Storm-damaged house burglarized
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
Feb 06, 2013 | 875 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A home damaged by a tornado last March was the scene of a burglary and theft.

According to a report filed by deputy Tim Robinson of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, he responded to an 8th Street address and spoke with Barbara Yarber.

Yarber said sometime during the past few days, someone came onto her property and took items from the front yard as well as gaining entry to her house.

Yarber told the deputy she hasn’t lived in the house since the storm damage.

The house was under repair, according to the report.

Missing from inside and outside the house were a Frigidaire freezer, a Craftsman riding mower, a Toro push mower, a propane heater and tanks, a wall clock, hospital beds, a recliner, table and chairs, a pipe cutter, three Craftsman chainsaws and an air compressor.

The report noted loss was estimated at $8,300.

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

Detective Brandon Edwards was notified of the burglary.

- Bradley County officials are also looking into vandalism during which someone apparently used paint stripper to damage a Jeep.

Deputy John Davis responded to a Gardenia Avenue address and spoke with John West.

West said his Jeep was parked at his residence and sometime after 10 p.m. Sunday, someone poured a liquid on the hood, fenders and doors.

The paint had lifted from the surface of the Jeep, according to the report.

A damage estimate was not listed in the report.

- Cleveland detectives are searching for a suspect who reportedly broke into a home located on Adkisson Drive this week and took property.

According to a report filed by officer Chris Allen of the Cleveland Police Department, Craig Bennett reported he left his residence in January and when he returned home during the weekend, he discovered someone had forced their way into his home and taken an iPad.

Serial numbers were obtained and entered into the National Crime Information Center computer database.

The iPad was valued at $900.