Ohio driver reports theft of items at truck stop
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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An Ohio truck driver reported the theft of several items from his rig while he was taking a break inside an area truck stop building Friday.

According to a report filed by deputy Todd Olinger of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Tim Caldwell of New Parris, Ohio, said he parked his rig at Love’s Truck Stop in Charleston and went inside to take a shower and eat.

Caldwell was away from his truck for approximately two hours. When he got back to his rig, Caldwell noticed a Bluetooth unit missing, his CB radio, a Dell laptop, a Cobra GPS unit and other items had been taken.

The missing items were valued at $1,300.

n A Samsung notebook computer was reported stolen from a car that had been parked in the victim’s driveway at a Green Shadow Road address.

According to a report filed by deputy Kevin Chastain of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Dustin T. Cross said someone broke into his vehicle and took the computer which had been stored in the center console.

Cross also said someone had entered another vehicle but nothing was taken.

According to the report, the loss was estimated at $500.

No damage was reported to either vehicle.

n Three recreational vehicle batteries were among items stolen from a Dalton Pike address.

Wayne Reagan reported to deputy Melanie Johnson that someone had cut the locks from a cargo trailer and taken the RV batteries and another vehicle battery along with a Campbell Hausfeld air compressor.

No estimate was listed regarding loss.

Investigation is continuing.

n Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley 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.