Multiple thefts reported, investigations continue
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Mar 04, 2014 | 1183 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Copper wiring was taken from a house at a Sunset Drive address.

Dennis Geren said apparently sometime between Jan. 15 and Feb. 27, someone entered the structure and stripped residential wiring, also cutting three power cords from floor heaters.

According to a report filed by deputy Paul Singleton, the perpetrator had cut a screen door, then pried a door open to gain entry.

Damage and loss were estimated at $390.

- James Blair of an 8th Street address reported the loss of four wheels and tires.

According to a report filed by deputy Bryan Chancey, the theft was believed to have occurred sometime last week.

Blair told the deputy he had the custom wheels and tires in the bed of his truck parked at his residence.

He noticed the items were missing Thursday. After brief investigation, officials located the items at a nearby apartment complex.

The wheels and tires were recovered.

Blair said the wheels and tires are worth $200.

- The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is in charge of an investigation into an incident in which jewelry was taken during a burglary at a Trewhitt Road residence.

According to the report filed by deputy Cru Ross, there were no signs of forced entry to the residence owned by Linda Armstrong.

Armstrong told Ross that she had been away from her residence and returned home, noticing a jewelry cabinet had been entered into.

Missing were 34 pairs of earrings, 20 necklaces and 20 rings.

A total amount of loss wasn’t listed in the report.

Investigation is ongoing, according to Ross.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol personnel will continue to conduct Drivers License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County 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.

Also, THP is working with Tennessee Department of Transportation officials and local first responders to alleviate traffic tie-ups during crash incidents. Additional details regarding the initiative will be available later this week.

The goal of THP through this initiative is to clear crash scenes as soon as possible so traffic flow can return to normal, according to Lt. John Harmon of THP and Robert Van Horn of TDOT Traffic Operations Management Center.