Police probe possible pool liner scam
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
Jun 19, 2013 | 1742 views | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Cleveland woman reported a possible swindle after she ordered and paid for a pool liner, which was never delivered.

According to a report filed by Cleveland Police officer Kevin Felton, the victim said she ordered the liner in early May. The contractor received a portion of the payment. On May 21, the contractor was paid $850, bringing the total amount to $1,275.

The victim told the officer she had attempted to contact the contractor several times and left phone messages. She stated she has not been contacted by the alleged offender.

Evidence was obtained in the case.

Detective Steve Ross of the Criminal Investigations Division is in charge of the follow-up.

- A Honda motorcycle was taken from a residence located on Timberhills Drive late last week.

According to a report filed by Bradley County deputy Cru Ross, Dewaun Massengill said he had the Honda CBR parked in the driveway of his home overnight. When he checked Saturday afternoon, the bike was gone.

The motorcycle had a Tennessee license tag with the numbers 5ZU287.

According to the report, the motorcycle was red and black and had a yellow symbol on it.

Vehicle identification numbers were obtained and were entered into the National Crime Information Center computer database.

The motorcycle was valued at $2,800.

Investigation is continuing.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley and Polk counties 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 license laws of the state.

All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.