$4,000 worth of guns stolen from Catoosa home
The theft occurred on Alexander Road in Ringgold sometime between Aug. 18 and Aug. 19.
RINGGOLD — Catoosa County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the theft of approximately $4,000 worth of firearms from a Ringgold residence.
According to the Sheriff’s Department:
The theft occurred at the residence on Alexander Road in Ringgold sometime between 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 18 and 8 a.m. on Aug. 19.
The victim told police he left four of his guns in the outbuilding next to his home after cleaning them, but found them missing the next morning.
The guns stolen guns included a 9mm Luger handgun, Colt 45 revolver, Smith & Wesson double-action revolver and a 20-gauge pump shotgun.
Anyone with information about the incident or the stolen firearms is encouraged to contact Detective Daniel Thacker with the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department at 706-935-2424.
Adam Cook, The Catoosa County News
Police continue investigation into weekend arson attempts
CALHOUN — Calhoun police are investigating several incidents where a person set fires near the area of Wall Street over the weekend.
On Saturday around 6:30 a.m., police officers arrived at the Immedi- ate Care Clinic on Peters Street in response to a damage to property call. Police spoke with firefighters who said a fire was set inside a plastic garbage can near a glass door of the business.
The door was damaged because of the fire. Around that same time Saturday morning, someone set a fire in two dumpsters near South Wall Street. On Sunday police identified a possible suspect in the arson attempts. Around 7:15 a.m., an officer was traveling in the May Street area and noticed a man standing by the road at Dan Cheri Drive, acting in a suspicious manner.
The man said he walked his wife to work at Apache Mills in the mornings.
Another officer identified the man as the same person who was in the area the day before, shortly after the fires had been set.
The officers took the man’s contact information and allowed him to leave.
Later, police went to the mill to speak with the man’s wife. Police discovered the man had walked there an hour before and left with his wife, citing a family emergency.
Brandi Owczarz, Calhoun Times
Commissioner announces moving plans, resignation
CEDARTOWN — Moving trucks were in front of the Rockmart home of a Polk County Commissioner on Wednesday morning, loading boxes as a relocation of her family’s home to a new county got underway.
Commissioner Stefanie Drake Burford said in a statement to the Standard Journal this morning that she is in the first stages of a planned move to western Cobb County, and that Wednesday’s special called meeting for the board will be her last.
She plans to turn in a written resignation on Thursday to end her tenure on the Board of Commissioners just as the eighth month of her new term in office comes to a close.
Burford, an attorney based in Cedartown, said she plans to keep her office and operate out of Polk County.
She has been representing clients out of her Main Street location for the past 12 years.
“This move is what’s best for my family, which is my top priority. West Cobb puts us closer to my husband’s job, but not far from mine, closer to my family in Gwinnett, and closer to my daughter’s school,” her statement read. “She has been enduring an hour and twenty minute ride to school and my husband’s commute has been the same.” Kevin Myrick, The Polk County Standard Journal