Police Blotter: Thieves Make Off With 350-Pound Compactor Owned By U.S.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Thieves were somehow able to make off with a 350-pound Volvo plate compactor that had been left at a work site on Mitchell Avenue.

The EPA has been removing soil containing high levels of lead from a number of yards on the Southside and then compacting new soil.

Mark Nichols of the EPA said it apparently took two or more people to move the heavy equipment, which is owned by the U.S. government.

* * *

Tyler Montgomery said he came out of his house on Marlboro Avenue at an early hour and found a black male in his mother's car. He said the intruder was 10-15 years old.

The youth ran off, joining two other young black males down the street who were on bicycles.

The car was apparently left unlocked.

* * *

At the Hobby Lobby on Gunbarrel Road, a man and a woman were able to steal sterling silver jewelry worth $1,147.84, store officials said.

They are described as white, heavy-set and in their mid-40s.    

* * *

Read House officials said a white male who appeared to be homeless entered the hotel and took off his clothes. He then leaped into the swimming pool.

Hotel officials were especially upset by the incident because they are hosting a softball convention involving a number of young girls.

Read House execs "do not want this man to return."


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ABBOTT, SHANE CONRAD  49 HELEN AVENUE ROSSVILLE, 30741  Age at Arrest: 23 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga THEFT UNDER $500 --- ACUFF, BRANDY DANIELLE  1701 EAST 26TH STREET CHATTANOOGA, 37407  Age at Arrest: 30 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County THEFT OF PROPERTY ... (click for more)

Smith Says New Freeway Ties To Hamilton Place Will Bring "Huge Improvement In Traffic For The Entire Area"

City Councilman Ken Smith said new direct ties between the I-75 freeway and the Hamilton Place area will bring "a huge improvement in traffic for the entire area." Councilman Larry Grohn praised CBL & Associates for putting up the city's $8 million share of the $40 million project. He said it has been 8-10 years in the making. The council unanimously approved moving ... (click for more)

In Agreement With Rep. Womick's Bill

I agree wholeheartedly with the bill by Rep. Womick that county clerks only marry couples of the opposite sex, but I doubt that the present Supreme Stupids would change the position of the court and fear that the time, energy and money spent to defend a legal action brought by the liberal supporters of the present state of the law would be for nothing.  There is a higher ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Very Silly Apology

It didn’t get a lot of attention, as well it should not have, but when I heard Japanese giant Mitsubishi was offered an apology for heinous war crimes that took place during World War II, I thought it was an ill-conceived publicity stunt. But, no, in a solemn ceremony last month hosted by the Museum of Tolerance at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, that is exactly what ... (click for more)

UTC Football: First Practice To A National Title

Monday was the first day of pre-season practice for the UTC football team with 33 days to the season opener with Jacksonville (Ala.) State and 159 days (Jan.9, 2016) to the FCS title game in Frisco, Texas. The last time UTC played in Texas was half a century ago at North Texas State (Denton) in 1966.   “The first day of practice is always exciting as it’s the start ... (click for more)

Jones Press Conference Kicks Off Vols' Preseason

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Coach Butch Jones held his preseason football press conference on Monday at Neyland Stadium. Jones heads into his third season with visible enthusiasm after the Vols finished off the 2014 season with an impressive win over Iowa in the TaxSlayer Bowl, following that up with another nationally ranked recruiting class. "In terms of our football team, we ... (click for more)