Small bear spotted in Stuart Road/Michigan Avenue area
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Dec 05, 2013 | 1444 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print


Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officer Ben Davis investigated a report of a small black bear in the area of Stuart Road/Michigan Avenue areas Wednesday.

Davis said this morning officers responded to Peachtree Point Mobile Home Park after the small bear was spotted.

“The bear was probably a 40- to 50-pound yearling cub and just foraging for food,” Davis said.

“Residents in the area of Hardwick Farms, Stuart, Michigan Ave., should make sure not to have their birdfeeders stocked and [do not] place trash where the bear could get into it,” He added.

“Anyone who spots the bear should call local 911 and our officers will respond to attempt capture and move the bear to its natural habitat,” Davis said.

- A number of thefts were reported to the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office during the past few days.

According to Bob Gault, media relations coordinator, the owner of a towing business located on Georgetown Road reported the theft of tools from one of his wreckers.

The value of the tools was listed at $2,800.

A White Oak Valley Road resident reported the theft of a flat-screen television and gaming systems.

According to Gault, an X-box, Sony PlayStation and Wii gaming consoles were taken.

Also, on Strawhill Road, a resident reported the theft of his 1992 Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

The cycle had been stored in a building located on his property.

- A green Kawasaki 125 ATV was reportedly stolen sometime last week.

Deputy Tim Robinson filed a report for Larry Monger.

Monger said he believed the ATV was taken from his Dogwood Circle residence sometime between last Monday and Wednesday.

The ATV was valued at $1,000.

- A child’s bicycle was among a number of items taken from a Foxfire Road residence during a home burglary.

A report was filed by deputy Doug Graham.

Brian Gay said his family had been out of town and when he returned after Thanksgiving, he discovered glass broken out of a garage door

After further investigation, Gay noticed a Movado wrist watch, a Bulova wrist watch, a Taylor 12-string guitar, a Husqvarna backpack leaf blower, a Wii gaming console and a Lightning McQueen child’s bicycle missing.

The missing items were valued at $6,300.

Criminal Investigations Division detective Zech Pike was called to the scene to collect evidence.