A number of auto burglaries have been reported to both city and county law enforcement during the past few days.
A report filed by officer Daniel Leamon of the Cleveland Police Department noted he spoke with James Myers as a victim at his Nancy Drive address.
Myers said someone broke into his car and took three firearms. The theft was believed to have occurred late last week, according to the report. There was no indication of forced entry to the Myers vehicle.
A Thompson Center stainless firearm, a .50-caliber muzzle-loader and a Marlin .44-magnum rifle were taken, The firearms were valued at $1,175,
Investigation has been turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division at Cleveland Police Department.
- Bradley County deputy Adam Bear filed a report for Eric Patterson, who said someone entered his vehicle and took a CD player.
The theft occurred at Woods Lake Way Friday.
Patterson said thieve(s) took an Alpine CD player from his vehicle sometime Thursday or Friday. Detectives Zech Pike and Jody Musselwhite responded to the scene to collect evidence, according to the report. Beard noted no sign of forced entry to the vehicle. Loss was estimated at $200.
- Two people were arrested by deputy Paul Singleton of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office after they allegedly took Christmas decorations from a homeowner’s fence.
Singleton responded to the area of Spring Place Road and contacted Tracy Melton.
According to his report, Singleton noted Melton had gone to ask his neighbors about the missing decorations.
Melton noticed the items in the back seat of Jody Waddell’s vehicle. Waddell told the deputy that Bruce Durham had taken the decorations, according to the report. Durham told the deputy that both he and Waddell had been involved in the alleged theft, reports said.
According to the report, Durham and Waddell were placed in custody and charged with theft of property.
Recovered was a 50-foot power cord, a strand of Christmas lights and a wreath.