published Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Man accused of series of East Ridge car burglaries arrested

East Ridge police have nabbed a man they believe is responsible for a rash of vehicle burglaries in the Mission Oaks subdivision, police say.

Marvin Lee Hines, 37, was arrested Thursday afternoon after police initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle he was riding in, according to police spokesman Officer Erik Hopkins.

The car had been listed as a possible suspect vehicle linked to the series of car burglaries, Hopkins said. As the car pulled to a stop, the driver jumped out of the vehicle and ran away. Officers were unable to apprehend him, but did detain Hines, who was wearing gloves and had a screwdriver in his lap, said Hopkins.

Hines was taken into custody at the Hamilton County Jail where he has been charged with burglary of an auto, illegal possession of a credit card and possession of burglary tools.

He is scheduled to appear in East Ridge Municipal Court on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. Hopkins said the investigation is ongoing and further charges are pending.

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John Rawlston is a staff photographer with the Chattanooga Times Free Press, where he has worked since the merger of Chattanooga’s two daily newspapers in 1999. He worked as a staff photographer for the Chattanooga News-Free Press (later the Chattanooga Free Press) starting in 1976. Prior to that, he worked for a year as a sportswriter for the Cleveland Daily Banner in Cleveland, Tenn. John graduated from Soddy Daisy High School in 1971. He graduated ...

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