Break-ins investigated by law enforcement
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jan 23, 2014 | 1118 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Bradley County detectives are investigating a reported theft involving more than $6,000 worth of jewelry.

Dustin Day of a Mitchell Road address said he returned home Monday evening and discovered someone had pried a door open to gain entry to his residence.

Day reported a jewelry box containing rings with precious stones, bracelets, gemstone rings, pearls, necklaces and earrings was missing.

Detective Kevin White of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene.

Deputy Tim Robinson filed the initial incident report for Day.

- Detectives are also investigating the burglary of an outbuilding reported over the weekend.

Deputy Doug Graham filed a report for Gregory Belcher.

Belcher said someone entered his outbuilding on Warren Turner Drive earlier this month. His recreational vehicle had also been burglarized.

The thefts were believed to have occurred between Jan. 10 and Jan. 17.

Missing were a chainsaw, air compressor and a pneumatic nail gun.

Loss was estimated at $250.

- Glen Sutton of a Buchanan Road address reported someone gained entry to his rental house and took a variety of hand tools and other items.

A window leading into the home was a possible point of entry for the burglars, according to a report filed by deputy Cordus Waller.

Missing were pliers, screwdrivers and other tools, plumbing repair parts, a wooden entertainment center and supplies.

Loss was estimated at $670.

Investigation is continuing.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Roadside Safety Belt Checkpoints in Bradley County beginning next weekend.

The checkpoints will be set up in random location 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.