Help sought in identifying forgery suspect
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jan 09, 2014 | 1219 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Suspect sought in Walmart forgery case.
Suspect sought in Walmart forgery case.

Cleveland Police are looking for the identity of a suspect who reportedly forged a check for more than $200 at a local Walmart store.

The forgery occurred in late December, according to Detective Bill Parks of CPD’s Criminal Investigations Division.

The woman entered the store and made purchases just after 3 p.m.

Video security footage caught the unidentified suspect on camera passing the check.

She the left the store with a child and the property she purchased.

Anyone having knowledge of the identification of the suspect is asked to contact Parks at 559-3321.

- Cold weather prompted area residents to allow a little extra time to warm up their vehicles, but one driver reportedly lost his vehicle due to theft after he started it to let it warm.

According to a report filed by deputy Jeremy Guthrie of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Dakota Ward went outside his 15th Street home Tuesday evening and started his 1999 Honda Accord.

Ward then went back inside his girlfriend’s residence.

A short time later, his girlfriend told Ward that she heard his vehicle being driven away.

Ward went outside to investigate.

Deputies responded to the area and performed searches for the vehicle, which was described as being black with a baseball sticker on the left side of the bumper.

Vehicle identification numbers were entered into the National Crime Information Center database.

The car was valued at $4,000.

- A Neighborhood Watch program is planned tonight, for the Charleston community. The meeting will be held at Charleston Elementary School at 6:30 p.m.

Lt. Doug Towne of the Neighborhood Watch program for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office will be answering questions and providing information about how residents can set up a watch program in their community.

For additional information regarding this program or how to establish a Neighborhood Watch program, contact Towne at 728-7321, or via email at