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Authorities looking for two suspects in LaFayette house fire

Authorities are looking for two suspects who were seen leaving the scene of Wednesday night’s Henderson Street residential fire.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: May 15-21, 2015
Posted: May 29, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for May 15-21, 2015.

Woman charged with misdemeanor vehicular homicide after fatal crash with motorcyclist in Fort Oglethorpe
Updated: May 29, 2015 - 1:26 pm

A woman was arrested Thursday afternoon, May 28, after being involved in a wreck over the weekend in Fort Oglethorpe, which ultimately cost a motorcyclist his life.

Fort Oglethorpe Police Department report: May 14-21, 2015
Posted: May 29, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department for May 14-21, 2015.

Third fire at vacant house in LaFayette in less than one week
Posted: May 28, 2015

Firefighters responded to a fire at a vacant house in LaFayette Wednesday evening, May 27. This marks the third fire at a vacant house in less than a week. The city’s fire and police departments were dispatched about 10:30 p.m. to 606 Henderson St. According to responding police officers, the flames were located at the back of the residence. There was no power running in the residence at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. (Messenger photo/Josh O'Bryant)

Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department Crime Stoppers: Tools, electronics stolen
Posted: May 28, 2015

· Between Saturday, May 16, and Friday, May 22, a residential burglary occurred in the 400 block of Lime Kiln Road in Ringgold, in which more than $2,500 worth of tools was stolen.

Walker County Sheriff’s Department report: May 21-27, 2015
Posted: May 28, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Walker County Sheriff’s Department for May 21-27, 2015.

Ringgold man arrested on fraud, theft charges after allegedly scamming elderly relative
Posted: May 27, 2015

A Ringgold man is behind bars in Catoosa County on a number of fraud and theft charges after he allegedly ran repeated credit card scams using a relative’s identity.

State fire marshal to investigate Memorial Day weekend fires, one deemed suspicious
Posted: May 26, 2015

Two Memorial Day weekend residential fires in LaFayette are under investigation, with one being suspected of possible arson.

Fort Oglethorpe Police Department participates in Red Nose Day
Posted: May 26, 2015

Members of the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department on Thursday, May 21, participated in the Red Nose Day Campaign. The campaign raises funds and distributes grants to charities that benefit children and young people in the U.S. and some of the poorest communities in the world. From left: sergeant detective Keith Sewell, captain Gary McConathy, police chief David Eubanks, lieutenant Steve Blevins, and sergeant detective Johnny Lanham. (Contributed photo/City of Fort Oglethorpe)

Chickamauga man arrested on three counts of felony shoplifting
Posted: May 26, 2015

A Chickamauga man was arrested on three counts of felony shoplifting after, police say, he shoplifted from the LaFayette Bi-Lo, the Dollar General Store and Fred’s Pharmacy in LaFayette.

Walker County Sheriff’s Department report: May 14-20, 2015
Posted: May 25, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Walker County Sheriff’s Department for May 14-20, 2015.

Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: May 8-14, 2015
Posted: May 25, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for May 8-14, 2015.

Cause of LaFayette house fire under investigation
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 8:36 am

Firefighters responded to a residential fire on Flora Street in LaFayette on Friday, May 22.

Rossville woman arrested on prescription fraud charges in Ringgold
Posted: May 22, 2015

A Rossville woman is facing a host of drug and fraud charges, after Ringgold police uncovered an ongoing prescription scam she’d allegedly been running since January.

$950 worth of items stolen from storage facility in LaFayette
Posted: May 22, 2015

LaFayette police are investigating a burglary at Storage Solutions on Grant Street, in which $950 was stolen from one of the units.

Tunnel Hill woman charged with theft following botched car sale
Posted: May 22, 2015

A Tunnel Hill woman was arrested on theft charges after she allegedly sold her vehicle to a neighbor, only to have the vehicle repossessed by a title pawn company a few weeks after the transaction.

Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department Crime Stoppers: Electric wheelchair stolen
Posted: May 22, 2015

· Between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 17, a motor vehicle theft occurred on Greenslake Circle in Rossville.

Ringgold plumber accused of jewelry thefts arrested for probation violation
Posted: May 22, 2015

A Ringgold man, arrested earlier in the week on several theft charges, is back behind bars in Catoosa County after being arrested for the second time in three days.

LaFayette business busted for indoor pot-grow room
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 1:22 pm

The drug task force made an arrest on Wednesday afternoon, May 20, at a LaFayette business hosting a marijuana-grow room.

Ringgold plumber accused of stealing $30,000 in jewelry from customers
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 9:50 am

A Ringgold man was arrested on several theft charges after, police say, he allegedly stole more than $30,000 from two Catoosa County residences while performing plumbing services.

Summer Safe Driving Initiative kicks off Memorial Day week
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 10:32 am

Georgia State Patrol is partnering with the Tennessee and Alabama highway patrols as part of an East Coast summer safe driving initiative.

Burglary leads to search for “Red Neck” couple in Walker County
Posted: May 20, 2015

The Walker County Sheriff’s Department is asking citizens to help identify a man and a woman suspected of burglarizing a residence in Rising Fawn.

Third LaFayette salon targeted in daytime vehicle break-ins, suspect seen
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 9:48 am

Police are investigating another vehicle break-in that occurred in the parking lot outside a LaFayette beauty salon, the third such incident reported in the past several weeks.

Ringgold mother arrested after leaving child in hot car
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 1:18 pm

A 33-year-old Ringgold mother remains in the Gordon County Jail after allegedly leaving her 3-year-old child in the car while shopping at the Calhoun Walmart. Lori Ann Curtis was charged with second-degree cruelty to children. 

Ringgold hosting 39th annual 1890’s Day Festival this weekend
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 12:10 pm

Ringgold’s most popular yearly event will take place this weekend downtown, as thousands are expected to wander the city streets during the 39th annual two-day 1890’s Day Festival.

FBI investigation of agent continues to hinder progress of “Craigslist” cases
Posted: May 19, 2015

There’s quite the catch-22 going on in the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit (LMJC) regarding a number of pending child sex cases, as the fate of the cases continues to stall due to the FBI’s ongoing investigation of one of its agents, who happens to be the linchpin to the whole saga.

Fort Oglethorpe Police Department report: May 8-14, 2015
Posted: May 19, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department for May 8-14, 2015.

Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department Crime Stoppers: Faucets, tools taken
Posted: May 18, 2015

· Between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, a theft occurred from a building in the 2700 block of Salem Valley Road in Ringgold, in which nearly sink faucets were stolen.

Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: May 1-7, 2015
Posted: May 18, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for May 1-7, 2015.

LaFayette Housing Authority manager charged with burglary
Posted: May 15, 2015

A LaFayette Housing Authority manager has been charged with five counts of burglary for stealing more than $12,000 in jewelry and cash from the complex she oversaw.

Bond set at nearly $11,000 for Rossville man arrest after police standoff
Posted: May 15, 2015

A Rossville man arrested this week after a police standoff remained in jail today on $10,951 bond.

Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department holds second annual Awards Banquet
Posted: May 14, 2015

