Pair Arrested After Cleveland Police Officer Tracks Down Owners Of Stolen Lawn Mower

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Two men were arrested in Cleveland early Saturday morning after a Cleveland Police officer tracked down the owners of a stolen lawn mower.

At 4:28 am., Officer Matt Landolt observed a green Toyota 4Runner traveling north on Peerless Road. The vehicle was pulling a trailer which did not have any operating tail lights. Officer Landolt observed a riding lawn mower in the trailer. A traffic stop was conducted on the 4Runner on Edgewood Drive near the cul-de-sac.

Police said, "Officer Landolt made contact with the driver,Gregory Lamb, and the passenger, Michael Gonet. Officer Landolt asked Mr. Lamb why he had entered the Edgewood Drive neighborhood and he could not provide a logical reason. He asked Mr. Lamb where he had gotten the lawn mower from and he stated it was sitting on the side of the road in the Greenridge Drive neighborhood near the McDonald's on 25th Street.

"After following up with the information provided and going a few steps further, Officer Landolt went door to door in an attempt to locate the owner of the stolen lawn mower. He spoke with several area residents, which was difficult to do since it was 5 a.m., but eventually located the owners, Peerless Road residents, who were very appreciative of his persistence. The victim advised that his black Craftsman 26 horsepower riding lawn mower was chained to a tree in his front yard.

"Officer Landolt observed a metal cable which had been cut. The owner valued the lawn mower at $3,100. The lawn mower was returned to the victim. Lamb was arrested and transported to the Bradley County Judicial Complex for theft over $1,000 and violation of light law. Gonet was also charged with theft over $1,000.

"Officer Landolt did an outstanding job conducting a very good traffic stop and initial investigation with both vehicle occupants.  Officer Landolt exhibited proactive police work and diligent efforts to locate the owner of the stolen property."


Travis Caslin, 42, Shot While Walking Along South Willow Street

Chattanooga Police said a man was shot on Friday night while walking along South Willow Street.   The victim was identified as Travis Caslin, 42.   At 7:37 p.m., Chattanooga Police officers were called to a local hospital after a person showed up with a gunshot wound.   Police were informed that the victim's condition was non-life threatening. ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AILEY, SLATON R  1130 DARTMOUTH ST CHATTANOOGA, 37405  Age at Arrest: 27 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE --- ANDERSON, EDWARD ANTONIO  2507 CURTIS ST CHATTANOOGA, 37406  Age at Arrest: 25 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DOMESTIC ASSAULT ... (click for more)

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Myth And Fact Check

My husband and I recently had the privilege of participating in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Chattanooga. I listened as my husband told the audience about how his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when he was nine and how she died from the disease when he was fourteen. As a child, my husband didn’t understand what breast cancer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Bill Pennington, a sports writer for the New York Times, was lamenting the “huddle” is slowly disappearing in football due to the faster pace of the game and, during his search for more information, he called former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann. Bill wrote that Joe couldn’t stop laughing about the funny things that would happen between plays. Joe told this story: ... (click for more)

John Gilpin Dominates Signal Mountain Pie Run

You can almost be guaranteed of one thing when John Gilpin approaches the starting line of a road race. Chances are better than average that the former Chattanooga Moc track and cross country standout is going to win. Such was the case at the annual Signal Mountain Pie Run Saturday morning as the 25-year-old Nashville resident covered a hilly and challenging 10K course in ... (click for more)

Bears Rout William Blount To Set Up Title Showdown With Maryville

Bradley Central didn’t succumb to a look-ahead scenario Friday night. The Bears exploded for 41 first-half points behind strong efforts by wide receiver Nick Howell and quarterback Dylan Standifer and routed visiting William Blount, 51-27, at Bear Stadium in a Region 2-6A football game. Howell scored five touchdowns, three on runs of 1, 31 and 13 yards and snagged two ... (click for more)