a shoplifting incident at Dillard's at Hamilton Place Mall.

The officer said he was advised that a black male wearing a yellow jacket and a black ball cap had stolen items from the store.

Store personnel said he took five pairs of Polo pants worth $42 each and two pairs of Amani underwear valued at $32 each.

The officer spotted a man wearing a yellow jacket and a black ball cap and ordered him to stop. He got into a white Pontiac Sunfire, put it into reverse, and drove off.

The officer got the tag number and traced it to a female, who said on the phone that she had loaned the car to her grandson, Oshey Turner.

Police were then able to call up Turrner's photo, and Dillard's personnel identified him as the shoplifter.

Warrants were issued for his arrest.

* * *

Officials of Sears at Northgate Mall said one of the store personnel had been taking cash during transactions.

Madison Nicole Bennett was interviewed and admitted taking some $200 during multiple transactions, it was stated.

She was cited to court.

* * *

Two women said they put their purses in the trunk of their car at the Republic Parking Garage on Chestnut Street.

While they were doing so, a white male and white female in their mid-20s in a black Mustang Cobra were watching, they said.

When they returned, the purses were missing.

The man was wearing a white ball cap. The woman had long blonde hair.

 


Man Shot On Cannon Avenue Early Saturday Morning

A man was shot early Saturday morning on Cannon Avenue. At approximately 5:30 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 2300 Cannon Ave. for shots fired.  Shortly after receiving the call, officers learned that a victim arrived at a local hospital.  The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the right leg and is undergoing treatment. The injury is not considered to be life-threatening.  ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report - And Mug Shots

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AUSTIN, CHRISTIAN JAMES     727 E 11TH STREET CHATTANOOGA, 37402     26     Chattanooga          PUBLIC INTOXICATION BALL, CHRISTINA JEAN     1267 LEESIDE LANE HIXSON, 37343     29     Hamilton ... (click for more)

State Moving Forward In Educational Improvements

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education released the following statement from President and CEO Jamie Woodson regarding the 2014 legislative session in Tennessee and HB1549/SB1835, which passed the General Assembly Thursday: After a year of extensive public and legislative conversation regarding higher academic standards and related strategies to improve student learning, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Nudge By Angel Kilbride

Way above us, high in the heavens, a handsome angel everybody calls Ben yelled to Saint Peter on Thursday and told him, “Better send me a couple of rubies and maybe an amethyst … Dad’s crown just got bigger.” To you such a scenario may sound silly and foolish but Bill Kilbride, a dynamic genius who has just been named as president-elect of Chattanooga’s Chamber of Commerce, knows ... (click for more)

Fowlkes' 3-Hitter Leads Collierville Past Soddy-Daisy, 7-0

Veteran coach Jeff Hopkins has a unique way of handling the Collierville High School baseball program. Rather than varsity, junior varsity and freshmen teams, Hopkins uses the labels Major League, Triple A and Double A for his Dragons squads. “The kids love it,” Hopkins said of his innovative system. “It’s like a minor-league system and our players understand that. We have ... (click for more)

Pearson, Newell Lead Silverdale Past East Hamilton

The Silverdale Baptist Academy Lady Seahawks got off on the right foot Friday morning in the first game of pool play in the 24th Annual Lady Trojan Invitational softball tournament at the Kids Park in Soddy Daisy. Despite a couple of key players being away for the day, the Lady Seahawks didn't miss a beat as they scored three runs in the first inning before getting two more in ... (click for more)