Mishaps snarl traffic
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Dec 15, 2013 | 1180 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Traffic was tied up Saturday afternoon on Georgetown Road after a single-vehicle crash.

The Cleveland Police Department is in charge of the investigation in the incident where a pickup truck rolled over.

According to 911 reports, the driver of the vehicle was not injured. However, Bradley County Emergency Medical Service and Cleveland Fire Department responded to the scene for aid.

On Friday evening, two separate crashes tied traffic on the Interstate.

According to 911 reports, one crash resulted in minor injuries to the occupant.

BCEMS was requested to respond to the scene for a check-up. CFD firefighters responded to aid as well.

Another minor crash on the ramp at exit 20 added to the snarled traffic situation.

Tennessee Highway Patrol was in charge of the crash investigations.

- An Autumn Wind Drive resident reported his home had been burglarized. The possibility that a burglar alarm scared off the perpetrators was mentioned in a report filed by deputy Kameron Cron.

Bradley County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the address referencing a burglary alarm notification.

An entryway to the garage of the home had been forced open, and doors leading into the home were also damaged.

Deputies entered the residence and observed a drawer had been taken from a dresser.

Homeowners Herbert and Mary Poulson had arrived on the scene.

A small number of jewelry items were missing.

According to his report, Kron said two employees of the Bradley County Road Department saw a vehicle leave the area in a hurried manner about the same time the burglary reportedly occurred.

Detective Michael Hughes responded to the scene and began an investigation.

Loss was estimated at $200.

- Two people were arrested Wednesday and charged with theft of services and other charges after they reportedly pulled from a parking lot in an “erratic” manner.

According to deputy Ken Ritenour of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Sebastian Hawkins, 21, was driving the Jeep which pulled from the parking lot of Willie’s in Charleston, with his passenger, Mitchell Stevenson, 19.

Ritenour filed in his report that he could smell alcohol on Hawkins’ breath. Hawkins’ drivers license was found to be suspended.

After gaining consent to search the vehicle, Ritenour found a number of alcoholic beverage cans inside, along with a half-empty 24-pack of beer.

Hawkins reportedly failed a field sobriety test.

The Jeep was owned by Kadie Roe, according to Ritenour.

While on the scene, Roe pulled up in another vehicle and told the deputy the two men did not have permission to be driving her vehicle. As the investigation continued, an employee of Willie’s told Ritenour the two had left the restaurant without paying for their meal.

Both men were taken into custody and transported to the Bradley County Jail, where they were charged with joyriding, theft of service, violation of the light law and the open container law.

Stevenson was also charged with underage consumption, while Hawkins was charged with DUI and driving on a suspended license.