Search on for suspects in car and credit card thefts
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jun 04, 2014 | 1012 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CLEVELAND POLICE are searching for the identity of three people involved in a car theft and subsequent fraudulent use of credit cards.
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Cleveland Police are searching for three people who reportedly stole a car in Chattanooga and allegedly used credit cards from a purse they found in the vehicle.

Detective Bill Parks said the vehicle was taken in late May.

Credit cards were used at both Cleveland area Walmart stores and a convenience store.

Video security footage indicated there were two male suspects and one female involved.

Anyone with possible information about the case can contact Parks at 559-3321.

n Bradley County officials are investigating a burglary that occurred at a Ladd Springs Road address.

The burglary was reported Saturday.

According to a report filed by deputy Ken Ritenour, two Stihl chainsaws and a Husquvarna chainsaw were taken from an outbuilding owned by Dana Keith.

Keith said he didn’t know exactly when his saws may have been taken, but believed it was within the past two weeks.

The saws were valued at $755.

Identification numbers were obtained and have been entered into the National Crime Information Center computer database.

n Tennessee Highway Patrol and Bradley County Sheriff’s Office deputies continue to conduct safety checkpoints in Bradley County. Charleston Police Department and Cleveland Police have also increased driving safety awareness in the community.

Cleveland Police Department officials kicked off their Click-it or Ticket campaign recently, according to Evie West, information officer for CPD.

Deputies with BCSO have increased saturation patrols in a number of neighborhoods.

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.