Money taken in armed home-invasion robbery
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
Dec 28, 2012 | 1785 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cash was taken during a home-invasion robbery reported early Thursday morning.

Bradley County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Williamsburg Road just off Dalton Pike after two people “forced their way into a home” and took money from the home’s occupants, according to Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for BCSO.

The incident was reported to 911 dispatchers around 3 a.m.

Gault said detectives confirmed one of the offenders was wearing a mask over his face and the other had his face partially covered with a hoodie-type garment. Both offenders were white males, according to Gault.

The two reportedly held the three adults in the home at gunpoint.

The men left the scene with approximately $700 in cash.

Anyone having information regarding the case is asked to contact the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 728-7336.

- Aluminum vent components were mistaken for trash and were taken from a local restaurant only to be returned later after the person who took them was notified the components were not trash.

According to a police report filed by officer Daniel Leamon of the Cleveland Police Department, he responded to Jenkins Deli and spoke with Don Cowan.

Cowan said employees had been cleaning the grill and had taken vent hood louvers outside.

While the employees were in the kitchen, someone pulled up and took the louvers.

After investigation, a suspect was located and told the officer he thought the louvers had been thrown away and took them for scrap.

The louvers were returned and the alleged suspect was not arrested, according to the report.

The louvers were valued at $3,000.

- Deputy Steve McCullough filed a report regarding a missing all-terrain vehicle which was reportedly taken from a South Lee Highway address.

Gregory Alan Smith, 37, said the Kawasaki four-wheeler was taken sometime during the weekend.

A serial number for the vehicle was not immediately available.

The four-wheeler was valued at $400.

- 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 location 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.