East Ridge Police PIO Erik Hopkins reports the following:
EAST RIDGE, TENNESSEE. On Friday, July 13th, at approximately 9:50am East Ridge Police were notified of a possible bed bug infestation in room 217 at the Days Inn, located at 6510 Ringgold Rd. Officers arrived on the scene and confirmed that the room numerous bed bugs.
Investigators with the East Ridge Code Enforcement Division and the East Ridge Fire Marshal’s Office also responded to the scene. East Ridge authorities along with the Hamilton County Health Department are conducting a joint investigation into the extent of the infestation and the appropriate course of action. Also while on the scene several smoke detectors were found to be missing or not operational. The fire marshal’s office has expanded their investigation to insure the property is in compliance with all applicable fire and safety codes. Updates will be released as information becomes available.