The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department held its second annual Awards Banquet on Friday, May 8, at the Catoosa County Colonnade. Front row, from left: sheriff Gary Sisk, detective Daniel Thacker (Criminal Investigation Excellence Award), detective Alan Miles (Detective of the Year), corporal Kenneth Hooton (Larry Burris Patrol Division Supervisor of the Year), detective Mike Tinker (Marksmanship Award), deputy Todd Pitts (Field Training Officer of the Year), Garin Goddard (Detention Supervisor of the Year), deputy Aaron Cantrell (Rookie Enforcement Officer of the Year), lieutenant Tony Lawson (Lifesaver Award Recipient), deputy Tyler Smith (Sheriff’s Award of Excellence), detective Jeremy Keener (Community Service Award), deputy Deric North (DUI Enforcement Officer of the Year), and captain Bryan Huckabee, (Jail Administrator). Back row, from left: major Kelly Holcomb, deputy Dustin Romans (Patrol Division Officer of the Year), deputy Katherine Moody (Lifesaver Award Recipient), Cindy Graham (Civilian Employee of the Year), Patricia Coulter (Detention Officer of the Year), and captain Shane Fann, Uniform Patrol Division Supervisor. Not pictured: deputy Eric Bradshaw (Court Services Officer of the Year) and Timothy Geer (Rookie Detention Officer of the Year).

Walker County Sheriff’s Department report: May 7-13, 2015
Posted: May 14, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Walker County Sheriff’s Department for May 7-13, 2015.

Rossville standoff ends with arrest
Updated: May 14, 2015 - 10:47 am

Authorities today arrested a 31-year-old man following a police standoff at a Rossville residence.

Harley rider injured in collision in LaFayette
Posted: May 13, 2015

A biker was injured Tuesday afternoon, May 12, when a car crossed the center line and slammed into his motorcycle.

Fort Oglethorpe Police Department report: April 30 through May 7, 2015
Posted: May 12, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department for April 30 through May 7, 2015.

Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: May 1-7, 2015
Posted: May 12, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for May 1-7, 2015.

Missouri fugitive arrested in LaFayette
Updated: May 11, 2015 - 10:59 am

The LaFayette Police Department arrested a fugitive from Missouri after a traffic stop led to knowledge of his felony parole violation and suspended license.

Heat pump missing from bank-owned building in Trion
Posted: May 07, 2015

Sometime between Jan. 1 and April 30, a heat pump was reportedly stolen from a bank-owned property in Trion.

Burglary attempt leads to extensive damage of Rossville residence
Posted: May 07, 2015

A property management agency reported extensive damage to authorities at a vacant residence after a failed burglary attempt in Rossville.

Walker County Sheriff’s Department report: April 30-May 6, 2015
Posted: May 07, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Walker County Sheriff’s Department for April 30-May 6, 2015.

Man who threatened police and himself surrenders
Updated: May 07, 2015 - 1:38 pm

A man sought by police after he threatening to kill himself and police following a domestic violence incident on Sunday, April 19, on Monday, May 4, turned himself in.

Fort Oglethorpe Police Department report: April 25-30, 2015
Posted: May 05, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department for April 25-30, 2015.

Five units burglarized at LaFayette Housing Authority
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 3:42 pm

About $12,000 of jewelry and cash has been reported as stolen by LaFayette Housing Authority residents in recent weeks.

More than $2,500 worth in gear stolen from man’s work trucks
Posted: May 04, 2015

A LaFayette man said someone entered his two work trucks and stole a several item, including climbing gear, chainsaws, leaf blower, shovels and gardening tools.

4-wheeler stolen from Chickamauga business
Posted: May 04, 2015

A man said someone stole his 4-wheeler from his business in Chickamauga.

$500 reward offered for ID of suspect and return of items in auto break-in in LaFayette
Posted: May 04, 2015

A $500 reward is being offered by a LaFayette business owner for the name of the suspect and/or the return of her property that was stolen when her pickup truck that was broken into on Thursday, April 30.

LaFayette teen burglary suspect turns himself in
Posted: May 01, 2015

A 17-year-old male suspected of taking firearms and jewelry during a Sunday, April 26, burglary in LaFayette has turned himself in.

Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department Crime Stoppers: Boat stolen
Posted: May 01, 2015

· Between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, a theft occurred from a building in the 600 block of Burning Bush Road in Ringgold, in which a boat was stolen.

Fort Oglethorpe Police Department report: April 16-23, 2015
Posted: May 01, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department for April 16-23, 2015.

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