According to a report filed by officer Chris Allen of the Cleveland Police Department, Mikel Bowman of a 10th Street address said someone took the tools from his truck which was parked in the driveway at his home.
Bowman told the officer the tools had been in the bed of the truck.
The cab of the truck appeared to have been entered as well, but the report stated Bowman said he could not determine if anything was missing from the cab.
A Hitachi air compressor, a Task Force power nail gun and a Task Force power saw were taken.
According to the report, the tools were valued at $440.
The report was filed with police Monday afternoon.
- Clothing, appliances and furniture were reported missing from a house located on Old Parksville Road. The items could have been taken during the past seven months, according to a family member who reported the theft.
A report filed by deputy Nathan Aly of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office indicated Tracy A. Beard as the complainant.
Beard told the deputy the residence and property once belonged to her deceased parents, but now belongs to her and her siblings.
She stated she had not been to the house since July 17.
Beard and one of her siblings went to the house Jan. 6 and noticed a door had been damaged.
They gained entry to the house and discovered a refrigerator, Singer sewing machine, a recliner, a glider rocking chair, various pots and pans and clothing were missing.
The missing items were valued at approximately $200.
- A Bates Pike resident reported the theft of a 24-foot gooseneck trailer.
According to a report filed by deputy Tim Bohannon, Lesley Joe Stepp said the trailer could have been stolen last week between Tuesday and Saturday.
The trailer had been stored behind his barn at the Bates Pike address. According to the report, the Better Built trailer was a flat-bed design and valued at $3,000.
- Two people were arrested after the driver of a vehicle reportedly failed to stop at a controlled intersection then nearly struck a deputy’s patrol car.
According to a report filed by deputy Daniel Watson of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Walter Allen Byrd, 29, was charged with failure to stop at a sign, DUI (2nd offense), driving on suspended license and simple possession of marijuana. His passenger, identified as Kerri Marie Byrd, 31, was charged with public intoxication and possession of marijuana, according to the report.
Watson said he was patrolling on Harrison Pike near Grove Avenue when he observed the Chevrolet truck reportedly driven by Walter Byrd fail to stop. The vehicle then nearly hit his patrol car, Watson noted in his report.
Watson activated his patrol vehicle’s emergency equipment and attempted to perform a traffic stop; however, the driver did not stop for quite a distance and eventually pulled into the parking lot of a gas station on Harrison Pike.
The driver was identified as Walter Byrd. Watson noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver, who also reportedly refused field sobriety testing, the report said.
Deputies also found a small bag containing a green, leafy substance in plain view inside the vehicle.
Dispatchers with 911 indicated Walter Byrd’s driver’s license was suspended in Mississippi. It was also confirmed Byrd had been convicted in Mississippi for a DUI, according to the report.
Byrd was taken to a local hospital where blood evidence was obtained and according to the report, the suspected marijuana and blood evidence is to be sent to the TBI lab for additional testing.
Both of the vehicle’s occupants were taken to the Bradley County Jail and booked on their respective charges.