Trailer, small tractor thefts investigated
by Greg Kaylor
Feb 14, 2012 | 1595 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print

The theft of a lawn mower trailer and small tractor is currently under investigation by Bradley County Sheriff’s Office detectives.

According to an initial offense report filed by deputy Paul Singleton, he spoke with Ronnie Pope, who said someone had taken his red Murray lawn tractor and a small trailer.

The lawn tractor didn’t have a mowing deck attached to it at the time of the theft. The trailer was also red and had a wooden tailgate, according to the report. The items were valued at $105.

Investigation is continuing.

n A Sim Goodwin Road resident reported the theft of an air unit which had been prepared for installation at a rental house.

According to a report filed by deputy Sam Long of the BCSO, Vickie Trivitt said she had purchased the new HVAC unit for her rental house. The unit was placed in the back yard of the residence and was awaiting installation.

Trivitt was unsure when the unit was taken from the yard.

According to the report, the unit was a Goodman 4-ton HVAC package and was valued at $2,500.

Investigation is continuing.

- A Neighborhood Watch program is planned Tuesday evening, for the Wilson Heights community. The meeting will be held at Bellfounte Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Lt. Bob Hancock, coordinator of the Neighborhood Watch program for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, will be answering questions and providing information on how residents can set up a watch program in their community.

For additional information regarding this program or how to establish a Neighborhood Watch program, contact Hancock at 728-7321, or via e-mail at

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County beginning next weekend.

The checkpoints will be set up in random locations in the county.

According to THP officials, checkpoints are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public, by motorists who would violate the driver’s license laws of the state.

All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.