Reward offered for information in motel laptop computer theft
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
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POLICE ARE searching for the identity of a man who took a computer from the lobby of a local motel. The suspect left with the computer while employees stood nearby, according to officials.
POLICE ARE searching for the identity of a man who took a computer from the lobby of a local motel. The suspect left with the computer while employees stood nearby, according to officials.
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A man entered the Holiday Inn Express, located just off Paul Huff Parkway, and took a laptop computer while employees were working nearby.

According to detective Bill Parks of the Cleveland Police Department, a reward is being offered for information leading to the identity and subsequent arrest of the man.

Parks said the man entered the motel and took the computer from a desk in a common area. He then concealed it in a large black bag and exited the motel.

The computer was valued at $1,200.

Anyone having information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to call Parks at 559-3321.

- Two people were injured in a three-car crash on Paul Huff Parkway Tuesday afternoon.

Cleveland Police Department officer Mike Harris is in charge of the crash investigation.

Bradley County 911 reports indicated the crash occurred near the Lowe’s store.

Bradley County Emergency Medical Service, Cleveland Fire Department, Bradley County Sheriff’s Office and Cleveland Police responded to aid the victims.

No serious injuries were reported.

- A homeowner interrupted thieves when they attempted to take his 16-foot utility trailer from his yard.

The attempted theft occurred late last week, according to a report filed by deputy Daniel Marlow.

Tracey Crumley said he was awakened by a knock on his door. When he got up to look, he noticed a small, blue Chevrolet truck parked in his driveway.

A man, who was with a woman, yelled at her and told her “No one was home.”

The man then got into the truck and backed it toward the utility trailer.

Crumley retrieved a firearm and went outside to confront the couple.

The woman was allegedly attempting to hook the trailer to the truck, according to the report. The man claimed the couple was looking for their dog.

Crumley told the couple to stay where they were and he was notifying law enforcement. At that point, Crumley said the woman jumped into the cab of the truck and the man accelerated toward him.

Crumley fired the weapon into the ground, according to the report.

Crumley was unable to get license tag information from the vehicle. Bradley County Sheriff’s Office deputies patrolled the area but could not locate the suspects.

Investigation is continuing.