Reports of theft are investigated
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Apr 02, 2014 | 1178 views | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print


A New Murraytown Road resident reported the theft of exercise equipment and a child’s all-terrain vehicle from his backyard.

According to a report filed by deputy Laura Lane of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Roger Hindman said he had returned home from church and noticed his children’s Quad-Runner ATV missing, along with various workout machines.

The ATV reportedly had two flat tires.

According to the report, the missing items were valued at $450.

- Ben Wilkins of a Greendale Drive address reported that someone had removed a part of his HVAC system from his property.

The theft occurred sometime last month, according to a report filed with deputy Robert Jones.

Wilkins valued the system at $4,000.

- A Ramsey Bridge Road resident said someone took her iPad and other items from her home sometime during the weekend.

Peri Hulett said a desktop computer, two laptop computers, children’s toys, comic books and men’s and women’s clothing went missing from her home between Thursday and Sunday.

There were no signs of forced entry, according to a report filed by deputy Warren Brandon.

Loss was estimated at $1,650.

- Copper tubing and an air unit were reported missing from a home on Goodwill Road.

Ashton Scott Raines reported he had been cleaning out some items from property he had sold.

According to a report filed by deputy Adam Ensley, Raines reportedly put an air unit and copper lines in the yard of the property and when he went back to retrieve them later, someone had removed the items.

The copper and air unit were valued at $900.

- Cleveland Police are searching for a suspect who took a dedication marker from the Bradley County Greenway.

Detective Matt Jenkins of the Cleveland Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is in charge of the case.

Jenkins said he learned of the theft Monday.

- Bicycles and lawn equipment were taken from a carport located at a residence on Blythewood Road.

According to a report filed by deputy Cordus Waller of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, David Keller made the discovery of the theft late last week.

Keller said a DeWalt jigsaw, a backpack blower and two Trek bikes, both burgundy in color, were taken from his home.

The theft was believed to have occurred sometime between the second and fourth week of March.

The missing items were valued at $850.

Investigation has been turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division at BCSO.

- Local law enforcement officials want to remind drivers to make sure purses, wallets, phones and other items which are often left in plain view inside cars, are properly stored or taken with the driver, “taking away the opportunity” for car burglars.

A report filed by deputy Yvonne Johnson named Holly Mincie as a victim in a theft.

Mincie said she had parked her car at the Fitness Factory, located on Harrison Pike.

When she finished her workout, she returned to her car and discovered a door open. Further inspection revealed her wallet had been removed from where she had it placed.

Mincie found her wallet in the back seat of the car, but her cash was missing from it.

According to the report, approximately $106 in cash was taken.

Mincie believed she had properly secured her vehicle prior to entering the establishment.

There were no signs of forced entry evident, according to Johnson’s report.