Sheriff Jim Ruth and Lt. Bob Hancock, coordinator of the Neighborhood Watch program for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office will be answering questions and providing information on how residents can set up a watch program in their community. According to Hancock, the Goldpoint community will be given training and organizational procedures.
For additional information regarding this program or how to establish a Neighborhood Watch program, contact Hancock at 728-7321, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
n A Chattanooga man was arrested for shoplifting and evading arrest after he was spotted running from the Bradley Square Mall with a large bag in his hands.
According to a report filed by Cpl. Daniel Marlow, Kevin T. Smith, 43, was taken into custody in a wooded area off Paul Huff Parkway Friday.
Smith exited J.C. Penney, carrying the bag, jumped on an awaiting motorcycle and fled.
Lt. W.G. Campbell of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office observed the incident and asked dispatchers if there had been any reported thefts at the mall.
Campbell was able to get the cyclists to pull over during a traffic stop. However, the passenger fled on foot into a wooded area.
Deputies responded to the area and found Smith in the woods and items he allegedly took from the store.
According to the report, Smith had taken two jackets, five pair of Levi jeans, five leather wallets and a pair of Nike shoes.
The items were valued at $770, according to officials.
The driver of the motorcycle was reportedly Smith’s brother.
Smith was taken to the Bradley County Jail and booked on the charges.
n Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County beginning this weekend.
The checkpoints will be set up in random locations in the county.
According to THP officials, checkpoints are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public, by motorists who would violate the drivers license laws of the state.
All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.