Man arrested in theft
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jan 31, 2014 | 1752 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bradley County detectives arrested and charged a Georgia man with burglary after he allegedly broke into a storage building and took a family’s heirlooms.

According to a report filed by deputy David Michaels of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Steven A. Whitt, 31, of Chickamauga, Ga., was arrested after breaking into the building located at an Old Chattanooga Pike address.

Detective Rob Wilson of BCSO’s Criminal Investigations Division continues the investigation, according to Michaels.

Michaels noted forced entry had been made and a box of family photos and other related items taken.

The items have since been recovered. Whitt was charged with theft under $500.

- A man returned home last week and found the truck he had let his son drive had broken down and was left at an apartment complex, then someone took the truck and sold it for scrap.

According to a report filed by deputy Cru Ross, Travis Davis found the truck was scrapped at a local scrapyard on Jan. 17.

Davis had reported the truck stolen when he went to pick it up after his son had experienced mechanical problems and left the vehicle.

The truck was scrapped for $357, according to the report. Davis valued the truck at $1,200.

Investigation is continuing.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Safety Belt Checkpoints in Bradley County beginning this weekend.

The checkpoints will be set up in random locations in the county.

According to THP officials, checkpoints are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public by motorists who would violate the laws of the state.

All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.