Man With Fake IDs Charged With Pulling Gun

Monday, June 21, 2021
Roberto Cruz
Roberto Cruz

Police responded to an aggravated assault call on Brainerd Road on Saturday, and were informed a weapon was involved. Police said the reporting party told them a man in a striped shirt had pointed a gun at her. Police arrived and saw a man matching the description.

Police said they smelled an intoxicant on his person, and took him into custody without incident. They said a firearm fell to the ground at this time. Police said the suspect had a Mexican identification card, a passport, a Tennessee identification card, and a Social Security card. Police said the Tennessee identification and Social Security cards were not on file and appeared to be fake.

The man, identified as Roberto Cruz, 31, admitted he was intoxicated, and said there were several beer and hard seltzer cans around him. Police also said the firearm came back as ‘stolen’ when checked.

The first victim said her bike had recently been stolen, and saw the defendant by the sidewalk. She asked him if he had seen her bike around, and she told police that Cruz flashed a firearm at her. The other victim said he had been walking with the first victim, and had asked Cruz for a cigarette lighter at the same time.

The second person said Cruz flashed the firearm at him and threatened to shoot him as well. The man was taken into custody and was initially booked as “John Doe” since law enforcement could not verify his identity.


Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Hamilton County Has 1 More COVID Death With 20 In Intensive Care; County Has 156 New Cases; State Has 2,677 More Cases

Georgia Has Another 6,480 New Coronavirus Cases, 21 More Deaths


Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: ADDISON, LINDSEY GRACE 1109 MCDONALD DR CHATTANOOGA, 37421 Age at Arrest: 34 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County VIOLATION ... (click for more)

Hamilton County had 156 new coronavirus cases reported on Tuesday, bringing the total to 47,711. There has been one more death from the virus, and the total is at 516 in the county. It is ... (click for more)

Georgia state health officials reported on Tuesday there have been 21 additional deaths due to the coronavirus. The current total is 18,750. There are 6,480 new cases, as that total reaches ... (click for more)



Breaking News

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: ADDISON, LINDSEY GRACE 1109 MCDONALD DR CHATTANOOGA, 37421 Age at Arrest: 34 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County VIOLATION OF PROBATION (THEFT UNDER 1000) --- BIAGIOTTI, JOI SOONE 45 SKYLINE DR ELLIJAY, 30540 Age at Arrest: 30 years old Arresting Agency: Collegedale Police Booked for Previous Charges ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Has 1 More COVID Death With 20 In Intensive Care; County Has 156 New Cases; State Has 2,677 More Cases

Hamilton County had 156 new coronavirus cases reported on Tuesday, bringing the total to 47,711. There has been one more death from the virus, and the total is at 516 in the county. It is reported to be a white male, age 41-50. The number of those who have recovered from coronavirus in Hamilton County is 45,776, which is 96 percent, and there are 1,419 active cases. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Meacham Hit On What Has Harmed America The Most

I was recently involuntarily sent a copy of the December 2019 House Intelligence Committee’s report on its investigation into Donald Trump and the Ukraine which I immediately prepared to put in the trash as being outdated in 2021. However, I noticed the six-page foreword had been written by McCallie School and Sewanee graduate Jon Meacham who also happens to be a Pulitzer Prize ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘The Worst Ever’ In Louisiana

Not since the COVID pandemic first began 18 months ago have conditions been as grave as they are right now in Louisiana. Today a sweeping masking mandate will begin statewide for “everybody,” vaccinated or not, after the state’s hospitals on Tuesday set an all-time record for inpatients with 2,112, breaking the previous mark of 2,069 set in January. On Monday there were 11,109 confirmed ... (click for more)

Sports

Dan Fleser: Dodgeball, Kickball Part Of Vol Football Team Building

The football conversation on Tuesday at Tennessee’s Neyland-Thompson Sports Center was almost exclusively about football. The fare was typical for a media-day setting and timely, considering preseason practice begins on Wednesday and the season opens Sept. 2 against Bowling Green. There wasn’t a second spent on recounting any games of dodge ball or kick ball that took ... (click for more)

Lookouts Snap Losing Streak With Timely Hitting

The Chattanooga Lookouts didn’t exactly knock down the walls at AT&T Field with their bats Tuesday night, but they did manage to get enough clutch hits to snap a two-game losing streak with a come-from-behind 5-1 victory over the Rocket City Trash Pandas. The Lookouts improve to 17-17 at home and 40-36 overall while Rocket City falls to 37-39 overall. More importantly, ... (click for more)