CPD Releases Robbery Trend And Safety Reminder

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
The Chattanooga Police Department says it is seeing an increase in robberies involving people who are buying/selling items via online classified apps and websites.  "Three such robberies were committed in the past week. The victims were robbed at gunpoint of items they were trying to sell along with other personal items," officials said.

As a crime prevention measure, CPD reminds community members that the department has designated space in front of the Police Service Center, 3410 Amnicola Hwy. as a Safe Exchange Zone. The purpose of the CPD Safe Exchange Zone is to protect Chattanooga community members while swapping, trading, buying/selling items or during child custody exchanges.
The designated location has several video cameras which record 24/7 to ensure a safe transaction.  "Anyone wanting to make a transaction does not need to check in at CPD, but should park in the designated Safe Exchange Zone area to complete their business," officials said.

Even though there's a designated area with cameras at the CPD, officials said they still recommend meeting to make exchanges during daylight hours, telling a friend or family member where you're going and remember if a deal seems too good to be true, it's probably a scam.

W Road Construction Work Postponed

Wilson Road To Be Closed Thursday For Railroad Track Replacements

Star Line Books Announces Upcoming Events


The Hamilton County Highway Department reports because of weather conditions, scheduled construction work on the W Road will not take place on Thursday. Therefore the W Road will be open to traffic ... (click for more)

Wilson Road will be closed on Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. between Workman Road and Hooker Road for railroad track replacements. Local detours will be posted. You can view ... (click for more)

Star Line Books is hosting poet T K Lee to read from his collection, To Square a Circle, on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Mr. Lee is an award-winning member of the Dramatists Guild of America and the Society ... (click for more)


Happenings

W Road Construction Work Postponed

The Hamilton County Highway Department reports because of weather conditions, scheduled construction work on the W Road will not take place on Thursday. Therefore the W Road will be open to traffic all day on Thursday. (click for more)

Wilson Road To Be Closed Thursday For Railroad Track Replacements

Wilson Road will be closed on Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. between Workman Road and Hooker Road for railroad track replacements. Local detours will be posted. You can view CDOT's map of event and road closures for full details of projects underway in our public space. (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Schools Have 2-Hour Delay

Hamilton County Schools will open on a two-hour delay today. The extra time will provide daylight for drivers on their way to school this morning. School-age childcare will open on the normal schedule at all locations. The district will continue to monitor rainfall and water levels throughout the day and the remainder of the week. Bradley County Schools, Cleveland Schools and ... (click for more)

2 Hikers Rescued From Swift Moving Water In Walker County Wednesday Morning

First responders in Walker County rescued two men Wednesday morning trapped by the swift moving waters of East Armuchee Creek. Firefighters with Walker County Fire Rescue and the Georgia Department of Corrections, along with deputies from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a call for help at 8:49 a.m. coming from the Chattahoochee National Forest. Emergency c ... (click for more)

Opinion

Heavy Rains Are Coming In The Next Few Days

Please remember to check on folks that are vulnerable which includes the elderly and homebound. With expectations of up to 7 inches or more of rain, we may see flooding in areas that rival those of the past. As Chief Roddy told me this morning, be proactive, not reactive. Pack for an extended stay at work or someone's house. Be ready with extra food, water and blanket in your ... (click for more)

The $500,000 Tax Money Giveway

Mayor Berke, On September 5, 2017, you asked and were granted a 22-cent property tax increase for city government operations and a capital fund. At the meeting, the City Council approved your proposal for the property tax increase of 22 cents per $100 of property assessment. As a result, every business, home owner, and property owner had one-month notice that their local property ... (click for more)