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. 

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