Stolen vehicle found in Polk County
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Apr 03, 2013 | 1376 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Polk County officials recovered a stolen vehicle after it had been reported taken from a Bradley County resident earlier this week.

According to a report filed by deputy Paul Singleton of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, he responded to a call on Waterlevel Highway and spoke with Keith Cofield.

Cofield told the deputy he had been in the process of selling his 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee and that a potential buyer had taken the vehicle for a test drive.

The vehicle reportedly broke down and was left at the Waterlevel Highway address.

When the potential buyer returned to get the vehicle, he discovered it was missing.

The incident was reported Monday.

According to the report, Cofield reportedly located the vehicle in Polk County and notified Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies, who responded to recover the vehicle.

It was valued at $1,040.

- An outbuilding and its contents suffered damage due to a fire, and an investigation continues, according to a report filed by deputy Mitchell Roe.

Marsha Hutto spoke with the deputy after she learned her outbuilding had been burned. Hutto wasn’t home at the time of the fire.

According to his report, Roe indicated Cleveland Fire and Arson Investigator Ben Atchley responded to the fire along with Cleveland Fire Department firefighters.

The outbuilding was located at the rear of Hutto’s Bellview Drive property.

Earlier in the day March 29, Hutto said she had observed two young men start a fire near her property. Atchley is investigating the reported incident.

According to the report, the damage and loss were estimated at $4,280.

- Appliances were the target for burglars who entered a mobile home into which the owner was in the process of moving.

According to a report filed by deputy Mitchell Roe, Toni Haney went to her sister’s Countrywood Drive residence to check on the property.

Her sister, Stacey Callahan, was in the process of moving into the mobile home.

According to the report, Haney said two windows and a door were observed open.

Missing from the mobile home were two window air-conditioning units, a clothes dryer, a microwave oven and a television set.

The loss was estimated at $675.

Investigation has been turned over to the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.