The victim told police that she called 911 after arriving home from work to find the back door of the residence standing wide open.
She also stated that she believes the offenders kicked the back door open due to the visible signs of forced entry on the door and doorframe.
A secondary back door near the kitchen was also heavily damaged, as the offender(s) shattered the glass with an unknown object.
A firearm, assorted jewelry, $280 in cash, and prescription Adderall were among the items reported stolen during the incident.
The victim was able to provide serial number information for the firearm.
Detective Tim Deal photographed the scene and the case was then turned over to him.
· Between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, a forced-entry residential burglary occurred on Pine Grove Road in Ringgold resulting in the theft of nearly $2,500 worth of office equipment from the home.
The victim stated that she left her residence to go shopping and returned home to find that someone had forced their way into her home and stolen multiple items.
Upon arriving home, the victim told police that she opened the garage door to discover the door leading from the garage to the kitchen standing open.
She also stated that she reluctantly entered the home through the garage and noticed the kitchen window partially open with the kitchen table pushed aside and a chair overturned.
The only part of the residence that appeared to have been disturbed was the upstairs office where a large hole was visible in the door near the knob.
Two computers, a monitor, a wireless modem, and a power converter were among the items stolen as well as other miscellaneous office equipment.
The scene was photographed, and a canvas of the neighborhood was conducted, but none of neighbors saw anything suspicious during the time of the burglary.
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.