Electronics, gun taken in break-in
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Banner Staff Writer

Electronics and a handgun were reportedly stolen while a couple was away from home for a short time.

William J. Edmonson told deputy Robert O’Daniel that he and his wife had left home Tuesday around noon to run errands and get their vehicle repaired. When they returned later that evening, the couple noticed several items missing from inside their house.

According to the report, a Toshiba laptop computer, an Android tablet and a Smith & Wesson .40-caliber handgun had been taken from their Tremont Circle address.

A neighbor was able to provide a description of a possible suspect who entered the gate at the home.

According to the report, the neighbor described the suspect as being a white male who was wearing a light-colored shirt and jeans.

Criminal Investigations Division detectives with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office have charge of the follow-up investigation.

Loss was estimated at $898.

- Bradley County deputy Jeremy Guthrie filed a report for a subcontractor who noticed damage and loss at a house his on which his company had been working.

Elijah Lester of Five Brothers Construction said damage was done to the house which had gone through a foreclosure last year.

The house had been winterized in August. When the subcontractors arrived Tuesday, they noticed air system covers had been removed, allowing copper tubing to be taken.

Officials didn’t list an estimated loss in the report.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County beginning this weekend.

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 driver’s license laws of the state.

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