In two separate reports, police noted damage had been done to machines and money removed.
A report filed by officer Richie Tanksley of the Cleveland Police Department indicated the latest incident occurred on Oct. 19. A video security system caught the incident and suspects on tape.
According to his report, Tanksley found glass had been broken out of vending machines and snacks and cash removed. Three games systems had been vandalized.
The video revealed two suspects entering the business during the early morning hours. Both suspects appear to be in their mid-20s to 30 years old.
One suspect was described as being approximately 5-feet 9- inches tall and weighing 175 pounds, with a thin beard and wearing a light-colored shirt with black designs and jeans. He also wore a red-and-white ball cap.
The other suspect was described as being 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 240 pounds, with dark hair and a mustache. He was reportedly wearing a Florida Gators T-shirt underneath a hood.
Officer Brett Taylor took an incident report earlier in October and officials believe they are looking for the same offenders.
During the first incident, $750 was taken from a machine.
The suspects are also believed to be driving a red SUV with a roof rack. There was possibly a female accomplice involved as well, according to the report.
Evidence was documented and collected by crime scene investigators.
Damage to the machines and loss was estimated at more than $11,000 including both incidents.
Detective Brian Smith is in charge of the investigation.
He said CPD is offering a reward up to $500 for information leading to the arrest and successful conviction of the suspects.
Contact Smith at 593-9098 for additional information.
n Lt. Bob Hancock of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office said a Neighborhood Watch meeting is scheduled for Thursday in Bennett Acres and Bennett Place neighborhoods.
A PowerPoint program will be presented and Hancock will guide community residents through steps to organizing a neighborhood watch group as well as offering basic home security measures.
For further information, contact Hancock at 728-7321 or e-mail at email@example.com.
n Cleveland Police believe alcohol could have been a factor in the death of a man who reportedly fell down a flight of stairs during the weekend.
Officer Brett Taylor filed an informational report after he responded Sunday night to a Wildwood Avenue address.
Ricky D. Catlett, “appeared to have been carrying a mattress to the second level of the apartment building,” according to reports.
Bradley County Emergency Medical Service EMTs began CPR when they arrived at the location where Catlett had fallen.
According to the report, Catlett was transported to SkyRidge Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Taylor noted in his report that Catlett was allegedly intoxicated at the time he was attempting to carry the mattress up the flight of stairs.
Criminal Investigations Division detectives with the Cleveland Police Department were also notified.
n Tennessee Highway Patrol will hold Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County beginning Sunday.
The checkpoints are expected throughout the week and will be held at random locations in the county.
THP performs the checkpoints after finding they are an effective means of enforcing the driver’s license laws of the state while ensuring protection to all motorists.
All checkpoints are contingent upon manpower availability and weather conditions.
n An old military rifle was among items taken from a Maddux Road residence after it was reportedly burglarized Saturday or Sunday.
According to a report filed by deputy Tim Bohannon of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Tim Shaw reported the incident.
Someone had entered his home and took a digital camera, a weed trimmer, a lawnmower, a wood splitter, a Mossberg .22-caliber rifle, a BB gun, a 7.62-caliber military rifle and a TV.
BCSO Criminal Investigations Division detectives were notified of the burglary. No dollar amount regarding loss was noted in the report.
Investigation has been turned over to detectives.