Arrests In South Chattanooga May Clear Lookout Mountain Burglaries

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Authorities found a cache of stolen merchandise at a home in South Chattanooga during a raid early Wednesday morning, and said it may solve a string of recent burglaries on Lookout Mountain.

A large number of TVs, jewelry and other stolen items were in the house in the vicinity of Long Street behind Ace Hardware.

Officials said, "During the month of August, Lookout Mountain, Tn., and Lookout Mountain, Ga., Police Departments investigated several home burglaries. Since that time a joint investigation involving several law enforcement agencies developed suspect information.

"Officers from both departments, along with assistance from Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on Wednesday at a residence in the South Broad Street area of Chattanooga.

"Upon execution of the warrants, illegal drugs were located inside the residence.  Also during the search, officers observed several items including televisions and other suspected stolen property.  Items located included some of the property taken from home burglaries throughout the Hamilton County and Lookout Mountain area."

Investigators said they will continue to follow up on leads and identify property. 

Officials said, "Based on the preliminary findings, we believe the action taken by law enforcement today will solve the majority of the residential burglaries that have been committed on Lookout Mountain."

This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by several law enforcement agencies and further information will be released as it is available.

"We want to personally thank all law enforcement officers for the joint effort in conducting this investigation. Again, this is a good example of what can be accomplished when we work together to combat illegal activity," officials said.


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