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Signal Mountain Police trying to return stolen property

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Police on Signal Mountain are trying to get hundreds of dollars worth of stolen property back to its rightful owners. 

Designer sunglasses, jackets, backpacks, even a tent. 

Just some of the hundreds of pieces of stolen property sitting in the Signal Mountain Police Department's evidence room. 

"We're trying to find the owners, but there's no identifying marks on them so we're still trying to get it back to them because we're coming up on a year," Chief Mike Williams said. 

Williams says police found the items after arresting Gregory Hopkins last year. Police say he's responsible for breaking into more than 100 cars on Signal Mountain. 

"I told the gentleman. Not gentleman, burglar to get out of our yard. We were calling the police and we were going to catch him," Heidi Holmes told Channel 3 last year. 

Channel 3 introduced you to Holmes when she caught Hopkins in the act outside her Carriage Hills home. Her call to 911 helped lead to his arrest. 

"He wouldn't have slowed down or stopped if we hadn't have caught him," Williams said. 

Now Williams wants to make sure these items get back to their rightful owners. 

The only problem? some of the owners may not even know they've been the victim of the crime. 

"They were all unlocked, so a lot of the people didn't even know their vehicles had been entered," Williams said. 

If you believe any of the items are yours, Williams will be happy to get it back to you. 

He says you will have to identify and show proof that the item(s) are yours. 

Any items that are not claimed will be petitioned to the state for permission to be disposed of. 

For more information, call Signal Mountain Police at 423-886-2124. 

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