Police Blotter: Bystander Claims Other Woman's Purse

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Mesco Freeman
Mesco Freeman

A woman told police that, while shopping at Kohl's on Gunbarrel Road, another woman ended up with her purse.

Megan Armstrong said she got to the counter with some items, then thought of something else she needed. She left the items and her purse at the checkout counter.

Police said the cashier looked up and saw the abandoned purse. She then called out the name listed in the purse.

A woman who had been watching the situation unfold gladly volunteered. 

The clerk handed it over without asking for any identification.

Then the rightful owner got back up to the counter and learned that her purse was gone.

Police said the incident was caught on video.

* * *

The Fox & Hound at Hamilton Place Boulevard suffered some collateral damage during a fight.

Bar officials said the carnage included at least three glasses, a chair and some window blinds.

Coleman Norris said Gareth Rogers, the father of his former girlfriend, approached him and his current girlfriend. He said Rogers grabbed him, threw him to the floor and hit him with his fist.

Rogers said he wanted to show the new girlfriend a picture of how Norris had allegedly abused his daughter.

Witnesses could not identify a primary aggressor, and both men agreed not to press charges.

* * *

Residents at a duplex on Booth Road said shots were fired at their residences at a time a loud party was going on at a neighbor's house.

They said the gunfire was about 3 a.m.

One man said he heard shots and found a hole in his front door and screen as well as a bullet hole above an interior door.

The woman next door also has a bullet hole in the door.

Police found five 9mm shell casings nearby.

The man said he saw a dark truck pull away just after the shots.

* * *

At the Walmart in Lookout Valley, store officials said a black female helped herself to five Bluetooth headsets, a purse and a wallet.

The total amount of the loot was $387.89.

The woman, who was wearing a black and gray striped shirt, was only in the store six minutes.

* * *

Police responded to a report of a missing wedding ring at a house on Meadow Stream Loop.

The arriving officer found Ron Parsons standing out front holding a wedding ring up in the air and saying, "Thank God I found it."

* * *

Police got several reports of shots being fired from two cars on the lot at the Raceway on South Broad Street.

A clerk said it involved a Suburban and a Ford Focus.

Another caller said there was a silver Sebring involved.

The manager of Papa John's said he heard shots and saw a silver Toyota Camry pull out.

* * *

On Westside Drive, Jerome Lindsey said his friend, Mesco Freeman, walked to his residence. He let her in.

He said she promptly started breaking his household items, throwing things around, and slashing his couches with a kitchen knife.

In a prior case, a man said he was lying on a couch at a vacant house on Wheeler Avenue when Ms. Freeman lit a piece of material and threw it on him. 

In another, police said they found her "screaming and yelling and acting out of control in a rage" on N. Chamberlain Avenue. She damaged police and a patrol car during that arrest.

Ms. Freeman, who has an extensive criminal record, was charged with vandalism over $1,000. 

 

 



Walker County Arrest Report For Sept. 18-24

Here is the Walker County arrest report for Sept. 18-24: HUBBARD    MICHAEL      ANDREW      W/M    25        OFFICER SCHRADER         FAILURE TO REPORT NAME OR ADDRESS CHANGE, SPEEDING DURHAM      ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AMMONS, ASHTON DEWAYNE  1904 TINSLEY PL Chattanooga, 37404  Age at Arrest: 25 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DISORDERLY CONDUCT --- BIRDSONG, CORDELLIUS LOVETT  4718 METRO PAK LANE HIXSON, 37343  Age at Arrest: 19 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DRIVING ON REVOKED, ... (click for more)

Fix Obamacare, Don't Repeal It - And Response (2)

John McCain recently said, "I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried. Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will affect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it. Without a full (Congressional Budget ... (click for more)

Roy Exum - ‘Let’s Talk Real Life’

In mid-November of 2015, the Missouri football team very unwisely went on strike. A black student had refused to eat until a list of racially-based demands were met. Some on the football team were sympathetic and it quickly morphed into the biggest catastrophe in the annals of higher education. The university would lose hundreds of millions, athletic donations dropped 72 percent, ... (click for more)

UTC's Arnold Scores Lone Goal In Women's Soccer Win

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga freshman Chloe Arnold’s goal, late in the match proved to be the game winner as the Mocs defeated Western Carolina 1-0 Sunday afternoon in Southern Conference women’s soccer action.   Chattanooga improves to 3-6-2 on the year and 1-1 in SoCon action while the Catamounts move to 3-7-1 overall and 0-2 against the league.   “Hard ... (click for more)

Mocs Volleyball Sweeps UNCG For First SoCon Win

After falling in back-to-back matches at home for the first time since 2014, the Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team rebounded with a convincing 3-0 (25-23, 28-26, 25-18) sweep over UNCG in Maclellan Gymnasium  on Saturday  night.   Following the win, Chattanooga improves to 8-8 overall and 1-1 in the SoCon this season while UNCG falls to 8-6, 1-1 in the conference. ... (click for more)