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Funds for LaFayette Shop with a Cop program

The CBE (community-based education) special needs class at Gilbert Elementary School raised $160 in donations for LaFayette Police Department’s Shop with a Cop program, which buys Christmas gifts for needy children. The class raised the money by making “Grateful Grams” and selling them for 50 cents each to students and teachers. Back row, from left: Gilbert Elementary principal Matt Harris, CBE teachers Charity Burnette and Amy Hall, students Brandon Blackman, Jack Hawkins, police sergeant Billy Mullis, police captain Stacey Meeks and police chief Bengie Clift. Front row: Chaggy Bradley, C.J. Green, Luke Knight, Madison Ruiz and Victoria Greddig. (Messenger photo/Josh O’Bryant)

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Friday 11/21/2014
Crime Stoppers: Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department
Posted: November 21, 2014

· Between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, a residential burglary occurred on Stewart Road in Tunnel Hill, in which nearly $500 worth of goods was stolen.

Fort Oglethorpe Police Department report: Nov. 7-12, 2014
Posted: November 21, 2014

Here is the arrest report for the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department for Nov. 7-12, 2014.

Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Nov. 7-13, 2014
Posted: November 21, 2014

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for Nov. 7-13, 2014.

Walker County Sheriff’s Department report: Nov. 13-19, 2014
Posted: November 21, 2014

Here is the arrest report for the Walker County Sheriff’s Department for Nov. 13-19, 2014.

Thursday 11/20/2014
$3,290 in jewelry and other items stolen from Rossville residence
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 12:05 pm

A man said someone broke into his residence off Cloud Crest Drive in Rossville and stole $3,290 worth in items, mostly jewelry.

SUV stolen while driver was in store in Rossville
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 12:20 pm

A man said someone stole his SUV from the parking lot of an auto parts store in Rossville, while he was inside the store.

Wednesday 11/19/2014
Drugs suspected in Interstate 75 crash
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 3:34 pm

A woman seriously injured Wednesday morning in an Interstate 75 crash near Resaca could be facing criminal charges.

Tuesday 11/18/2014
Ringgold man arrested for kidnapping boys, threats
Posted: November 18, 2014

A Ringgold man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly kidnapping two young boys and then threatening to kill one of the boys’ parents, police say.

Early morning fire at Ringgold business
Posted: November 18, 2014

Catoosa County firefighters were at it early Tuesday morning, Nov. 18, as crews battled a business fire at Mashburn Equipment on Frontage Road in Ringgold.

Monday 11/17/2014
Vehicle careens into chicken truck, closes Highway 151 for over an hour in Walker County
Posted: November 17, 2014

The driver of a Chevrolet Cavalier was traveling southbound on Ga. Highway 151 when the driver crossed over into the center lane and careened into a chicken truck, which closed the highway for over an hour on Sunday evening.

Woman’s pocketbook stolen from unlocked car in LaFayette
Posted: November 17, 2014

A woman said she was at the Dari-Dip on West Villanow Street in LaFayette when someone entered her unlocked silver 1994 Nissan Sentra and stole her pocketbook.

Pedestrian hit on U.S. Highway 27 in LaFayette
Updated: November 17, 2014 - 3:02 pm

A pedestrian was hit Sunday while walking across U.S. Highway 27 in LaFayette.

Walker County man pleads guilty to manslaughter
Updated: November 17, 2014 - 6:26 pm

A Walker County man will serve 30 years in prison for three crimes, including voluntary manslaughter for killing of a Rossville man in 2013.

Man released from jail finds four-wheeler stolen
Posted: November 17, 2014

A man said that when he returned home from jail he noticed someone had stolen his four-wheeler from across the street of his residence at Monroe Green Road in Trion.

Fort Oglethorpe honors baseball's Rick Honeycutt
Updated: November 17, 2014 - 12:56 pm

Rick Honeycutt has given so much for the youth of Fort Oglethorpe.

Sunday 11/16/2014
Thief steals wishing well from LaFayette residence
Posted: November 16, 2014

A man said someone stole a homemade wishing well, as well as various tools, from his shed and vehicle at his residence off Shinbone Ridge in LaFayette.

Friday 11/14/2014
Calhoun woman accused of stealing money from employer
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 3:26 pm

A Calhoun woman was jailed Tuesday on accusations she stole money — a lot of money — from her former employer.

Walker County Sheriff’s Department report: Nov. 6-12, 2014
Posted: November 14, 2014

Here is the arrest report for the Walker County Sheriff’s Department for Nov. 6-12, 2014.

Police arrest man who allegedly stabbed another man in Fort Oglethorpe drug deal
Posted: November 14, 2014

A north Georgia man, who police say stabbed another man in a drug robbery scheme, was apprehended Wednesday, Nov. 12, a week after the rest of the suspects involved had been arrested.

Crime Stoppers: Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department
Posted: November 14, 2014

· Between Oct. 29 and Nov. 8, a residential burglary occurred in the 100 block of Leland Lane in Ringgold, in which more than $2,700 worth of jewelry and electronics was stolen.

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