Suspect charged in theft of HVAC unit
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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A Goodman HVAC unit was reportedly stolen from a vacant house on Waterlevel Highway and recovered just a short time later, resulting in the arrest of one man.

According to a report filed by deputy Doug Graham of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, he and other deputies had been advised of a “be on the lookout’ for a gold Chevrolet pickup truck which had been seen at the house on Waterlevel Highway.

A caller told dispatchers about the driver of the truck taking the unit and then speeding away.

Capt. Jimmy Woody of BCSO’s Criminal Investigations Division made contact with the driver at a local scrapyard a few minutes later.

James Wilson, 43, of a Lowery Street address said “a friend” had given him the unit.

According to the report, deputies confirmed the air unit had been taken from the property of Lyman Wood.

Wood told deputies no one should have been on the property.

Wilson was taken into custody and transported to the Bradley County Jail where he was booked on a charge of theft over $1,000.

- Deputy Matt Parris filed another report regarding a missing air system at a Heritage Hills Circle address.

Wayne Wengard, who represented First Enterprise Realty, said he was working at the residence earlier this week and went outside to take a break.

Wengard noticed the HVAC unit missing. The lines and wiring had been cut on the 2.5-ton unit. The loss was estimated at $1,200.

- Vandalism was discovered at a Fox Run Lane address when the homeowner returned home and found someone had been in his home.

According to the Robert Carlson, there were no missing items but damage was widespread in the home.

A report filed by deputy Doug Graham indicated that Carlson noticed his garage door open on his arrival. The rear entry door was also broken.

A number of glass items and furnishings were vandalized, according to the report.

Damage was assessed at $1,460.