2-car crash hinders I-75 traffic
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Dec 27, 2013 | 1810 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print


Traffic along Interstate 75 was stopped southbound this morning after a two-car crash.

According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s TN511 resource, the crash occurred at 5:40 a.m. near the Paul Huff Parkway exit.

Bradley County 911 reports indicated possible injuries to the occupants of the vehicles; however, when first responders arrived on the scene, they reported no injuries.

Bradley County Emergency Medical Service personnel responded along with members of the Cleveland Fire Department and Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

Initial response was made by Cleveland Police Department, according to the report.

Tennessee Highway Patrol is in charge of the crash investigation.

- Cleveland Police Department detectives are investigating a number of business burglaries that occurred during the past three days at a local strip mall.

According to Detective Matt Jenkins of CPD’s Criminal Investigations Division, New Attitude lost cash, Isbill Floral Gallery suffered damage, Southern Sewing Machine lost cash and had damage and Fancy Nails had cash stolen and damage.

All the businesses are located in the 800 block of Keith Street.

Jenkins said locks at the businesses had been damaged, allowing burglars to enter.

Officers Chris Allen and Matthew Landolt filed reports.

Jenkins said evidence was collected from the scenes and investigation is continuing.

- CPD officials are also investigating an armed robbery which reportedly occurred at 1015 Inman St.

Alejandro Morales and Gabriel Robles told officer Nathan King they had just closed their store Sunday evening and walked to the parking lot where they were approached by two black males.

The perpetrators reportedly demanded money.

Morales told King he was assaulted with a stun gun and he gave them the money. They also demanded his wallet and at that point, he began to fight back.

Morales said he was struck in the head with a pistol. The perpetrator reportedly began to run away but at that point, one of them turned and fired at least two rounds from a handgun.

The perpetrators were described as being approximately 6 feet tall and one was heavier built.

Evidence was recovered at the scene.

Damage to Morales’ car was also noted.

- Bradley County Sheriff’s Office officials are searching for a suspect in the theft of vehicle parts reportedly taken from a truck parked at a Horton Road address.

Deputy Daniel Watson filed a report for Charlotte Sanders.

According to Sanders, a license tag was taken from a 1996 Honda Civic and a computer module stolen from a truck, which was also parked at her residence.

Information on the tag was entered into the National Crime Information Center computer database.

The missing parts were valued at $86.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints in Bradley County beginning New Year’s Eve.

The checkpoints will be set up in random locations in the county.

According to THP officials, checkpoints are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public, by motorists who would violate the laws of the state.

All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.