Guns, jewelry taken in Union Road break-in
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jan 16, 2014 | 1045 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print


Firearms and jewelry were taken in a Union Road residential burglary reported Tuesday.

According to a report filed by deputy Doug Graham of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Roger and Brenda Knight said they returned home Tuesday evening and discovered the front door of her home had been damaged.

A garage window had also been damaged, according to the report.

Once inside, burglars took an antique handgun, a Smith & Wesson .38-caliber handgun, a filigree-gold heart pendant and miscellaneous gold chains.

Damage to the residence was assessed at $825.

Loss was estimated at $2,400.

Criminal Investigations Division Detective Zech Pike responded to the Knight residence to continue the investigation.

- A Goodwill Road resident also reported a burglary this week.

According to a report filed by deputy Daniel Watson, a child’s ATV and Craftsman tool box filled with tools were taken from the home of Silas Stewart.

Investigation led to a neighbor who reported he had noticed a blue, possibly 1980s model, Chevrolet pickup truck leaving the driveway the evening before the burglary was reported.

Loss was estimated at $1,400.

Criminal Investigations Division Detective Rob Wilson responded to the scene to aid in the investigation.

- A commercial plumbing “snake” was reportedly stolen from a Weatherly Switch storage building.

According to a report filed by deputy Adam Ensley, James Weron said the theft could have occurred between December and this week.

The large machine, which is used to clean drain lines, was stored in an outbuilding.

Tire tracks were located, indicating a possible suspect vehicle had entered the property near the building.

Weron couldn’t provide a manufacturer of the machine or any serial numbers.

The machine was valued at $3,000.

CID detectives were notified and are continuing the investigation.