Police seek suspect who used stolen credit card
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
May 17, 2013 | 1827 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Cleveland Police are looking for a suspect who reportedly used a stolen debit card to make several fraudulent transactions.

According to Detective Matt Jenkins of the Cleveland Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, the male suspect used the stolen card at Walmart South and other locations in the southern part of the city.

Jenkins said the total use was valued at over $500.

The suspect appeared to be driving a white Dodge van which had a 1980s Kentucky license tag registration.

Officials utilized the 911 database to determine the tag was not registered to the van.

Anyone who may have information about the suspect and vehicle can contact Jenkins at 303-3134.

- A residential burglar alarm went off Tuesday and after further inspection, the homeowner responded to his home and discovered someone had broken in.

According to a report filed by deputy Sam Long of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, he spoke with Matthew Slifko.

Slifko found a door had been forced open and noticed his Husquvarna was chainsaw missing.

Further investigation revealed a Stihl 20-inch chainsaw was also missing. The Stihl chainsaw had just been purchased, according to the report.

A neighborhood canvas was performed and a neighbor reported an older model white Honda had been on the property earlier.

The chainsaws were valued at $750.

Investigation is being conducted by Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division detective Carl Maskew.

- A Bates Pike resident said someone took steel roofing and tools from the site where an outbuilding was being constructed.

Dep. Daniel Watson filed a report for Evelyn Mason and Danny Woodward.

Woodward had been assembling the building for Mason.

Woodward told the deputy the items went missing a week ago but he didn’t report it at the time.

A report was eventually filed this week.

A Skil circular saw, Craftsman shovel and mattock were taken along with steel roofing material.

- Steven Gregg Barker, 41, was charged with 23 counts of initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, one count of possession of Schedule II narcotic and tampering with evidence. Detectives went to his home on Oakwood Circle to meet with a representative of the Department of Children’s Services.

According to Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, a search warrant was obtained after detectives noticed components allegedly used in the manufacture of meth.

Two people were detained and the residence secured until a search warrant was presented.

Detectives with BCSO’s Special Investigations Unit “located 23 one-pot meth labs and other suspected evidence of meth production.”

Barker is being held at the Bradley County Jail without bond, according to Gault.