Auto theft bust in Brainerd

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – One thing lead to another for Chattanooga Police in a Brainerd neighborhood on Wednesday.

Police went to a home on Parkway Drive right off of Wilcox Boulevard for another call around 11PM

While there, officers noticed that the vehicle in the next driveway matched the description of one that had been stolen earlier in the day.

As they were recovering that vehicle, a driver pulled up and asked what they were doing and then pulled away.

Officers say they could tell by his license plate that he, too, was in a stolen vehicle.

They got a warrant and found a loaded pistol, a small amount of marijuana and several items linked to other auto burglaries all in the house.

While they were there, another juvenile male walked up who they also tied to the stolen car.

He was charged with auto theft.

Police are still looking for the man who drove off.

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