THP plans safety checkpoints
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
Feb 27, 2013 | 781 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Wheels and tires were taken from one address and another complaint was filed with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office after reports two tires at another address were vandalized.

According to reports filed by deputy John Davis, he spoke with Ashton Williams who said someone took a set of Diamond Racing wheels and Kumho tires from where they were stored beside his garage.

The wheels and tires may have been taken Feb. 21.

Williams didn’t realize the items were missing until after he noticed his sister parked her vehicle where the tires should have been. There was no estimate listed in the report regarding value of the missing wheels and tires.

Davis also responded to Georgetown Drive during the weekend after Angelica Burchfield reported someone cut two tires on her car.

The vehicle was parked at a friend’s house, according to Burchfield’s statement. When Burchfield tried to drive the car, she discovered someone had punctured a front and rear tire. Replacement costs were not noted in the report.

- A flat-screen television set was reportedly stolen from an Old Chattanooga Pike residence earlier this week.

According to deputy Kolby Duckett, he contacted Barbara Wilson regarding a burglary at her home.

Wilson believed someone entered her home while she was sleeping and took the television.

A door at the residence was used to gain entry and evidence noted that force was used.

According to the report, the TV was valued at $300.Investigation is continuing.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County beginning this weekend. The checkpoints will be ongoing throughout the week.

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

According to THP officials, checkpoints are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public, by motorists who would violate the driver’s license laws of the state.

All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.