Truck wrecks, burglaries reported
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Sep 17, 2013 | 1059 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Tennessee Highway Patrol along with Tennessee Department of Transportation officials have been busy during the past two days dealing with overturned trucks which have slowed travel in Bradley and Polk counties.

A crash this morning on Interstate 75 southbound slowed traffic during the rush hour as crews recovered an 18-wheeler rig that was transporting a small load of plastic materials.

According to THP reports from the scene, the driver possibly could have fallen asleep, his rig traveled between a guardrail and the wood line before crashing.

No injuries were reported and the crash scene was cleared by late morning.

The crash was reported just after 4 a.m. today.

THP and TDOT along with Polk Fire and Rescue officials worked on Highway 64 Monday to clear a mishap involving a dump truck.

The crash occurred around 1 p.m., and involved an independent carrier hauling calcite from the Copperhill area.

According to THP, the driver suffered minor injuries.

THP officials said this morning the roadway had been cleared and traffic lanes reopened.

- A Somerset Drive resident was the victim of an aggravated burglary.

According to a report filed with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Christy Davis said she had been out of town and when she returned, she noticed food, clothing, jewelry and other items missing.

Investigation is continuing, according to a report filed by deputy Doug Boucher.

The missing items were valued at approximately $4,000.

- One person was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary, simple possession of marijuana and violation of probation after he was alleged to have broken into a Lowery Street residence and taken a television.

Juan M. Torres, 21, was booked at the Bradley County Jail on the charges after a witness reportedly saw Torres and another person kick a door in at a Lowery Street residence.

The witness saw the two men enter the residence, then flee on foot with a TV.

Evidence was collected at the scene by deputy Doug Graham, leading to the arrest of Torres.

During a search of his person, Graham reportedly found a small amount of suspected marijuana inside one of Torres’ pockets.

The TV was recovered and returned to the owner, according to Graham.