East Ridge Police Catch Burglary Suspects Inside Residence

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Two people were arrested on Thursday, after East Ridge Police responded to a report of a burglary in progress at 717 Brookfield Ave. 

An observant neighbor noticed an unfamiliar pick-up truck back into the residence’s driveway and saw unfamiliar individuals knock on the front door of the residence. After getting no response, the suspects then walked to the rear of the residence. It is at this time that the neighbor called police to report a possible burglary in progress. 

Patrol officers arrived and established a perimeter around the residence. Officers heard the suspects moving around inside the residence. While officers on scene were awaiting additional units, the suspects exited the rear of the house and were taken into custody. 

They were identified as Larry Duff, 34, of East Ridge, and William Turner, 34, of Chattanooga.

Police performed a building-clearing operation to ensure that no additional suspects were still inside the residence. The suspects had already placed a leaf blower and gas can taken from inside the house into the bed of their pick-up truck. 

Inside the residence, police observed electronics that had been moved from their normal location during an obvious attempt by suspects to remove those items.

Duff and Turner each face charges of aggravated burglary and theft and are scheduled to appear in East Ridge Court on Feb. 11.

There is no further information at this time. 


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report - And Mug Shots

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ALLEN, JERARD DEWAYNE     918 OAK STREET CHATTANOOGA, 37403     27     Hamilton County          VIOLATION OF PROBATION (POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED S ANDERSON, JOSEPH HEATH     5947 CONGRESS LANE HARRISON, 37341    ... (click for more)

Preston Custer, 24, Arrested On Multiple Burglary Charges In Cleveland

Cleveland Police Department patrol units responded to a burglary at Bowman Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church at 300 Westview Drive NE in Cleveland on Monday morning. The church was not only burglarized, but sustained an excessive amount of vandalism, well over $10,000. Criminal Investigations detectives Steve Ross, Matt Jenkins and Lieutenant Steve Tyson responded to the church ... (click for more)

What's Wrong With The City Recycle Program? - And Response (2)

Being new to recycling, I have lots to learn.  I rely on 311 and the attendants at the neighborhood collection centers to assist in building my knowledge.   Recently, I had an experience that makes me reconsidered my recycling efforts.  I loaded up my car, called 311 to verify what I could take, only to be blocked by the attendant at my neighborhood collection ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: That Billboard & Much More

Now that early voting has started and our strawberries have hopefully survived this last blush of winter, allow me to catch up on some things but, first, here’s a letter from a concerned reader I feel compelled to share: “There is something I have noticed throughout Brainerd, East Brainerd, Dayton, etc. A billboard has been put up, I believe by the Health Department of Hamilton ... (click for more)

Cuonzo Martin Leaves Tennessee For Job At California

Tennessee basketball coach Cuonzo Martin apparently took his name out of the coaching search at Marquette so he could put it in a hat at the University of California at Berkeley. On Tuesday, Martin broke ties with the Volunteers and accepted the head coaching job with the Bears. Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart admitted Martin’s move surprised him. “Not from my perspective,” ... (click for more)

Mocs Win Women's Southern Conference Championship

The Chattanooga Mocs are your Southern Conference Women’s Golf Champions. That’s five straight team titles and sophomore Emily McLennan (Queensland, Australia) made it the fourth consecutive sweep winning medalist honors. McLennan was solid shooting 222 for her 54 holes on a tough week for scoring. She won by four strokes over Furman’s Taylor Totland and was seven clear of ... (click for more)