Fire destroys Eureka Road home, 2 vehicles
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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CLEVELAND Police are searching for the identity of two people who allegedly took electronic items from a local Walmart store.
CLEVELAND Police are searching for the identity of two people who allegedly took electronic items from a local Walmart store.

An early morning fire displaced a couple who resided on Eureka Road.

The American Red Cross is aiding the couple. The fire is believed to have been sparked when an unattended candle was left burning overnight.

The blaze destroyed their home and two vehicles parked near their house, according to Bradley County Fire-Rescue Chief Troy Maney.

Maney said the owner of the frame structure was listed as Donald Whitehead.

Whitehead’s work van and a car were destroyed as the flames spread. Whitehead and his fiancé were able to exit the home safely.

According to Maney, it’s not known whether working smoke detectors alerted the couple of the fire.

Investigation is continuing.

Maney estimated loss at $120,000.

- Cleveland Police are searching for a person or persons who have been taking iron grates and utility covers from areas in the city.

According to Detective Matt Jenkins of the Cleveland Police Department Criminal Investig-ations Division, his office has been following up on several leads, and a possible suspect has been identified.

Jenkins said the thefts have been reported during the past several weeks.

Approximately eight utility covers were valued at over $4,000.

Police alerted area scrap metal dealers of the thefts.

Jenkins said investigation has been ongoing. Anyone having information can contact Jenkins at 728-7311, and follow the correct voice prompts to reach CPD’s Criminal Investigations Division.

- A Pine Hill Road resident reported someone took a basketball goal from where he had it stored on his property.

According to a report filed by deputy John Davis, Paul Strang said he had the portable goal stored behind a shed in his backyard.

While walking his property Monday, Strang said he noticed the goal, stand and base missing.

He last saw the basketball goal June 18, according to the report.

Strang valued the goal, stand and base at $100.

- Antique coins and yard equipment were reported stolen from a Chatata Valley Road residence late last week.

According to a report filed by Davis, he spoke with Danny Yokely who said someone entered his home by breaking a door.

The theft was believed to have occurred June 16.

Once inside, burglars took a dozen silver dollars, which dated back to 1900, and miscellaneous denominations of antique coins. A weed trimmer was also missing from the home, according to the report.

Loss was estimated at $200.