Suspect allegedly steals vehicle, gets hungry

By TIM SINIARD
Posted 8/14/18

A Chattanooga man was arrested in Cleveland over the weekend, after a global positioning system unit enabled officers to track down a vehicle the man had allegedly stolen before breaking into an …

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Suspect allegedly steals vehicle, gets hungry

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A Chattanooga man was arrested in Cleveland over the weekend, after a global positioning system unit enabled officers to track down a vehicle the man had allegedly stolen before breaking into an eatery to rustle up some grub.

The man, Evan Elmore, 23, of 6807 Hickory Lane, Chattanooga, was arrested for simple possession of marijuana. 

According to Cleveland Police Department public information officer Sgt. Evie West, police responded after receiving a call Saturday from the 911 Communications Center in Cleveland that a city of Chattanooga-owned vehicle was stolen from the Scenic City's Public Works Department.

The vehicle was tracked by its global positioning unit and was located at 3230 Fulbright Road, No. 6 in Cleveland, where officers arrested Evan Elmore as he was exiting the rear door of the apartment.

A bag containing a leafy green substance was discovered in his right front pocket, according to a police report. Elmore was transported to the Bradley County Justice Center, where he was booked on the simple possession charge.

The vehicle was released to the Chattanooga Police Department. 

According to media reports, Elmore is the same man who broke into Champy’s on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Chattanooga to fry up some chicken wings, as well as steal other items from the restaurant. 

Additional charges are pending, including theft of auto and burglary of a business.

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