Thefts are investigated
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Mar 15, 2013 | 1102 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Bradley County investigators continue to work an aggravated burglary case which occurred during the weekend on Greendale Drive. Several residents have reported thefts in the area during the past few days.

According to a report filed by deputy Jeremy Guthrie, he responded to 2155 Greendale and spoke with Benjamin Wilkins.

Wilkins said someone broke into his residence over the weekend while he was gone.

Wilkins told the deputy he didn’t think anything had been taken but damage was done to the residence. He had been in the process of moving from the residence and returned to find the damage.

No estimate was listed regarding damage to the structure.

- Guthrie also filed a report at Southland Gun and Pawn where an employee discovered a firearm the company had in stock had been reported stolen.

Melissa Martin said while doing a checklist on a Walther handgun which had been in the store’s stock, she discovered it had been stolen in October 2010.

It had been pawned at a store in Chattanooga, which has since gone out of business and some of the stock, including the Walther handgun, was transferred to Southland Pawn.

According to Guthrie, he recovered the firearm and placed it into evidence at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints in Bradley County this weekend as Saint Patrick’s Day approaches.

The checkpoints will be set up in random location 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 laws of the state.

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