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Catoosa County detectives investigating residential burglaries

residential burglaries investigation

Catoosa County sheriff's detectives are investigating a pair of recent residential burglaries that resulted in more than $2,000 worth of stolen property.

According to the Sheriff's Department, two burglary calls came in two days apart between Feb. 18 and 20.

The first occurred on Wright Circle in Tunnel Hill, with the second taking place on Quiet Hollow Lane in Ringgold.

In the Wright Circle incident, the offender(s) made off with about $1,400 worth of tools after breaking into the home through the front door.

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Catoosa County Sheriff's Department warns of money scam

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Two women charged with armed robbery in Catoosa County; detectives searching for third suspect

Two women in custody for armed car robbery, in pursuit of third suspect

Two armed robbery suspects are behind bars in Catoosa County with a third on the loose after the trio allegedly stole a man's car at knife point in Ringgold, police say.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department:

Cornelia Victoria Perry, 29, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Stephanie Amanda Cannon, 33, of Hixson, Tenn., were arrested Wednesday, Feb. 8, on charges of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug-related objects, and a charge of engaging in criminal activity while having street gang affiliations.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report for Jan. 20-26, 2017

Catoosa Sheriff Report January 2017

Friday, Jan. 20

Jerry Lee Matthews, 46, was arrested for probation violation.

Karen Lee Hafley, 36, was arrested for suspended or revoked license.

Lynn Lake, 59, was arrested for driving while license suspended or revoked.

Saturday, Jan. 21

Terri Michelle Harris, 22, was arrested for theft by taking.

Michael Shay Lewis, 43, was arrested for affixing a license plate with intent to misrepresent, seat belt requirements.

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Catoosa County restaurant reports for Jan. 1-27, 2017

january 2017 restaurant report card

Catoosa County Environmental Health, part of the Georgia Department of Public Health, conducted food service inspections, at the following 22 establishments where food is served, during the first four weeks of 2017.


2219 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe

Jan. 27, 2017

Score: 100, Grade: A

Ci Ci's

723 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe

Jan. 23, 2017

Score: 94, Grade: A

Circle K Stores Inc./Subway

11418 41 Highway, Ringgold

Jan. 27, 2017

Score: 100, Grade: A

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Catoosa County attempted murder suspect Weldon now in custody

catoosa attempted murder suspect in custody

A two-day manhunt in Catoosa County for Wesley Gage Weldon ended Thursday night, Jan. 26, when authorities were able to track him down and get him into custody.

According to Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk, his agency received a tip Thursday evening that Weldon was holding up at a residence in Walker County.

Around 8:30 p.m., members of the Catoosa and Walker County sheriff's departments and U.S. Marshalls approached the residence, where they indeed located Weldon.

Sisk says Weldon tried to evade officers again, but was tased and immediately taken into custody.

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Half-dozen guns stolen from Catoosa County home

guns stolen from catoosa home

Catoosa County sheriff's detectives are investigating a burglary in which a half-dozen firearms were stolen from a residence on Post Oak Road.

Deputies were dispatched to the residence around noon Sunday, Jan. 15, after a couple reported their home had been broken into.

The couple said they left for church around 9:45 a.m. and returned home at noon to find their inside dog lying down outside in the yard, reports show.

The side door to the home was found open, as well as a ladder leading to the attic access door of the home.

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After five-hour standoff, armed suspect surrenders to Catoosa County deputies

catoosa county standoff

A Catoosa County man is out of the hospital and in jail facing multiple assault charges following a five-hour standoff with authorities on New Year's Day, which ultimately ended with him surrendering.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department:

Alvin Truitt Bonner, 52, of 98 Summit Drive in Ringgold was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 2 on 10 counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, two counts of aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm while attempting to commit a crime. His bond was set at $32,500.

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Fort Oglethorpe turns 68; a lot has changed

Fort Oglethorpe is a New Year's baby – born January 1, 1949. The city turned 68 years old the first of this month. Its siblings, Ringgold and Catoosa County, by contrast, are ancient at 169 and 163 years old.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department using simulator for in-depth training

catoosa sheriff in depth training

The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Departmentrecently installed a new state-of-the-art “Use of Force Simulator” to better prepare its law enforcement personnel for situations they might encounter out in the field or even in the jail.

The agency and Sheriff Gary Sisk recently installed the new simulator technology at the Sheriff’s Department after receiving private funding and now the computer-based training can better equip deputies for a number of situations.

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