Thefts, forgery are under investigation
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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A Spring Place Road resident reported a theft of tools and other items and a forgery of a check after having some work performed at her home.

According to a report filed by deputy Ken Ritenour of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, the woman said she noticed tools and supplies missing while the work had been going on.

She had also asked one of the workers to help her fill out a check, due to her being paralyzed.

The check was supposed to be written in the amount of $273.

When the victim checked her bank account, she noticed a difference in balance and got a copy of the check.

According to the report, the check had been altered to read $573.

Missing from the home was wood molding, tools, a bath fixture, chairs and other items. Loss of property was estimated at $512.

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

- A refrigerator and range set were taken from a house which was being updated for resale.

According to a report filed by deputy Jeremy Guthrie, he responded to an aggravated burglary in progress call on 2nd Street.

A report of a house being burglarized was received Tuesday.

The caller to 911 noted a neighbor observed a truck at the house and then saw the appliances being removed.

The property owner was notified and responded to the house.

Investigation revealed a window had been broken by the burglars.

Detective Zech Pike of BCSO’s CID responded to the scene, along with detective Rob Wilson, to begin an investigation.

The loss was estimated at $1,180.

- Walls were damaged and copper wire stripped from a house that had been being repaired.

Ashton Raines said the house was owned by Hudd Homes and was undergoing reconstruction.

Investigation revealed forced entry had been made and copper wire had been cut from the walls after drywall had been torn away.

A neighbor reportedly saw a red Ford truck at the residence earlier.

Damage and loss was estimated at $2,400, according to deputy Heath Arthur.