Tracking down tools keeps officers busy
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Aug 07, 2013 | 1479 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Cleveland Daily Banner published a report Monday of an air compressor found at a Perry Street address.

That police report was filed Sunday. According to another report filed on the Friday before, a Leadmine Valley Road resident reported the theft of his compressor.

According to deputy Steve McCullough of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, David C. Bates said the machine was sitting at the end of his driveway Sunday morning.

The deputy checked through the National Crime Information Center computer database to see if it had been reported stolen.

According to his report, the machine was not in the database, so McCullough took possession of the compressor and logged it in the property room at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Heath Arthur filed the report Friday regarding a Campbell-Hausfield compressor taken from his residence on Leadmine Valley Road.

Beaty believed $350 machine was taken Thursday.

Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is continuing to search for suspects and returning the compressor to its owner.

- A property owner who lives in Birchwood visited some of his Bradley County rental property this week and discovered someone had taken an air unit.

According to a report filed by deputy Heath Arthur, Marshall Dilbeck said he went to check on his house at a Straw Hill Road address and someone had stolen the outside portion of a central heat and air unit.

Electrical lines had been cut which powered the unit.

Dilbeck estimated his loss at $1,500.

- Tools were reported taken from a 6th Street residence after someone pried a door open to an outbuilding.

Lloyd Morgan told deputy Robert O’Daniel that a neighbor alerted him about the possible outbuilding burglary.

After further investigation, Morgan discovered an assortment of handtools, drills and a chainsaw missing.

According to the report, officers had responded earlier to an attempted burglary call at a 4th Street residence.

Morgan estimated his loss at approximately $1,500.