Tools theft and vandalism incidents are reported
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
Jan 17, 2013 | 902 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Yard and power tools were among items taken during an outbuilding burglary reported this week.

James Shackelford said he discovered someone had broken into his outbuilding, located at his residence, according to a report filed by deputy Ben Clayton of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

Shackelford believed the theft occurred sometime during the weekend.

Once entry to the building was made, Shackelford noted carpentry tools such as laser levels and magnetic levels, Black & Decker saws, Craftsman wrenches and other hand tools, a yard blower, weed cutter, a DeWalt circular saw, DeWalt hammer drill, Craftsman and Skil cordless drills, a McCullough chainsaw and a Skil circular saw were missing.

Also discovered missing were a Milwaukee reciprocating saw, a Metabo air-impact wrench and a Dremel circular tool set.

Officials were able to collect evidence at the scene. The evidence has been submitted to detectives with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.

Shackelford estimated his loss at $3,721.

Investigation is continuing.

n Deputy Travis Greene filed a vandalism report for a Pine Drive resident.

According to his report, Murray Kinchen said he and his family had been out of town Sunday. When they returned, he noticed glass broken from the front door of his residence.

Further inspection revealed the glass had been possibly shot with a BB gun. Damage to the property was estimated at $400.

n Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting field sobriety 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.