Burglaries, vandalism are reported in area
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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A Nantahala Drive resident returned home to find two people on her property, who had reportedly burglarized her home.

According to deputy Jeremy Guthrie of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Doug McClure stated his wife got home and observed a white truck in their driveway.

She described the offenders as a white male and white female. Minutes later, McClure arrived home, but the suspected burglars had already left the property.

McClure reportedly found a door at the rear of the home had been forced open.

BCSO detectives responded to the scene to begin an investigation.

According to the report, a Uniden scanner and a Crosman pellet gun were missing.

McClure estimated his loss at $200.

Investigation is continuing.

- Guthrie also filed a burglary report at a Ladd Springs Road address.

He spoke with Jeremy Botts who said someone entered his house, which had not been occupied for several years, and took a battery back-up system for a freezer.

The house still had power, but Botts had the battery back-up in case power to the structure went out for an extended period of time. The battery system was valued at $30.

- A Charleston resident reported that someone had damaged her scooter.

According to a report filed by deputy Jasper McDonald, he was dispatched to a Maddux Road address and spoke with Heidi Qualls.

Qualls said someone entered her property and turned her Peace Sports 150 scooter on its side, breaking some of the body components.

The incident was believed to have occurred sometime between 2 a.m. and noon Saturday.

- A stainless steel valve valued at $400 was reportedly stolen from a farm on Georgetown Road.

A report filed by deputy Earl Pike named Eddie Housley as the complainant.

The valve is a component of a tank where milk is collected, according to the report.

Housley noticed the valve missing last week and reported it to authorities.

According to the report, the valve had been removed from the tank to be cleaned and was being prepared for reinstallation at the time of the discovery of the theft.

- In other reports during the past few days, deputies responded to an Old McClure Road residence where a victim reported a toolbox filled with tools, car parts, a sandblaster, air compressor and a Cub Cadet lawn tractor had been taken.

An Old Alabama Road resident reported the door to his residence had been forced open and guns taken.

Detectives and patrol deputies have increased patrols and presence in the southern portion of Bradley County where burglars have been active.

According to officials at the BCSO, a suspect has been identified.