Bandy charged in jewelry theft case
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
Apr 24, 2013 | 1871 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Approximately $85,000 in jewelry has been recovered and a Cleveland detective continues to work on getting more back into the hands of the owner after the solving of a burglary during which more than $100,000 in jewelry was taken.

Detective Bill Parks of Cleveland Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division said Deryl K. Bandy, 25, was charged with aggravated burglary and theft over $60,000 after entering a home in north Cleveland April 10.

The burglary wasn’t reported until April 17, when the homeowner returned home from a trip.

According to Parks, two rings valued at $32,000 each, over $3,000 in costume jewelry and other items have been recovered to date.

“We located some of the items in Chattanooga and some here in Cleveland,” Parks said Tuesday.

Bandy is being held at the Bradley County Jail under $30,000 bond.

- Bradley County deputy Doug Graham filed a report for a Charleston resident who said someone vandalized his car Monday.

According to his report, Graham spoke with Robert Dowdy who said someone used white spray paint to mark his 2012 Fiat with obscenities.

Dowdy believed the vandalism took place overnight Sunday into Monday. He discovered the incident around 10 a.m.

A damage assessment was not listed in the report.

- A backpack containing educational material, a laptop computer and other items was taken from a car parked at the Lee University campus.

The incident was reported to Cleveland Police Monday.

According to a report filed by officer Jennifer McGuire, Jared Raines said someone entered his car and took his backpack that contained the computer, books, and a Sony stereo.

Officials had reported a suspicious male in the area earlier, according to the report.

The missing items were valued at $1,460.

- Officials at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office said “Drug Take Back” week continues at a brisk pace and area residents are using the drop-off point to clean out their unwanted medicines.

Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for BCSO, said residents have today, Thursday and Friday to drop off over-the-counter drugs which are no longer wanted, prescription drugs or out-of date narcotics. The service is part of the Drug Enforcement Administration program and the GRAAB Coalition’s effort to safely dispose of unused, unwanted drugs — keeping them out of the environment and making sure they don’t fall into the hands of those who would misuse or abuse prescription drugs.

Residents can drop off their unwanted drugs at the Criminal Investigations Division daily from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Friday, then Saturday from 10 to 2 p.m.,” Gault said.