Theft investigations are ongoing
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
Jan 30, 2013 | 1018 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A suspect was named in an aggravated burglary reported at a Cedar Springs Church Road address last week.

According to a report filed by deputy Paul Chase of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, he responded to the address and spoke with Stephanie Davis.

Davis said she returned home and found someone had forced entry into the residence.

The living room and bedroom areas of the home appeared to have been ransacked by the intruder.

Missing were a 52-inch television, a phone and a jar of coins.

Davis estimated her loss at $1,400.

Investigation is being conducted by members of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.

- Horticultural plantings were reportedly stolen from a Spring Place Road property.

According to his report, deputy Kolby Duckett said Arthur Houts discovered a bonsai tree and nandinas missing from his yard Thursday.

The missing plantings were valued at $45.

Duckett also filed a report last week regarding a theft from a Thompson Springs Road property.

A Craftsman tool set and Chicago electric welder were taken from Samuel Buckner.

Bucker said he experienced a theft around Thanksgiving as well, but failed to report the theft of a Nintendo Wii and six video games.

He estimated his loss at $500.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety checkpoints in Bradley County beginning this weekend. They will also be performing seat belt safety awareness along points of Interstate 75 this week and working with members of the trucking and transportation community to promote safer driving, according to Lt. John Harmon of the Chattanooga District office.

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 laws of the state.

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