Watch val­ued at nearly $23,000 re­ported stolen from Ring­gold res­i­dence

The Catoosa County News - - EDITORIALS & OPINION - By Adam Cook Acook@catoosanews.com

A valu­able Rolex watch was re­ported stolen re­cently from a Ring­gold res­i­dence off Bat­tle­field Park­way, po­lice say.

Ac­cord­ing to the Ca­toosa County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment, deputies re­sponded to a theft com­plaint Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon, Oct. 24, af­ter a woman dis­cov­ered the watch miss­ing from her home on Whis­per­wood Court.

The vic­tim told po­lice her yel­low, 18-carat gold Rolex watch was miss­ing from her home.

The woman said she last put the watch in a vel­vet bag and in drawer, but that it was miss­ing when she went to re­trieve it.

The watch is worth ap­prox­i­mately $22,850, re­ports show.

The vic­tim ex­plained to po­lice that sev­eral peo­ple had been in and out of the res­i­dence reg­u­larly and that she asked those with ac­cess to the home about the theft with no one com­ing for­ward with in­for­ma­tion.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the theft is en­cour­aged to con­tact De­tec­tive Alan Miles with the Ca­toosa County Sher­iff’s Of­fice at 706-935-2424.

Tools, lawn equip­ment stolen dur­ing Ca­toosa bur­glary

Hun­dreds of dol­lars worth of tools and lawn equip­ment were re­cently stolen dur­ing bur­glary of a Ca­toosa County home, po­lice say.

Ac­cord­ing to the Ca­toosa County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment, the bur­glary oc­curred in the 700 block of Burn­ing Bush Road ei­ther the night be­fore or the morn­ing of Oct. 20.

The vic­tim told po­lice that main­te­nance was be­ing per­formed on the res­i­dence and that sev­eral be­long­ings were miss­ing from the prop­erty when he ar­rived around 4 p.m. on Oct. 20.

Deputies lo­cated the point of en­try where the home’s back door had been kicked in, re­ports show.

Sev­eral hand tools, a lawn mower, vac­uum cleaner, lop­pers, and a 100-foot wa­ter hose were among the items stolen dur­ing the in­ci­dent.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the bur­glary or the miss­ing prop­erty is en­cour­aged to con­tact De­tec­tive Johnny Cun­ning­ham with the Ca­toosa County Sher­iff’s Of­fice at 706-935-2424.

The state’s un­em­ploy­ment rate dipped in Septem­ber to 3.7 per­cent, a num­ber not reached since May 2001, Ge­or­gia La­bor Com­mis­sioner Mark But­ler said.

At the same time, Ge­or­gia con­tin­ued to set records for jobs and em­ployed res­i­dents, But­ler said.

“Septem­ber was an­other great month for Ge­or­gia,” the com­mis­sioner said. “We set records for jobs and em­ployed res­i­dents. At 4.5 mil­lion and grow­ing, Ge­or­gia has more jobs than two dozen states have pop­u­la­tion.”

Dustin Cor­nell Gray, 29, of 102 Gra­cie Ave., Fort Oglethorpe, ar­rested on an out­stand­ing war­rant.

Nathan David Wil­liams, 48, of 303 Harker Road, Fort Oglethorpe, ar­rested on charges of driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol, driv­ing while li­cense sus­pended/ re­voked and fail­ure to obey stop sign.

Jes­sica Jade Smith, 38, of 518 Lake­view Drive, Rossville, ar­rested on charges of driv­ing while li­cense sus­pended, brake lights re­quired and tag light re­quired.

Ver­rell Gos­sett, 44, of 3207 East 46th Street, Chat­tanooga ,ar­rested on charges of dis­or­derly con­duct, driv­ing un­der

The Septem­ber rate, at 3.7 per­cent, matched the na­tional rate again.

In Septem­ber, Ge­or­gia added an­other 15,300 jobs to push the state’s to­tal num­ber to 4.57 mil­lion — a record. Over the past year, Ge­or­gia added 111,100 new jobs, or nearly 10,000 a month.

Peo­ple also got those jobs in record num­bers. Ge­or­gia ended Septem­ber with just un­der 5 mil­lion em­ployed res­i­dents. The state added 1,865 to the em­ploy­ment rolls for the month to set yet an­other record. By com­par­i­son, the state added about 8,800 folks to the em­ploy­ment rolls on an av­er­age month over the past year. the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol, fail­ure to change driv­ers li­cense and fail­ure to obey traf­fic con­trol de­vice.

Jack Edgar Eskew, 40, of 557 Prater Road, Rossville ,ar­rested on charges of driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of drugs and fail­ure to main­tain lane.

James Dustin Baker, 29, of 561 Mar­garet Av­enue, Sec­tion, Alabama, ar­rested on charges of driv­ing while li­cense sus­pended/re­voked and speed­ing.

John Ray Ki­hnl, 33, of 4332 El­lis­ton Road, Mem­phis, Ten­nessee, ar­rested on charges of loi­ter­ing and prowl­ing and ob­struc­tion.

Floyd Free­man Poore, 46, of 2906 Boyn­ton Drive, Ring- gold, ar­rested on charges of driv­ing while li­cense sus­pended/re­voked and op­er­a­tion of an un­reg­is­tered ve­hi­cle.

Amy Re­nee Car­roll, 36, of 389 County Road 376, Pis­gah, Alabama, ar­rested on charges of driv­ing on sus­pended and fail­ure to obey traf­fic con­trol de­vice.

Cody Dustin Gagg, 38, of 114 Van Cleve Street, Fort Oglethorpe, ar­rested on a charge of theft by shoplift­ing.

San­tos Smith Avila, 24, of 1700 Beech­land Place, Dal­ton, ar­rested for driv­ing while li­cense sus­pended.

Gre­gory Le­bron Bell, 56, of 710 Moore Street, Chat­tanooga, ar­rested on a charge of driv­ing while li­cense re­voked.

Chris Odell, 57, of 7231 Short Tail Springs Road, Har­ri­son, Ten­nessee, ar­rested on charges of theft by bring­ing stolen prop­erty into state and driv­ing while li­cense re­voked.

Joshua L. Tiller, 28, of 2828 An­der­son Ter­race, Chat­tanooga, ar­rested on charges of Vi­o­la­tion of Ge­or­gia’s Con­trolled Sub­stance Act and VGCSA with in­tent to dis­trib­ute.

Ci­ta­tion sta­tis­tics

Speed­ing: 9

En­ter­ing or cross­ing road­way: 2

Fail­ure to obey stop signs and yield signs: 2 Fail­ure to ex­er­cise due care: 1 Ve­hi­cle turn­ing left: 1 Driv­ing on road­ways laned for traf­fic: 1

Sus­pended reg­is­tra­tion: 1 Fail­ure to use hands­free: 1

Brake lights and sig­nal de­vices: 1

Tail lights: 1

Driv­ing while li­cense sus­pended or re­voked: 8 Re­quired po­si­tion & meth­ods of turn­ing at in­ter­sec­tions: 1

Fol­low­ing too closely: 2 Op­er­a­tion of ve­hi­cle with­out cur­rent plate: 2

Use of “fight­ing words”, ob­scene and/or vul­gar lan­guage: 1

Fail­ure to obey traf­fic con­trol de­vices: 4

Driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol or drugs: 3 Li­cense to be car­ried and ex­hib­ited on de­mand: 1

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