Garage break-in and thefts investigated
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Mar 21, 2014 | 1462 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Antique cars were disturbed and muddy footprints left behind by the perpetrator who broke into a detached garage at an Edgemon Street address this week.

According to deputy Adam Ensley of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Carl Dixon reported the burglary Wednesday.

A window was broken to gain entry.

Detective Rob Wilson of BCSO’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene to collect evidence as well as to interview neighbors.

According to the report, the perpetrator went through four antique autos housed inside the garage.

Dixon noted there were no missing items from the cars; however, hand and power tools were discovered missing from the garage.

According to the report, a Craftsman circular saw, drill, battery charger, hammer drill, stapler and a Craftsman reciprocating saw were all reportedly taken during the break-in.

Loss was estimated at $275.

No damage assessment was listed in the report.

- Deputy Jay Lawson was patrolling the area of Trewhitt Road when he spotted a lawn tractor parked in a wooded area.

According to his report, Lawson noticed the yellow seat of a John Deere tractor, which was sitting in a clearing near the roadway.

He stopped to further inspect the tractor.

After running a check on the machine, Lawson discovered it belonged to Vicky Wright of a Rodney Drive address, which is located near where the tractor was found.

After making contact with Wright, Sgt. Mark Miller discovered Wright was not aware the tractor was missing from her outbuilding.

Wright also found that someone had taken a toolbox as well.

The tractor was returned to Wright and a report filed regarding the missing tools and recovery of the tractor.

Wright estimated the tools to be valued at $75.

Investigation is continuing.