Late-night crash injures 2
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
Oct 26, 2012 | 2633 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A late-night crash on Interstate 75 Thursday evening sent one person to a Chattanooga hospital and another to SkyRidge Medical Center.

According to 911 reports, Tennessee Highway Patrol is in charge of the investigating the incident in which a car is thought to have crossed the median and struck two other vehicles near southbound mile marker 22.

The crash was reported just before 10:30 p.m., according to reports.

Stan Clark of Bradley County Emergency Medical Service said Bradley County Fire-Rescue personnel extricated a 62-year-old woman from one vehicle and aided a 63-year-old man, along with another person.

The man was taken to SkyRidge and LifeForce helicopter was dispatched to the scene to transport the woman to Erlanger Medical Center to treat possible life-threatening injuries.

911 reports indicated the woman was trapped inside her vehicle for 20 minutes.

Another driver involved was treated and released at the scene, according to Clark.

The interstate’s southbound lanes were blocked for several hours as THP conducted an investigation.

n Cleveland Police detectives are in search of a suspect or suspects who stole and destroyed county property during a break-in.

Officer Charles Burke responded to Bradley County Parks and Recreation on Peerless Road where burglars reportedly broke through a wall to gain entry to the office.

An employee of the department said she arrived at work and noticed lights were on inside the building.

She then noticed several desk drawers had been opened and a hole in the wall where an air conditioner had been removed and the opening boarded up.

Burke notified detective Steve Ross of the Cleveland Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, who responded to the scene and collected evidence.

According to the report, a safe had been stolen which contained a large sum of cash.

Investigation is being conducted by Ross.

n Investigation into the disappearance of a box trailer loaded with work tools is being headed up by Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.

In a possibly unrelated case, another trailer theft was reported in the same area of the Pleasant Grove community, but an arrest was made.

According to two reports filed by deputy Laura Lane, she was dispatched to 1327 Pleasant Grove Trail where she spoke with Jason Gibson, who said his 2005 Horton trailer had been taken.

The trailer had been secured with a tongue lock which had been cut and was found on the ground.

The trailer and contents were valued at $20,000.

Earlier Tuesday morning, deputy Mitchell Roe had performed a traffic stop on a truck pulling a livestock trailer.

Dustin Keith was the driver who reportedly had warrants for his arrest.

Keith allegedly told deputies the trailer belonged to his father.

Keith’s father was contacted and denied owning a trailer.

Detective Carl Maskew of BCSO’s investigation division made contact with the owner, Chester Atchley.

Atchley stated the trailer had been stolen sometime during the night.

The trailer was valued at $5,000.

Keith was arrested on the outstanding warrants and theft over $1,000.