Suspect arrested in electronics theft case
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jun 19, 2014 | 1930 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Detective Bill Parks of the Cleveland Police Department Criminal Investigations Division led the investigation that resulted in charges against Cody Miller, 21, for two counts of theft and a count of vandalism Wednesday.

Miller was identified as the person who allegedly took electronics from a local Walmart store.

Parks was summoned Wednesday to Walmart South, located on Treasury Drive.

According to Parks, a man entered the store and damaged a display case where electronic items were being stored.

CPD patrol officer Edward Millian confronted the suspect, who was identified as Miller.

Miller’s image had been captured on video security cameras at Walmart North earlier this month, when an electronic tablet was taken one day, then he is alleged to have returned to the store the next day and taken a computer valued at $349.

Parks said after the Banner published a photo of the suspect who had taken the computer and tablet, he received information about Miller’s identity.

Coincidentally, the information Parks received occurred just minutes before he responded to Walmart South in reference to Miller being detained by store officials.

Miller was arrested and charged with two counts of theft under $500.

After further investigation, Parks charged Miller with vandalism over $500 in the Walmart South incident.

- Burglaries have been reported in the White Oak and Prospect communities during the past few days.

Firearms were taken from a White Oak Valley Road home owned by John Hood.

A 12-guage Remington 1100 shotgun, a .243-caliber Winchester rifle, a .22-caliber Remington rifle with a nylon stock and a Weaver scope, a Winchester .22-caliber bolt-action rifle, an SKS rifle, a .32 -aliber Derringer pistol, ammunition for several of the weapons and a metal safe were taken.

According to a report filed by deputy Tiffany Goodwin of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, the burglary was discovered just prior to the weekend.

Loss was estimated at $1,640.

Damage to a doorway was also noted.

Detective Mike Hughes of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene to collect evidence.

- Anthony Smith of a Laurel Bluff Road address said cash, a Sony PlayStation, an X-box game console and other electronic items were taken from his home located in the Prospect community.

According to a report filed by deputy Brandon Coffel, Smith said someone had entered his home by forcing a door open.

Once inside, burglars took the electronics as well as jewelry.

Detective Rob Wilson of BCSO’s Criminal Investigations Division was dispatched to the scene to aid in the investigation.

Loss was estimated at $4,050.