Local thefts reported to law enforcement
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
May 20, 2014 | 1167 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Mantis tiller and a chainsaw were reportedly stolen from an outbuilding on Waterlevel Highway. According to a report filed by deputy Jeremy Guthrie, the theft occurred last week.

Charles Banks told Guthrie he returned from his workday and found a door to his outbuilding had been pried open. Further investigation showed his Homelite 16-inch chainsaw and the tiller missing.

Banks estimated his loss at $300.

Serial number information was provided and entered into the National Crime Information Center computer database.

- An Alabama truck driver reported to authorities that someone had “siphoned” fuel from his tanks as he slept while parked at an area truck stop.

According to a report filed by deputy Jasper McDonald, Steven Smith of TMC Trucking Co., said he was asleep in the vehicle while it was parked at Ponderosa Truck Stop in Charleston. Someone siphoned 140 gallons of diesel fuel from the tanks.

According to the report, the fuel was valued at $536.

- Two air compressors, a battery charger and a spare tire were stolen from a Sheep Ranch Road residence, according to a report filed by deputy Tiffany Goodwin.

Dale McKenzie said he noticed his 6-gallon compressor along with a 2-gallon compressor, a Porter-Cable battery charger and a 16-inch spare tire were missing from a shed behind his home.

The victim stated the last time he saw the items was earlier this month.

McKenzie reported the theft last week.

The missing property was valued at $630.

Detective Mike Hughes of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division was notified of the theft.