Sanders charged in scrap metal theft
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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THE DRIVER of this car ended up striking the building at Dollar General on 25th Street this afternoon. Cleveland Police are in charge of the investigation. Banner photo, DONNA KAYLOR
THE DRIVER of this car ended up striking the building at Dollar General on 25th Street this afternoon. Cleveland Police are in charge of the investigation. Banner photo, DONNA KAYLOR
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Bryan E. Sanders, 49, was arrested by Bradley County Sheriff’s Office with numerous charges after he allegedly took property from a Dalton Pike address.

Bradley County 911 dispatchers had issued a “be on the lookout” for a white truck which had been seen at a Dalton Pike address. The driver of the truck had loaded scrap metal, then left.

A witness said the driver left northbound on Dalton Pike.

Deputy Doug Graham and Detective Robbie Hair stopped the truck and made contact with the driver identified as Sanders.

According to the report filed by Graham, Sanders admitted he had taken the metal items and knew he wasn’t supposed to have been on the property where he had taken it.

The property was clearly marked with “No Trespassing” signs.

According to the report, the property was returned to the rightful owner and Sanders was transported to the Bradley County Jail and charged with criminal trespassing and theft under $500.

- Cleveland Police filed a report of two missing bikes. The owner valued the bikes at more than $6,000.

According to a report filed by officer Patrick Googer, Paul Patterson said the bikes were taken from a Centenary Avenue address.

The bikes were locked on his Nissan Xterra.

The report stated the locks had been cut and the bikes removed.

Officers were able to obtain serial numbers for the Epic and Rocky Mountain Element bikes.

The Epic was valued at $3,500. The Element was valued at $3,100.

Investigation has been turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division at CPD.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints in Polk County beginning this weekend and Drivers License Roadside Safety Checkpoints, also in Polk County in the near future.

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 drivers license laws of the state.

All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.