Firearms taken during home burglaries
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jan 22, 2014 | 937 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print


A number of recent burglaries in Bradley County during the past few weeks have had one thing in common.

Reports have indicated firearms have been the primary target for the burglars.

Deputy Adam Beard filed a report for Roger Pritchett of a Cohulla Road address after his home was burglarized during the weekend.

Pritchett reported the loss of a Taurus 9mm firearm, holster and a small amount of miscellaneous change.

According to the report, someone gained entry to his home between 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Friday.

Beard could not determine a point of entry into the residence.

According to the report, loss was estimated at $425.

- Michael Craig of a Weatherly Switch Road address also reported an aggravated burglary Friday at his home.

A single-shot shotgun and a .22=caliber bolt-action rifle were taken.

According to a report filed by deputy Brandon Warren, forced entry was evident.

Warren also noted a bedroom in the home appeared to have been ransacked.

Detective Rob Wilson responded to the scene to collect evidence left behind by the perpetrator.

Warren also noted in his report the guns were valued at $200.

- Willie Jenkins of Willie’s Deli in Charleston reported someone had stolen one of his antique signs.

According to Jenkins, the sign was displayed in front of his business.

A report filed by deputy Jasper McDonald of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office indicated the theft occurred between 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Monday, when it was discovered missing.

It was described as being red and white porcelain and displaying the Coca-Cola logo.

The sign was valued at $3,000.