According to Lt. John Harmon of the Chattanooga District THP Office, virtually every state trooper will be out in conjunction with Bradley County Sheriff’s Office and Cleveland Police to make sure streets, roads and the interstate is safe.
The initiative is a statewide effort to keep drivers and their passengers safe.
Roadside Safety and Sobriety Checkpoints are scheduled for Bradley and surrounding counties tonight. The New Year’s holiday ends Monday at midnight.
n A burglary investigation began just before the Christmas holiday after a man returned home to find a door open.
According to deputy Paul Singleton of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, he responded to a Dalton Pike address and spoke with Jordan Wattenbarger, who had been away from his home several days.
Wattenbarger told the deputy he noticed a door open at his home when he arrived.
As the initial investigation got under way, the deputy spoke with a neighbor who provided information. Investigation is continuing and Criminal Investigations Division detectives are following up on the information provided by the neighbor.
Missing from Wattenbarger’s home were a 52-inch television, a smaller television, a DVD player, and X-Box gaming system with games, beach towels, dinnerware and pots and pans, clothing, a Compaq computer, a camcorder, a piggy bank and various children’s toys.
The loss was estimated at $1,345.
n Another investigation was launched after a resident on Rabbit Valley Road alerted authorities of a break-in.
James Stuman had reportedly been shopping and returned home to discover someone had entered his residence and taken jewelry and other items.
Criminal Investigations Division detectives arrived on the scene and began searching for a suspect.
Missing from the home was a diamond ring and other jewelry, which was contained in a jewelry box, and a 32-inch RCA television.
The jewelry box and contents were not assessed in the loss report but the television and ring were valued at $400.