The victim told police that she arrived home after attending church to find that her bedroom light was on after she distinctly remembered turning it off before leaving the residence.
While attempting to unlock the front door of the residence, she claimed that it was already unlocked and that upon entering the home she could tell that the home had been entered and that several of her belongings were missing.
A scan of the house revealed that entry into the home was made through the back door by prying it open.
A jewelry box, laptop computer, home stereo system, a DVD player, and collectable currency from various countries were among the items reported stolen at the time of the report.
The case was turned over to detective Ronald Roach.
· Between 6 p.m. on Jan. 1 and 8:23 p.m. on Feb. 8, a forced-entry residential burglary occurred on Post Oak Road in Ringgold resulting in the theft of approximately $1,000 worth of merchandise from the home.
The complainant told police that she arrived at the residence to find that unknown offender(s) pried the back sliding door open and entered the residence.
Approximately 75 to 100 feet of copper water line was reportedly missing from the home.
The complainant stated that nobody has occupied the residence since September of last year.
The case was turned over to detective Timothy Busby.
· Between 5 p.m. on Feb. 4 and 1 p.m. on Feb. 8, a forced-entry residential burglary occurred on Houston Valley Road in Ringgold resulting in the theft of approximately $1,300 worth of firearms from the home.
The complainant told police that she stopped by the residence to check on it for her father who is currently residing at an assisted living home in Dalton, Ga., and that she arrived at the residence to find that the storm door was ajar.
Upon entering the residence, she discovered that a double-barrel shotgun and a .44-calibur rifle were missing from the home.
The rear door of the home had pry marks on the door and the doorframe, which appeared to be from a crow bar, reports show.
No serial numbers from the firearms were available at the time of the report.
The case was turned over to detective Tim Deal.
If you have any information on these cases, contact the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office at 706-935-2424 or 706-965-6863. Anyone with information leading to the arrest and prosecution could receive a cash reward up to $1,000.