$260,000 in heat, air units and generator theft reported
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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Bradley County investigators are looking for suspects involved in a theft of air and heat units and generator equipment, along with copper wire. The missing items were valued at $260,000.

According to an initial offense report filed by deputy Paul Singleton of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, he responded to 541 Bucks Pocket Road and spoke with Leslie Stepp.

Stepp is reportedly a representative for Farm Credit.

Stepp said someone entered the property and took a Deutz generator and wire.

Singleton noted significant damage to a door where the perpetrators made entry.

“While on scene, it was also discovered an unoccupied residence at the location had been broken into,” Singleton stated in his report.

Upon further investigation, officials found two heat and air units had been stolen and all copper wiring removed.

There were no signs of forced entry to the structure, according to his report.

The generator was valued at $30,000, wiring for the generator was valued at $30,000, the heat and air units were valued at $100,000 and the residential wiring was assessed at $100,000.

Investigation has been turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division.

- Cleveland Police have a suspect in the theft of gold jewelry which was discovered to have been pawned at a local pawnshop.

Detective Steve Ross of the Cleveland Police Department Criminal Investigations Division used a computer database to find the jewelry described by the Tawnia Thacker.

A gold and diamond bracelet and a Fuji digital camera were the first things reported stolen, according to Ross’ report filed this week.

While searching the database, Ross also discovered a class ring had been pawned as well.

Thacker and Ross went to the pawnshop where Thacker identified the items as belonging to her.

The class ring was taken to the pawnshop in mid-August.

According to the report, a family member was identified as a suspect in the case.

The items were valued at $2,000.

Investigation is continuing.