Trailer, safety harness and firearms taken in burglaries
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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A Ramsey Bridge Road resident reported the theft of her utility trailer that had been parked on her property.

A report filed by deputy Cru Ross said Lori Fugate told him the trailer was taken sometime last week.

The trailer was described as being 8 feet long and black. One fender was dented and the taillights reportedly didn’t function.

Investigation is ongoing, according to Ross.

The trailer was valued at $200.

- One person was arrested after taking a safety harness from a local sign company’s work vehicle.

William Burrell, 36, was charged with theft from a motor vehicle, according to a report filed by deputy Paul Singleton.

Charles Byers, owner of Cherokee Sign Co., said his work truck had been burglarized after last week’s snowstorm.

The truck was parked at an Old Powersite Road address.

According to the report, footprints in the snow led to an address on Benton Pike.

Burrell reportedly spent the night at that address. After further investigation, Singleton determined Burrell was the suspect.

The harness was located and returned to Byers. The harness was valued at $125.

- More than $4,000 in firearms was taken from a home located on Chilcutt Road.

The theft was reported Saturday, according to deputy Robert Jones.

Michael Hill told Jones the aggravated burglary could have occurred last week.

Sixteen handguns and long guns were taken.

Hill indicated the firearms belonged to him and his son and had been stored in a closet, with the exception of one which was stored in a nightstand.

The report noted no signs of forced entry into the home were evident.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Safety Belt Checkpoints in Bradley County Feb. 21.

THP will also be performing Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County beginning Feb 23.

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 laws of the state.

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