Thefts of a vehicle and other belongings reported
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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THE 10TH JUDICIAL Drug Task force, members of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia State Patrol and Murray County (Ga.) Sheriff’s Office deputies were involved in a pursuit Wednesday which began in Georgia and ended just inside Bradley County. The driver of a pickup truck, identified as Thomas L. Burns, 29, of Chatsworth, Ga., was taken into custody a short time later by DTF agents Matt Bales and Mike Patterson. Officials on the scene noted Burns bailed out of the truck and ran into a wooded area. He was taken into custody approximately 50 minutes after the ground search with a K-9 officer police dog began. Burns was charged with felony evading, felony reckless endangerment of an officer and five counts of felony reckless endangerment. Burns also has charges in Murray County, Ga, and a violation of probation charge in Whitfield County, Ga., according to Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for BCSO. Banner photo, GREG KAYLOR
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Electronics were taken from a vehicle parked at a Tri-Circle address.

A report was filed with Bradley County Sheriff’s deputy Ken Ritenour.

John Possien said someone entered his truck and took a stereo amplifier and four speakers.

The loss was estimated at $380.

- Cpl. Daniel Marlow also responded to a car burglary that occurred at a Sunflower Circle address.

Tyler Jenkins said someone broke into his car and took a 160 Silver iPod Classic and his car keys.

Loss was not estimated or listed in the report filed by Marlow.

Marlow also filed a report at a Carnation Avenue address.

Debbie Lenderman said someone broke into her vehicle and took a wallet which contained identification papers, cash and other items.

- Two vehicles were entered at a Gardenia Avenue residence and items were taken.

According to a report filed by deputy Jasper McDonald, Heather Cabrera said her Kia Forte and Toyota Camry were broken into and ransacked. Cash was taken along with other items.

Deputy Melanie Johnson also filed a report at a Gardenia Avenue address. Victoria Anderson said someone entered her Dodge Neon and took her purse.

According to the report, the purse contained a debit card which was recovered a short time later.

- Cleveland Police continue to search for a suspect wanted for burglary of auto and theft.

Warrants have been issued for Todd Steven Osterman, 40.

According to Detective Matt Jenkins, Osterman has been known to frequently live in motels around the area.

“He was recently released from prison after being convicted of multiple counts of auto burglaries,” Jenkins said.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Osterman is asked to contact Jenkins at 303-3134.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside Safety Belt Checkpoints in Polk County beginning this weekend.

The checkpoints will be set up in random location in the county.

THP is also coordinating and performing Sobriety Checkpoints in Bradley County beginning Oct. 18.

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.