According to a report filed by deputy Paul Allen of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Robert Carpenter and Melinda Bandy discovered their home had been broken into while they were gone for the weekend.
The couple returned home and found a door had been damaged and was unsecured.
A number of diamond rings, a rifle, a compound bow, a double-barreled shotgun and a jar of coins had been stolen, according to the initial offense report filed by Allen.
Detective Rob Wilson was called to the scene and conducted a forensic investigation to collect evidence left by the perpetrator(s).
The report noted an estimated loss of more than $3,000.
Investigation is continuing.
• A burglary at a Pleasant Grove Trail address also netted thieves jewelry and other items.
According to reporting officer Nathan Aly, Dewayne Bandy said he was in the process of moving from the residence and when he returned Monday, he noticed the garage door open.
Once inside, Bandy noticed jewelry, furniture, appliances, clothing and tools missing. A laptop computer was also discovered missing, according to the initial report.
Neighbors in the area reported a silver Buick and a small black pickup truck had been spotted at the residence during the time Bandy was not there.
Detectives were notified of the burglary and responded to the scene to collect evidence and information.
• Tennessee Highway Patrol will be holding Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Polk County beginning Sunday.
The checkpoints are conducted by troopers as an effective means of enforcing the driver’s license laws of Tennessee and protecting all motorists and their passengers.