Police Advising Citizens To Be More Cautious with their Cars

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Following a rash of car break-ins, Chattanooga Police want citizens to protect their vehicles.

Notably, a child was kidnapped Monday on Main Street and later found on I-75.

This was just one of 83 vehicle thefts that have occurred in Chattanooga this month according to CPD data.

There have also been four kidnappings this month according to that same data.

Assistant Police Chief for Chattanooga Police Glen Scruggs said, “Refrain from leaving your cars unattended, operating with the cars running. Or locked with the key fob or the keys inside of the cars. We’re still experiencing far too many incidents where cars are either stolen, or things are stolen from cars, so we’re trying to get those numbers down.”

Police confirmed the names of all three individuals that were arrested in connection with the carjacking from Monday.

Harold Green is the individual who police say stole the vehicle with the child inside.

They also say that two individuals named Darrell Smith and Pamela Timmons were with Green inside of a Red GMC Sierra Pickup Truck.

Harold Richard Green

from Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office

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