Model airplane theft reported
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Feb 07, 2013 | 687 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Brent Drive resident reported a radio-controlled model airplane missing from where it had been kept inside a storage building on her property.

Dianne Vaughn said she noticed a lock had been removed on her building when she returned home from a weekend trip.

According to a report filed with officer Bobby Ruth of the Cleveland Police Department, at first Vaughn didn’t notice anything awry inside the building.

Upon further inspection, she noticed the F16 model plane was not there.

The report stated it appeared someone had used bolt cutters to cut the lock from the building.

Evidence was collected at the scene and logged at the Cleveland Police Department, according to Ruth.

The plane was valued at $1,003.

Investigation has been turned over to the CPD Criminal Investigations Division for follow-up.

n Bradley County authorities have a suspect in mind in a theft reported at the Tennessee/Georgia state line.

Deputy Mitchell Roe filed a report for Nathan St. Clair of 8545 Dalton Pike.

St. Clair said he noticed a red truck parked at the side of his building and asked the man who was with the truck “what he was doing?”

According to the report, the man replied he was waiting on a friend.

St. Clair told the man to leave his property and the man drove away.

When Georgia deputy arrived on the scene, St. Clair learned the man he had told to leave his property was a suspect in a burglary which occurred in Whitfield County.

After checking his property, St. Clair noticed another person run from where some vehicles had been stored.

He informed officials, who responded to the area.

According to Roe’s report, St. Clair discovered copper wire and batteries had been removed from two vehicles. Copper construction wiring was also missing and damage was reported to a vehicle.

A short time later, a Bradley County deputy performed a traffic stop in the area where the alleged theft occurred.

A suspect was taken into custody on unrelated charges but has not been booked for possible new charges, according to Roe.

The report also noted the suspect has charges pending in Georgia as well.