Church break-in reported
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Oct 06, 2013 | 724 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print


- A community church was reportedly broken into earlier this week, yet nothing appeared to have been taken.

A report filed by deputy David Harper of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office said officials with the church discovered the burglary Wednesday.

Pastor Bobby Letner noticed a window broken at the church and began to investigate.

Letner said it appeared every room had been gone through by the burglar(s).

Detective Rob Wilson of BCSO’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to collect evidence at the scene.

According to Letner, the damage to the window was assessed at $200.

- A 20-guage shotgun was reportedly taken from a workshop in a local man’s barn.

Keith Lewis said he had the gun in his workshop at his Banther Road address.

Deputy Brandon Warren filed a report for Lewis.

Lewis was able to provide a serial number for the gun. It was valued at $300.

Investigation is continuing.

- Two pieces of Stihl equipment were taken from a Sugar Creek Road residence earlier this week.

David Branam said someone entered his outbuilding and took two chainsaws.

One saw was a 20-inch model and the other a 14-inch bar.

According to the report filed by deputy Robert O’Daniel, a lock had been cut to gain entry into the shed where the saws were stored.

The saws were valued at $600.

Investigation is continuing.