Sheriff’s office to host National Night Out
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a National Night Out event at the Dale R. Hughes Gymnasium on the campus of North Cleveland Church of God.

The event will begin at 7 this evening and is named “The Gathering of the Watches.”

A number of speakers and safety consultants will be on hand.

NNO is a national event conducted by law enforcement agencies across the country. Cleveland Police Department held an NNO event recently, but BCSO and several other cities and towns opted for a time later in the year to hold their events when temperatures are cooler.

Hamilton County officials are also holding an event tonight in their city.

Lt. Bob Hancock will be giving a presentation regarding the Neighborhood Watch program, which has been highly successful in detering crime in neighborhoods across the county, and effective in catching criminals in the act.

Light refreshments will be served and area residents are encouraged to attend.

- Adam Timmerman of a Waterlevel Highway address reported his apartment had been broken in to and a number of items taken.

Jewelry and firearms were among the items, according to an incident report filed by deputy Adam Beard of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

Timmerman believes the burglary occurred sometime between Sept. 6 and Sept. 27. Missing from the apartment were a Nintendo Game Cube with controllers, games, a New England Arms 20-gauge shotgun, compact discs, a Michal Jordan basketball collectible card, a gold wedding band, gold necklace, gold ring and a small safe.

The missing items were valued at $1,290.

Criminal Investigations Division detectives responded to the scene to collect evidence.

Investigation is continuing.

- Damage was done to a piece of heavy equipment and two fire extinguishers taken while the equipment was parked at a worksite on Hopewell Drive.

According to a report filed during the weekend by deputy Ben Clayton, Claude Whitener said the back window from a skid loader had been broken out.

Once inside, thieves took two fire extinguishers, according to the report.

Damage and loss were estimated at $300.

- Cleveland Police detectives are investigating a theft of copper from a local manufacturer.

According to detective Matt Jenkins, the theft was reported at Catnapper Furniture.

Details of the incident are forthcoming.

Jenkins said the copper taken was valued at $500.

- A McDonald resident reported someone had broken into his outbuilding and removed tools and barbed wire fencing.

According to the report filed by BCSO officials, the theft occurred at a Lewis Lane address.

The property owner said an electric motor, drill press, three rolls of fencing and a trash compacter were among items taken.

- A Goldpoint Drive resident reported the theft of an external fuel tank.

The 20-gallon tank was filled with gasoline, according to the report.

Marisa Burns was listed as the victim, according to deputy Robert Jones.

The tank was secured to her boat and lines had been cut.

According to the report, loss and damage were estimated at $360.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside Safety Belt Checkpoints in Polk County beginning Saturday.

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

THP has also announced troopers will be setting up sobriety checkpoints in Bradley County later in October.

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.