HVAC thefts are investigated
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Sep 19, 2012 | 1080 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print

A Rheem HVAC unit was reported stolen from a Ladd Springs Road address earlier this week.

A rash of HVAC thefts during the past few weeks has kept both city and county law enforcement busy in search of suspects.

According to a report filed by deputy Tim Bohannon, Christopher Lyles said the theft occurred sometime during the past week.

Lyles reported the theft Monday.

The building where the HVAC unit was taken was a former store and was not being used at the time of the theft.

The loss was estimated at $1,000.

- Deputy Kevin Chastain also filed a report about thefts in which HVAC units were taken.

According to his report, he went to Spring Place Village and met with David Evans of Cross Hairs Shooters Supply.

Evans said he arrived at his business Sunday and noticed his air conditioner wasn’t working.

He went outside to check on the unit and discovered his HVAC system along with four others had been taken.

Richard Calfee was listed as the owner of the property.

Calfee told Chastain he believes the theft occurred sometime Saturday or Sunday.

Evidence was collected at the scene, according to the report.

The loss was estimated at $15,000.

Investigation has been turned over to the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.

- A laptop computer and other items were taken during an aggravated burglary at a Rollingbrook Drive residence.

Richard Thomas and his girlfriend had left their home Sunday and when they returned they noticed the home in disarray.

Further investigation revealed someone had entered the home and taken an XBox game system, an acoustic guitar, cash and a Hewlett-Packard laptop computer.

A roommate was asleep at the home at the time of the reported break-in, but apparently was not awakened by the intruder, according to the report filed by deputy Robert O’Daniel.

Loss of property was estimated at $2,650.