Dodge Ram pickup stolen from Rossville drive­way

The Catoosa County News - - EDITORIALS & OPINION - By Adam Cook

Au­thor­i­ties are look­ing for a Dodge Ram pickup truck that was re­cently stolen from a Rossville drive­way.

Ac­cord­ing to the Ca­toosa County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment, the ve­hi­cle was stolen some­time dur­ing the night of Oct. 17 or the morn­ing of Oct. 18 from a res­i­dence on Grove Street off Lafayette Road.

The vic­tim told po­lice he parked the ve­hi­cle in his drive­way around 10 p.m. and dis­cov­ered it miss­ing the fol­low­ing morn­ing when he got up to go to work.

The truck is de­scribed as a blue 2014 Dodge Ram with a Red Man Hatchet sticker in the back win­dow and Mag Wheels.

The ve­hi­cle also has tinted win­dows and Ge­or­gia li­cense plate CIN1881.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the miss­ing ve­hi­cle is en­cour­aged to con­tact De­tec­tive Tim Busby at the Ca­toosa County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment at 706-935-2424.

Log split­ter stolen from pop­u­lar Ring­gold pro­duce stand

A Ring­gold pro­duce stand is with­out one of its big­gest pieces of equip­ment af­ter some­one swiped a log split­ter from the estab­lish­ment last week, po­lice say.

Ac­cord­ing to the Ca­toosa County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment, the theft oc­curred at 4-Way Pro­duce on Akins Road in Ring­gold.

Deputies were no­ti­fied of the theft just be­fore 9 a.m. Wed­nes­day morn­ing, Oct. 17.

The vic­tim told po­lice he left the busi­ness around 6 p.m. the evening be­fore, and re­turned to the store the next morn­ing to find the log split­ter miss­ing.

The vic­tim added that a lock was placed on the hitch of the log split­ter, in­di­cat­ing some­one would have to cut the lock off to be able to move it.

The log split­ter is val­ued at $2,000. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the theft or the miss­ing log split­ter is en­cour­aged to con­tact Cap­tain Chris Lyons at the Ca­toosa County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment at 706-935-2424.

27, of 1874 County Road 281, Fort Payne, AL ar­rested on charges of driv­ing on sus­pended li­cense and fail­ure to stop at stop sign.

Ci­ta­tion sta­tis­tics

Speed­ing: 8

Li­cense re­quired: 1

En­ter­ing or cross­ing road­way: 3

Pedes­tri­ans walk­ing on or along road­way: 1

Fail­ure to obey stop signs and yield signs: 1

Fail­ure to ex­er­cise due care: 1

Driv­ing on di­vided high­ways: 1

Fail­ure to use hands-free: 3

Driv­ing while li­cense sus­pended or re­voked: 2 Fol­low­ing too closely: 1

Im­per­son­at­ing a pub­lic of­fi­cer or em­ployee: 2

Proof of in­sur­ance re­quired: 3

Reck­less driv­ing: 1

Op­er­a­tion of ve­hi­cle with­out cur­rent plate: 6

Seat belt vi­o­la­tions: 1

Use of li­cense plate to mis­rep­re­sent iden­tity of ve­hi­cle: 1 Fail­ure to obey traf­fic con­trol de­vices: 1

Pos­ses­sion, man­u­fac­tur­ing, dis­tribut­ing, etc. of con­trolled sub­stances: 1

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