Police Blotter: Thief Using Rock To Smash Windows Strikes Twice; Officer Called To Referee Snoring Dispute

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Daniel Young
Daniel Young

Police said a thief who appears out of woods and uses a large rock to smash vehicle windows struck twice in a short period.

In an incident at Southern Bullion on Brainerd Road, a female said a white male came out from some trees and shattered a passenger side window on her Mustang. He was described as 6' and 135 pounds, wearing a backwards hat.

An employee of Southern Bullion who witnessed the vandalism came out and chased the thief off. He said the man hit the window with the rock, but it did not break. However, it shattered on a second try.

Cost to repair the window was put at $1,000.

The incident was caught on video.

Police went to the scene, but were unable to locate the man.

* * *

Police believe the same man used a rock to smash a window on a 2013 Chevy Lumina at the South Terrace Plaza Shopping Center.

This time he got a purse with $23 in it, along with Lotto tickets, sunglasses and debit and credit cards.

A witness followed him through the parking lot, but again he got away into some woods.

* * *

A woman living on Greenwood Avenue said two black males came to her residence and knocked on the door. They asked her for cigarettes.

She said she let the pair into her entryway. Then she said one of the men said he wanted some water. She said he marched into her kitchen, though she told him to stop.

She said she then turned to look to see the other man unhooking her laptop computer and carrying it out the front door.

The other man fled through the back door.

* * *

James Gray, the owner of Carco Motor Company on Calhoun Avenue, said he caught a man who he said had broken into his lot and taken a battery out of a vehicle.

He said the man had apparently cut a hole in the fence. The battery was nearby.

The suspect, Daniel Young, said he was not there to steal, but to urinate.

Police, who took Young into custody, said he had a pair of pliars and an adjustable wrench in his pocket.

* * *

Joseph Woods of E. 42nd Street said his uncle took his 1999 Ford Explorer to do some errands.

When he got home there was smoke coming from the front of the vehicle.

The uncle got out just before it burst into flames.

The vehicle earlier had a smell like something was burning.

* * *

Jarvis Quinn said he went to get some groceries with a man he knew as "Jeff."

He said they then stopped at a gas station, and he went inside.

He looked out to see "Jeff" driving off with his car and his groceries.

* * *

Officials of Home Depot on Commons Boulevard said Anthony Lincoln placed labels over some original labels on some tools.

They said he tried to leave with three impact wrenches and a leaf blower. The items were valued at $1,016.

Lincoln was charged with theft over $1,000.

* * *

Police were summoned to Patten Towers on 11th Street when George and Claudette Ellis had a spat about his snoring.

Mr. Ellis said his wife complained that his snoring keeps her awake.

He said he "didn't want to kick her out, but he didn't want to deal with her complaining."

An officer told the couple the snoring dispute was not a proper use of a police call.

Anthony Lincoln
Anthony Lincoln

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BAGGETT, EMILY MICHELLE 14431 DAYTON PIKE SALE CREEK, 37373 22 Hamilton County PROMOTING MANUFACTURING METHAMPHETAMINE PROMOTING MANUFACTURING METHAMPHETAMINE BUTLER, NATASHA COLLEEN 816 ROANOKE AVENUE CHATTANOOGA, 37404 30 Chattanooga VANDALISM/MALICIOUS MISCHIEF CAMPBELL, CHRISTOPHER ... (click for more)

Appeals Court Rules Against WWTA In Lawsuit Brought By Apartment Complex Over $8 Monthly Charges To Units

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of an apartment complex that sued the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Authority (WWTA) over an $8 monthly charge per apartment unit for preparing private service laterals. The court overturned a granting of summary judgment in favor of WWTA by former Judge Jackie Bolton. The appeals court said American Heritage Apartments, ... (click for more)

It's Time To Insure Tennessee - And Response

Tennessee has a problem.  What is the value of saving the lives of 1,000 Tennesseans each year? That is exactly what can be expected if 176,000 Tennesseans gain health insurance through Insure Tennessee. A New England Journal of Medicine study showed that expansion of Medicaid was associated with a 6% reduction in yearly mortality for people in the 34-65 age group. Statistically, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What About The Ashes?

I attended my fifth funeral in the month of January the other day and, while I wish a lot of my friends would hang around a little longer, I was amused by the conversation in the pew before the service began. The question was “ … then what do you do with the ashes?” More and more people are being cremated and asking their loved ones to scatter their ashes -- more properly called ... (click for more)

Baylor, Father Ryan Advance to D-II Wrestling Finals

FRANKLIN - Two old rivals meet for the TSSAA D-II state duals title Saturday night as defending state champion Baylor (24-1) take on Father Ryan (22-3) at 8 p.m. EST here at the Williamson County Ag & Expo Center. All three division championships will be held at the same time - D-II, D-I A-AA and D-I AAA. Baylor’s lone dual loss is to Archer (Ga.) and Ryan’s losses ... (click for more)

Ado Leads Balanced Attack In Hawks' 77-54 Win

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Hamilton Heights’ strong second half was too much for New Hope in the prestigious Huntington Prep Invitational on Friday. The Hawks (23-2) got another triple-double by talented junior post Abdulhakim Ado and placed three other players in double figures in a 77-54 victory over New Hope. Hamilton Heights scored 44 second-half points to turn the game into an ... (click for more)