Police beat: Trailer thefts reported
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Oct 25, 2013 | 1091 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Reports of a number of utility trailer thefts have been common the past few weeks.

Earlier this week a report was filed regarding a trailer filled with construction tools which was taken from a Lower River Road address. Bradley County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for a suspect.

According to reports, John Malesh said the theft occurred Oct. 16.

The trailer was described as being 6 feet by 10 feet, black and having a mesh loading ramp attached.

The trailer was parked in the carport of the residence, according to Malesh.

Inside was a Porter-Cable air compressor and hose, wheel chocks and a 100-foot Utilitech extension cord.

Loss was estimated at more than $3,000.

- Deputy Warren Brandon filed a report for Richard Bartee, who had been working on a residence located on Pine Hill Road.

Bartee said someone took his utility trailer sometime between Oct. 10 and Oct. 16.

The trailer was valued at $800.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Safety Belt Checkpoints in Bradley County in two weeks.

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

A number of other THP checkpoints are in the planning stages.

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.