Coins, camera missing after house burglary
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Oct 16, 2012 | 1209 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Bradley County authorities are looking for a suspect in connection with a burglary at a Brown Road residence.

According to a report filed by deputy Robert O’Daniel, Shawn Dean Markie said he returned home Sunday and discovered items inside his home had been “moved around.”

Markie discovered someone had removed some silver coins from a desk, as well as a metal tin which contained loose change.

Nothing else appeared to have been disturbed or taken, according to the report.

No sign of forced entry was evident.

Deputy Casey Kerr responded to the residence later to file a follow-up to the original offense report.

According to his report, Markie reported a Sony Mavica digital camera had been taken during the burglary as well.

The loss was estimated at $550.

- A North View Street resident reported the theft of several items from his vehicles.

A report filed by deputy Doug Boucher named Brian Baker as the victim.

According to the report, Baker said someone came onto his property late Friday or early Saturday and took a Whisper Creek compound bow and various tools which were contained in a tool bag inside his pickup truck.

A North Face backpack, composition books and various coins were taken from a Nissan Maxima.

The report indicated the total loss was estimated to exceed $1,200.

Detective Dewayne Scoggins of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division was made aware of the burglary.

- Deputy Daniel Watson also filed an auto burglary report for a Strawhill Road resident.

Chris Hancock said someone entered two of his vehicles and took two Craftsman tools sets, cash, a Columbia River knife, sunglasses and personal identification.

Detective Rob Wilson responded to the scene to collect evidence, according to the report.

Loss was not estimated at the time of the report.

Investigation is continuing.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Polk County beginning this 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.