Fire damages car, house; investigation launched
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jul 09, 2014 | 931 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print


Bradley County Deputy Fire Chief Donnie Sullivan is in charge of a fire investigation that destroyed a car and damaged a home on Officer Drive.

According to a report filed by Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Mitchell Roe, the fire occurred Monday.

Deputies responded to the home prior to the fire, to investigate a 911 hang-up call.

No one in the area admitted to making the call.

After a short while, officials received another call that a car was on fire at the location and due to where it had been parked, it was also causing the home to catch fire.

Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Det. Zech Pike is aiding Sullivan in the investigation.

No injuries were reported.

- A Weatherly Switch Road resident reported her mailbox had been damaged and a security camera was missing a key component relative to capturing images.

According to a report filed by Dep. Mitchell Roe, Heather Charles said her son had installed a trail camera, which uses digital capture card to record images. The mailbox had been destroyed and the card was missing from the trail camera.

Charles also reported she noticed something in her driveway during the weekend and when she looked closer, noticed that someone had placed roofing tacks in it.

Loss due to the vandalism was estimated at $200.

- Hand tools and other items were reportedly stolen from the bed of a pickup truck, according to a report filed by Deputy Bryan Chancey.

Rodney Atkins, who resides at a Ball Street address said the noticed the items missing in late June.

Atkins filed a report last week.

According to the report, his truck was parked in his driveway when someone took a tool box containing assorted hand tools and bungee cords.

The missing items were valued at $230.

- Damage was done to an outbuilding as burglars gained entry and took yard equipment.

A report filed by Deputy Paul Silviera for Dale Dutcher noted the break-in occurred during the July 4th weekend.

Someone forced entry into the building and took a Stihl leaf blower and a Stihl weed trimmer.

Loss and damage was assessed at $610.