No injuries in school bus crash
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Traffic investigators are in charge of an investigation after a Bradley County school bus collided with another vehicle.

The incident was reported shortly after 7 this morning.

According to 911 reports, the crash occurred at 3288 Spring Place Road.

No injuries were reported, according to Bradley County Schools supervisor of Pupil Services/Transportation Gary Austin.

“There were no students on the bus at the time, and the driver of bus No. 25 had finished the route and was headed home,” Austin said.

- Investigators are looking into a minor stabbing incident which occurred at an 11th Street address.

A report filed by deputy Jeremy Guthrie named Erica Gentry, 18, as the victim.

Gentry told the deputy she had gone to the kitchen in the home to get something to drink when her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend allegedly attacked her.

The suspect reportedly had a pocket knife and stabbed Gentry in the left side of her head.

According to Guthrie, Gentry did have evidence of a small cut.

The suspect then reportedly left the scene.

Detective Rob Wilson of BCSO’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene to collect evidence.

- Tools, a wallet and a handgun were reportedly taken from a Buchanan Road residence late last week.

Jewel E. Martin said someone took his wallet containing check cards and other information, a 9 mm handgun and two tool sets.

The wallet also contained a sum of cash.

Th loss total was estimated at $362.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol personnel will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Polk County beginning this weekend.

The checkpoints will be set up in random location 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 laws of the state.

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