Charles Westmoreland, 50, is on the Walker County Sheriff’s Department’s “Most Wanted” list. Blalock is described as a white male, 5 feet 11 inches and 160 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. He is wanted for false imprisonment. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the sheriff’s department at 706-638-1909.
Rossville police have arrested three teens in connection with a rash of vehicle break-ins. The teens stole firearms from several vehicles, police say, and used them to shoot up the vehicles. One vehicle was pushed over an embankment.
Lightning struck a outbuilding in Villanow, sending the structure — which housed a well — up in flames. According to Walker County 911, on Wednesday, June 1, at 4:52 p.m., Walker County Emergency Services was dispatched to the 400 block of Oak Burr Lane. Neighbors said they could see the flames above the trees. No one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. (Messenger photo/Josh O’Bryant)
Authorities are searching for a wanted man, who was arrested in Fort Oglethorpe after leading authorities on a high-speed chase on a stolen motorcycle, only to escape custody while being transported to the hospital.
The Catoosa County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is offering its next class in disaster preparedness and volunteer community disaster response. The class is two Saturday sessions, June 18 and 25, from 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. Both classes are needed to complete the training and earn the certificate. The course and training manual are free.
Two people were injured in two-vehicle collision in the Catoosa County portion of Chickamauga Tuesday afternoon, May 17. According to Georgia State Patrol Post 5, about 1:30 p.m. an 18-year-old male driving a white Toyota 4Runner was attempting to cross U.S. Highway 27 from Lee Clarkson Road when an elderly female in a gray Honda Accord was heading south on the highway. The two vehicles collided in a T-bone acci-dent. The Toyota rolled and careened into a ditch beside Twin Cedars Road. Both driv-ers were transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Georgia State Patrol Post 5, Catoosa County Sheriff's Department, and Puckett EMS responded to the scene.