Theft of vehicles reported, probed
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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During the past few days, several vehicles have been reported stolen from the Bradley County area. At least one of those taken was recovered.

According to a report filed by deputy Melanie Johnson of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, she responded to a George Street address and spoke with Richard Tool.

Tool said someone took his 2003 Dodge Caravan from his driveway.

Glass shards were located on the ground where the vehicle had been parked, according to the report.

Tool estimated the vehicle was valued at $15,000.

Earlier this week, a 2002 green Chevrolet Suburban was taken from a home in South Bradley County.

It was recovered later by Collegedale Police officials.

A report filed by deputy Heath Arthur named Leslie Reaver as the victim of the burglary.

A Beretta A3, a Thompson .45- caliber rifle, a Ruger shotgun, a Ruger model 1022 and a Romanian AK-47 along with a Sig-Sauer hand gun, a Remington shotgun, Mauser 8 mm rifle and a floor safe were taken along with the Suburban.

On Monday, Don Stafford reported the theft of a Ford F-550.

The truck had been parked behind a business on Waterlevel Highway.

The diesel 4x4 truck was described as being white with a mechanic tool bed. The vehicle had not been registered at the time of the theft, and no license plate number was available. However, Stafford was able to provide a bill of sale which displayed the vehicle identification number.

Investigation is continuing in the thefts.

- Deputy Yvonne May responded to a Harrison Pike address and spoke with James Scoggins who reported the theft of tools and other items.

Scoggins and his family had returned from vacation, and he went to his storage space to retrieve tools to do some work.

Scoggins noticed the tools missing and began to investigate.

According to the report filed by May, an air compressor, a DeWalt reciprocating saw, a drill, a Stihl chainsaw, a tool box filled with various handtools and two rolls of copper wire were all missing.

The loss was estimated at $1,400.