Tremors shake Collegedale
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Dec 23, 2013 | 529 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Two small tremors were recorded in the Collegedale area Sunday evening. A small earthquake was reported in the southern portion of Bradley County just days ago.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the small quake Sunday was recorded just after 8 p.m., and was initially documented at 2.4 in magnitude.

On Dec. 10, a 2.8 shake was felt in what is known as the Wildwood Lake area of Bradley County.

USGS also recorded a 2.2 tremor in Collegedale just a couple of hours after Sunday’s earlier quake.

- Travis Johnson had reported last week that someone had entered his property and taken aluminum wheels.

Johnson had reportedly described the vehicle the perpetrators had used during the alleged theft.

According to deputy Nathan Aly of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, off-duty deputy Adam Ensley spotted the suspect’s gold Ford pickup truck and alerted on-duty personnel.

Aly responded to the area of South Lee Highway and located the truck.

Christopher Shane Cronan was reportedly driving the vehicle.

Ensley reportedly saw the wheels in the bed of the truck, prior to Cronan and an alleged accomplice, Bridgette Lynn Wagner, selling them at a South Lee Highway recycling company.

Cronan said he had bought the wheels from a white male. Cronan also alleged he let the person use the truck to pick up the wheels.

Johnson was notified that the deputies had recovered the wheels and responded to the scene to take possession.

The wheels were valued at $600.

Cronan and Wagner were arrested and charged with theft over $500.

Both were taken to the Bradley County Jail and booked on the charge.