Appliances and HVAC units stolen
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Mar 31, 2014 | 1586 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print


Two addresses on Spring Place Road were reportedly burglarized and fixtures that went with the houses taken.

According to a report filed by deputy Adam Ensley of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Gary Forgey owns both properties.

Forgey reported that sometime between the beginning of the year and last week, someone had entered the two houses and an outbuilding and had taken HVAC units, appliances such as refrigerators, ranges, washer-and-dryer sets and kitchen sinks. An antique piano, garage doors, dishwasher, water heater, storm door and a storm window were also reported missing from the properties.

According to the report, the properties were being prepared for sale and had been used as rentals by Forgey.

Forgey estimated his loss at $9,700.

Investigation is continuing.

- A Red Clay Road resident reported that someone had taken a piece of yard maintenance equipment from his property.

The theft was reported earlier last week, according to deputy Laura Lane.

Jason Godfrey said he had his Red Max leaf blower secured with a lock, which was attached to the trailer where he stored his yard equipment.

Someone had cut the lock and taken the blower.

Evidence was left at the scene and officials took it into their possession.

The leaf blower was valued at $400.

- The Tennessee Highway Patrol has announced a number of initiatives for the month of April.

Safety Belt Checkpoints will be set up in various locations in Bradley County.

THP will also be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints beginning April 11.

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.

The BCSO, Tennessee Department of Transportation officials and the THP are also actively involved in educating motorists who travel along Highway 11 in Charleston and Bradley County. The area has seen a significant rise in traffic accidents and crash fatalities.

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