Tool thefts are investigated
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Apr 08, 2014 | 1007 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Strangers who pulled into a driveway asking the resident if a man named “Charlie” lived there, could be the suspects in a theft of a toolbox loaded with tools.

According to a report filed by deputy Adam Ensley, Johnny Ellison reported the theft late last week.

Ellison said he saw a small car pulling from his driveway and heading toward Dalton Pike. Earlier in the day, Ellison said two men in a small car had pulled into his driveway, inquiring about a person named “Charlie.”

Ellison told the men he didn’t know the person and they reportedly left.

According to the report, Ellison believed the two men are suspects who took his toolbox from where he had stored it near his pickup truck.

Ellison valued the toolbox and contents at $200.

- Tools were also reported taken from a Ladd Springs Road residence.

Andrew Woody said someone entered his property and took a nail gun and other power tools from where he had them stored on his porch, according to a report filed with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

Missing was a Porter-Cable saw kit and flashlight and a jigsaw, along with a Bostich brad nailer.

The items were valued at $375.

Investigation is continuing.

- Cash and jewelry were among items taken during an apparent break-in at a Nottingham Circle address.

Susan Rose reported to deputy Bryan Chancey that she arrived home and found a door unlocked.

After further investigation, Rose discovered her home had been burglarized. Evidence was collected and Detective Rob Wilson responded to the scene to aid Chancey in the initial phase of the investigation.

According to Rose, a .5 carat marquis diamond ring, a .25 carat yellow gold diamond ring, miscellaneous jewelry and a lock box had been taken, along with cash.

Rose estimated her loss at $2,925.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints in Bradley 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.