Charleston business break-in investigated
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jan 01, 2014 | 1260 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bradley County law enforcement investigators are searching for suspects who may be involved in the burglary of a Charleston business.

According to a report filed by deputy Doug Boucher of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, he responded to 392 Ledford Island Road just after the Christmas holiday.

Scott Bowen of In-Tune Motorsports said someone had entered his business by breaking a lock from the gate, then entering several vehicles in the parking lot.

A radio was taken from a Ford Bronco, as well as a hood from a Ford Mustang.

Door locks were also damaged during the break-in, according to the report.

Bowen was able to name possible suspects in the theft.

BCSO detective Kevin White responded to the scene to collect evidence.

The damage was assessed at $150. Loss due to theft from the vehicles was estimated at $900.

Investigation is continuing.

n Detectives are also in charge of investigating vandalism reported at a rural church in McDonald.

Dale E. Miller told deputy Kameron Cron that someone used spray paint on the side of Pine Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Large red letters covered the “majority of the east side of the building,” according to Cron.

The incident was believed to have occurred Dec. 22. Damage was assessed at $1,000.

n Tools were taken from a Broomfield Road address and reported to the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Cru Ross filed a report Christmas Eve.

According to his report, Carl Potter said someone entered his outbuilding and took an air compressor, a Milwaukee circular saw, a battery charger, a drill bit set, sander and an antique planer. Loss was estimated at $285.